The UK's Security Status Reaches 'Critical'

Just a short while after it's introduction, the UK security Threat Level has been raised to it's highest level, Critical. This is, of course, because the security services have foiled a plot to blow up planes flying between the UK and USA.

So once again, the terrorists win. The UK as a whole has just been disrupted, and whilst it may not be completely debilitating, in some small way, everyone has been impacted. Having a 'threat level' alone ensures this happens quickly and completely. It doesn't matter where you live, or what you do but you're invited to 'be prepared' none the less.

Instead of banning hand luggage, is it time to stop clinging to the mudflap of the US?

Submitted by coofercat on Thu, 2006-08-10 07:54



the terroists have not won. We have. We have thwarted their attempt to bring our country down but have found we are many steps ahead of them.

Submitted by someone who cares (not verified) on Fri, 2006-08-11 22:22.
Granted, but...

The point being that the mere threat of terrorism is enough to hugely inconvenience (or completely stop) thousands of people going about their lives. Granted, had this been successful, things would have been a good deal worse.

Trying to stop terrorism is like pushing water uphill. The only viable solution is to stop the threat of terrorism, which essentially means we have to stop people wanting to be terrorists in the first place. Whilst I can't tell you the whole solution, I'm pretty sure starting wars isn't the way to do it.

Submitted by coofercat on Sat, 2006-08-12 09:44.