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    Terrorism most immediate threat to UK, says MI6

    The scale of the terrorism threat to the UK is "unprecedented", the new head of MI6 has said.
    Alex Younger said UK intelligence and security services had disrupted 12 terrorist plots since June 2013.
    He said many of the threats came from ungoverned spaces in the Middle East - namely Iraq and Syria.

    Mr Younger also warned that "hybrid warfare", which included cyber-attacks and subverting democracy, was becoming an "increasingly dangerous phenomenon".

    "The risks at stake are profound and represent a fundamental threat to our sovereignty," he said. "They should be a concern to all those who share democratic values."

    In his first public speech since taking up the post of "C", he warned of the impact of Russia's alliance with President Bashar al-Assad in Syria in casting all opponents of President Assad as terrorists.


    "I believe the Russian conduct in Syria - allied with that of Assad's discredited regime - will, if they do not change course, provide a tragic example of the perils of forfeiting legitimacy," he said.


    "In defining as a terrorist anyone who opposes a brutal regime they alienate precisely that group that has to be onside if the extremists are to be defeated."

    He added: "We cannot be safe from the threats that emanate from that land unless the civil war is brought to an end."
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    The Islamic State group had exploited the situation in Syria to fortify its stronghold in the region and wage a war on the West, he told journalists at MI6 headquarters in London.

    He added that IS, also known as Isil or Daesh, had a "highly organised external attack planning structure" which was plotting attacks against the UK and its allies "without ever having to leave Syria".


    Describing the risks MI6 agents faced in the field, he said: "Encountering terrorism, some of our agents operate in the most dangerous and hostile environments on earth.


    "They know that the result of being identified as an MI6 agent could be their death.

    But they do what they do because they believe in protecting their country - and religion - from the evil that Daesh and other terrorist organisations present."

    http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-38250432

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    Quote Originally Posted by ENT
    ungoverned spaces in the Middle East - namely Iraq and Syria
    And who caused the anarchy and hatred there?

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    Tell us.

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    Ask dubya and the neo-cons.

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    Comes around....for bad deeds.

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    And who was their closest ally?

    The chickens are coming home to roost...

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    Keeps MI6 in a job, and thanks MI6 for telling us the obvious. We know it's going to happen but when and what form it takes will be another surprise.

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    MI6 = British spies working in other countries. Let's hope Britain never complains about foreign spies working in Britain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wasabi
    We know it's going to happen but when and what form it takes will be another surprise.

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    ^ I'm thinking a cathedral packed with worshippers will be attacked.
    One things for sure, they only go for easy targets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sabang View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by ENT
    ungoverned spaces in the Middle East - namely Iraq and Syria
    And who caused the anarchy and hatred there?
    Indeed and furthermore we can't really call it a democracy in the UK any more, not since the investigatory powers bill was passed. Its more like a police state now.

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    Witherspoons will be on the list ,

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    Quote Originally Posted by wasabi
    Keeps MI6 in a job, and thanks MI6 for telling us the obvious.
    Brings to mind the earthquake scientists working in California. There will be an earthquake soon. Look at these fault lines! Okay thanks, here's some more funding, please monitor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wasabi View Post
    ^ I'm thinking a cathedral packed with worshippers will be attacked.
    One things for sure, they only go for easy targets.
    I'll go for a long shot, and wager it will be a gay shame march that gets annihilated -
    but unlikely as thay both hate and want to destroy decent normal society and thus seem to have a truce

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    Quote Originally Posted by stroller View Post
    ^^
    And who was their closest ally?

    The chickens are coming home to roost...
    Coming home a lot quicker and in larger numbers through the port of Tripoli. After they 'removed' Ghadafi and turned Libya into a bigger shit-hole.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sabang View Post
    Ask dubya and the neo-cons.
    For the whole truth start at WW1 and then work forward.

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    Younger is of course wrong; stupidity remains the greatest threat to the UK.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blue View Post
    decent normal society
    You must have observed that from a considerable distance.

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    FEAR is what he peddles and FEAR is what pays for his reason to live.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seekingasylum
    Younger is of course wrong; stupidity remains the greatest threat to the UK.
    Agree not just UK many more die from drunk driving, obesity, abuse of alcohol, drugs, HIV food poisoning etc

    Hereabouts added bonus sharks, loan sharks,balcony divers,mia nois,regimes, snakes, tsunami, volcano, sleepy busdrivers, food adulteration and poisonous insects, amazing anyone left

    PS and trains and ferries falling asleep and keeling over
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    Quote Originally Posted by Seekingasylum View Post
    Younger is of course wrong; stupidity remains the greatest threat to the UK.
    And government is almost always the most prolific source of stupidity.

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    No mention of Brexit being a threat to the UK, then.

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    True Britons aren't frightened by stupid terrorists.

    We're more concerned about heathens who put the milk in before the tea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neverna View Post
    No mention of Brexit being a threat to the UK, then.
    Why would there be, given it's a fucking self inflicted wound administered by the stupid upon the majority for no fucking benefit.

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    Well the newspapers have been full of reports today about the arrests made yesterday.
    Alls well folks they have detained the suspects and the threat has gone away.
    Until the next tall Poppy is cut down.

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