Re: Totally clueless
Terrorism was always around - we even have an annual celebration of the capture of a terrorist in 1605. Its a small issue not worth the time and resources devoted to combating it. More to the point, we're sick of the government removing freedoms, privacy and generally making life hard to combat an almost non-existent threat.
The stupidity of the police making a fuss around terrorist-inspired cyber attacks, as though the banks didn't already have cyber-defences in place, is palpable. The internet doesn't care about motivations and I doubt the Syrians are high on the list of potential internet-based troublemakers.
Quite frankly the banks have done far more to damage UK society than IS ever will. They've certainly cost us a lot more. Our own government has done far more to remove our rights and destroy our privacy than IS could ever dream of. They've killed more of our people by sending them to fight terrorism than the terrorists ever had. With the way things are going in Iraq, Saddam is looking rather like the least-worst option, which we knew before we went in there, because in 1929 our own military noted that the place was ungovernable, but history was ignored and has thus been repeated.
Thatcher got slammed by the Left for warmongering in the South Atlantic, but there was never a chance of the disaster Labour jumped for and the Coalition has meekly followed. Our politicians appear to be blind to the evil that they do and they dance as if controlled by an unseen puppet-master bent on wreaking havoc at home and abroad. They continually seek distraction of the populace from the disaster of the economy and they do it by spending vast amounts of cash on war. Its stupid, dangerous and downright evil.