Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Al Qaeda targeting Britain

The Home Secretary has warned that Britain is facing waves of terror plots, most of which are now being orchestrated from abroad. He said:

They do look as though they are being directed from abroad, specifically by elements of al-Qaida. Secondly, they look as though they are being prepared strategically. That is, they fit in to a pattern.
He went on to say that the threat was seamless and required a seamless response:
The threat from al-Qaida is a seamless one. It is no longer capable of being divided into just defence or foreign affairs issues or domestic issues. There is a seamless threat and we must have a seamless response.
That's all very nice, Dr Reid, but if you can't keep extremists out of your own office how will you keep them out of Britain?