London Bomb threat

#7
It would appear there was an incident earlier this morning.
As has been stated, the fact that it is a coded warning is significant.

Bomb warning received in London – Oh Internets

Earlier on Monday, the Mall and Carlton House Terrace were closed after a disturbed manhole cover sparked an alert.
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The Metropolitan Police have confirmed they are investigating a break-in at Carlton Gardens but could not confirm whether or not the incident was linked to the closure.
The building involved is believed to be 2 Carlton Gardens, which houses the Institute for Government think-tank.
That is adjacent to the foreign secretary's residence, where William Hague is believed to have been at the time.
BBC pictures from the scene show a van of search dogs, and the Met's underwater and confined spaces search team.


However in the past IIRC coded warnings usualy came with a location (??) Is this a change in tactics or just a hoax to bugger up everyones day.
 
#9
You obviously don't Western, expressing your ignorance again. Coded means the use of an authenticated codeword - which is very retro these days. It's probably some old PIRA has been stirring the shite before HM visits Eire - but this shouldn't detract from the need to be vigilant.
 
#11
as I understand it a certain word is given to the person on the other end of the phone to prove the group are who they claim to be
Yes you are right an 'agreed' wording which would suggest that it came from someone who knew what they were.

Couple of issues with them:

They are compromised frequently
The person receiving the call needs to understand the significance. Terrorists will never call the Police or the Security Services directly.
They can also be used to cause millions of pounds worth of disruption without any cost to the terrorists as we are obliged to react.
 
#12
You obviously don't Western, expressing your ignorance again. Coded means the use of an authenticated codeword - which is very retro these days. It's probably some old PIRA has been stirring the shite before HM visits Eire - but this shouldn't detract from the need to be vigilant.
Where on earth do you get your deep knowledge of what I do or do not know?

Your comment is inaccurate in all respects, as is to be expected.
 
#13
BBC World News just described those responsible as being "Anti-British Militants".

WTF are the BBC on about? "Dissident Republicans", "Real/Continuity IRA", or "same old murdering scum" would have been perfectly acceptable terms.
 
#14
BBC World News just described those responsible as being "Anti-British Militants".

WTF are the BBC on about? "Dissident Republicans", "Real/Continuity IRA", or "same old murdering scum" would have been perfectly acceptable terms.
or simply "them c*nts are playing silly b*llocks again"
 
#16
It has been reported that the Met didn't want the warning to become general knowledge,and so cause disruption and panic.
So a warning was given to all police about it, to increase vigilance,but some member of the parks police started warning some businesses,and so it became public.
I think the Met were right in this instant, as the warning given didn't give times or locations,just a warning about a bomb in the next 24 hrs.So now because it has been made public the police have to react to more incidents, thus causing more disruption and fear,which suits the terrorists aims as well, as it costs them nothing in material or personnel to achieve publicity and disruption. So its a win win for them.
 
#17
the dissidents [ anti Provo's ] have been about since 1986- thats 25 years- and they have never killed 1 armed brit soldier- must be why the english media loves them- armed british soldiers are killed in afganistan - thats war- but those that do the killings in afganistan are not called hardline- must be a brit thing-
 
#18
the dissidents [ anti Provo's ] have been about since 1986- thats 25 years- and they have never killed 1 armed brit soldier- must be why the english media loves them- armed british soldiers are killed in afganistan - thats war- but those that do the killings in afganistan are not called hardline- must be a brit thing-
Yeah, like their old mates, the Provo's, they prefer to shoot un-armed off duty soldiers. Or unsuspecting members of the police force. Any chance you can **** off down to Dublin this week and ****ing drown yerself in the Liffey
 
#19
the dissidents [ anti Provo's ] have been about since 1986- thats 25 years- and they have never killed 1 armed brit soldier- must be why the english media loves them- armed british soldiers are killed in afganistan - thats war- but those that do the killings in afganistan are not called hardline- must be a brit thing-
so where you born this way or did it come as a result of a head injury
 

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#20
Yeah, like their old mates, the Provo's, they prefer to shoot un-armed off duty soldiers. Or unsuspecting members of the police force. Any chance you can **** off down to Dublin this week and ****ing drown yerself in the Liffey
He'll not be able to get near the water. His Queen wil be visiting and thousands of Southern Irish Royalists will be turning out to wave Union Flags and cheer, a lot.