UK Deploys Army As Terror Threat Raised To Critical, May Warns "More Attacks Imminent"

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In a televised statement from Downing Street, UK PM Theresa May said Britain has increased its security threat level to the highest possible "critical" from "severe", following Monday's suicide attack in Manchester that killed 22 people, and she also said members of the army would be positioned at key sites to free up police for patrols and military personnel might be deployed at public events such as concerts and sports events as a further attack was seen as potentially imminent.

“Members of the armed forces deployed in this way will be under the command of police officers,” May said, adding that "we cannot ignore that there is a wider group of individuals linked to Manchester attack".

The Prime Minister also said the independent body which sets the threat level had recommended it be raised from "severe" after a man named by police as Salman Abedi set off an improvised bomb on Monday night as crowds streamed out of a concert.

"It is now concluded on the basis of today's investigations that the threat level should be increased for the time being from severe to critical," she said in a televised statement following a meeting of the government's crisis response committee. This means that their assessment is not only that an attack remains highly likely but that a further attack may be imminent."

May continued: "I do not want the public to feel unduly alarmed. "We have faced a serious terror threat in our country for many years and the operational response I have just outlined is a proportionate and sensible response to the threat that our security experts judge we face.

"I ask everybody to be vigilant and to co-operate with and support the police as they go about their important work.

"I want to end by repeating the important message I gave in my statement earlier today. We will take every measure available to us and provide every additional resource we can to the police and the security services as they work to protect the public.

"And while we mourn the victims of last night's appalling attack, we stand defiant. The spirit of Manchester and the spirit of Britain is far mightier than the sick plots of depraved terrorists, that is why the terrorists will never win and we will prevail."

May, who is facing a national election in two weeks, said the man named by police as the attacker, Salman Abedi, was born and brought up in Britain and investigations into whether he was working alone were ongoing.

Full Statement:

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Britain’s threat level has been at the “severe” level since 2014. It has only been at a “critical” level twice before, in 2006 and 2007 (see table below). May said the independent body which sets the threat level had recommended it be raised after a man named by police as Salman Abedi set off an improvised bomb on Monday night as crowds streamed out of a concert.


May mentions "Operation Temperer" which has been prepared since 2015 (as The Telegraph details)

More than 5,000 soldiers could be deployed on the streets of Britain in the wake of major terrorist attacks, under a secret Government plan, it has emerged.


The troops would be sent to guard key targets in major cities if Isil or other terror groups launched multiple attacks on UK soil, under the plan, codenamed Operation Temperer.


Details of the operation were disclosed by the Mail on Sunday after accidentally being uploaded to the National Police Chiefs Council website last week.


Officers had been briefed on the plan by Deputy Chief Constable Simon Chesterman, the ‘national lead’ for armed policing, during an NPCC meeting in Leicester in April.


Under the heading ‘counter terrorism post Paris large scale military support to the police’, minutes of the meeting disclosed that up to 5,100 troops could be deployed “based on force assessments of how many military officers could augment armed police officers engaged in protective security duties”.


Soldiers would serve alongside armed police officers to protect against further attacks while plotters were hunted down.

A spokesman for the Ministry of Defence said: “The MOD works closely with other government departments and agencies to ensure that it is able to provide appropriate assistance in response to any security threats, including national security. We keep contingency plans under constant review.”

May says the public should not be "unduly alarmed" and says the deployment is proportional to the situation. The good news is these 'critical' alerts usually do not last long...

Not exactly reassuring.

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WTFRLY's picture


JamesBond's picture

Home grown sleeper cells.  And the UK intel has no idea??




Of course they do and they know their comings and goings.  Just no desire to end it.

ACP's picture

One can only assume that the UK will now be in a permanent state of emergency like in France.

Shitonya Serfs's picture

No thanks .GOV, I'll take my chances.

Haus-Targaryen's picture

Absolutely nothing happens.  Dick. Zero. Zilch. 

Everytime some Abduhl blows himself up, the .gov shows up the next day with this exact same schtick to remind us why we need them. 


Countrybunkererd's picture

But Martial Law must spread.  Can't wait!

AltRight Girl's picture

It will happen: More muzzle laws. They lack 1st amendment.

UK officials even complained that US security advisers published the perps name, and MSM was even scrambling to protect their oppressed 3rd world scum:

CNN Went Full Retard and Suggested Manchester Attack Was Right Wing False Flag

john doeberg's picture

It's OK as long as they don't blame the jews.

You should never blame the chosen people !


Hopeless for Change's picture

Cultural enrichment.  At some point the cancer will have to be extracted from civilization.

mdr attitude's picture

Brits were known to be a bit faggy.

Now they show the world they are 100%.

Bad Attitude's picture

Attacks like this are the cost of having muslims living in our midst.

Forward (over the cliff)!

7thGenMO's picture

And "having muslims living in our midst" is the price paid for preserving the fiat petrodollar, GBP, etc., by having a special relationship with the House of Saud(omy) to which we sell billions in weapons.

