ISIS threat to London: Ex-spy warns Brussels-style massacre in UK ‘only a matter of time’
A manhunt is underway for a third man – pictured in the far right in CCTV – who is the only one of the trio not thought to have blown himself up.
“Until the entire world is at war with terrorism, until there is a ramping up of procedures, it will happen.
“The only way to stop it is being proactive.
“They’re within our borders and this threat is only going to increase”
“They’re within our borders and this threat is only going to increase,” he said.
“On the morning of the Paris shootings I was doing an interview with Vice news and I said ‘watch out, they’re going to retaliate for losing the town of Sinjar in Iraq’ and that afternoon they hit Paris.
“And now Brussels, two days after they had a key operative wounded and arrested.”
Schiena, born in South Africa to a Dutch mum and Italian dad, was recruited by his college professor into the nation’s intelligence service during the Apartheid.
The war crime breaches Barack Obama’s “red line” policy and the proof persuaded Prince Ali of Jordan to donate a first batch of 1,000 gas masks to the Kurdish force.
He added: “ISIS are as horrific as you’re seeing on the news, if not worse
“ISIS are also very good marketers, taking advantage of Twitter, Facebook and other network devices to help in the recruitment process.”
Schiena, who is first and foremost the chief executive of company MOSAIC (Multi Operational Security Agency Intelligence Company), was in London speaking to press for just one day after a series of conferences on countering human trafficking – another one of his niches.
In another stark plea against terrorism, when asked what he would say to David Cameron given the chance, he added: “I would say ‘give your intelligence appliance as much support as possible.
“Allocate funds to analysts so they can go through all intelligence files and suspects. Have another look at them.”
The Belgian tricolor is being shone over monuments tonight across the world in a show of solidarity with Brussels.