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Unusual Activity on U.K roads - Radioactive!

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posted on Feb, 18 2009 @ 04:11 PM
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I live in the middle of the U.K, i drive a lot with my work,

Yesterday (tues 17th) i was driving down a motorway heading north and there was a string of police cars .. then army vehicles ... then plain blue armored truck with nothing but the words 'Radioactive' on the side .. more army vehicles ..police etc in front .. and finally a police bike way ahead.

then today (18th|) i am driving up the motorway and the same style of armored trucks heading north ...

Then on the 6pm news this evening a segment saying .. 2 nuclear submarines and a fleet off ships heading to .. the mid east.


Now i definitely think that the U.K is about to join the U.S for a last foray into Afghanistan real hard ... and increased military activity should be expected .. but why move radioactive 'things' north in such a situation .. and are such things usually moved about mid afternoon? instead of the dead of night when the roads are clearer?

The evening news was very clear and repeated the fact '2 nuclear submarines' more than once .. are headed to the area.

i drive the roads a lot and in more than a decade first time i have seen this much military hardware in all that time.

Something big is going down ...and maybe not just abroad...




posted on Feb, 18 2009 @ 04:15 PM
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In the UK would they be allowed to transport Nukes on roads? It didn't sound like it was military necessarily. Strange.. We do know US is doubling troops in Afghanistan.



posted on Feb, 18 2009 @ 05:05 PM
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Originally posted by BlackProjects
In the UK would they be allowed to transport Nukes on roads? It didn't sound like it was military necessarily. Strange.. We do know US is doubling troops in Afghanistan.


That was my first thought and in the daytime?!?

does anyone know .. the laws to transport weapons of this type? or could it have been waste?

the whole entourage consisted of ..

Bike , Police Car , Police Car , Army (chunky armored poss) , Army, Blue Armored truck , Army, army, police car , Bike ....

Is that a normal escort for waste ? or weapons? at 3pm in the afternoon on the A50 in the middle of the country.

[edit on 18/2/09 by Quantum_Squirrel]



posted on Feb, 18 2009 @ 05:15 PM
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This youtube video shows a British nuclear weapons convoy on route from Burghfield to Coulport. You'll notice that blue vehicles do form part of the convoy although to my old eyes they're merely Ford Transits for personnel & equipment.

The road convoys are fairly common, usually operate overnight although have been seen during daylight hours too. They don't appear to take any special routes, they're not shy about trucking several nuclear warheads straight through Glasgow city centre on the M8 motorway, a huge bone of contention for local CND activists. There's only been one major incident in my memory, in the 80's when a warhead truck skidded off the road on ice. Any other problems have been mundane, I remember one convoy having to halt on the main shopping street in Helensburgh when a warhead truck broke down.

Here's the vid, soundless unfortunately, I'll try to embed it. If it doesn't work I'll post a link.

www.youtube.com...




posted on Feb, 18 2009 @ 05:19 PM
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Maybe it's not nuclear weapons they are transporting but nuclear fuel for submarines etc. I thought such things were always transported by train?



posted on Feb, 18 2009 @ 05:19 PM
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this might be clossely linked to the two nuclear submarines hitting each other midseas while traveling on stealth mode, the other day.



posted on Feb, 18 2009 @ 05:24 PM
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nice vid

My encounter had no big truck , was like half that size and armoured.. the army vehicles were not jeeps they looked like APC's and were brand new , the blue armored truck had the words 'Radioactive' in yellow on the side.

I tell you when i overtook them and was about 5 meters away from that radioactive sign .. sure sent a shiver down my spine.



posted on Feb, 18 2009 @ 05:37 PM
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CND suggest that your blue trucks may be transporting nuclear weapons to RAF Brize Norton, from where they're flown to Dover Air Force Base in the United States. Perhaps someone can suggest why that might be ?


