Wednesday, 9 September 2009

Terrorism date?

OK, just another quick one. Am I the only person who, when today came round (with the date of 09/09/09 or '999'), thought about a potential terror attack on the UK? There is an article on the BBC news web site (here) that says that today is being used by people who want to get married and use it as a memorable wedding date. Particularly people who work in the emergency services. But the first thing I thought of was the terrible 9/11 tragedy. I'm sure at the time, or a few days later, the story came out that this date was chosen as the day to attack the U.S because of the significance of '911' (the U.S version of '999'). So, when today came round with the date '999' I thought that I wouldn't be surprised if something happened - or if a story broke of a plot being broken that would have attacked the UK. But when I've mentioned this to a couple of people, they've looked at me like I'm mental. So is it just me?

Comments in the usual way...

9 comments:

Phil Dawson said...

the oz emergency number is 000 so its looks like we're in the clear.

yet another advantage of living up north now mate, no london traffic, riff raff, chavs and pesky explosions

Miss Wills said...

Your not alone in your thoughts, it wouldnt surprise me if someone somewhere was plotting to do something terrible today. People amaze me, the horrible things that they are capable of.....now that's scary!

Charlie Naseweis said...

if they are planning something I'd appreciate it if they left it until after the football's finished. it's bad enough trying to get home when the train drivers are on strike!!

russ said...

If I was an ardent England supporter and I realised that 999 is our emergency code (like 911 is the Americans) and I knew that England were playing a pretty important match at Wembley (the home of English football and a pretty iconic and impressive building to boot) on the 9/9/9 where there would be thousands of people all in one place, then I wouldn't worry at all about going to the game.

Because terrorists, as thick and stupid and pathetic and worthless as they are, wouldnt try to blow Wembley up.

It's just too obvious, even for them.

Emma said...

No, it's not just you.

Emma said...

For a change.

Simon said...

Russ, you said that JUST to wind Mr. P. Junior up didn't you?!

russ said...

Yep!

Charlie Naseweis said...

It didn't work. Nice try though ;-)