Wednesday, January 23, 2013

take the pressures off the UK

From a reader:  ""In the short term, this instability, allied to the civil war in Syria, is likely to take the pressure off terrorism on the streets of Britain. These conflicts provide a glamorous incentive for would-be jihadists to go abroad to win their spurs fighting for the cause. For them this is much more rewarding than plotting in terrorist cells in the suburbs of a British city."

"There may even have been more than one hostage-taker with British links because witnesses reported some communicated with each other in English, rather than Arabic or local dialects."