INSURGENCIES led by religious extremists in Iraq and Syria are the most serious danger Britain faces today, David Cameron has warned.My solution is simpler, revoke their passports if they go or are proven to be out there.
The Prime Minister insisted the prospect of battle-hardened jihadists returning to the UK was a “real threat to our country”.
But he denied that the Government was restoring diplomatic links with neighbouring Iran in a bid to win Tehran’s help to quell the spread of Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) militants.
Speaking at a joint press conference with Chinese premier Li Keqiang, Mr Cameron said: “No-one should be in any doubt that what we see in Syria and now in Iraq in terms of ISIS is the most serious threat to Britain’s security that there is today.
“The number of foreign fighters in that area, the number of foreign fighters including those from the UK who could try to return to the UK this is a real threat to our country.
“We will do absolutely everything we can to keep our people safe. That means stopping people from going, it means arresting people who are involved in plots, it means focusing our security, our policing, our intelligence effort on to that area of the world, on to those people.”
Naturally there are leftards comparing the jihadi's who go as equivalents to the Brits who went to fight for the International Brigades during the Spanish civil war in the 1930's though then they went to fight tyranny (as they saw it) rather than take part and revel in it. Most came back disillusioned with war too, though somehow for our jihadi's I cannot see this being the case.
Nor do I believe cosying up to Iran is wise, their government which is essentially controlled by religious clerics and is pretty much the other side of the same coin, just as fanatical but with the resources of a large state behind it.
Meddling in that area ought to become a maxim similar to that of never getting involved in a land war in south east Asia, it's simply not worth the time or effort and no matter what you do they are going to hate you anyway. Nor should we allow them to come here spreading their poison.
We should simply sell them arms and play one (or multiple) sides off against each other whilst making sure the oil flows.
We can always talk to the last man standing... eventually.