Introduction — Dec 2, 2015
Although not explicitly stated by the mainstream media, there is an obvious drive to get the Western public behind more aggressive intervention in Syria.
The Nov 13 attacks in Paris conveniently paved the way for France to adopt a more aggressive policy in the Middle East. On the pretext of “fighting terror”, just as 9/11 opened the way for intervention in Afghanistan and Iraq.
Were the recent drills in London part of this? Were they really “anti-terror” drills? Or were they a psyop timed to coincide with the vote in Parliament on whether Britain should extend its bombing campaign in against ISIS in Syria?
The timing and the drill’s high profile are suspicious. The implied message being that this is the sort of thing we’ll see in London if we don’t adopt a more aggressive policy. They also condition the public to expect a terror attack, should parliament vote against intervention in Syria and a false flag be required.
There is also an element of the theatrical about the exercise. Just as there was at the Bataclan theatre in Paris, where stage dummies are thought to have been used in the part of the dead and injured. Ed.
‘Terror’ on the streets of London: Chilling footage shows Met firearms officers take on gunment and ignore the dead and dying as they hunt ISIS extremists in training exercise following Paris attacks
Arthur Martin, Euan McLelland — Daily Mail Nov 2, 2015
More than 2,000 firearms officers from the Metropolitan Police took part in a mock terror attack in London yesterday.
Firearms trainers posed as terrorists armed with AK47s and bombs and simulated an attack on a shopping centre for officers to deal with.
The Met insisted that the exercise was part of an annual training programme which had been set up months in advance of the Paris atrocities, and current debate over air strikes on Syria.
But last month’s attacks, where suicide bombers and gunmen attacked the Bataclan theatre, a football stadium, restaurants and bars killing 130 and wounding 368, will have been on the minds of those taking part.
Scotland Yard confirmed that their police marksmen are now being trained to ‘walk over’ wounded victims and focus their attention on the gunmen in the event of a terrorist attack in Britain.
This means those who are severely wounded could face potentially life-threatening delays as they wait for treatment.
Police chiefs said the tactic was necessary to stop terrorists from taking even more lives.
Assistant Commissioner Patricia Gallan said such a scenario would present officers with a ‘challenging’ and ‘tragic set of circumstances’.
AC Gallan said the terror attacks in Mumbai in 2008 where 164 people died during 12 coordinated shooting and bombing attacks changed the way armed officers respond to such atrocities.
She said: ‘We are asking [our officers] to do a different thing for what they did previously and it’s not about standing back – it’s about going towards the threat.
‘There may be casualties and in meeting that threat they will have to walk over casualties that might have been injured and wait until it is safe for someone else to go and help them.’
AC Gallan said the tactic was deployed by French counter-terrorism officers during the Paris attacks last month.
‘It’s something the French commander said was one of the most challenging situations to deal with, and [would be] one of the most challenging aspects for our officers,’ she said.
‘In asking them to go forward we are asking them not to give first aid to people that might be injured, and it might well be their colleagues as well
‘But the most important thing is to actually get to the threat and stop the killing of additional people and that’s why we have to keep going forward and not tending those who are injured at the time.
‘We would go as quickly as we can but as safely as we can. It is a tragic set of circumstances if it happens, but as quickly as possible we will get the ambulance service in.’