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BBC news from today...

Post Posted: Tue Jun 17, 2008 12:05 am

Is the report BBC alert typical or out of the ordinary?

I have to say it's not lending itself to my defense of the relocation to my in-laws. Embarassed

My counter today when confronted with it from the wife's father was that it was only provided by the UK embassy and no one else; and the only reason it was noticed was because it's forefront in his mind. There is nothing more to see in this report than any other major city on the planet.

Someone living in the UAE care to add some thoughts? I must say with my flying over for the "orientation/ final round of interviews" Friday (in 3.5 days), the timing sucks. Very Happy

 

regoks
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Post Posted: Tue Jun 17, 2008 1:00 pm

Im pretty sure the Australian government has been saying this for the last million years.

See www.smartraveller.gov....b_Emirates

I dont pay any attention to it. You are about ten thousand times more likely to get hit by a speeding car here than anything else. Hey... if the first bomb goes off then you can start reconsidering but until then its just paranoia Razz

 

Ryan81
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Re: BBC news from today...

Post Posted: Tue Jun 17, 2008 5:58 pm

oh dont worry, this has happened many times, way back about 4 years ago, all the us companies got scared and pulled out, ok if you were working for them, as they all got a free holiday, but the brits didnt do anything, and nothing happened. the same sort of thing just be aware of your surroundings. yes things do go on here, and the 'police' have a very good watch on 'people' here, but i always say you are probably safer here than a big city like london, and then not long later they had the bombs etc go off, as said before you have to carry on living your life as before but just be a little bit more wary which you would probably do in new york or washington or london etc.

 

busybee2
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Re: BBC news from today...

Post Posted: Tue Jun 17, 2008 7:56 pm

Agree completely.

No guarentees in this life, but....rather be here, than London, NYC, Barcelona........etc etc etc

 

youngandfoolish
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Re: BBC news from today...

Post Posted: Mon Jul 07, 2008 4:35 pm

the way i see it, i was there when the the london bombings happened (first day of my europe holiday lol). so twice in one lifetime is unlikely Razz

 

moomoo
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Re: BBC news from today...

Post Posted: Mon Jul 07, 2008 10:12 pm

Yes, but what if it turns out you're not paranoid after all, and they are infact, actualy out to get you....? Twisted Evil

 

youngandfoolish
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