Head of MI5: UK Facing Most Severe Terrorist Threat Ever

In the UK, it’s extremely rare that interviews with members of the British intelligence, let alone the head of MI5, are broadcast on primetime news programs, yet this is what happened, when Andrew Parker, MI5’s director general, warned that Britain was facing the most severe terrorist threat ever and further attacks are inevitable. Parker explained "That threat is multi-dimensional, evolving rapidly and operating at a scale and pace we’ve not seen before…It’s at the highest tempo I have seen in my 34-year career. Today there is more terrorist activity, coming at us more quickly, and it can be harder to detect."

While Islamic State has been suffering heavy defeats in Iraq and Syria, MI5 estimates that 850 Britons who had travelled to its territory could return Britain. About 100 have died in fighting.

There’s no question that Parker and his spying agency are under severe pressure, having failed to prevent four Islamist terror attacks which led to 36 deaths – Westminster Bridge, Manchester, London Bridge and Parsons Green tube station. More so, when Parker’s staff is increasing 25% to 5,000. UK politicians are pushing for more oversight as The Guardian reports “This month the government will receive reports on whether chances to thwart the atrocities were missed and what lessons could be learned. Ministers and the National Security Council wanted independent oversight of the review, in essence not allowing MI5 or counter-terrorism police to assess themselves. Oversight is being provided by the barrister David Anderson QC, a former government appointment as independent reviewer of terrorism legislation.”

From a BBC report:

“Mr Parker was asked what was the point of MI5 surveillance when someone who had made ‘no secret of his affiliations with jihadist extremism’ had then been allowed to go on to launch a deadly attack. He said the risk from each individual was assessed on a ‘daily and weekly basis’ and then prioritised ‘accordingly’.


‘One of the main challenges we've got is that we only ever have fragments of information, and we have to try to assemble a picture of what might happen, based on those fragments.’


He said the likelihood was that when an attacked happened, it would be carried out by someone ‘that we know or have known’ - otherwise it would mean they had been looking in completely the wrong place".

Defending his agency, Parker stated that 20 terror plots had been prevented during the last four years and seven in the last seven months. However, he lamented “The threat is more diverse than I’ve ever known. Plots developed here in the UK, but plots directed from overseas as well. Plots online. Complex scheming and also crude stabbings; lengthy planning but also spontaneous attacks. Extremists of all ages, gender and backgrounds, united only by the toxic ideology of violent victory that drives them.”

Journalists pressed Parker on the role of technology firms and social media platforms. He remained relatively diplomatic, but said they were inadvertently helping terrorists and emphasized their “ethical responsibility” to do more in helping the government in the “dark edges” of the internet.

As an aside, there was a different story about MI5 in the Daily Mail last weekend. Under the headline “Communists monitored by MI5 over fears they could destroy democracy are now senior advisors to (Labour leader) Corbyn, claims the spy agency’s former chief.” Dame Stella Rimington, who headed the agency from 1992-96 said “I see in Momentum (left-wing political organisation) some of the people who we were looking at in the Trotskyist organisations of the 1980s. They are now grown up and advising our would-be prime minister Mr Corbyn as to how to prepare himself for power.”

Great…although hardly a surprise.

Rimington and MI5 refused to name names. According to the Mail, “Labour MPs have suggested possible candidates included Mr Corby’s spin doctor, Seamus Milne, Momentum founder Jon Lansman and the Unite’s chief of staff, Andrew Murray, who worked for Labour’s election campaign.” Closer to finance, we shouldn’t forget that UK’s Shadow Chancellor, John McDonnell, said he was a Marxist four years ago “Look I’m straight, I’m honest with people, I’m a Marxist” and pledged to “overthrow capitalism.”


FireBrander Déjà view Wed, 10/18/2017 - 09:45 Permalink

After Vegas, a local arena decided to take "security" more seriously...so instead of a large, potential target, crowd sitting inside the building, they had a large crowd standing outside of the building waiting to be"security checked" to make sure no one was going to bring in a gun or a bomb and kill people...Stupid is just off the charts.

