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Gen. Brigo Asparuhov: High time for world to realise that fight against terrorism requires reason, funds, unity

Gen. Brigo Asparuhov: High time for world to realise that fight against terrorism requires reason, funds, unity

19 June 2017 | 15:06 | FOCUS News Agency
Sofia. It is high time for the world to realise that the great danger requires reason and joint efforts by special services and especially by the governments of Russia, the US, Arab and European countries, Gen. Brigo Asparuhov, former manager of the National Intelligence Service, told FOCUS News Agency with regard to the latest attack in London.
He did not rule out a wave of anti-Muslim extremism as a reaction to Islamist terrorism.
According to him, the terrorists achieve their goal – the British society is living in fear and terror every day despite the statements “we will defeat terrorism, we will not surrender”.
He called for unity, adding that although it requires huge resources, it is worthwhile to invest in order to stop “this murderous war in peacetime”. He believes that tackling terrorism requires collaboration, a lot of information, a concentration of efforts and above all, of money. The coordination between European services is not good enough, he said, and the main problem is linked to their funding.
At the same time, terrorists have huge funding that must be stopped.
“All politicians must understand that this is the greatest danger nowadays because it hits at the heart of society(…) Everybody is killed - children, adults, innocents”, which causes terror and insecurity. There are potential threats for the entire world, no one can rely on escaping, he added.
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Prof. Vladimir Chukov: Attack in London last night may be reaction to London Bridge attack

Prof. Vladimir Chukov: Attack in London last night may be reaction to London Bridge attack

19 June 2017 | 14:32 | FOCUS News Agency
Sofia. The attack in London this night could be a reaction to the attack on London Bridge, Prof. Vladimir Chukov told FOCUS Radio’s Good Morning Bulgaria.
According to him, what happened last night in London is part of the wave of violence in the UK, but in the opposite direction. There are many similarities with what happened two weeks ago, such as a hired van, three attackers, the driver had a knife, he commented. However, he stressed on reports that the attacker was white and smooth-shaven, unlike the attackers two weeks ago. In his opinion, this is a reaction by certain circles in the British society that disagree with the recent attacks.
The detention of the attacker indicates that the attack was not well prepared, he added.
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