Friday, November 10, 2006


Blair backs MI5 terrorism warning-- Tony Blair said the terror threat had been building for some time.

Tony Blair has said he supports MI5's assessment that Britain is facing the threat of multiple terror plots.

He said the dangers were "very real" and he spoke of "poisonous propaganda" warping the minds of young people.*

MI5's boss has said she knows of 30 terror plots threatening the UK and revealed that her staff had 1,600 individuals under surveillance.

Dame Eliza Manningham-Buller said attacks could be chemical or nuclear and al-Qaeda was linked to many plots.

The prime minister said the threat had "grown up over a generation" and Dame Eliza warned that it was "serious" and "growing".

*I initially thought he was referring to "conspiracy theories" but now I see he may be referring to radical Islamic-- not clear though.