Unexploded munitions are found all over the UK every year. Remember that time a few decades ago when some mentally deranged person decided he wanted
to kill as many innocent British people as he possibly could and dropped hundreds of thousands of bombs on us?
Jumpy reporters are grabbing at anything even remotely hinting at a potential terrorist risk to the games, it's their job to create drama and get
This is likely nothing more than some people finding these things in the course of their work - just as happen regularly in the UK - and then bringing
them back for disposal. And the reporting is probably deliberately misleading or omitting certain things to suit their need for drama.
Do you really think that if someone were planning to attack right now they would use munitions like this?
Edited to add -
"multi-purpose catamaran workboat"
"After examining both shells they declared the ordnance to be safe."
So not only do terrorists try to use unexploded shells as weapons, they use dead shells
As I said, these are found all over the UK every year. This is not news. That is why it is not all over the MSM. If they were dug up in someone's
garden and the street had to be evacuated then it would be. This is not one of those times. They are small shells, and have been in water for decades.
Nothing to see here.
Incidentally, we had a German bomb found in our city about four years ago while they were constructing a car park. It had been laying there in a filed
not far from the surface for all that time. I was on the road driving past when they destroyed it. That was a proper bomb, feet long, and let off a
hell of a bang that rocked the car we were in.
edit on 29-7-2012 by detachedindividual because: (no reason given)