Thursday 14 December 2017

Architecture of our national security is inadequate - we are riding our luck

'Senior military sources revealed how devastating cutbacks and an 'alarming' brain drain of specially trained personnel has dramatically reduced the ability of the Defence Forces to provide 'even a minimal effective response' to any major security incident' (stock photo)
'Senior military sources revealed how devastating cutbacks and an 'alarming' brain drain of specially trained personnel has dramatically reduced the ability of the Defence Forces to provide 'even a minimal effective response' to any major security incident' (stock photo)

Paul Williams

The architecture of Ireland's national security is not fit for purpose, with grossly inadequate resourcing and training to protect against possible attack by Islamist terrorists.

And despite assurances from senior security officials and Government ministers that the situation is under control, the chilling reality is that this assertion is based more on hope than a tried and tested security infrastructure.

There is an implied assumption that the maniacal, merciless Isil nihilists have given the white western Irish people a pass - and somehow view us benignly because we are peace-loving, neutral people.

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