(Photo above: Andrew Parker, chief of MI5)
Question: What would you do if you knew that a prolonged war-like situation was about to break out in your country? I don’t know if this sounds stupid, but I write, do pull-ups and joined the National Guard.
In a rare public speech by Britain’s domestic intelligence chief at the agency’s headquarters in London on Thursday, Parker addressed the terror challenges facing the U.K. in 2015.
Attacks are often directed at “transport systems or iconic targets,” he said before adding that “we know, for example, that a group of core al-Qaida terrorists in Syria is planning mass casualty attacks against the West.”…
“We know that we cannot hope to stop everything,” Parker acknowledged, but said that security services such as MI5 would try their best. He revealed that three U.K. terror plots had been foiled recently.