Some of this seems normal but as you read on further.... What the f*ck! http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~dheb/2300/Europe/UK/UK/uksf.htm "Another key role for British special forces are counter terrorism operations. Britain as a rich, powerful and influential state is vulnerable to terrorist actions, and relies on its fearsome reputation for action for deterrence. Whilst the UK is the most liberal of the great powers, any terrorist who kills on its territory on Earth or off, is very unlikely to live out the rest of the day. This unspoken policy from the Second Millennium onwards has meant the UK is relatively free from this scourge. "