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Britain's top security official is warning that it is highly likely militants will try to mount an attack in the country over the holiday season.

http://www.cbc.ca/world/story/2006/12/10/britain-threat.html

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Malruhn
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Half of me is saying, "Well, that makes sense."

The other half of me is saying, "Well, that is a good way to cover your butt in case something happens over the holidays."

With all the warnings that I've seen from the FBI, I just wonder if they haven't opened the dictionary and started issuing warnings...

"Al Quada may use explodey aardvarks."
"Al Quada may use home-made bombs."
"Al Quada may use feral cats."
repeated ad nauseum...

OR, some drunken FBI parties... I could see a bunch of folks sitting around with drinks, "No, I've got one! Wait, wait... Chemical drops from HANG GLIDERS!!! HAAAAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!"

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gopher
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quote:
Originally posted by snopes:
Britain's top security official is warning that it is highly likely militants will try to mount an attack in the country over the holiday season.


I think the key word is try. However I have tremendous faith in the british security forces (Military/SIS/Police/GCHQ) and their ability to prevent terrorist attacks.
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Malruhn
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Gopher, the problem is that the security forces need to be successful 100% of the time to be considered successful.

The bad guys only need to be successful once to be considered successful.

I don't care for that kind of pressure.

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quote:
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quote:
Originally posted by snopes:
Britain's top security official is warning that it is highly likely militants will try to mount an attack in the country over the holiday season.


I think the key word is try. However I have tremendous faith in the british security forces (Military/SIS/Police/GCHQ) and their ability to prevent terrorist attacks.
Yeah, they'll shoot another Brazilian electrician and all will be well. [fish]

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