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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J S Bach's picture

Ummm... deploy the army against an invader which you willingly let into your country?

Pssst... hey - how about EVICTING EVERY MUSLIM AND JEW and reclaiming the homeland of your forebearers?!

GASP!  God forbid!  That would be RACIST!

Stupid gullible brainless f***ing white goyim.

Dancing Disraeli's picture

The evictions will eventually take place, but we're nowhere near that point yet.

SoDamnMad's picture

Seems anything you say about "the chosen people" or the muslims is now HATE speech and banned by Brussels.

All kidding aside , I can't wait for the Amish to file a Federal lawsuit about Amish jokes. The will demand NSA come down the pipeline finding ISP addresses and fine every crack comment.  You won't laugh when the back doors of their buggies swing open and your facing a 50 cal Barrett.

John Law Lives's picture

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Do not click on AltRight Girl's link.

AltRight Girl = SPAMMER

espirit's picture

Doesn't Martial Law end Congressional protections?

Bring it!

Countrybunkererd's picture

And who killed Seth Rich??!???!!!!!!!!!

Hikikomori's picture

No Congress in Britain.  The whole world isn't the USA.

GUS100CORRINA's picture

Below is a movie made in London that maybe of interest for Ms. May. She (and others) might want to watch it. If this had been a DIRTY BOMB attack, people would have died by the 10's of thousands and the area would have been uninhabitable for DECADES!!!!

Dirty War is a 2004 BBC, in association with HBO Films, made-for-TV movie thriller/drama about a terrorist attack on Central London, written by Lizzie Mickery and Daniel Percival. It was originally broadcast on BBC One on 24 September 2004, on HBO on 24 January 2005, and the first time on American broadcast television on PBS on 23 February 2005

GOD Bless President TRUMP and his Team on keeping America SAFE!!!!

peddling-fiction's picture

Create a Problem --> Good news, we have a Solution.

Hegelian dialectics at play here.

greenskeeper carl's picture

Yep. And the solution is the same every time - moar government. Less Liberty. Every. Single. Time.

Government creates a problem out of thin air, which typically also includes moar spending. Then, problems arise, government steps in the a solution to the problem caused by government, which universally involves moar government/spending. Coming soon to a country near you.

GUS100CORRINA's picture

It would seem that the WHEELS of FREEDOM are coming off of the ENGLISH CART.

America will be NEXT unless we quit bashing President TRUMP and let the man do his job in peace.

DEMOCRATS ... Are you MORONS listening???? The damn RUSSIAN investigation is over and the special prosecutor is fired!!!!

Juggernaut x2's picture

When did England have freedoms? 

GUS100CORRINA's picture

Juggernaut x2, You asked: "When did England have freedoms?"

My response: England had freedom when they were a GOD fearing nation. But maybe you are right. ENGLAND is no longer free because they have abandoned GOD for SATAN worship and are now slaves of SATAN. Verse below says it all.

2 Corinthians 3:17 (NIV)

17 Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.

EddieLomax's picture

We used to have freedom, our freedom came from the crown who power was limited by law and parliament, while the US freedom derives from her constitution.

But ever since around 1920 we have slowly traded more and more of our hard won freedoms for security, which of course everyone knows cannot be traded for.

Omen IV's picture

The problem is not Muslims - it is politicians !   all this was predictable therefore it was deliberate decision to bring them in the respective countries - ORBAN is a Patriot - there are few

whether Europe or USA same problem - all the poltiicans in the uSA - Neo Liberal Democrats and Neo Conservative Republicans should be jailed and hanged


and then start over so the new office holders understand the consequences for Sedition

NordikAvenger's picture

Let him do his job in peace --- ok, which means selling 100's of billions of dollars of arms to the Saudis - the very people that just beneath the surface (28 redacted pages) both gave birth and financial support to all of this fanatacism (ISIS, AlQaeda, etc...).  Are you naive?

EddieLomax's picture

Two things about this deal.

The money is purely a bribe, the Saudi's don't need those weapons, nor will they likely use them, but the money buys US support.

Second thing, those weapons are for hi-tech and top of the line gear, the sort of stuff that will fall apart within 6 months of the support contract being withdrawn.

So the US has both of the Saudi's balls in their hands at all times here, one day the oil revenues will no longer be enough to buy off the exploding population.  At that point the current leadership are hoping to move to Europe/US with as much of their wealth as possible, and the kingdom of Saudi Arabia will go full Islam and back to nomads fleecing pilgrims.

Endgame Napoleon's picture

At least, May used appropriate language there. She is a calm, subtle type of person, but this calls for strong verbs and adjectives. She seems to mostly side with the Brexiters. I wonder if the UKIP support will grow after this "sick" act. The Queen called it an "act of barbarity." But the MSM keeps taking the "evil" out of Trump's "evil losers" comment for whatever reason. MSM thinks words are more evil than deeds, while everyone else struggles to find words that equal the evilness of the deeds.

benb's picture

Problem, Reaction, Solution...

But in conjunction you got to brain damage the population. Run 24/7 lies in the media; flood the population with ignoramous non-compatible cultures that do not assimilate, put Smart Meters every 50 feet, and chemically castrate the males so they will cower to anything... mission accomlished. The UK is gone.

peddling-fiction's picture

The EM fields will suck your free will dry.

benb's picture

That's the untold story. There is an RF/ELF mind control infrastructure throughout the US that is pounding principally the urban populations. And nobody is talking about it. We are in the fucking Twilight Zone.

peddling-fiction's picture

I am very aware of this technology, because I am on the receiving end of high wattage TI protocols.

