Skip to comments.Manchester terror suspects cleared to work as guards
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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“These deaths are regrettable, but not nearly so were we to lose our commitment to diversity...” —Ft. Hood US Army general
That’s what I thought when I read it. Liberal “diversity” is going to kill us all.
I’ say this was a heck of an April Fool’s joke, but it’s almost Christmas.
Good Lord, help us.
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.
Maybe these people believe that their constitutions really are suicide pacts. I am afraid many liberals here believe that.