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Manchester terror suspects cleared to work as guards
Timesonliine ^ | December 13, 2009 | David Leppard

Posted on 12/12/2009 8:32:32 PM PST by MamaDearest

Ten members of a suspected Islamist terror cell, said by MI5 to be plotting to blow up a shopping centre and a nightclub in Manchester, had been granted permission by the Home Office to work as security guards in Britain.

The Pakistani students — who were never charged for lack of evidence — were arrested over an alleged plot to bomb Britain last Easter. Police believed they had conducted “hostile reconnaissance” of the Arndale and Trafford shopping centres and the Birdcage nightclub.

It has now emerged that in the months before the alleged plot, the men were given licences to work as security guards by the Security Industry Authority (SIA), a Home Office body that regulates the private security industry.

They all passed a vetting programme designed to bar criminals and undesirables from taking up sensitive security posts protecting airports, ports and Whitehall buildings from terrorist attack. When arrested, two of the students were working for a cargo firm which had access to secure areas at Manchester airport.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: guards; manchester; suspects; terror; tm
Snippets Emphasis mine.

Link here: Manchester terror suspects cleared to work as guards

1 posted on 12/12/2009 8:32:33 PM PST by MamaDearest
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To: MamaDearest

Good God.


2 posted on 12/12/2009 8:42:09 PM PST by null and void (We are now in day 325 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: MamaDearest

“These deaths are regrettable, but not nearly so were we to lose our commitment to diversity...” —Ft. Hood US Army general


3 posted on 12/12/2009 8:43:48 PM PST by gaijin
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To: null and void

That’s what I thought when I read it. Liberal “diversity” is going to kill us all.


4 posted on 12/12/2009 9:09:18 PM PST by MamaDearest
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To: MamaDearest

I’ say this was a heck of an April Fool’s joke, but it’s almost Christmas.

Good Lord, help us.


5 posted on 12/12/2009 9:32:30 PM PST by Shadowstrike (Be polite, Be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet.)
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To: Shadowstrike
I’ say this was a heck of an April Fool’s joke, but it’s almost Christmas.

Precisely. It seems what happens in the UK eventually finds its way here, and with the hemhawing about what is "terrorism" (Ft. Hood in mind) and what is not, it's a bit disconcerning. Add to that what our Navy Seals are going through and it's downright frightening that "rules of engagement" are used against our troops, aiding and abetting terrorists, whether or not the powers that be comprehend that it is a tool of those who are killing and wounding our nation's heros.

6 posted on 12/12/2009 9:44:02 PM PST by MamaDearest
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To: MamaDearest
Manchester terror suspects cleared to work as guards

Maybe these people believe that their constitutions really are suicide pacts. I am afraid many liberals here believe that.

7 posted on 12/12/2009 11:49:16 PM PST by Mark17
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