Bomb Threat For UK
May 3, 2011 2:15pm CST
O.k so Britain is on a nuclear bomb threat alert and I am truly frightened. In one sense I am not bothered about what happens when you die, but if a nuclear bomb went off it could cause a lot of death and damage to the UK. These people who have planted the bomb have no feeling for humanity or children. I have 2 precious children and there are many more children. If they lost parents then what happens to them? These people don't care about things like that? What do you think? Do you think it is just a threat? Or is this something that could really happen?
• Cambridge, England
3 May 11
I thoroughly agree with you, Urban. The Daily Star is not a source I would trust. The final paragraph: "The British Government’s official terror threat level remained at “severe” last night, meaning a terrorist attack is highly likely." is true and both Britain and the US and any country involved in Afghanistan, Iraq or Libya, especially, is very likely to experience terror attacks. A "dirty bomb", however, is very different from a nuclear attack. If such a thing even exists, it is likely to be conventional explosive surrounded by radioactive material which might contaminate a small area but would certainly not have anything like the danger of a nuclear bomb or even the same sort of effect as Chernobyl or the leaks in Japan. I'm afraid that the Daily Star (and posts like this) are scaremongering and simply play into the hands of terrorists. My advice is certainly to be aware and careful but NEVER to be afraid of the possibility of terrorist attacks. The main aim, don't forget, of "terrorism" is to put terror into the hearts of individuals. In that sense, publications like the Daily Star are actually in league with the terrorists!
4 May 11
Even if it was real and that a bomb would go off the United Kingdom would be protected by not only American forces but also our own forces after speaking to someone working in the army yesterday. They said it is most likely not going to be a nuclear bomb more of a "dirty bomb"
3 May 11
it does not matter if the star is not a reliable source, the threat is real. it is more possible for that to happen now than when evetbody was running scared during the cold war. It would be more likely to be a "dirty" bomb which is easier to transport and manufacture. but do not worry. I like to think we are on the ball and ready for any bomb plots. sleep tight tonight and worry not.
3 May 11
hmm, but where did yew hear this news. and why would someone want to attack Britain. As far as I have heard Pakistan and USA are on high alert and not Britain. A nuclear bomb threat on Britain sounds like a false alarm. So just chill man.