The Manchester attack was another one where the terrorist, Salman Abedi, was known to authorities and a number of people who knew him expected it would end the way it did. He told people it was okay to be a suicide bomber.
Daily Mail reports that there UK security chiefs were warned Salman Abedi was planning an attack in January.The FBI told MI5 that Abedi was part of a North African IS cell. The U.S. was on to him because of his trips to Libya and links to terrorists in that nation.
The U.S. federal agents intercepted Abedi’s communications for almost a year. His entire family is linked to IS terrorist groups.
To make matters worse, he was on a terror watch list in 2016.
MI5 did investigate when they were tipped off. The thought was Abedi was going to assassinate a political figure, not children. He was forgotten but he was still traveling to Libya.
The U.S. and the U.K. have not confirmed this report but they wouldn’t.
The Russians warned us and we ignored them. The result was the Boston Marathon bombing. There were other cases as well.
There needs to be a zero tolerance policy for jihadists but our PC culture would never allow it.