‘There is no doubt huge resources have been deployed in this case. And I myself have wondered whether that was proportionate. But at the end of the day… they have saved a human life.’
One which will be of benefit to our society? Well, judge for yourselves:
The court heard that the young man, who cannot be named, had an uncle who had been held at the US military detention centre at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba.
And three of his brothers had travelled to fight for a jihadist group then known as the Al Nusra Front – which had links to Al Qaeda – in Syria. Two died in their teens and a third was wounded.
My vote is, of course, ‘No’.