The ingratitude. A few cursory ineffective airstrikes against the Islamic State, and the British get this. After all they have done to appease and accommodate Islamic supremacists, they get nothing but rage and hatred in response. The Conservative government now even wants to criminalize opposition to Sharia, and still the Islamic State isn’t accepting the submission of the Brits. What is it going to take?
“UK travellers warned of increased global terror threat,” BBC, November 1, 2014 (thanks to Joeb):
British travellers have been warned they could be targeted by terrorists seeking revenge for UK air strikes against Islamic State (IS) militants.
The Foreign Office (FCO) has updated its travel advice for all destinations.
It urges Britons living or travelling overseas to be “vigilant” because of the threat from those “motivated by the conflict in Iraq and Syria”.
The FCO said it was responding to the “generalised threat” rather than warnings of a specific attack.
Parliament backed British participation in air strikes against IS extremists in Iraq in September, at the invitation of the Iraqi government.
RAF aircraft are conducting flights almost daily, it is believed.
IS has seized large parts of both Iraq and Syria, up to the Turkish border.
The new advice comes after the UK national terror threat level was raised from “substantial” to “severe” in August, meaning an attack was “highly likely”.
The updated information, being added to all travel advice pages on the FCO website, states: “There is considered to be a heightened threat of terrorist attack globally against UK interests and British nationals from groups or individuals motivated by the conflict in Iraq and Syria.
“You should be vigilant at this time.”
A spokeswoman for the Association of British Travel Agents advised UK nationals overseas “be aware of an increased threat from terrorism”.
“All travellers should familiarise themselves with Foreign Office advice before they travel – in particular, country specific advice for their destination.”
“Holidaymakers should be alert but not alarmed,” she said.
The four threat level categories used by the FCO in advice to travellers are:
High, Countries include France, Thailand and India.
General. Countries include Spain, Italy, China, USA and Australia.
Underlying. Countries include South Africa, Ireland, Norway and Portugal.
Low. Countries include Switzerland, Mexico and Japan….