The actions of political leaders in the West – with the key responsibility firmly in the hands of Tony Blair and George W Bush – laid the foundations for guerrilla conflict against us of a kind previously neither imagined nor witnessed in the civilised world.
We – all of us – are now under threat anywhere we happen to be, from a primitive barbarity to which we are helpless prey.
Our media are not helping,
It is being reported in the press that GCHQ was instrumental in helping the Americans to locate Jihadi John in June.
For the unknown and newly radicalised freelance fanatics who can be anywhere in our midst, this is incendiary information for which the UK – and innocents – will undoubtedly pay.
There is no need for censorship but there is certainly need for some iota of intelligent judgment on the part of the media in matters of this gravity.