Hopefully Trump won’t Tweet about this one; such actions angry Mrs. May and Wrath of Khan. I’m not sure about Khan nowadays, but Trump isn’t the enemy the Prime Minister needs to worry about.
“It is in essence an extreme Islamist suicide plot against Downing Street. Essentially police believe that the plan was to launch some sort of improvised explosive device at Downing Street and in the ensuing chaos attack and kill Theresa May, the Prime Minister.”
“This is something which has been pursued over several weeks at least by Scotland Yard, MI5 and West Midlands Police. It came to a head last week with the arrest of two men, by armed police, who earlier today were charged with preparing acts of terrorism.”
Naa’imur Zakariyah Rahman, 20, from north London and Mohammed Aqib Imran, 21, from south-east Birmingham are due to appear at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday morning.
May is a bit better protected than the average Brit. Sky News.
This is really much ado about nothing, the antics of some misguided “teens” or something. No reason for Mrs. May to even think about coming close to the Enoch Powell train. No reason to read Camp of the Saints. No need to open her eyes. Nothing at all, here. I probably shouldn’t even be posting this. It is certainly nothing to Tweet about.
I’ll admit: one, I don’t like Twitter in the first place, and; two, Trump’s Tweets seem to get out of hand at times. But, it turns out that being out of hand sometimes actually works to the advantage of international intelligence.
CIA Director Mike Pompeo said at a national security event in Simi Valley, California, over the weekend that Trump’s tweeting has actually yielded helpful intelligence.
The current CIA director sat down with former CIA director Leon Panetta and Fox News host Brett Baier for an hour of discussion on world events from a security perspective at The Reagan National Defense Forum on Saturday.
Baier brought up Trump’s tweets about the Muslim videos and asked Panetta why he thought “it was like playing with fire.”
“When you tweet something like that out there you don’t know what the consequences are going to be, and the consequences could be lives,” Panetta replied solemnly. Baier turned to Pompeo: “One account on Twitter makes your job harder?” he asked. The CIA director’s answer was almost certainly not what the host expected. “No, I don’t know that that’s the case,” he replied. “I’ve actually seen it help us.”
“I have seen things the president has put on his Twitter account actually have a real-world impact on our capacity to understand what’s going on in other places of the world,” Pompeo said. “That is, our adversaries responded to those tweets in ways that were helpful to us to understand command and control issues, who’s listening to what messages, how those messages are resonating around the world,” he added. Panetta seemed taken aback by Pompeo’s answer.