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Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Dirty War - HBO film about terrorist attacks on London

How freaky is this?

Right I am just about to go to bed and in the background I have had HBO on TV in my hotel room in California. They are currently screening a HBO made for TV film called
"Dirty War" made in 2004.

Here's a summary from amazon - "After years of meticulous planning, a terrorist operation is reaching its final stages. The authorities have received no intelligence; they are in a race against time but don't yet know it. As the operation unfolds, we see the working lives of men and women directly affected by terrorism. Among them: a firemen worried about the increasingly dangerous conditions he and his men are expected to work under; the head of the anti-terrorist branch whose responsibility it is to protect London and a female Muslim detective brought into Scotland Yard to investigate another suspected terrorist cell. But it is too late to stop the attack.

Outside Liverpool Street station suicide bombers detonate a large bomb, killing scores of commuters and sending a radioactive plume high into the morning sky. For the police, a desperate struggle to find and stop secondary attacks begins. For the fire service, the difficult and dangerous task of carrying out search and rescue in a heavily contaminated area. And for emergency service controllers, a mammoth operation to contain and decontaminate thousands of terrified people caught up in the aftermath of the explosion. Based on extensive research, DIRTY WAR asks whether as a nation we are prepared to face such an attack

I've just heard a top quote a journalist is making to the female minister for London "You're open and transparent to the public, except when you choose not to be". and "If you start issuing gas masks to everyone using the Tube, you really risk causing panic". Too tired to watch the whole thing but there's lots of reviews of it in amazon, the most interesting are made after the attacks on July 7th.

I wonder if it will ever get shown in the UK?

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