- Dec 4, 2010
why am i not surprised by this revelation ? We empower multinationals to break every law. why not other criminal international organisations ? lawless ireland strikes again.I haven't seen any discussion on this story by Paul Williams. It's in the print edition, but seems to have vanished from the Indo website.
"Khuram Shazad Butt (27) and Rachid Redouane (31), who with a third accomplice were shot dead by police following the June 3 attack, reconnoitred a number of high-profile locations in Dublin two years ago, including a nationally known family friendly tourist attraction, it has been learned.
It is believed that the two jihadists changed their plans after they were convinced by a terrorist mentor that Ireland would suit Isis better as a logistics base from where internet frauds could be carried out to raise funds."
It confirms what many of us suspect. The reason we haven't had a terror attack is, ironically, because of the ineffective nature of our security services. It makes Ireland an attractive base for terrorism.
Do we have to wait for an incident. Will even an incident be enough to mobilise resources, given the lack of engagement with defence and security matters in our political deliberations?