The UK government may be the only one supporting heavy-handed US-led counterterrorism strategies more eagerly than the US itself. This can be seen in its consistent support for the indiscriminate monitoring of British citizens, to protect the state from the apparent radicalization of the British people. A radicalization that manifests most dangerously in people who say the state is incompetent at providing for our security.
It would have been better if this was only a hyperbolic claim, but the evidence suggests otherwise. The British government now seems to consider any criticism of its security services as something tantamount to treason or terrorist incitement, and the only thing protecting us from repression by the Cameron government is its incompetence and inefficiency. Based on a number of comments from officials since the spread of the Islamic State militant group and the military intervention against it, it is apparent that government ministers want to equate their critics in civil society with terrorists. (more…)
British spooks intercepted emails from US and UK media organisations and rated ‘investigative journalists’ alongside terrorists and hackers as potential security threats, secret documents reveal.
Internal advice circulated by intelligence chiefs at the Government spy centre GCHQ claims ‘journalists and reporters representing all types of news media represent a potential threat to security’. (more…)
Madrid’s Atocha railway station was evacuated after a man said he left his suicide vest on a train, Spanish media reports. The suspect had allegedly threatened to blow himself up before being arrested.
According to Spanish media reports, however, a bomb squad sent to the scene did not find any explosives left by the suspect. (more…)
Heavily armored police units have stormed Lindt Café and brought an end to a day-long hostage standoff in the heart of Sydney. Gun fire and stun grenades were heard at the scene, with four civilians and one police officer reportedly injured.
The sound of automatic gunfire was heard at the scene, with police deploying flash bangs before storming the premises. Paramedics wearing bulletproof vests were seen entering Lindt Cafe shortly after the police operation began, after over 40 people were taken hostage on Monday. (more…)
In this video Luke Rudkowski talks to Brian Clare at the Children Screaming To Be Heard event in London England. Brian is one of many victims of child sex abuse in England and details his story of what he had to go through. Brian currently has a criminal court case against a high level British elite who is responsible for the child sex abuse.
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