[IWE] International alert levels

Ashton Brown iwe@warhead.org.uk
Wed, 17 Jan 2007 16:12:45 -0800

Clearly all are taking their cue from
/The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists/


Doomsday Clock is today reset: 5 minutes til, moved from 7 til..
(I'd have voted for 3 or at best, 4 - given all the rest + a Village Idiot,
a dry drunk with paterfamilias problems - controlling The Football.)

Homo 'Sapiens' -?-

Is. To.  Laugh.

Alex Rutchka wrote:

> The British are feeling the pinch in relation to recent bombings and 
> have raised their security level from "Miffed" to "Peeved."
> Soon, though, security levels may be raised yet again to "Irritated" 
> or even" A Bit Cross." Londoners have not been "A Bit Cross" since the 
> blitz in 1940 when tea supplies all but ran out. Terrorists have been 
> re-categorized from "Tiresome" to a "Bloody Nuisance." The last time 
> the British issued a "Bloody Nuisance" warning level was during the 
> great fire of 1666.
> Also, the French government announced yesterday that it has raised its 
> terror alert level from "Run" to "Hide." The only two higher levels in 
> France are "Surrender" and "Collaborate." The rise was  precipitated 
> by a recent fire that destroyed France's white flag factory, 
> effectively paralyzing the country's military capability.
> It's not only the English and French that are on a heightened level of 
> alert. Italy has increased the alert level from "Shout Loudly and 
> Excitedly" to "Elaborate Military Posturing." Two more levels remain: 
> "Ineffective Combat Operations" and "Change Sides."
> The Germans also increased their alert state from "Disdainful 
> Arrogance" to "Dress in Uniform and Sing Marching Songs." 
> They also have two higher levels: "Invade a Neighbor" and "Lose."
> Belgians, on the other hand, are all on holiday as usual, and the only 
> threat they are worried about is NATO pulling out of Brussels.