U.K. Deploys Armed Soldiers To Patrol Streets after Suicide Bombing in Manchester


Armed soldiers were deployed to patrol the streets of the United Kingdom following an announcement by Prime Minister Theresa May that the country’s threat level had been elevated from “severe” to “critical,” the highest level possible. As May herself noted in an address to the nation following an emergency Cobra meeting with her cabinet, British intelligence services have reason to believe that another attack may be imminent.

“[I]t is a possibility we cannot ignore that there is a wider group of individuals linked to this incident,” said the prime minister. “The police have asked for authorisation from the secretary of state for defence to deploy a number of military personnel in support of their armed officers.”

The military is tasked with securing vulnerable key sites throughout the country, including concert venues, sports arenas, and government buildings. According to the prime minister, the military will operate under the command of the police.   

“This means some armed police officers guarding events will be replaced by soldiers in an operation codenamed Temperer. It is the first time that the operation, which was first revealed in 2015, has been put into effect,” reports The Guardian. “The plan is believed to allow up to 3,800 troops to be deployed in support of the police, replacing armed officers at many sites to free them up for patrols in key areas.”

Already, around 1,000 soldiers have been deployed to major cities across the country. Home Secretary Amber Rudd stated that another 2,800 troops are being deployed to patrol the streets, placing the total at 3,800. Most are tasked with guarding the capital city. Since the Westminster terrorist attack in March, London has been the site of regular police patrols and security reinforcements. But with the latest deployment of troops, London has become a virtual fortress. Parliament will take no visitors or tourists for the time being as police track down Manchester suicide bomber Salman Abedi’s jihadist associates.



  • The Religion of Peace according the Obama and the liberal Democrats. So peaceful.

    THE same group which came into existence during the 2nd year of obamas first term presidency's. The same group which the US under Obama funded and gave weapons and training to. The same group that was able to take control of half of Syria and northern Iraq under obama. The same group that follows Islam which seek to destroy us which the democrats say are peaceful.
  • update on this developing story.

    Father, Brothers Of Manchester Terrorist Arrested (The family that murders small children together stays together)

    According to multiple reports, the father and younger brother of Salman Abedi, the 22-year-old British-born man suspected of carrying out the horrific bombing of Manchester Arena on Monday, have been arrested by Libyan authorities on suspicion of connections to ISIS. Abedi's older brother, has been arrested by British authorities during a raid following the attack.   

    Bloomberg reports that, according to officials and witnesses, the suspect's father, Ramadan Abedi (pictured above), and 20-year-old younger brother, Hesham, have been detained by Libyan officials. Libyan security forces say Hesham admitted to having ties to ISIS and evidence suggests that he may have helped in the planning of the Manchester Arena bombing, which left 22 dead and 59 wounded, including several children. The suspect's father told Bloomberg in an interview hours before being arrested that his son was innocent. 

    Bloomberg notes that Abedi had worked "as a security officer during Muammar Qaddafi’s rule before being accused by the regime of links to extremist groups, accusations he strongly denies." He fled Libya for the U.K. in 1993 and returned to Libya in 2011 after Qaddafi was overthrown.  
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