German diplomat calls for creation of EU FBI to tackle extremists

A LEADING German diplomat has called for the creation of a Europe-wide law enforcement agency similar to the American FBI with powers to arrest and detain terror suspects

Wolfgang Ischinger warned the current security arrangement on the continent amounted to a “fair-weather” police force that is ill-equipped for the threat from Islamic State.

Mr Ischinger, chairman of the Munich Security Conference, said the attacks in Paris and Brussels had laid bare the flaws in national security agencies and their ability to share intelligence.

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    Sounds like a way to more closely monitor PEGIDA demonstrators.
    If the Europeans were really serious, they would already be taking the necessary steps to roll up jihadis and close their mosques, yet they are not.

    • They don’t want to “solve” the Islam problem they want to use it to their advantage.

      • I agree. This means more power to them, to control the lives of ordinary citizens. Islamic terrorism gives them a good excuse, makes it all palatable to those citizens. We are being moved inexorably to a police state situation thanks to the Muslim influence.

        • Exactly, more power to the EU, less power to the Sovereign National governments that comprise the membership. Apart from the fact that from a practical standpoint it will be a jurisdictional nightmare and lead to policing chaos. Just as Merckel’s unilateral “open border” policy led to immigration chaos because there were no clearly defined sovereign borders between the countries under the system.

          • The national gov’ts are also benefiting in increased powers of control over their citizens. All this because they refuse to name the enemy Islam and get rid of Muslims.

  • Ego

    The problem is, the EU doesn’t even _have_ a definition for terror because what is (used to be) terror in the European sense is not terror according to the OIC.

  • The Butterfly

    Here’s an idea, how ’bout you don’t let them into your country in the first place?

    • That’s the only way, really.

  • pdxnag

    It will be used to go after the resistance, the opposition to full embrace of Sharia. If only you submit then you will have your “peace.” (Like a rapist saying that he will not hurt you if you do not resist.)

    • And the media are right there doing their job of making it easier for them.

  • Millie_Woods

    They need more police to investigate all of the ‘accidents’ that are happening lately.

    • And who will protect us from our protectors is not made clear.

      • Millie_Woods

        Agreed. This looks like a case of ‘not letting a crisis go to waste’.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    Doesn’t Europe already have Interpol? Why isn’t that being employed here?

    • canminuteman

      I don’t think Interpol is a police force so much as it is a system to coordinate and share information between other police forces.

  • I assumed they already had such an agency.

    • mauser 98

      INTERPOL …sorta?

  • Justin St.Denis

    European countries are little places compared to geographical giants like Canada or the USA. Scake has a huge impact on perspective. Europeans suffer from “smallmanitis” because they know they are in dinky little places. This is particularly true in Britain, but generally true across Western Europe. “Sharing” does not come naturally between and among European countries, which is why the EU was always doomed to fail to begin with.