Could ‘Sri Lanka’ been stopped?

One of our media asks: “Could the bombings in Sri Lanka have been prevented? Government minister says ‘intelligence officers were aware’ of the possible suicide attacks 10 DAYS AGO but failed to warn police”.

That’s unlikely (or damn hard) as anyone who has worked in a guerrilla / discretionary war scenario will tell you.
It’s also damn hard to stop this sort of thing from happening even if you have the names and addresses and eyes on the bad guys 24/7 WAY BEFORE the event and are allowed to act prematurely especially if it doesn’t turn up munitions and only those with hate on their minds. Why so? Because someone else may step in, that’s how some terrorist cells work, one team go down, another steps in.

To that end you have to liken terrorism to a hydra.
Multiple heads all of which have to be killed at the same time (plus their puppies).
Because if you don’t, it will reemerge at a later date.

Even then, it’s often a major manpower, suffering from political interference, and can be a logistical nightmare for any security service.

If bombs being set off is the MO of someone, they will set them off where they want to when they want to as tight security can only continue for a limited time before the worse enemy of security (the general public, politics, and businesses) start to protest your anti-terrorism measures. In short, all they have to do is wait the security services out in the face of heightened tensions.

In this case they chose Easter, but there is also Christmas to consider.
In the West that’s a major trading time so politics and business considerations (let alone the general public) will argue about too much security in their pursuit of making and spending money.

Public and religious holidays and mass gatherings (concerts) are a nightmare for security operations with or without tip offs.

In the comfort of a news desk that’s sometimes not fully understood.


Sri Lanka bomb attack

More is coming to light after 200 plus were killed and 400 plus injured.
Ten days ago, according to documents seen by the AFP new agency, Sri Lanka’s police chief Pujuth Jayasundara issued an intelligence alert to top officers warning Islamist suicide bombers planned to hit ‘prominent churches’.

‘A foreign intelligence agency has reported that the NTJ (National Thowheeth Jama’ath) is planning to carry out suicide attacks targeting prominent churches as well as the Indian high commission in Colombo,’ the alert said.

The NTJ is a small radical Muslim group in Sri Lanka which has no history of mass fatal attacks, but came to prominence last year linked to the vandalism and desecration of Buddhist statues.

Ah, the religion of peace gets implicated again.
It also doesn’t help matters when ISIS go all clap happy and smiley about it.
Go on, tell me I’m wrong to say that.
Say, Even if it was, it’s only a few that do this and are not “true believers”.

Attack a Mosque and the world goes crazy.
Attack Christian churches and other innocent of multiple faiths on the same day, over the christian festival of Easter, and I find myself wondering how many of the world’s political and religious leaders will hold joint services to remember the fallen.

Or is a few column inches and sound bites all the politically correct have to offer!

Like it or not a religious war is simmering beneath the veneer of political correctness, religious tolerance, and the “nothing to see now, move on people” world of politics.

No Good Deed Goes Unpunished

KINSHASA, Democratic Republic of the Congo –
A doctor fighting the Ebola outbreak for the WHO, was killed and another two injured during an attack on a hospital in the Central African country on Good Friday.

This demonstrates why helping some people is never a good idea. If it was me I’d pull the WHO out and let Ebola burn itself out.

My gift to them i.e.
“You shouldn’t help those who don’t want to be helped.

An answer to the embarrassment?

Prince Harry’s advisers are currently working on a “bespoke” role for the couple. The job role could see the pair moving to Africa which would combine their work on behalf of the commonwealth along with charity work and a role promoting the UK, according to the Sunday Times. The plan has been drawn up by Sir David Manning, the former British ambassador to the US and special advisor on constitutional and international affairs to William and Harry.

Wow, what princess pushy has done and is doing must be severely upsetting the Royal Household for them to exile these two.

The only question after that has got to be “Before or After” the latest royal sprog is hatched?

Methinks if they can do it, before.
After all speed is of the essence.

Is race an issue in the UK?

Not if you want to be Politically correct.
So for I change I will be but feel free to Google the UK media stories.

  • Shadow Home Secretary MP Diane Abbott apologizes for breaking the law by drinking alcohol on a train in London. (Illegal since 2008)
    Will she be prosecuted? I can’t wait to see if she is!
  • Jailed, then ankle tagged, Labour MP Kate Osamor is STILL employing her son Ishmael ( convicted of possessing class A drugs with intent to supply), as her chief of staff despite his drugs conviction – after an official probe into the scandal was shelved. (Interesting)

After all it’s never what you know but
Who you know that matters in life.
Isn’t that right Jeremy Corbyn,
Leader of the Labour Party.

Why hold on to Northern Ireland?

SERIOUS RIOTS broke out on the streets of Londonderry, Northern Ireland last night after shots were fired and petrol bombs launched leading to the death of one woman, police confirmed.

DUP leader Arlene Foster has condemned the fatal shooting of a 29-year-old woman during the rioting which is now being treated as a terror attack by the police.

The IRA, and various other terrorist organizations still run around unfettered and supported by some of the local population who have known nothing but civil war their whole lives.

I’m sick to death about claims that it’s only a few rotten eggs.
I don’t care about the Good Friday agreement, cease fires, the destruction of weapons caches, and all the other political crap that went on to prove the terrorists groups were disarmed and had ‘turned peaceful’. It’s in their blood to riot, bomb, and kill.

Sinn Fein deputy leader Michelle O’Neill said in a statement: “I am shocked and saddened at the tragic news that a young woman has been shot dead by so-called dissidents in the Creggan estate tonight.

Wow, I’m impressed (not).
The October 2015 Assessment on Paramilitary Groups in Northern Ireland concluded that the Provisional IRA still existed “in a much reduced form”, and that some IRA members believed its Army Council oversaw both the IRA and Sinn Féin” (Wiki).

Bottom line?
The ‘dissident groups aka thugs and terrorists are still armed and still dangerous.

One of the hold ups to Brexit was Northern Ireland and their borders.
The other was Theresa May NOT wanting to split up the UK and give back Northern Ireland to Eire.

Why not? The Untied (not a typo) Kingdom is already split.
Only this particular piece of real estate can be likened to what has occurred around England and the UK government are doing nothing about. No go areas, terrorist breeding, radicalizing, and rich in dissidents.

Just give it away.
Chuck it in the bin, and erase it from”The Untied Kingdom.”
As for those ‘British’ living there? Welcome to a United Ireland.
The bad guys are known by someone yet they choose to support them as opposed to giving them up. As we may never know the extent of who supports the terrorist factions, best not take a chance and let a United Ireland sort its own mess out.