Terrorist Attack is highly likely

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  1. Was surfing the home office website just now (as I regularly do, of course) and notice that the threat level is Severe, the second highest. Apparently an attack is highly likely. The advice given is to call 999 if there is an immediate threat to life.

    Should I call them to let them know that the threat level is so severe and then start arming myself?

    The threat levels are:

    *critical - an attack is expected imminently
    *severe - an attack is highly likely
    *substantial - an attack is a strong possibility
    *moderate - an attack is possible but not likely
    *low - an attack is unlikely
     
  2. Bloody hell did somebody nickname another bear?
     
  3. European Heighten Threat Levels

    The English are feeling the pinch in relation to recent terrorist
    threats and have raised their security level from "Miffed" to
    "Peeved". Soon, though, security levels may be raised yet again to
    "Irritated" or even "A Bit Cross". Londoners have not been "A Bit
    Cross" since the blitz began in 1940 and tea supplies all but ran
    out. Terrorists have been re-categorized from "Tiresome" to "A Bloody
    Nuisance". The last time the British issued "A Bloody Nuisance"
    warning level was during the great fire of 1666.

    Also, the French government announced yesterday that it has raised
    its terror alert level from "Run" to "Hide". The only two higher
    levels in France are "Collaborate" and "Surrender." The rise was
    precipitated by a recent fire that destroyed France's white flag
    factory, effectively paralyzing the country's military capability.

    It's not only the English and French who are on a heightened level of
    alert. Italy has increased the alert level from "Shout loudly and
    excitedly" to "Elaborate Military Posturing." Two more levels remain:
    "Ineffective Combat Operations" and "Change Sides."

    The Germans also increased their alert state from "Disdainful
    Arrogance" to "Dress in Uniform and Sing Marching Songs." They also
    have two higher levels: "Invade a Neighbor" and "Lose".

    Belgians, on the other hand, are all on holiday as usual, and the
    only threat they are worried about is NATO pulling out of Brussels.

    The Spanish are all excited to see their new submarines ready to
    deploy. These beautifully designed subs have glass bottoms so the new
    Spanish navy can get a really good look at the old Spanish navy.
     
  4. I would argue that the threat is likely to remain severe for the forseeable future.

    An attack may not be imminent but it is almost inevitable.
     
  5. I am assuming any increase in level is down to the threats from Hezbollah, with the 40-day mourning period for Imad Mughniyah ending this coming weekend?
     
  6. Lucky Basil Brush didn't say anything about Muslims, then.
     
  7. I think we need a slightly more British warning system *The 3pm terrorist attack for Edinburgh will no longer be stopping at this station, please make your way to the awaiting buses* that sort of thing. The terrorists really need to unionise then go on strike regarding the number and availability of virgins.
     
  8. There hasn't been an increase. The threat level has been SEVERE since 7/7.

    Hezbollah, IIRC, have never specifically threatened to attack UK interests. The threat is from Al Qaida and its surrogates.
     
  9. Eh I'm away for Easter to Lyme Regis with my new caravan (sits back lets abuse wash over him) will it be safe there? I'm hoping that Mr Terry Wrist doesn't know where that is. Well its actually Charmouth but not many people know even where that is. Damn I've give my locstat away. O bugger its raining now I better get Mrs1gm's washing in or I'm really for it.
     
  10. Beat me to it. :roll:
     
  11. Cheers, really should pay more attention :idea:
     
  12. Are we really in more danger now than when the IRA were active?

    It seems to be the extreme end of H&S... i can imagine the conversation:

    "even though there is a small risk of an attack we'll keep the level at severe so that people think we know what we're doing on the off chance something does happen"

    TB
     
  13. What makes me laugh is all of the laws that help to control the normal population used under the excuse of trying to stop any more terrorist attacks.

    I'm sure that we had many more attacks by the IRA on the mainland than from Muslims. In fact, I'm sure that we had more attacks from the Welsh Nationalist Liberation Army than we have had from the Muslims!
     
  14. It does beg the questions: What do they know that we don't? And if they know so much, what the fek are they doing about it?

    My 2p: Just another excuse for the Labour lot to add more rules to society,,, thereby giving the scumbag terrorists just what they want... fear on the streets of the U.K. and one step closer to revolt.

    I for one am not in fear and will not be assisting the terrorists by spreading fear... simple rules from all that we learnt during the IRA campaigns should always apply.