Up to 5,000 soldiers will be deployed on the streets amid fears that the Manchester suicide bomber had accomplices preparing further attacks, Theresa May has announced.
For the first time in 10 years, the Prime Minister said the terror threat had been raised to the highest possible level, from severe to critical, meaning an attack is “expected imminently.”
Mrs May described the bombing as “one of the worst terrorist incidents we have ever experienced in the United Kingdom” and said it “stands out for its appalling, sickening cowardice – deliberately targeting innocent, defenseless children and young people who should have been enjoying one of the most memorable nights of their lives”.
I hate to agree with her on anything but this time she is right, this is appalling and sickening, only very sick and twisted people are capable of anything like this. And if other people are involved they should also be imprisoned, I can’t imagine what the parents of these children are going through, the innocent always pay for political agenda’s. It wasn’t long ago we had the people protesting to “not bomb Syria” if we did not bomb Syria would this have even happened?
Armed troops in the streets seems a bit of an over reaction but they are here to protect us I guess, I’m not sure how many of us they will be protecting while standing outside Downing Street and Buckingham Palace if I’m honest though.
A leading human rights campaigner and Labour peer Shadow Attorney General Shami Chakrabarti has warned people on the BBC that “this is not the moment for conspiracy theories” amid public concern over a possible clampdown on democracy following a hike in the security level. Is this the BBC’s way of telling people to shut up?
Her comments came after a Labour Party activist referred to the terrorist attack as “wonderful timing for [Prime Minister] Theresa May.”
“What has happened in Manchester is awful and my thoughts are with the families. However I can’t help thinking this is wonderful timing for Theresa May,” the vice-chairman of Stroud’s Constituency Labour Party, Debbie Hicks, wrote on Facebook.
Facebook is full of “speculation” and though the BBC would like you to think “crazy, conspiracy theorists” are letting their imaginations run away with them, its not the case. These are people attempting to make sense out of events that don’t make sense.
Why would (UK and USA funded) ISIS attack concerts full of women and young girls half way through a disaster of a Conservative election campaign? Why the armed troops patrolling cities? To protect us? The only thing I believe we need protecting from at this time is our government for starting these wars in the first place.
I find it disturbing that we have armed troops on the streets and looking at other places our soldiers have been deployed in recent years (Iraq, Libya, Syria, Afghanistan) it does not exactly fill me with confidence…