UK Home Secretary Theresa May has announced that a terrorist attack on the UK is :highly likely," although stressed that there is no information to suggest an attack is imminent:
- *UK TERROR THREAT LEVEL RAISED TO SEVERE FROM SUBSTANTIAL
- *REAL AND SERIOUS THREAT IN THE UK FROM TERRORISM, MAY SAYS
Her decision is based on the latest intelligence from Syria and Iraq (and we suspect, as Brandon Smith notes, "the goal will be to terrify you and those around you into seeking out a more powerful, more centralized government authority to protect your security.")
As Press Association reports,
She said: "The Joint Terrorism Analysis Centre (JTAC) is responsible for setting the national threat level. That informs the decisions of security professionals across the public and private sectors about the appropriate level of security in place across the United Kingdom.
"JTAC's judgements about that threat level are made on the basis of the very latest intelligence and are independent of ministers.
"JTAC has today raised the threat level to the UK from international terrorism from SUBSTANTIAL to SEVERE. That means that a terrorist attack is highly likely, but there is no intelligence to suggest that an attack is imminent."
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Time to strike fear into the people who will come begging for the government to help save them... as Brandon Smith notes,
"the goal will be to terrify you and those around you into seeking out a more powerful, more centralized government authority to protect your security."