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this time a chemical attack on the London Underground. When, if ever, will all this bolloxs end! Those spanish ones still aren't done yet, threatening to make Spain run with rivers of blood! I'm off to Madrid as well this weekend!!! I bet they let all those rag heads they arrested last week out as well. No doubt some smart a*re lawyer will plead the usual human rights bolloxs!

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Below is a C&P from the BBC website. I'm slightly concerned. Exactly how was the plot foiled, if the report makes no mention of any arrests? Makes me wonder whether there's some attempt being made to manipulate the public to further some other agenda.



Intelligence agents in the UK and US have foiled an alleged chemical bomb plot in Britain, the BBC has learnt.

The plot was believed to involve detonating a combination of explosive and a chemical called osmium tetroxide.

Experts say in gas form it could be lethal in a confined space.

The plotters were thought to be sympathetic to the aims of al-Qaeda and the intended target was believed to be British civilians.

The chemical has a legitimate scientific use for research but is highly destructive to peoples' eyes, lungs and skin.

Attack 'inevitable'

The plot was foiled after US and British intelligence intercepted communications between the plotters and it is not thought that they had managed to obtain any of the chemical, osmium tetroxide.

The target was thought to be areas in which there would be concentrations of people, possibly within a confined space.

The UK has been on a high state of alert since bombings in Madrid on 11 March claimed 191 lives.

Metropolitan Police commissioner Sir John Stevens said a terror attack on London was inevitable but Home Secretary David Blunkett has tried to play this down.


There has to be a balance between telling the truth and reassurance

Home Secretary David Blunkett
Alastair Hay, Professor of environmental toxicology at Leeds University, said osmium tetroxide was a rare catalyst - a chemical that speeds experiments - and could potentially make an explosion occur more rapidly.

But Professor Hay told the BBC it would have to be obtained from a specialist chemical supplier and it did not fit the profile of a typical chemical warfare or dirty bomb agent.

"It would not be in the same category as some radioactive substance which would continue to emit radiation and cause a problem in terms of clean up.

"This would be something present, like a heavy metal like lead, in the environment. I don't think it would be a major hazard and clean up would not be a major problem," he said.


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What, you mean pretending to Joe Public that the authorities are winning the battle against terrorism, when really M15, the CIA, the Met Police, both the US and UK governments are as clueless about the next terrorist targets as the rest of us?!! I couldn't believe for one moment that two, trusting and honest governments such as Blair's and Bush's would ever mislead the public!! <img src="/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />

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don't worry lord, we've got Blunkett keeping an eye out for anything suspicious

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its all bullsh*te spin designed to frighten us into President Blairs new united europe....

my fckin cats more of a terrorist than these idiots they keep arresting....

the BBC are a fckin national disgrace....they should all be shot for treason....

did you all see that [****!!****] on the telly last night saying that breast feeding causes cancer....fck me....these people aint real are they....

oh yeah...

we've all got deadly bugs in our beds that 'eat' us whilst we're asleep......apparently it takes 80 years before we show the symptons....

80 years...who fckin cares...what are we supposed to do...stay awake all fckin night....

I've even got a sticker on me noo keyboard saying keyboards can be fatally dangerous.....

are they fckin sure....whats it gonna do...fckin blow up or something...its a plastic fckin keyboard for chrissake.....not a fckin grenade launcher....

you really really couldn't make it up culdya....

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"It's all [***!!***] designed to frighten us" totally agree...

As addressed in 1984 by G.Orwell on the subject of "Peace is war", people are much less likely to attack their governments policies ie economy or public services if they are worried about an outside force attacking them. The outside force in this circumstance is terrorism, obviously no one is dismissing the attacks on America by terrorists nor likewise in Madrid, but i truly believe our Government has an alternative agenda in talking the terror threat up.

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What would worry me.....if i still lived in England.......was the total failure of ANY government to contain the IRA...So how do they hope to stop any other terrorist attack!

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Isn't it a bit like finding a needle in a haystack, Just to say that a terrorist attack was ineviatable and if they arn't talking via phone or e-mail if it's already planned. How can you stop it.

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Let's face it, it's not hard to spin a panic, is it? A careful press release here, a briefing from friends at MI5 or top police on some nick-of-time arrest (with few details given for 'security reasons') and a climate of panic is created, one in which the public can be manipulated into accepting further and further cuts in their civil rights.

Is it a coincidence that Blunkett's forcing ahead the ID card scheme at this time? ID cards didn't bloody stop Madrid, did they? And the Spanish have had the things for years.

Be afraid - and I don't mean of terrorists.

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So have we. They're called credit cards. Also passports, driving licences, National Insurance numbers, etc etc etc

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Passports are only needed by people travelling abroad. Driving licences are only needed by people who drive. Nobody needs credit cards. So maybe it's as if everything you do is stored under your National Insurance number.

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If Adolphus ( I used to be a house painter ) Hitler couldn't bomb us into submission in the 1940's, what fecking chance do these rag-'eds reckon they really have !!!

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He was bombing from a distance. Nowadays the bombers get much closer to their targets.

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thats right Colin.........Hence TERRORists!

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I'm actually surprised that Islamic extremists are planning attacks on the UK. The way I see it, any potential terrorists have a good base with which too operate from. Checks on Asylum seekers and other immigrants are almost non-existent, any potential terrorist can travel relatively easily to other EU nations, the facilities are there to easily launder money, produce false documentation or obtain potential harmful substances if they have the know how. Any terrorists attack on the homeland would immediately spark outrage and in turn make it harder for them to operate. I believe that if there government were truly concerned about a possibility of an attack on Britain then there are measures, which they would or should have put into place by now.

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I watched 'Enemy of the State' on TV last night for ther first time. Will Smith & Gene Hackman. Brilliant film.

Somewhat a bit near the truth these days ?

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I'd best calm down before I comment on this. [***!!***] makes my blood boil. <img src="/images/graemlins/angry.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/images/graemlins/angry.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/images/graemlins/angry.gif" alt="" />

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