Maybe you understand that this is an evil enterprise.

I changed to a country that still has few 400kVa feeds into their antennas.

benb's picture

The ELF Antennas with transformers are in every urban area I have been to on the U.S. West Coast. Mostly clumsily disguised as flag poles. Not a peep out of anyone.

montag's picture

Exactly what my film is about, a replay of a mass mind control/disruption experiment (Project SPAN).  Sorry, I am not shilling but I have to get the word out to receptive audiences like you guys and gals!

peddling-fiction's picture

Nobody spams when sharing this type of content.

The NS-@ is giving me a 404 not found on this address.

You need to host it out of the US and EU and probably use the IP address.

Quantum attacks can always impede access or modify content when at home.

These folks do not want this to get out.

ZH is on the Amazon Cloud, meaning we are on Cee I gaye territory.

When ZH was hosted in Switzerland, large Denial of Service attacks followed when posting sensitive stuff, and dozens of govt shills would lash out at me. Not any more.

Do you have other links?

benb's picture

Here's what I got -

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TheEndIsNear's picture

Oceania has always been at war ...

TheRideNeverEnds's picture

Maybe paying a foreign army to invade your country was not the road to peace.

Perhaps bringing in people with beliefs diametrically opposed to yours, people who HATE diversity, for the sake of (((diversity))) was a bad idea.

I think evidence shows the idea that "if you kill your enemy, the enemy wins" is objectively wrong.

I wonder how many more terrorist attacks Muslims would commit if all the Muslims were removed via death or deportation? The west doesn't have the balls to do what it takes.

Zorba's idea's picture

MAY DAY! MAY DAY! On to the Falklands!

ejmoosa's picture

They fear if they take out some of the mice, the rats will come out to play.

It's time they quit being afraid of doing the right thing and take out this threat.

847328_3527's picture

The police have been ordered not to make the muslims mad....


...or they may blow moar little girls up!

EddieLomax's picture

The UK government is about as honest with the public over security as it is with the budget, its all bullshit and they know that they have no idea just how many Jihadi's are out there right now.

All they can do is protect the high value targets (read themselves) and arrest the truly inept who manage to get themselves caught.

Endgame Napoleon's picture

Yes, governments like to make a big show out of punishing a fall guy every once in awhile. Then they go on with the Swamp as usual. MSM is trying hard to make that fall guy General Flynn, if not Trump. This does not fulfill their role as a disinterested watchdog on government. They are acting like DNC officials. I have noticed that the articles they turn out, listing multiple authors, are sometimes more like the old straight news that did not have as much neoliberal or progressive propaganda, slanting every story. They seem to be emulating the Economist in doing that.

JRobby's picture





Go in the fucking house! Don't come out. Stay in and watch Lester Dolt on the TV live from Manchester on the GE/Oligarchy Nightly News!!!!

You are afraid! You are afraid! You are afraid! Don't argue.

Trucker Glock's picture

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

And they have no idea about the pedophiles in their government.


logicalman's picture

To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticise.


Sirius Wonderblast's picture

Election in two weeks, and May gets to look all statesmanlike. Quelled surprise!

Pumpkin's picture

Synagogue of Satan again.

Great Deceivah's picture

Yawn.. this is part of the script of the False Flag attack.. just like 911... militarize everything, censor the evil internet.. this is what happens when an unarmed population has to bow down to the Gubmint to protect them from the big bad  evil moooslims.. 

oh please Theresa May.. please protect me from the bad evil low IQ sand Nigger moooslims.. please take away all my freedoms and raise my taxes please.. LOL

ever wonder how an ordinary citizen can't even sneak in into a concert for free, and a 20-something low IQ sand nigger is able to sneak in a zillion bombs and kill a gazillion innocent people??? 

OverTheHedge's picture

It doesn't HAVE to be a false flag attack to get the same response: government is an opportunistic omnivore, and will eat at whatever table it finds itself. Whilst it might be complicit in this attack, I will assume that this is a normal, organically grown terrorist, until proven otherwise. It's not as if the UK government hasn't given ample reasons to have such attacks carried out.

SeuMadruga's picture

"Sell in (Theresa) May and..."

holgerdanske's picture

Thanks Bush and Blair.

We could never have done this without you.

Yen Cross's picture

  If you like your Orwellian police state, you can have your Orwellian police state.

Creative_Destruct's picture

Even if you DON'T like it.... 

But they like these pretexts to make you like it. Makes it MUCH easier to impose.

Lurk Skywatcher's picture

Yep, because the answer to covert sleeper cell guerilla warfare is to deploy massed regimented uniform non-thinkers who require permission and orders to operate.

These "terrorist attacks" never seem to target anyone but the general public, and neither do the responses... funny that.


aloha_snakbar's picture

Why... because of the "Areola Grande Incident"? She is a dangerous woman... it will sort itself all out...

Juggernaut x2's picture

She sings morally upright songs like "Side by Side" which is about a girl getting f#cked so hard she can't walk straight afterward.  

undertow1141's picture

Sounds like the same schtick Mad-donna has been selling since the 80's.