Was reading an article @ SmirkChimp about homeland security which induced me to land @ http://www.dhs.gov , the homeland security webpage.
August 13, 2006 – Effective immediately, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced an adjustment in the aviation threat level from RED to ORANGE for flights from the United Kingdom to the United States.
Hooray ! the threat level has been reduced from RED to ORANGE. “Man ! I was really tensed for the past few days with the RED threat level”.Seriously, how many of us even bothers to know the threat level when we start our day . The color code is a brilliant scheme,I guess. Wonder what people with color blindness will do or people who cannot differntiate between orange and red….(kadi)
On a serious note, who is really getting benefitted. Hmm…I think it is the terrorists. Heard it through the grapevine that the day they were ready to blow up planes in UK, we were on YELLOW alert. What does YELLOW mean? -Elevated Risk but nothing too serious. The terrorists know we are not in high risk, and so will not be checked thoroughly and BHAM! . The terrorists can come up with their own definitions of the terror alerts.
GREEN(low risk) – You might pass through even with an AK47
BLUE(Gaurded Risk) – Be on your guard,dont carry the gels in the shoes, the guard at the gate can ask you to remove your shoes.
YELLOW(Elevated Risk) – Check out the airport, report the scenario to superiors before proceeding.
ORANGE(High Risk) – Going to the airport may not be a good idea.Those guys are in full alert.
RED(Severe Risk) – FORGET IT !!! Stay tuned till the color changes.