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Sunday, 4 June 2017
Up to about 15,000 foreign nationals from aggressive countries were interned during the 1939-45 German war, and no doubt many lives were saved as a result.
Mostly Germans, Austrians, and Italians, they were rounded up and sent to reasonably comfortable camps situated in racecourses, stadiums, and other secure places.
It seems a judicious argument that MI5's estimated 23,000 (Yes, 23,000) high risk, UK based, Jihadist Muslims, could now be given the choice between internment or permanent expulsion.
I'm sure that most would choose to leave the UK, but those who wished to remain could be guarded by a fraction of the forces who are at present trying to protect the whole country.
There is no question that someone as important a threat as Salman Abedi (the Manchester Murderer), and the 3 who were shot this morning, should have been surveyed on a 24 hr basis. Had they been so, about 30 innocent lives would have been saved.
However, the UK being a country where 'human rights' are more important to the do-gooders, than the lives of her citizens, it wouldn't seem ethical to lock-up people for what they MIGHT do, rather than for what they HAVE done.
Therefore more 'Manchesters' and 'London Bridges' are inevitable.
We went with friends to the Scallop festival in Whitianga; a charming
seaside town in the Coromandal District.
Had a great time...5000 people, lots of wine...
4 years ago
The difference between an optimist and a pessimist, is that the optimist enjoys himself whilst waiting for the inevitable! I AM that optimist!
This is a daily, optimistic, 'photos and comments' blog. I make no judgements (only occasionally), just notes. If you wish to comment in any way at all, please feel free. Everything and everyone is very welcome.
I was born just south of London, but for the past 45 years I've lived in S W France. I am a painter by profession, and writer by desire. Lady Magnon and I live in an ancient cottage, in a tiny village, in perfectly tranquil countryside. We have a vegetable garden called 'Haddock's' (this may crop up from time to time), a Border Collie/Black Lab' cross called Bok, a cat called Freddie, plenty of fruit trees, and a view that takes the breath away. I try to treat our planet with respect, and encourage others to do likewise (without preaching).
Contentment is a glass of red, a plate of charcuterie, and a slice of good country bread. Perfect!