Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Manchester Chief Constable's statement is the usual useless boilerplate...

official statement via LEP.co.uk
 "This has been the most horrific incident we have had to face in Greater Manchester and one that we all hoped we would never see. "Families and many young people were out to enjoy a concert at the Manchester Arena and have lost their lives.
"Our thoughts are with those 22 victims that we now know have died, the 59 people who have been injured and their loved ones. We continue to do all we can to support them. They are being treated at eight hospitals across Greater Manchester. "As you will appreciate this is a fast-moving investigation and we have significant resources deployed to both the investigation and the visible patrols that people will see across Greater Manchester as they wake up to the news of the events last night.
"This will include armed officers as people would expect and more than 400 officers have been deployed on this operation throughout the night. "To remind you, we were called at about 10.33pm to reports of an explosion at the Manchester Arena. This was at the conclusion of the Ariana Grande concert.
"We then received more than 240 calls and emergency services responded very quickly to the scene. Emergency numbers have been established for anyone who is concerned for their loved ones who may not have returned home, these numbers are 0161 856 9400 or 0161 856 9900.
"We have been treating this as a terrorist incident and we believe at this stage the attack last night was conducted by one man. The priority is to establish whether he was acting alone or as part of a network. "The attacker, I can confirm, died at the arena. We believe the attacker was carrying an improvised explosive device which he detonated causing this atrocity. "We would ask people not to speculate on his details or share names. This is a complex and wide ranging investigation. "Our priority is to work with the National Counter-Terrorist Policing Network and UK intelligence services to establish more details about the individual who carried out this attack.
They're not releasing the name, race, nationality or religion of the attacker.

They're asking the public to remain calm in the face of terrorism.

They're saying that they're doing all they can to support the victims and family of those that were killed or injured.

They're asking the public to maintain a "stiff upper lip".

My question.  When will we (the Brits in this case) start demanding preventive instead of a reactive response from our security/intel agencies?

We put up with monitoring that is beyond anything anyone could imagine and anyone could imagine would be tolerated by so called "free societies".  In essence the general public has given the govt the right to pry into our private lives with the idea that this would allow a measure of safety and security.

Govts are not delivering on the deal.

When will we hold them accountable?  When will we get pissed about the bloodshed and stop making excuses for it?  When will we do more than light candles and put flowers on the sidewalk of a terror attack? 

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