There are also occasional movements of what are known as Special Nuclear Materials. These include convoys, probably of nuclear warhead parts or of complete warheads, between AWE Aldermaston, near Newbury, and RAF Brize Norton in Oxfordshire, from where they are flown to the United States. (usually to Dover Air Force Base in New York State). This traffic is highly secret - so much so that the Ministry of Defence will not even admit its existence. The convoys are much smaller and usually consist of one or two large, dark blue armoured trucks with police escorts in Transits and Range Rovers.


CND



posted on Feb, 18 2009 @ 05:56 PM
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This exact scenario happened right across the street from me here in the USA. We had Police cars, fire trucks and blue armored trucks from the military base.

The reason they were there is because my grandpa decided to hoard all sorts of explosives detonators and mortars and ammunition buckets from Fort Lewis in Tacoma.

My grandpa died and we did not want to get near the stuff so we called Fort lewis and told them the situation and they sent the whole military and civilian bomb squad and soaked the explosives with diesel and lit them on fire in the pasture. I guess the nitro already leaked out we were told.

That truck with radioactive on the side you had seen was most likely a X-ray machine to peer into explosive devices. Big xray machines are radioactive so they have to put a placard on the side of the truck.

So what you saw that day was most likely somebody found explosives that were snuck off of military base , maybe not unlike my experience.



posted on Feb, 18 2009 @ 06:05 PM
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Dover AFB is home to a heavy airlift wing (the 512th Airlift Wing, to be exact), so it makes sense for something being flown across the Atlantic to land there, though that's probably not the final destination for anything nuclear or nuclear-related. Warheads and / or parts might be shipped to the U.S. for overhaul or disposal.



posted on Feb, 18 2009 @ 06:05 PM
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Close to where I once lived there was an armenants factory and the locals used to say when the shipments happened all the traffic signals until the motorways were organised so that everything was on red except the convoy itself.

This is normal what must be remembered to is that the new Attack subs not soo much the SSBN's can now carry torpedo launched Harpoon and Tommohawk missiles, both for land and ships targets, both of these can be fitted with small nuclear tips unfortunately.

So two nuclear submarines probably means Hunter/Killer subs with these sort of capabilities.

The first shot fired in Gulf war 2 was from a British Sub and was a Sub launched Tommohawk Cruise Missile.

Shock and awe started by first round from a British sub due to time to get to target.

What is strange about the vid posted is that just after 1min 30 secs a EMPTY coach with just a driver on board leaves, but does not seem to be part of the rest of the clips, why oh why a empty coach in the middle of all that?

Elf.



posted on Feb, 18 2009 @ 06:22 PM
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The British Guardian newspaper last week revealed that the US & UK are closely cooperating on the Reliable Replacement Warhead programme, which the new US administration is seemingly about to cancel.

Perhaps the convoy is routinely transporting material back & forward for this ? That's be my best guess.


The US military has been using Britain's atomic weapons factory to carry out research into its own nuclear warhead programme, according to evidence seen by the Guardian. US defence officials said that "very valuable" warhead research has taken place at the Atomic Weapons Establishment at Aldermaston in Berkshire as part of an ongoing and secretive deal between the British and American governments. The Ministry of Defence admitted it is working with the US on the UK's "existing nuclear warhead stockpile and the range of replacement options that might be available" but declined to give any further information. Last night, opposition MPs called for a full parliamentary inquiry into the extent of the collaboration at Aldermaston and campaign groups warned any such deal was in breach of international law. They added that it also undermined Britain's claim to have an independent nuclear weapons programme and meant British taxpayers were effectively subsidising America's nuclear programme.


The Guardian - US using British nuclear weapons factory



posted on Feb, 20 2009 @ 09:10 AM
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Today (20th), I was driving around the Hogarth roundabout (where the roads leading to the M3 and M4 motorways meet), and I saw one of those convoys, complete with police bikes, cars, vans, the empty coach, and the big blue lorry. The disturbing thing for me was that they were heading into Central London.

Also, very unusual in my area (NW London), I have just seen three military helicopters heading towards Central London, and there were a lot of police cars heading that way with lights and sirens going during my journey home today.
There is definitely something going on that we are being kept in the dark about.

Guess it's time to batten down the hatches, folks-
looks like a storm approaching.




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