Tuesday, 7 February 2012

UK threat from left wing terrorists

Europol predict an increasing threat to the UK from left wing and anarchist terrorism. In their most recent analysis of terrorist threats throughout Europe, analysing attacks and terrorist activity in 2010, red terrorists were responsible for some 45 attacks resulting in six fatalities, including a Greek police officer. The same report shows zero activity for right wing terrorists in Europe during the same period. Although attacks have previously occurred in central and southern Europe, the report warns that attacks may be co-ordinated throughout Europe; "Social unrest among the population, caused by the global economic downturn and the reduction of state spending on social welfare, may have influenced this development, which has been noticeable since 2007. The modus operandi in a number of attacks showed signs of increased internationalisation of left-wing and anarchist groups – although both have historically been international in outlook."

12 comments:

Greg Tingey said...

Do muslim terrorists count as "right" or "left" wing?
I'd have said "right" myself, since their policies seem very close to a certain Mr Hitler's

formertory said...

......although Mr Hitler was of course a Socialist - the National Socialist German Workers' Party - and a Fascist; if fascism celebrates the State above the individual and controls the use of the means of production (though not the ownership), that sounds pretty lefty to me.

The BBC loves to describe the Nazis as "right wing" but I guess it would because then it doesn't have to reconcile its own lefty bias against less trendy forms of socialism.

Anonymous said...

How long before this is reported by the BBC?

Answers on a time-ship please.

Coney Island

Anonymous said...

Greg Tingey: "I'd have said "right" myself, since their policies seem very close to a certain Mr Hitler's"

Sigh!

Formertory: "......although Mr Hitler was of course a Socialist - the National Socialist German Workers' Party - and a Fascist"

Spot on. The left attempt to distance themselves from the National Socialists at every opportunity.

Anonymous said...

Greg Tingey: "I'd have said "right" myself, since their policies seem very close to a certain Mr Hitler's"

I suppose it is worth noting that the Grand Mufti was a Nazi sympathizer.

Mr Ecks said...

I wouldn't piss on "Europol"'s opinions about anything.

Europol is a far greater danger to this nation than any number of halfwitted leftist bomb-bunglers.

Anonymous said...

The 'Red army faction' or Baader Mienhof in Germany, never went away, they just became the green party.

yokel said...

@Coney Island
Instead the Today program just before 8 yesterday (6 Feb) had an academic on pointing out how the "right wing" had become internationalised and radicalised and needed constant surveillance. See the BBC iPlayer for the remainder of this week.

James Higham said...

The same report shows zero activity for right wing terrorists in Europe during the same period.

Well they got him in Norway, didn't they?

Anon 2 said...

They can't tell left from right or red from blue or up from down or even is from is not.

And what's with the sudden eruption of this 'europol' thing? Is the militia, the solution, that's going to "normalise" the rest of us come the er, ... revolution? Or is the revolution so slow in coming that the euSSR can't wait any longer before imposing martial rule?

Elby the Beserk said...

Regarding the hoary old "were the Nazis Socialists?" debate, it's worth taking a look at the German Workers' Party Manifesto

http://www.schoolshistory.org.uk/ASLevel_History/25pointnsdapprogramme.htm

Nationalisation and an all-encompassing Welfare State are included.

Hardly right wing policies, you would have to say. But don't tell the Left - they go mental if you suggest the Nazis were Socialists. And of course, the mass slaughter enacted by Mao, Stalin and Pol Pot were nothing to do with the Left, as none of these three were "real" Socialists. Apparently.

Pat said...

The difference between fascism and communism is as Mr Hayek demonstrated academic.