With the ‘awakening’ to the terrorist threats today western nations forget that for decades they have been havens to most organizations labeled terrorist outfits today. The various jihadi organizations active in Kashmir/Pakistan/Afghanistan today used to be headquartered in UK and the US. The western nations provided safe havens to these organizations under the guise of providing support to ‘freedom movements’ in their homelands; often disregarding the violent means employed by these outfits. The justification was that given their stance these outfits would not get justice from the judicial systems of the countries they operated in. Terrorists would kill innocent civilians in thousands and conveniently escape to the western nations.
The outfits thus know, most of the western countries that provided them safe havens, inside out with safe houses, financing channels, forgers etc. The western nations all along were hence sharpening a two edge sword whose wielder has now gone berserk.