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British law enforcement and intelligence officials say the ongoing plots have been in the planning stages for at least three years. The officials say the plots are all connected and track back to al Qaeda commanders in Pakistan who have been recruiting and training British citizens of Pakistan descent.
Originally posted by D4rk Kn1ght
If this happens, they need to round them up, sort them out into who stays and who goes, and ban them from having british citizenship if they hate us and our way of life so badly. British my arse, there nothing but Pakistani criminal scum. The UK needs a Guantanamo Bay Prison with no limits detention to sort the wheat from the chaff.
[edit on 21/12/2006 by Mirthful Me]
Originally posted by kickoutthejams
I have to take issue with that. 7/7 and 9/11 weren't stopped and counterinsurgency orgs seemed to have a fairly clear idea it was going to happen and tried to warn the powers that be but it fell on deaf ears.
I still believe the Bush Administration didnt want those events stopped... I mean, how do you NOT stop something so drastic from happening if in fact you know about it?
Originally posted by ThePieMaN
Whatever happened to those teenagers that invented some sort of vest that held liquid explosives? Then there were some other groups supposedly busted too. All those people just disapppeared from the face of media.
Originally posted by Frakkerface
thats not strictly true - news.bbc.co.uk...
Terrorism charges were dropped last week for lack of evidence.
Met chief warns of Christmas terror threat
By Nigel Morris, Home Affairs Correspondent
Published: 23 December 2006
Islamist terrorists pose the greatest threat to Britain's security since the Second World War, the Metropolitan Police Commissioner has warned.
With police and security services on heightened alert for a possible attack over Christmas and the New Year, Sir Ian Blair echoed fears in the intelligence community that the risk of an atrocity has increased substantially in recent months.
He said he had no specific intelligence about a plot to target Britain over the holiday period, but added: "The threat of another terrorist attempt is ever present. Christmas is a period when that might happen. We have no specific intelligence to do [with] that."
He added: "There was a terrorist plot in Germany against one of their Christmas markets in 2002, so it's a possibility."
Sir Ian also said the danger to the public was of an "unparalleled nature and growing".
"It is a far graver threat in terms of civilians than either the Cold War or the Second World War," he told BBC Radio 4's Today programme. "You have to go back to that threat - it's a much graver threat than that posed by Irish Republican terrorism."