Every Western victim of terror is a sacrificial lamb on the altar of the petrodollar system which also props up European currencies.  The globalist oligarchs that own the system through their central banks also make profits through defense contracts paid for by the taxpayers.  As an added bonus, Western societies are turning into police states to further increase the control of these oligarchs.




beemasters's picture

This "Problem-Reaction-Solution" technique is not just used to create and control wars, it can also be applied to any situation where you want to produce a particular outcome.

For example, this technique is currently being used to centralize power in the financial world. It can also be used to introduce new laws that restrict our civil liberties.

So, whenever you see some big news story - whether it be an alleged terrorist attack, a run on a currency, the accidental loss of people's data, or an allegation that some poor country has developed nuclear weapons - the first question you need to ask yourself is this:
"Who benefits from me believing this information?"

My guess is Muslims/Islam are not the ones benefiting from the terror attack. Who is? We have a pretty good idea who, don't we?

Gaius Frakkin' Baltar's picture

The sand niggers will continue because we let them bumblebee.

The first spin after each attack is to coddle 'innocent' sand niggers and hold them up higher than the victims.

The sand niggers are here to conquer.

Manthong's picture

I won’t believe they are serious until there are tanks in East London.

HenryKissingerBilderberg's picture

"V for vendetta"

this is old ! 2005!

Oh regional Indian's picture

Looks like the PTB know that brexit is going to get ugly. need full frontal martial law disguised as policing.

Thus this FALSE FLAG.

Just go do a search on jootube for False Flag Ariana Grande concert adn you'll knwo in 10 seconds that this is more intel inspired scare tactics full of crisis actors.

The JWO is trying to go full steam ahead.

Who is going to bell the mewing talmidists?

SofaPapa's picture

The logic of the GWOT is remarkably obtuse:

Step 1: George W Bush - We have to fight them over there so we don't fight them over here [Destroy relatively functional societies, leaving their populations no alternative but war for being able to feed themselves]

Step 2: Andrea Merkel   - We have to show our humanitarian values by bringing them into our societies, signalling our goodwill [make sure the conflict started in the MENA region is imported with full official encouragement into Europe]

Step 3: Teresa May       - We have to deploy the military at home to fight them here [Hooray! Now the GWOT can be waged at the expense of our own people!]

All of us can see the 180 degrees to reality logic that has led us to this point.  Of course, our leaders - blinded by their own greed, narrowmindedness, and hubris - can think of no other way forward than the one which continues to grease the skids of the war machine on which they are profiting.

And we tolerate it.  Remarkable.

general ambivalent's picture

That's an awful way to speak of the Trump Family. The King of the Goys and his ilk are glass niggers.

Billybullshit's picture

you wont believe how much they are hated here in the UK, when shit goes down, it aint gonna be good for the Muzzie

CoolClo's picture

 "Problem-Reaction-Solution" .."Order out of chaos"...Right out of the Masonic playbook...

El Crusty's picture

We had the petrodollar long before we let Muslims in, the two are not connected.
The current mess is being orchestrated by Jews in Israel so they can gain a sympathetic ear towards their current situation. The goal there is to get the rest of the civilized world to not care about them systematically removing Muslims from lands occupied by Israel.

Hey Israel if you are reading this- you could have exterminated every Muslim in Israel and no one in the west would have given a shit without doing all this terrorism crap.

williambanzai7's picture

Well, actually it's the cost of running around the world bombing Moslems first with globalisation and then with bombs.

NidStyles's picture

Nope, it's what happens when you let Jews come in and run around doing whatever they want. Next thing you know, you're knee deep in Chinese buying everything with counterfeit money, Muslims killing and raping for Allah, and Africans robbing and killing your women and little boys. All the while the Jews are conning you out of your wealth and future.

Snout the First's picture

If muslims had been peaceful and model global citizens from the 7th century until 70 years ago, then I would admit you have a point.

Hans-Zandvliet's picture

You didn't get it yet, did you?

Our security services just use the Muslims as patsies for their false-flag terror plots against us.

Our own security services terrorize us, so we hunker down in a corner and won't take to the streets to stop the government from taking away our civil liberties.

As a useful side effect, our security services set us up against the Muslims. That's not only a nice distraction from their own terror plots. "Divide and Rule!", that's the name of the game! And you just stagger into our secret services trap with your eyes wide shut.

Meanwhile, poor Muslims: they get slandered and their countries and rich cultural heritage gets utterly destroyed by our governments' war crimes in the Middle East.

PT's picture

Just because the farmer let the fox play with the chickens does not mean that the foxes are innocent.  Obviously the farmer should be your first point of attack and soon because every hour wasted means he surrounds himself with another layer of protective foxes.

PT's picture

Yes, yes, and there is plenty of evidence that the foxes are actually genetically-engineered / specially trained chickens so feel free to try and sort that out too.  Just understand what you're dealing with.

Oh yeah, and of the innocent chickens, notice that the farmer is not afraid to clip their wings and chop off their beaks.

The Journey Back is Harder's picture

Finally some truth in this thread.

booboo's picture

His MI6 handlers name was Dnob, Semaj Dnob

ebworthen's picture

Imagine dolls being imported from the Middle East.

