“Intelligence officers have identified 23,000 jihadist extremists living in Britain as potential terrorist attackers …about 3,000 people from the total group are judged to pose a threat.”
The British police simply don’t have enough men to watch an insurgent army of this size and have had to cancel famous public events like the Changing of the Guards to release police from duties like crowd security or road closures. “The sad truth about the Government’s decision to deploy up to 5,000 troops on British streets is that it is an admission of failure,” wrote Robert Verkaik. In particular it is a failure to anticipate the threat and provide enough resources to maintain the required superiority which makes the civilities possible…. May’s plan to regulate the Internet has the advantage of being easier to implement than watching 23,000 Jihadis. When you can’t do what you should then you do what you can. The West is in the 3 Stooges phase of terrorism policy. If Larry can’t hit Moe, he hits Curley Joe.