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Fredbargate Apr 13th 2016 6:59 am

Terror threat
 
A USB stick found alongside an arms cache in Ceuta contained a list of potential targets inside the Spanish enclave, marking a ‘qualitative leap’ in the terror threat to Spain, investigators said yesterday.

Ceuta weapons cache marks step change in Spain terror threat – Gibraltar Chronicle

rachelk Apr 13th 2016 1:03 pm

Re: Terror threat
 
And now this

Detenido en M�laga el suministrador de las armas con las que se cometieron los atentados de Par�s . SUR.es

(Man arrested in Rincón for supplying the weapons used in the Jan 2015 Paris attacks)

Fredbargate Apr 16th 2016 8:51 am

Re: Terror threat
 
Couple linked to Islamic State arrested in Algeciras

A couple allegedly linked to Islamic State were arrested in Algeciras as they tried to travel to Morocco, Spain’s Ministry of the Interior said in a statement today.

Couple linked to Islamic State arrested in Algeciras – Gibraltar Chronicle

amideislas Apr 16th 2016 9:32 am

Re: Terror threat
 
There's a couple ways you can interpret this -

a) An increased terror threat. A need to be more fearful. Just what they want you to do.

b) A sign of increased vigilance. They seem to be making better use of surveillance, and actually using the intelligence they've obtained, ultimately, catching more of them. Finally.

Fredbargate Apr 16th 2016 12:14 pm

Re: Terror threat
 

Originally Posted by amideislas (Post 11924551)
There's a couple ways you can interpret this -

a) An increased terror threat. A need to be more fearful. Just what they want you to do.

b) A sign of increased vigilance. They seem to be making better use of surveillance, and actually using the intelligence they've obtained, ultimately, catching more of them. Finally.

Agreed

steviedeluxe Apr 20th 2016 6:34 am

Re: Terror threat
 

Originally Posted by amideislas (Post 11924551)
There's a couple ways you can interpret this -

a) An increased terror threat. A need to be more fearful. Just what they want you to do.

b) A sign of increased vigilance. They seem to be making better use of surveillance, and actually using the intelligence they've obtained, ultimately, catching more of them. Finally.

I've seen articles on the intelligence process in Britain that explain why there is sometimes a delay (and it's probably a similar process in Spain and other European countries). They often prefer to let a conspiracy develop, so they can trace weapons supplies, infiltrate networks etc. It is of course a two-edged sword, and you have to make sure you can move quickly when a plot is close to fruition (and they don't always manage it). But don't assume the intelligence people are not focussed on this.


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