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InsaneBane Rapunzal Wed, 10/18/2017 - 08:54 Permalink

In retrospect:In a blunt warning to a visiting group of European diplomats over a looming jihadi threat, a former deputy Shin Bet chief on Monday said “if you do not stand by our side, the day when Islamic terror will reach your homes, your beds and your kindergartens will come soon.”Speaking with Danish, Swedish and Dutch ambassadors to Israel, as well as officials from the embassies of Britain, Belgium, Italy, Hungary, Austria and Germany, Knesset Member Israel Hasson (Kadima),https://www.algemeiner.com/2014/07/28/fmr-shin-bet-chief-warns-if-europ… Oh btw MI5 = SIS and MI5/6, CIA, MOSSAD = ISIS

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wildbad Handful of Dust Wed, 10/18/2017 - 08:41 Permalink

Just watch the absolute totalitarian SHITSTORM that Tommy Robinson has been going through for the past 10 years.

There is most certainly a monster pulling all strings in the background just trying with all of its might to convert England into a compliant muslim slave state.

They are almost there.

Watch the movie "Children of Men" to see the endgame.

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GreatUncle Cognitive Dissonance Wed, 10/18/2017 - 08:25 Permalink

They are going to arrest all those who object to their policies is the current government proposal.Well how fearful is that?Not alot, to many people in the UK with no skin left in the game!Being afraid doesn't work when you have nothing left to lose.If anything a very peaceful society in the 60's has learned all the violence from all the newty arrived migrants.    

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Infnordz Cognitive Dissonance Wed, 10/18/2017 - 15:27 Permalink

Fuck this stinking complacency!Mixing incompatible cultures eventualy causes violence, then war, multiculturalism is evil, like duh!The book "The Culture of Critique" (2000) should be read cover to cover by everyone, of all ages, until they fully apprehend just how tribally predatory and hypocritical these "Jews" (Talmudist European fakes) are, and that they have hijacked and are fucking up Europe and America; it's all in this nearly 20 year old book!  This tribe are poison to host European cultures, including much of America, because they use media, academia and government to subvert European culture to auto-immune attack itself, to allow Talmudist power usupation and uncontrolled immigration; this doesn't work in collectivist Asian cultures, which are now ramping up aggression against their trouble making Islamic guests, which is what we should be doing!!!The only real Jews (Hebrew Semites) are probably mostly in West Africa, after they fled from the Romans, after the Romans got pissed at them at them for stirring up trouble and killing Roman soldiers based in Syria; thus it is highly likely that the asserted "Holocaust" is irrelevant to real Jews.The UK government like other European governments was cucked by these Talmudist vermin decades ago, and childless, fucking incompetent May even met with UK Rabbi devils, again showing how stupid/ignorant she is!  MI5 warnings about Islamist invaders are pointless unless they can identify and fast track deportation of all the threat, include the support structures like organisations...!All European goverments must realise that Islamist immigration was a colossal mistake, so compulsory deport all 1st generation Islamic immigrants and degrade the status of all other Islamists to guests status, so that any radicalism/crime causes deportation, including children; if they don't, they'll end up 3rd world hell holes! 

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veritas semper… Give_me_liberty_or Wed, 10/18/2017 - 12:36 Permalink

MI5 together with MI6 ( and their sister branches Mo$$ad ,See Eye Ayy and Ef Bee Eye) are the executioners of the Bankers cartel's orders of the Evil AAZ empire( Mystery Babylon).They are the covert killing mashine . I do not believe one word of what they have to say.In fact ,I do not believe anything the government of US,UK or Israhell have to say and I have the tendancy to belive the opposite of what they say.

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land_of_the_few Mr. Kwikky Wed, 10/18/2017 - 08:08 Permalink

Does he not remember the IRA bombings then presumably? The IRA members could easily get UK passports because of being Irish, and live and work where they pleased in the UK. They didn't wear beards or hijabs either.Plus, the ex-commie thing... many Western and EU leaders and politicians were commies in their youth. Some are quite right-wing now

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BigJim land_of_the_few Wed, 10/18/2017 - 08:10 Permalink

The Irish seemed to be capable of making bombs that actually went off, too.I noticed the Brits only really started getting serious about making peace in Northern Ireland after the IRA blew up a truck bomb in Canary Wharf. London's real ruling class - the bankers - realised they might get hurt and we saw real offers of power-sharing to the disgruntled NI Catholics.

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neutron star Pliskin Wed, 10/18/2017 - 09:01 Permalink

The center of Birmingham uk now looks exactly the same as Islamabad. Except the woman in Birmingham wear more Burq's. A " nice " Muslim told me not to go there now, as it not safe for poeple like me ( a white non muslim ) Talking to the " nice " Muslim, it soon became apparant that he was as insane as the rest of them. Killing poeple for leaving islam, stonning woman to death, Intense dislike for other Mulims who were not a Sunni Like him. 

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