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‘Unexpected security risks threaten UK’

11 January 2016 21:44



There is no sign in sight that the Britain military campaign against Daesh (ISIL) terrorists in Syria – and Iraq – will end anytime soon. Nevertheless, concerns are already rising that what many view as a military intervention in both countries by Britain will eventually expose London to unanticipated risks.

Shahid Qureshi, a writer and analyst with The London Post, has told Press TV that the anti-Daesh air strikes by the government of Prime Minister David Cameron could should its impacts in Britain sooner or later.

Nevertheless, he emphasized that London is not prepared to confront the implications thus created.

“It will be very difficult for the police to maintain security at home,” said Qureshi.

“On the one hand, they have had a lot of job cuts and on the other we have had some severe downsizing of the police force over financial issues.”

The British police force, he further added, is currently under extreme pressures.

“We need to have more police visibility on the streets which is not happening,” said Qureshi.


He further said the current British military strikes against Syria are tantamount to foreign intervention in the country’s internal affairs.

Qureshi said this has already triggered serious criticisms against Prime Minister Cameron whose foreign policy, he said, appears to be led by arms contractors and weapons manufacturers.

“They (the Syrians) have not invited the British forces to do any kind of operation in the country,” he said.

They cannot call it a war on terror but this a free branding of terrorism like what they did in Pakistan and Afghanistan and they are now spreading it to Iraq and Syria, Qureshi said.

He further emphasized that there has been a lot of resentment among the police force and the public similarly toward Cameron’s handling of his so-called war on Daesh.

“The British public is on the one hand very upset over job cuts and on the other hand the government is spending a lot of money on things like Syria,” Qureshi added.

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