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confusion over UK terror warning

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posted on Nov, 8 2002 @ 07:23 AM
Confusion over UK terror warning

The original warning feared a Bali-style bomb in UK

A stark warning that Britain is facing a possible chemical or nuclear terrorist attack was released but then withdrawn by the Home Office.

The first warning on Thursday said the al-Qaeda could strike Britain with traditional terror tactics or new, "surprising" methods.

"Maybe they will try to develop a so-called dirty bomb, or some kind of poison gas; maybe they will try to use boats or trains rather than planes," it said.

However, an hour after the document was released it was withdrawn and replaced by a much more general warning

There is alot of speculation in the British press that the Gov gave too much imformation in the original text.
Follow links on BBC for respected speculation.

posted on Nov, 8 2002 @ 08:26 AM
that's the problem: too much speculation, no hard fact. of ~course~ britain may be the target of an terrorist attack. hell, we've been that for decades. i don't see the point in giving out vague terrorist warnings when there is sweet-FA the british public can do about it.

- qo.

posted on Nov, 8 2002 @ 08:33 AM
gotta keep the fear and immediacy of the situation high on the public agenda otherwise people start thinking. and we know what sort of a mess the world would be in if the mob mentality broke down and we started actually looking at this war.

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