The following is my opinion as a member participating in this discussion.
Originally posted by Bisman
well here in the US we run our tv emergency tests weekly, and our air siren tests the first wed of every month.
it would actually be a great time to attack the US lol. everyone just ignores it.
Where I live (in Prague, Czech Republic), we also test our emergency sirens on the first Wednesday of every month, starting precisely at noon. The
only people who are at all concerned when the things go off are tourists. The locals don't even look up from their cups of coffee.
And yes, I've long had the same thought as you: if anyone ever wanted to launch an attack against us then that would be the time. True, we do have
several different ways the sirens can be used to signify real emergencies, such as shorter blasts on them and so on, but they never do that in tests
-- and I mean never. I've been here over 19 years and not once have they tested the "alternative" sounds on the sirens. They just run them all up to
maximum, let them howl for exactly two minutes, then shut them all down again. And there's never be a real, major emergency that required the sirens
so the only time we hear them is on the first Wednesday of each month -- at noon.
In other words, our public emergency warning sirens are pretty useless and just a hangover from the Cold War. If they ever really need to use them the
vast majority of the public will either ignore them or be utterly clueless about what they're supposed to do. But at least the emergency services will
I wouldn't be surprised if various emergency centers began calling each other to find out what the heck is going on... And by
the time they work out it's for real -- too late.
Getting back to Athens, I suspect they are concerned about both the internal problems in the country and the growing threat of war spreading in the
general region. I doesn't have to mean that a false flag op is in the works.
All the same, aware people should be wary, because frankly we can never be sure what
might be in the works. The fact that they have chosen to
test their emergency warning system now is not insignificant.
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edit on 11/10/12 by JustMike because: (no reason given)