Britain’s Home Secretary Alan Johnson announced today that the government is raising the “terror threat level” from substantial, where it had been since July 2009, to “severe,” meaning an attack is considered highly likely.
Despite this, Secretary Johnson insisted that the government had no intelligence to suggest that any terrorist attack was imminent. He said the increase in the level simply meant the public should be “more aware.”
Though Johnson refused to point to any single incident causing the increase, most see the move as a response to the failed Detroit lap bomber and the growing concerns over al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, the Yemeni group which took credit for it.
Britain’s terror level system has five stages, as does the United States’. Severe is the second highest level, corresponding to Orange in the US. America’s current level is still at Yellow, one level lower, though officials have raised the threat level to Orange for flights.
12 thoughts on “UK Terror Attack ‘Highly Likely’”
Given the way the treasonous Labour pary has thrown open the doors of Britain to the third world invasion, a terror attack is now practically inevitable.
No it's more like given the endless support Britain and the U.S. give to Israel and a terrorist attack is more likely. Drop the war criminals in israel and no more security threat pretty simple.
I agree that supporting Israel (which I have long opposed by the way) does INCREASE the likelihood of terror attacks. Open-door immigration INCREASES the opportunity for such attacks. When you invade the world and invite the world you are really playing with fire. If you are going to let people from vastly different cultures, backgrounds and races into your country from all around the world, you had better make sure you "Switzerlandize" your foreign policy – or be prepared to suffer the consequences. All the 9/11 hijackers were basically illegal aliens, or "visa-overstayers" as they are known in political-correctness speak.
Terror attacks are always lickley where ever their are muslims . We are at war with the terrorists but not the muslims . The terrorists are the most highly respected of the muslims , they are the most devout muslims , the true believers . We love muslims but not terrorists . the muslims love terrorists but not us . Just you quess who is winning .
Substitute Zionist in there and you have something.
England is getting nervous about their part in murdering innocent People in Iraq and Afghanistan. they still have not come to realize that the colonial Days are over.
AND YOU ARE STILL UN AMERICAN ROBERT GO TOO ENGLAND AND SEE IF YOU FIT IN WITH YOUR MUSLIM FRENDS
Its al about make people of europe to makes more anger and hatered against muslims. They are spreading heatred to start WWIII nd final war with muslms.
On behalf of Israel and oil companies.
Historically there weren't any Muslims in the U.K.
The real reason is to distract the news cycle from the Iraq Inquiry, now that Blair is about to deign to give us mere underlings his reasons for going to war.
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