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Asymmetric warfare, terrorism, and Daesh.

Amazing what you can do in a totalitarian state...
 
Am I the only one counting the days until something similar is done to some England football supporters subsequently 'found' to be carrying nerve agent precursors in their luggage.
With the present diplomatic relations with Russia, in addition to the threats being carried out to English football supporters by Russian football thugs...
World Cup 2018 BLOODBATH: Russian hooligans warn England fans ‘Prepare to DIE’
Russia World Cup: Bloodthirsty hooligans free to ATTACK England fans after ban blunder
...and what has happened previously...
Russian thugs give chilling reminder of what England fans could face at next year's World Cup finals

...anyone with any smidgen of common sense may be forgiven for feeling that a football following holiday in Russia right now, just might not be the smartest idea.
 
If it's time to take lessons off the Russians in regards to CT policy then we're in worse trouble than anyone thought.

Interesting that the paragraphs you copied and pasted earlier didn't make any reference to Daesh but you did. It's as if the government policy has a more coherent understanding of the different Islamist groups that people join and what that means.
 
If it's time to take lessons off the Russians in regards to CT policy then we're in worse trouble than anyone thought.
I Don't know.

As long as we remember to put the hostages in the recovery position, why not gas a whole venue?
 
If it's time to take lessons off the Russians.....
It isn't, and it never will be, time to take lessons from a third world police state. Presumably you believe under such a regime you would be one of the very few giving the orders not the the very many living in fear, or drunken oblivion.
 
It isn't, and it never will be, time to take lessons from a third world police state. Presumably you believe under such a regime you would be one of the very few giving the orders not the the very many living in fear, or drunken oblivion.
Erm, I think my irony detector did this @BarcelonaAnalPark


Just like i posted that I thought gassing whole theatres during hostage rescue was a viable immediate action drill.
 
Erm, I think my irony detector did this @BarcelonaAnalPark


Just like i posted that I thought gassing whole theatres during hostage rescue was a viable immediate action drill.
I like it!

I see Viz's Major Misunderstanding has just dropped by.

By as an aside, in a post-Soviet society I would be looking to make some extra cash by selling off my neighbours daughters and grassing up anyone who complained as traitors. We've all got bills to pay comrade.
 
A potentially significant speech by ISIS spokesman Abu Hassan al Mahajir is reported in the tweet chain below. The author of the tweet chain in the NY Times correspondent Rukmini Callimachi. In the tweet chain, key points from al Mahajir's speech are highlighted. Notably, a focus away from the West (it is speculated) towards 'near enemies' in the ME: what ISIS would regard as apostates, including the KSA:

 
Breaking news from Baghdad. Some reports are saying IS attacks are taking place across the Iraqi capital. More information awaited on those claims.

Edit: translated version below

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Daesh propoganda and online capabilities further degraded.
ISIS CRUSHED: Experts cripple Islamic State's propaganda machine in groundbreaking op

‘Crushed' would seem to be a common news source hyperbole as they do still comprise a deadly presence, with ongoing efforts to recruit here, and with sleepers who have returned.
True. Whenever somebody says "X" is crushed, I think its the first step to complacency, with predictable results.
Its an ideology with "divine" backing , you'll never be really rid of it.
 
Terrorism may seem to have subsided from everyday news over here, however the authorities are presently running more than 500 live operations involving roughly 3,000 subjects of interest at any one time.

MI5, MI6 and GCHQ are getting 1,900 new agents to keep more suspects under surveillance with the Home Office stating that they expect the threat from Islamist terrorism to remain at its current level for the next two years and that it may increase further.

12 Islamist and four extreme right-wing plots have been intercepted and stopped since March last year, and over 20,000 people investigated could remain a threat. MI5 has made a commitment to allow intelligence to be shared beyond intelligence circles.

Al review by David Anderson QC, former Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation into four of the five attacks in 2017, said that this would enable neighbourhood policing and other agencies to make judgments with a better knowledge of the national security risk, and to implement appropriate local action.

Security chiefs warn UK faces severe Islamist threat for at least two more years
 

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