Bruce Riedel, a former CIA officer who has advised Mr Obama, told The Sunday Telegraph: "The British Pakistani community is recognised as probably al-Qaeda's best mechanism for launching an attack against North America.OBAMA'S RATIONALE FOR INCREASING TROOPS IN AFGHANISTAN MIGHT ALSO APPLY TO ATTACKING BRITAIN; CONVERSELY, IF THEY CAN'T CONTAIN THE JIHADISTS IN BRITAIN, THEN HOW CAN WE EXPECT PAKISTAN TO!?
"The American security establishment believes that danger continues and there's very intimate cooperation between our security services to monitor that." Mr Riedel, who served three presidents as a Middle East expert on the White House National Security Council, added: "President Obama's national security team are well aware that this is a serious threat."
The British official said: "The Americans run their own assets in the Pakistani community; they get their own intelligence. There's close cooperation with MI5 but they don't tell us the names of all their sources.
"Around 40 per cent of CIA activity on homeland threats is now in the UK. This is quite unprecedented."
Explaining the increase in CIA activity over the past month, Mr Riedel added: "In the aftermath of the Mumbai attack the US and the UK intelligence services now have to regard Lashkar-e-Taiba as just as serious a threat to both of our countries as al-Qaeda. They have a much more extensive base among Pakistani Diaspora communities in the UK than al–Qaeda."
Information gleaned by CIA spies in Britain has already helped thwart several terrorist attacks in the UK and was instrumental in locating Rashid Rauf, a British-born al-Qaeda operative implicated in a plot to explode airliners over the Atlantic, who was tracked down and killed in a US missile strike in November.
PERHAPS THE ANSWER LIES IN USING NEW TACTICS:
- MAYBE BRITAIN SHOULD DEPORT NON-SUBJECT MUSLIMS SUSPECTED OF TREASON, CONSPIRACY TO COMMIT TERROR AND JIHADISM, (AND OFFER SUBJECTS LIFE IN PRISON OR VOLUNTARY PERMANENT EXILE. WITHOUT UK/EU PASSPORTS THESE JIHADISTS WILL HAVE A TOUGHER TIME ATTACKING US).
- AND MAYBE WE SHOULD BE USING OUR BIGGEST AND BADDEST BOMBS IN THE FATA OF PAKISTAN? YES: I MEAN THE REALLY BIG STUFF.