Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Are you getting the message yet?

How do you tell the difference between someone just videoing a crowded place and someone who’s checking it out for a terrorist attack?

How can you tell if someone’s buying unusual quantities of stuff for a good reason or if they’re planning to make a bomb?

What’s the difference between someone just hanging around and someone behaving suspiciously?

How can you tell if they’re a normal everyday person, or a terrorist?

The answer is, You don’t have to.

If you call the confidential Anti-Terrorist Hotline on 0800 789 321, the specialist officers you speak to will analyse the information. They’ll decide if and how to follow it up.

You don’t have to be sure. If you suspect it, report it.



Wolfie said...

So Carte Blanche to get the authorities to hassle anyone you don't like for any reason you fancy, bloody marvellous.

Get ready for a stream of young women phoning in because they were rejected/ignored/stood-up by some bloke.

Then there's just the bigots...

sam_m said...

"Do you know someone who visits terrorist related websites?"

I don't know what a terrorist related website is, but I do know some people consider the BBC to be one.
biased-bbc could be read that way and the Met. etc's time could be ill spent perusing the suggestions in its blogroll over where to have the next "Forest Gate".

Yes, that was the same DAC Peter Clarke.

Stef said...

There's no finer example of the Big Lie technique in action than the repeated claims that the Wog-loving BBC somehow cosies up to Islamic fundamentalists and their supporters...



Not that you would ever notice the BBC's outrageous pro-Islamic bias from watching Newsnight or if you retained enough braincells from 2003 to remember how the Beeb's coverage of the attack on Iraq was managed...


Adhesive X said...

I and millions of other people need these things! Does that make us Terrorists?

The relatively short staffed GESTAPO owed it success to this approach. There is nothing better, or cheaper, than getting people to spy on each other. Unfortunately it works rather well regardless of how (in)effective it can be.

de said...

I think this poster will soon be a cult clasic.

Tony said...

You never know where they could hit you.

(Be afraid, be very afraid. Booh!)