0.5% out of 500,000 of these dolls blow up killing anyone within 25 yards.

Would you allow these dolls to be imported into the U.K., Europe, or the U.S.? 

Of course not!!!

booboo's picture

Those odds are about the same as surviving a Tesla and the government subsidizes both, go figure.

Snout the First's picture

I'm against both the muslim invasion (aka "immigration") and crony capitalism.

auricle's picture

Problem, reaction, solution. The .gov creates the terror and then offers up the police state as the solution to everyone's fears. With so many supposedly educated people in society, why can't they see what's being done to them. This is not an accident. 

Art Van Delay's picture

Educated is not the same as SMART.

They would not vote for the same crooks/traitors.

London has a muslim mayor. How low can they go? EVEN LOWER, apparently



gold rubeberg's picture

Maybe the word is 'indoctrinated'.

Blankenstein's picture

Because they're educated in some sort of "studies" degree that consists of a bunch of mindless drivel that serves no useful purpose.  

montag's picture

Hear, hear.  Don't forget the false flags that are as obvious as daylight.

vato poco's picture

Enoch Powell was right. Rivers of Blood to come. But not just yet! For now, we'll send out the troops - to protect our dear moslem friends & neighbors - and we'll continue on just as before! You'll see, lads! I'm gonna puke.

His name was Seth Rich 







Countrybunkererd's picture

BurnitDown.  I was using that A LOT last year.  Is that why i got the state police "spoof" 911 knock at the door last year (so they are allowed to look around without a warrant)?  My local fusion center didn't like it?  When did that one start?  I don't think i started it...

Either way, when i stop posting suddenly and permanently, you know they got me.  Until then...BURN IT DOWN!

Jacksons Ghost's picture

Did Eric Braverman's body ever float to the surface? 

Chuck-Norris's picture

What use for the army in the streets if they don't round up the non-natives and send them packing back to desert holes.

Brits are even capable of voting Labour and that treacherous jew cunt Corbyn 

How low they sunk in 50 years.

Itinerant's picture
  • How did the guy get the bomb into the concert?
  • What's the point of calling in the army after the fact?
  • Why do the threat levels always go up afterwards, pretending a second attack is imminent, when they obviously lack foreknowledge?
  • Why are people who blow themselves up called depraved, etc. Misguided! But brave and dedicated.
  • How easy is it, game theoretically, to win from someone who is prepared to commit suicide?
Sanity Bear's picture

I can answer a few of those...

> What's the point of calling in the army after the fact?

Ass covering

> Why do the threat levels always go up afterwards, pretending a second attack is imminent, when they obviously lack foreknowledge?

Ass covering

> Why are people who blow themselves up called depraved, etc. Misguided! But brave and dedicated.

Murdering a bunch of stupid teenage girls to make a political and/or religious statement is depraved. You may need to check your moral compass if this isn't self-evident.

> How easy is it, game theoretically, to win from someone who is prepared to commit suicide?

It's trivial if you follow two rules:

1) Keep the enemy at a distance
2) If the enemy closes in, shoot first

If you doubt this try a video game where you or the opponent has suicide units and see how they fare against ranged units, walls, and towers.

Ms No's picture

I have zero faith at this point that westerners have the intellectual capacity to figure any of this out.  They literally believe that this has always been happening and it's just run-of-the-mill Muslim shit. 

In the entire decade of the 90's the only alleged attacks by Muslims in the US, both were false flags.  One was the earlier attack on the Trade Center and the other was on the CIA.  Things went like this until Israeli, US, British and Saudi intelligence put everything they had into a bloody resurgence of Wahhabist terrorism that quickly took over anywhere these places had influence.

They will never figure it out.  All the cabal really has to do is just confuse them with names that are the same thing and tell them that Eurasia as always been at war at Oceana while they false flag the hell out of everybody.  They are that stupid.  They can't absorb facts.  Al Queda, ISIL, ISIS, IS, Daesh, Al Nusra, FSA.... they are lost already.  Anybody trying to inform these brain donors that are incapable of processing facts, due to their indoctrination, is simply putting themselves at risk for nothing.  It just like Marxist indoctrination, you can't reverse it.

JethroBodien's picture

Bullish for stocks.  To the moon.

If there is nobody in the streets is there really an explosion.

Won't change our way of life she says just yesterday to placate the masses.  Tick toc tick toc.


CJgipper's picture

I think we should mount a campaign to end this disease.  We should call it a crusade due to the nobility of the cause of protecing our children.  How new and fresh.

There's a reason this has been done before.  This is that reason.

Ms No's picture

If you mount a Crusade against the CIA and Mossad's creation, even if you win, the CIA and their parents/the money lenders will still be there.  Terrorism isn't their only weapon either.


JRobby's picture

They have made immense sacrifices to be in a position to prey on your economy until it is broken and dysfunctional, take over your banking system and bring you to your knees financially. Immense sacrifices! 

I do not want to hear another complaint about the chosen people. With no afterlife to look forward to they MUST HAVE ALL NOW!!!!!

So Stop It!

847328_3527's picture

Obama calls the tearrist attacks nothing more then, "cultural enrichment."