northern_mike wrote:I would like it if they'd be intelligent enough to act on evidence they already have. The two gunmen in the Charlie Hebdo shootings were very well known to police, one had been inside, as had their nutcase Imam who was preaching violence 10 years ago.
Security fail. As was 9/11, and the London bombings. All could have probably been averted if the forces acted on information they had.
If only it was that simple, the bare facts are that if security forces acted on all the information they have then hundreds of looneys would need to be interned as far too often they know only too well what the looneys are up to but gathering sufficient evidence to secure a conviction within current legislation is almost impossible. So ask yourself are you happy to have internment which would no doubt bring out all manner of criticism from civil liberty groups, it's a case of you get the security you ask for,,,,,
Just look at Iraq, Saddam was clearly a brutal dictator but you may bring out the question that maybe that is the only way of controlling the various factions within the country, I'm certainly not saying I agree with him but I do wonder that had he been left in power whether less blood would have been shed.
What rather bothers me in our present situation in the UK is that control orders were removed by our delightful Teresa despite pleading from anti terror Police that they are essential to monitor these loons and that the Lib Dems vetoed legislation to allow said security forces to monitor the internet. What on earth are people bothered about unless you have something to hide? Dig as deep as anyone wishes into my background and it wouldn't bother me one bit as I have nothing to hide or be ashamed of.
Personally I'd far sooner give security services the tools they require to do their job properly rather than them having to mince around and later be blamed for a "security failure", you can't have it both ways.