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Terror attack thwarted (apparently)

#2
heard about it on the news this morning.

well timed to coincide with the queens speech which is being hijacked to bring in Blind Pugh's draconian new anti-terror law!!!

agent smith
 
#3
If we're under such threat of terror attack, why are we always on BIKINI BLACK?

Are the politics of fear making an appearance this side of the Atlantic?
 
#5
If it's been thwarted and this much has been leaked to the press, when are we going to see anything going through the courts? Wonder what else Neu LairBore is going to try and sneak out to the press while everybody is concentrating on this and the Queens announcement from BLiar.
 
#6
Agent_Smith said:
heard about it on the news this morning.

well timed to coincide with the queens speech which is being hijacked to bring in Blind Pugh's draconian new anti-terror law!!!

agent smith
My thoughts exactly... and I heard on the Today programme that the Civil Contingenicies Bill allowing our beloved govt to power to suspend ANY Act of Parliament at will (apparently an "environmental emergency" is enough, and the way this govt is going, lighting up a ciggie could be construed as one because it pollutes the air!) was sneaked in under the cover of the hullaballoo about the Hunting With Dogs Act. What glories will issue next from the Reichstag? :?
 
#7
Lardy Prescott even went so far as to say, when Humphrys had wound him up, that hunting as an issue was 'unimportant' and didn't matter. With his usual bluster he tried to recover by saying that some people were obsessed with it, but by then the Reichkanzler's agenda was no longer hidden.

The proposed ID cards are really going to help in the battle against crime, illegal immigration and terrorism - they will be compulsory, but if you aren't carrying it, you'll get a 'producer', according to Prescott. How the burglars, immigrants and terrorists will laugh when stopped and asked for ID, to be told to pop it round to the police station whenever they've got a minute....
 
#8
From The Scotsman:

Britain's '9/11' foiled by security forces

CHRIS MCAULEY AND RUSSELL JACKSON


Key points
• Security forces thwart al-Qaeda plan to attack Canary Wharf and Heathrow
• Security chiefs claim they have foiled four or five terrorist attacks
• Upcoming Queen’s speech expected to be dominated by security

Key quote
"The significance of this would depend on whether these suicide training exercises were disrupted within the United Kingdom, and what they actually consisted of in terms of preparation, such as the indoctrination of key individuals" - Dr Magnus Ranstorp, director of the Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence at St Andrews University

Story in full AN AL-QAEDA terror plot involving aircraft being flown simultaneously into the towers of Canary Wharf and Heathrow Airport has been foiled by British security forces, it emerged last night.

The 9/11-style attacks on the two high-profile London targets are among four or five al-Qaeda strikes that security chiefs believe they have stopped, it was reported.

According to a senior authoritative source last night, training programmes for suicide pilots have been disrupted and the devastating attacks foiled. The Home Office and Metropolitan Police declined to comment on the reports.

Security has been heightened around strategic centres across the capital in the wake of the 2001 attacks, which have plunged the world into a series of conflicts aimed at defeating terrorism.

Last night, Dr Magnus Ranstorp, the director of the Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence at St Andrews University, said Canary Wharf would be an obvious target as it was the financial centre of London’s Docklands district, and Heathrow was the capital’s main airport. He said: "If this is the case, then of course there may have been different degrees of development and preparation for such attacks - it may not have been fully operational plans that were either days or hours away.

"There has already been a security clampdown around Heathrow, and that decision in itself was not taken lightly given the political and economic consequences of such an action.

"If this is the case it would justify what the security services and principal counter-terrorism officials have been saying for some time, that there is a danger and they have been working over-time to try and prevent this threat.

"Canary Wharf, and the City itself, is an obvious target as it is in the financial district of London and therefore remains a major economic target for terrorists.

"It is a great credit to the law enforcement and security services who are carrying out one of the more advanced counter-terrorism operations in Europe."

Regarding the alleged disruption of suicide pilot training courses, Dr Ranstorp said: "The significance of this would depend on whether these suicide training exercises were disrupted within the United Kingdom, and what they actually consisted of in terms of preparation, such as the indoctrination of key individuals.

"There are different degrees of preparation - from initial planning to training to deployment - so the significance of this would depend on at what stage the operations were disrupted."

More than 2,700 people died in the attacks on the World Trade Centre and the Pentagon more than three years ago.

News of the plots against British targets came ahead of a Queen’s Speech, which is expected to be dominated by the issue of security. Numerous bills tackling terrorism, organised crime and anti-social behaviour have been trailed.

Home Secretary David Blunkett’s more controversial proposals, such as the use in court of evidence acquired by wire taps, will be shelved until after the General Election expected in May.

However, the government’s programme will set the scene for a poll campaign Tony Blair is said to want to fight on security. Opponents have accused the Home Secretary of deliberately creating a climate of fear.

Mr Blunkett has recently insisted that Labour will campaign on hope not fear, but then warned that forthcoming trials will show al-Qaeda are "on our doorstep and threatening lives". His comments came after Metropolitan Police Commissioner Sir John Stevens spoke of his frustration at not being able to talk about anti-terror successes.

MI5 chief Eliza Manningham-Buller also spoke publicly about Britain’s success in thwarting fanatics. Mr Blair faced accusations of alarmism 18 months ago when troops in armoured vehicles surrounded Heathrow Airport.

However, the government insisted that the dramatic action came in response to specific intelligence.

It was not clear whether it was this event that thwarted one of up to five strikes reportedly prevented since the 2001 US attacks, and which ITV News was reporting last night.
This is the key bit:
The Home Office and Metropolitan Police declined to comment on the reports.
So it is all b@llocks and spin to try and whip up support for the Nazification of this country.
 
#9
Isn't it funny that whenever I happen to be in a Govt building, whatever the "Aaargh! Look! Terrorists!" flap that's going on, there's always a big BLACK SPECIAL sign? You might almost think it wasn't a coincidence.....anyway black bikinis look better on blonde birds. That must be it.

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#11
Expect lots of thwarted terrorist "actions" by unamed groups said to be loosely affiliated to "Al Quaeda", troops making the odd apperance at heathrow, police out in force, and the outward signs that we are under siege just prior to the election. Then we'll all be nice and scared and compliant, just as BLiar wants us. Then he can step in and save us from our paranoia.

Look at the proper indicators like the Bikini alert state and take your cues from that.
 
#13
The key trial on the horizon is that of Abu Musa al-Hindi, allegedly al Qaeda's point-man and recon specialist in the UK and US, who was arrested in north london in August. Turns out the to**er's a Hindu who converetd to Islam in his 20s and then fought as a jihadi in Kashmir. His name came up on the computer discs the CIA/Pakistani ISI captured in Lahore in June.

The Box 500 spooks say the biggest threat's from vehicle bombs. No one has yet found evidence of another September 11 plot on this side of the pond.
 

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