Nine of the men arrested in the terrorist swoop following upon Quick's lapse in security have been released without charge and referred to UK Border Control. Quick at the time was en-route to 10 DS to brief Brown and others on the situation in a large inquiry. We may now assume that a lot of what was in his well-displayed file was rhubarb. The group to be briefed would have included some with considerable powers which they might have been - wrongly - induced and mislead to put into effect. This 'evidence' carried by Quick would have been evaluated for it's potential if proven in court. That process failed to spot the errors that must have been there; the 9 have been released. What is the value and cost (financial and OPSEC) of such ineffectual review? The interrogation and no-longer covert investigation following arrests should have found something one hopes. Even with this addition, there was no case to answer. What will have come out is some indication of how they gather what information they did have. Those arrested will have taken this information on board and will doubtless be welcomed with open arms for de-briefing by extremists once UK Borders have done their job. Our intelligence gathering resources would then be compromised. The authorities reckoned their information was such that there could well be aggro; witness the large forces deployed in the arrest operation. The hype and numbers could well have led to a Brazilian Underground-type outcome. Our Int claim they are under-resourced in personnel and funds and that they have to make choices which target to observe. While they were subjecting these 9 men to detailed inquiry, there is a chance that others were going about their work unobserved - even, heavens forbid, unknown altogether. How many similar investigations are bumbling along based upon the sort of information, intelligence and rumour that supported this round-up? The latest debacle will increase scepticism within Govt when considering 28 day detention procedures. All in all, not our finest hour. More and more laws are being passed which restrict or bar our long held liberties. On the basis of work such as this flawed operation. None can reasonably object to laws with a purpose but there now seems doubt as to just what they are supposed to contain.