June 30, 2015 - Apparently it takes a slaughter UK nationals to catch the attention of British politicians before they are willing to act against terror.
Prime Minister David Cameron threatened RAF bombing raids against Da’esh (ISIS) terrorists in Syria on Monday, as a response to last Friday's Tunisian beach massacre.
At least two British humanitarian workers were beheaded by the terrorist organization in the past year, but neither atrocity raised this level of action by Downing Street.
The RAF (Royal Air Force) has thus far flown more than 300 missions against ISIS positions in Iraq since last September. But it is not authorized to bomb ISIS positions in Syria, where its headquarters is located and where strategic decisions are made.
Cameron told the House of Commons that “military solutions” must form part of the response to the terrorist organization following the attack on holiday beach goers in Sousse.
At least 38 people have been confirmed as dead following the terror attack on the beach that took place in the resort of Port El Kantaoui. Up to 30 British citizens were killed in the massacre; dozens more were wounded and are being treated in local hospitals.
“We do need to crush the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria,” Cameron told members of parliament. He called for a ‘minute of silence’ to honor the dead and asked ministers to draw up plans for a permanent memorial to those who had died.
In addition, Cameron said that schools, prisons, hospitals and other public bodies would be placed under legal obligation to report concerns about radicalized youth and to tackle extremism.
He called on social media companies to do more to help deal with terrorism, but also insisted that official guidance would not tell tourists to 'never' travel to Tunisia.
Cameron indicated the government would crack down on radical groups who call for the overthrow of democracy and creation of a caliphate, according to the Daily Mail website.
More to the point, the prime minister told British lawmakers to be more ‘intolerant of intolerance,’ saying “We will stand in solidarity with all those outraged by this event, not least the overwhelming majority of Muslims in this country and around the world.”
On Tuesday, new rules were to go into effect requiring all public bodies to ‘take steps to identify and tackle radicalization.’
Cameron told the parliament, “We must confront this evil with everything we have, we must be stronger at standing up for our values and we must be intolerant of intolerance – taking on anyone whose views condone the extremist narrative.”
Perhaps the prime minister should grab a mirror and take a look.
His own government has approved a petition by fascist neo-Nazis planning to march through the London Jewish neighborhood of Golders Green this coming Sabbath, Saturday July 4.
The march is to conclude with a rally in the neighborhood at which the group intends to burn an Israeli flag and a Jewish holy book – a Talmud – according to the organization’s leader, self-described fascist Joshua Bonehill.
If that is not radicalization, what is? But maybe Jewish targets don't count in Britain...