47 thoughts on “UK Terror Threat Level Raised To Severe

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  • peacewisher

    I think the threat level has been raised because some of those super-duper water divining bomb detectors sold in Iraq might have also been used elsewhere, and they are taking no chances.

  • mary

    I hope everybody is searching their outhouses and looking into their wheelie bins for Postman Pat’s terrrrrists. YOU MUST KEEP ALERT. YOUR ‘CUNTRY’ (AS GORDO PRONOUNCES IT AND SO OFTEN USES THE WORD) NEEDS YOU.

  • dreoilin

    Just read this on Twitter:

    “Terror threat level in the U.K. to be raised from ‘substantial’ to ‘severe,’ likely pegged to Afghan conference in London on Jan. 28 – NBC”

    I didn’t know anything about an ‘Afghan conference’ or who is due to be there.

  • dreoilin

    “Or does it mean Britain is about to terrorise somewhere else?”

    –Phil

    This made me laugh last night. We need wit, with all this “Be afraid, be very afraid!!” that’s going on. I’ve never been a witty one but I sure appreciate those who are. Blessed be the jokers for they are indispensable — laughter keeps us sane.

  • Mark Golding - Children of Iraq

    Abe,

    That comment made me laugh – yes delayed action threat elevation from the failed Detroit airline bombing attempt – haha just trying to justify a bungled physops – still waiting to hear about the co-conspirators and view the in flight video – bullsh*t – the drone attacks in Pakistan are on the increase – wait for the co-ordinated networked drone attack (just to wind up Larry!)

  • Kelvin McGit

    And why is there no headline:

    “ALAN JOHNSON HAS NO INTELLIGENCE”

    Seems a missed opportunity, if you ask me.

  • Mark Golding - Children of Iraq

    With just a small amount of research it becomes obvious why ordinary peace loving Muslims can become radicalised.

    See:

    w+w+w.youtube.com/watch?v=jt6jGT2VsKc

    Drone Attacks:

    Most here know my thought by now on these ugly but inevitable 21st century killer toys complete with their myopic cameras, long range targeting and hellfire missiles; here a report of these f*cked up strikes.

    As per a study collating all strike data in 2009, the casualties up to July 18, 2009 surpassed the hits over all of 2008. The strikes also became much more lethal with an increase in average kills per strike. The strikes were also found to be concentrated in Waziristan.

    According to separate statistics provided by Pakistani authorities, US drones were behind 44 missile attacks on Pakistani soil in 2009. Of those 44, only five successfully hit their intended targets while 708 people died in all attacks combined. Over 90 percent of the deaths were determined to be civilian.

    source – wiki

  • Mark Golding - Children of Iraq

    This I believe is behind the raised Threat level:

    ISLAMABAD — The Jordanian doctor who killed seven CIA employees in a suicide attack in Afghanistan said in video clips broadcast posthumously Saturday that all jihadists must attack U.S. targets to avenge the death of Pakistani Taliban chief Baitullah Mehsud.

    Footage showed Humam Khalil Abu Mulal al-Balawi – whom the CIA had cultivated as an asset against al-Qaida – sitting with Mehsud’s successor in an undisclosed location. It essentially confirmed the Pakistani Taliban’s claim of responsibility for one of the worst attacks in CIA history, though a senior militant told The Associated Press that al-Qaida and Afghan insurgents played roles, too.

    The development may lead the U.S. to further aid and push Pakistan to crack down on Taliban militants on its soil. The success of the attack also raises doubts about the effectiveness of the Pakistani military’s ongoing ground operation against the Pakistani Taliban in its stronghold in the South Waziristan tribal region.

    w+w+w.miamiherald.com/news/world/AP/story/1416895.html?storylink=mirelated

  • ingo

    non threat specifics indentified sounds a bit like non specific uthritis, i.e something that is there, but you can’t really make it out, a hunch, a raised level of background noise.

    If there is a serious threat to a certain set of people thats fine by me, I have to live daily with dangeours drivers, a far greater threat to me, my grandson and the neighbours kids.

    Off course should somebody try and get to Blair, sadly no guillotine was available at such short notice, that would be enough to scare all of us witless.

    I think Alan Johnson should have this threat shoved down his throat, its about time we refuse their scaremongering tactics.

  • Anonymous

    of course if something dpes happen, you can point out that it is as a direct involvement of us/uk in iraq, afganistan…..

    me ive got a 3 yr girl, and fuck me if i didnt see it was my right to go after the fuckers that allowed drones attacks…..by the way her name is not ‘collateral damage’

  • dreoilin

    Thanks for the the Onion, technicolour.

    I’m still waiting for a new router from BT, but this one periodically comes on — and then goes off again and leaves me stranded …

  • Anonymous

    From the Guardian.

    “It is almost seven years since Tony Blair led Britain into war in Iraq. But when he strides into the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre in Westminster at 9.30 on Friday morning, through a ring of steel set up by the security services, the passage of time will count for nothing.”

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2010/jan/24/blair-chilcot-inquiry

    “…when he *strides* into the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre…”

    and “Behind the former prime minister will sit more than 20 bereaved relatives …

    “The organisers of the inquiry have been at pains to try to reduce the emotional temperature around Blair’s attendance.”

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2010/jan/24/blair-chilcot-inquiry

    The Guardian forgot to mention that celestial winged beings will also be playing harps during Blair’s entrance.

  • dreoilin

    “Usually ‘SCARED’ but curently sitting at “DUHH…'”

    I’m going straight off to get that now. Hee hee. 🙂

  • Clark

    The Miami Herald link posted by Mark Golding on January 23, 2010 2:55 PM doesn’t seem to work, but Google on “broadcast posthumously Saturday” and you’ll find the article elsewhere.

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