Theresa May said: “As terrorism breeds terrorism and perpetrators are inspired to attack, not only on the basis of carefully constructed plots after years of planning and training, and not even as lone attackers radicalized online, but by copying one another and often using the crudest of means of attack.”
She said: “We cannot and must not pretend that things can continue as they are. Things need to change and they need to change in four important ways.”
I agree with her things cannot continue the way they are, maybe Theresa May should halt our attacks on Syria because like she said terrorism breeds terrorism. The same day as the London attacks their were other war crimes and acts of terrorism committed, these attacks were much less reported than the London attacks despite the fact they were much more viscous than the attack on London.
The Independent reports.
The US-led coalition has admitted killing at least 484 civilians in air strikes in Syria and Iraq amid concern over potential war crimes in the battle to drive Isis out of Mosul.
US Central Command (CentCom) insisted it “takes extraordinary efforts to strike military targets in a manner that minimises the risk of civilian casualties” but claimed: “In some incidents casualties are unavoidable.”
The number of men, women and children killed in the campaign has rocketed since the start of the Mosul offensive, seeing densely populated residential districts pummelled by air strikes and artillery.
Independent monitors say the death toll since the bombing campaign against Isis started in 2014 runs into the thousands, with transparency project Airwars claiming at least 3,800 civilians have been killed.
To read Full story http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/isis-syria-iraq-air-strikes-civilians-killed-injured-casualties-children-mosul-offensive-latest-war-a7771146.html
So when USA, UK, France and our allies kill civilians its unavoidable but when ISIS do it its terrorism? I am definitely NOT defending ISIS and their attacks, I am just recognizing and pointing out the double standards that our governments use when fighting these wars. In our minds the cause is so just and noble in reality our cause is as evil as anybody we fight, it takes hate, fear and lies to work and we end up justifying civilian deaths as “unavoidable” to carry it on.
Theresa May also claimed there was “far too much tolerance of extremism in our country” and called for it to be tackled head on, while reviewing the country’s counter-terrorism strategy to combat the changing threat.
The reason I believe their is too much tolerance in this country seems obvious to me! Facts like the facts above, people may be stupid and easily led but we are people. When we read that people are being attacked and killed on a daily basis by the same people that are attacking the poor, sick and disabled with harsh benefit cuts and sanctions in our own nation, we can relate. We can all relate to how losing members of your family brothers, sisters, sons and daughters to terrorism, its our worst nightmare and we know our government make that nightmare a reality for many. Of coarse some people are going to sympathize and have some tolerance with them its called being human.
Its psychopaths like Theresa May that have have no sympathy or tolerance towards anybody that cause the problem and fight the wars, then they claim that our tolerance towards these people that are being systemically murdered for political or financial agendas (probably both) is the problem. BULLSHIT. Our tolerance we have with the government is our problem.