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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2006 12:13 pm    Post subject: Al Qaeda has 50-year plan, UK police say Reply with quote

http://www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200602/s1572792.htm

Britain's anti-terrorism chief has said that it was likely to take police 50 years to get on top of Al Qaeda's comprehensive terror strategy.

Speaking at a conference at central London's military think-tank, the Royal United Services Institute, Peter Clarke, head of the Metropolitan Police's anti-terrorist branch, revealed that police were ''still learning'' about the nature of the Al Qaeda threat and how to deal with it.

Questioned as to whether the war against the international terror organisation would be won imminently, Mr Clarke replied he believed that to be "hopelessly optimistic".

"I only wish that could be the case but I very much doubt it," he told the conference, divulging that security intelligence thought Osama bin Laden and his followers had a 50-year "strategy" in place.

The terror threat to Britain was made a reality on July 6 when four British-born, Muslim suicide bombers killed themselves and 52 others on three subway trains and a bus in London.

There was an unsuccessfully second attempt just two weeks later.

The anti-terrorism chief's comments came at the end of a week which has seen parliamentarians vote to make the ''glorification'' of terrorism a criminal offence and to edge one step closer to a compulsory identification card scheme, which is cited by the government as a vital tool for preventing terrorists from going undetected in Britain.

Highlighting the burgeoning terror threat, Mr Clarke also mentioned that currently more than 60 defendants are awaiting trial for suspected terrorism offences in Britain, a figure which he described as ''unprecedented.''



Isnt this getting a little too obvious now?
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Rumpl4skn



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2006 3:39 pm    Post subject: right Reply with quote

That sure is some mighty fine police work there, Barney.

In a related story, Lynn Cheney announced today that Lockheed-Martin has perfected a new $27.3 million anti-boxcutter device, to be installed on every major commercial aircraft by the fall of this year.

Cool

The implied lesson here is that things can move along nicely when the private sector is involved.

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kawazu



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2006 5:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Britain's anti-terrorism chief has said that it was likely to take police 50 years to get on top of Al Qaeda's comprehensive terror strategy.
No!It cant be! Al Qaeda has implemented the "50 Year Comprehensive Terror Strategy"!!??Oh lord help us all...... Shocked
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moylan



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 27, 2006 9:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It escapes me why they don't just ask the CIA...
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