Terror Threat Against Prague - Czechs On Alert

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posted on Sep, 23 2006 @ 07:57 AM
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The Czechs have raised security in their capitol Prague after receiving information from security services and police. Information they evaluated as "the most serious ever"...


Country profile: Czech Republic (BBC)



Sofia News Agency: Prague Beefs Up Security after Terror Alert

23 September 2006



Security was strengthened at dozens of locations around the capital, including the Ruzyne international airport, Interior Minister Ivan Langer said.

"The information ... was evaluated as serious, the most serious ever," Langer said.

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RFE/RL: Czechs Raise Security On Terrorist Threat

September 23, 2006



The Czech government raised security in the capital, Prague, today after information of what it said was an increased threat of a terrorist attack.

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Topolanek said the government decided to strengthen security measures in Prague "with the aim of eliminating the existing risks." He gave no further details.

Armed police have meanwhile been deployed in the city's historic center around dozens of buildings.

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Whatever's going on here, it sounds serious. I wonder what's happening. Do they got some guy with a suitcase-nuke or some other stuff on the loose perhaps? Or is it something else? Seems like they take this threat seriously...




posted on Sep, 23 2006 @ 08:09 AM
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I've been in Prague. It's a very nice city. I hope nothing happens to it. Lots of nice old buildings and bridges. And the best beer in the world




posted on Sep, 23 2006 @ 05:29 PM
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The Czech government set the security risk level in Prague to its highest level. The Primeminister later said that because of the security measures which has been taken and the fact that the public now know about the danger, there is no immediate danger...


Axis News: Security measures over possible terrorist threat further escalated tense relations between leading Czech politicians

23.09.2006




BIS spokesman Jan Subert confirmed speaking to the paper that the threat was serious. He emphasized that all the BIS units are on duty according to the order of the highest security risk level, Mlada fronta Dnes says.

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Prime Minister Mirek Topolanek told journalists today afternoon that there is no immediate danger, in connection with the threat of a terrorist attack in Prague, CTK writes. He said the government believe that the security measures taken and the fact that the public have been informed of the danger will eliminate the risk.

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posted on Sep, 24 2006 @ 07:32 PM
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No terror attacks so far in Prague, but they're still on the highest security level. The police are also kept busy by false bomb threats. You can get up to five years in prison if you're caught for scaremongering...


Ceskenoviny.cz: Peace reigns in Prague, police busy with anonymous callers

24.09.2006



Nothing unusual happened in Prague from Saturday morning till tonight in connection with the threat of a terrorist attack, but the tightened security measures will not be eased, it ensues from information by police and politicians.

The police were, however, kept busy by anonymous callers announcing the planting of bombs, all of which have fortunately proved to be false. Politicians have warned possible anonymous callers, saying that they will be faced with strict punishment.

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Scaremongering carries up to five years in prison.

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posted on Oct, 6 2006 @ 03:09 PM
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It turns out there was a plot to kidnap Jews and hold them captive in a Prague synagogue. They would make demands they knew could not be met, and then blow up the synagogue and kill all inside...


Spiegel: Plot Against Jews Reported in Prague

October 6, 2006



A leading Czech newspaper reports that Islamic terrorists had planned to kidnap and kill Jews in Prague. It seems the discovery of the plot was what prompted the terror alert in the Czech capital two weeks ago.

According to the Czech Republic's leading newspaper Mlada fronta Dnes, Islamic extremists were planning to kidnap and kill Jews in Prague. The paper, quoting unidentified intelligence sources, reports that plotters had planned to hold the captives in a Prague synagogue.

The paper writes that the would-be kidnappers intended to make broad demands which they knew could not be met, and that they would then blow up the building, killing all those inside.

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posted on Oct, 25 2006 @ 03:47 AM
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Apparently, some Egyptians tried to break into the cockpit on a plane (OK 447) from Oslo, Norway to Prague last year. The Czech counter intelligence agency believe it was a testrun, a preparation for a terror attack. The Egyptians (who was arrested) escused themselves with some story about them wanting to buy chewing gum, and they were actually looking for a stewardess...


Reuters AlertNet: Czechs say 3 Egyptians attacked plane cockpit last year




Three Egyptians tried to break into the cockpit of a Czech Airlines plane last year in what may have been a test of security measures ahead of a full-scale attack, the Czech counter intelligence agency said on Tuesday. The Security Information Service BIS said in its annual report the men were "suspected of a role in the preparation of a terrorist attack on civilian aircraft". "The three men tried to break into the cockpit of a Czech Airlines plane during the OK 447 flight from Oslo to Prague," the report said.

he BIS said the men were detained upon the flight's landing in Prague and deported immediately to Egypt. "They did not use any violence, the stewards stopped them and they made an excuse that they were looking for a stewardess and that they wanted to buy chewing gum," a BIS spokesman said.

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I've also read this story in Danish and Norwegian media.



posted on Jun, 3 2008 @ 06:06 PM
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Chechs Should Always Double-Czech Their Opponents

Apparently, the Czechs are not so alert anymore. At least some Chechs were not so alert when their Euro 2008-bound soccer team were about to play against Lithuania in Prague. In the game program, they'd printed the Latvian flag and a picture of the Latvian team. They said they were very sorry about the mix-up, and then went on to play the match. However, before the match they started playing the Latvian national anthem! Uh-oh! They've now officially apologised to the Lithuanian embassy in Prague. For those who don't know, Latvia and Lithuania are two different countries.


Czechs Apologise After Lithuania-Latvia Mix-Up

Lithuania or Latvia? Better double-Czech

Czech soccer federation apologizes for mistaking Lithuania for Latvia



Btw, the Czechs won 2-0



posted on Jun, 5 2008 @ 02:55 PM
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Despite the reports being old it blows the theory that islamic terrorism is as a result of [name your country's] foreign policy all to hell. No Czechs in Iraq last time I looked.





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