Wednesday, 8 December 2010

WikiLeaks names Southport as top terrorist target

The think we should be told-  according to today's Southport Visiter our town is a top terrorist target:

THE United States fears Southport could be targeted in terrorist attacks, secret Whitehouse documents reveal.
A $52m telecommunications hub in Kew, where trans-Atlantic cables link Europe with Canada and North America, is listed as a key site for the country’s homeland security.
Our sleepy town is one of 12 places in Britain listed in confidential documents released on whistleblowing website, WikiLeaks.
The 7,300-mile undersea fibre-optic cable makes landfall at a huge station based at Southport Business Park, on Wight Moss Way.
Owned by US firm Hibernia Atlantic, the state-of-the-art cables have the capacity to allow huge data exchanges, equivalent to 25 million simultaneous phone calls.
American embassies compiled the suspected ‘targets for terror' list in February 2009 to improve “protection of the nation's CI/KR [Critical Infrastructure/Key Resources] to prevent, deter, neutralize [sic] or mitigate the effects of deliberate efforts by terrorists to destroy, incapacitate or exploit them".

and please Mr Reporter less of the 'sleepy town'


  1. Wikileak is more change Obama can imaging. We NEED transparency for our global society that we created an cannot control.To many crises. Would we have gone to Iraq over Weapons of mass destruction is we could read the cables first ? Climate Summit ? Redesign our 200 years old political system now. How can a few wise people understand these complex global issues pending ? How can we survive ? Shutting down WL is naive. At least the cork out of the bottle. Fact is that secrets are harder to keep anno 2010. Discuss it is the only option.



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