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by | 4th, August 2004

‘WE are assured that the reason the IT department has not turned up for work at Anorak Towers this morning is nothing to do with the terror raids across Britain last night.

Who’s going to fix our computers now?

The fact that they would turn up to work in ‘Kill The Infidel’ T-shirts and spend most of their time throwing paper planes across the office was just their particular sense of humour.

But 13 people will not be turning up to work today after police swooped in a series of co-ordinated raids across the country.

According to the Times, up to 70 officers sealed off streets in Kensal Green, while police in forensic science outfits were seen searching a house on Harrow Road.

And two others were arrested at Blackburn as they drove their gold Mercedes (coincidentally the Anorak company car) down Preston Old Road.

It is unclear whether the arrests are connected with the heightened alert in the United States, which follows the discovery of detailed terror plans on the computer of captured al Qaeda suspect Mohammed Naeem Noor Khan.

If they are, however, they as likely to relate to operations planned for World War II as they are to the Islamist terrorist threat.

It turns out that cynicism at the motives of the White House in issuing the terror alert was fully justified with news that the ‘new’ intelligence is actually four years old.

The Independent says the information on which the state of alert in the United States was raised to orange actually pre-dated the September 11 2001 attacks.

And it quotes a senior law enforcement official who told the Washington Post: ‘There is nothing right now that we’re hearing that is new. Why did we go to this level? I still don’t know that.’

However, the Bush administration insists the decision to upgrade the security alert was not politically motivated.

‘I don’t want anyone to disabuse themselves of the seriousness of this information,’ Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge said, ‘simply because there are some reports that much of it is dated.’

In particular, we advise people living in the Normandy area of France to be extra vigilant in the days and weeks to come.

News is that a massive armada of ships is heading your way…’

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