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Manchester attack: US leaks about bomber irritating – Rudd

Home Secretary Amber Rudd has said she is irritated with the US for releasing information about the Manchester bomber before UK police would have liked.

Ms Rudd said the British had wanted to control the flow of information to “keep the element of surprise”.

She told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme she had been very clear with Washington “that it should not happen again”.

They shared the identity with the US to see what information, if any we had on the bomber while they searched for his possible collaborators. They didn”t want his associates to be aware that the authorities knew who the bomber was. Of course this administration blabbed it to impress people with how much they knew.

They are “led” by a fool that tells sensitive information to all and sundry: from Reuters: Trump tells Duterte of two U.S. nuclear subs in Korean waters. The New York Times obtained a transcript of a telephone conversation at the end of April between Trump and Philippines President Duterte that included the general location of two US nuclear submarines.

The normal procedure is for the officers of a nuclear sub to be the only only people who know exactly where the boat is at any time after receiving general orders when they leave on a patrol. They make periodic contact with their headquarters, but the ‘WiFi’ sucks under water. An important part of their strategic value is being invisible.


1 Kryten42 { 05.24.17 at 11:57 pm }

USA proved a complete moron can be Prez & morons can rule again, we & UK proved morons can also be elected, & the French showed they’re smarter than all of us!

Never thought I’d see that day! *SIGH*

2 Bryan { 05.25.17 at 11:30 am }

It must be something in the language, as that seems to be the common denominator for the outbreak of stupid. Canada’s dual language policy seems to have inoculated it from the more virulent effects of this global infection among Anglophones.

3 Badtux { 05.25.17 at 3:20 pm }

I dunno, Bryan, Stephen Harper was pretty darn stupid. He’s the PM who bet Canada’s economy on resource extraction and destroyed tons of records that researchers needed to research global climate change. The Canadians were just ahead of their time in electing their stupid leader, I guess.

4 Bryan { 05.25.17 at 8:50 pm }

You’ll get no argument from me about the stupidity of Harper, but the Canadians replaced him with Trudeau, OTOH, Britain Replaced Cameron with May, and Australia replaced Abbott with Turnbull.