Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Splice The Main Brace

I say, Leftenant Wanker, I believe that hangover of yours is about to get a whole lot worse.

Secret British Navy file found in pub

PORTSMOUTH, England, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- A secret British Navy file with information on a warship's Middle East tour of duty was found lying on a pub table in Portsmouth, the Daily Mirror reports. Michael Blown, 22, a student, spotted the papers showing the movements of the frigate HMS St. Albans as he played pool with his friends. He later handed the file to the newspaper.
"I was playing pool with my mates when I spotted it on view. It was on a small table. I wondered what it was and as I read it I couldn't believe my eyes," Blown said.
If it had fallen in wrong hands, the information could have exposed the sailors to an attack similar to the suicide bombing of USS Cole in Yemen in 2000 in which 17 died, the report said.
Ministry of Defense officials thanked the newspaper for returning the document, the report said.

Jolly good show, what?


TigerHawk said...

Suffice it to say that the New York Times would have run the damn thing on page one, and put the contents on its web site. After all, the public needs to know that sailors who drink beer in pubs mishandle information important to their nation's security.

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portia said...

But then our enemies would know that sailors frequent bars, and we wouldn't to tip them off to that:)

Cassandra said...

Personally I'm shocked that Naval personnel would be found in such an establishment anyway.

I thought they were all at the library or down at the bowling alley...

*running away*

KJ said...

No thanks to the kid either. Hey, national security docs. What should I do? Call the Navy? Or turn it over to the newspapers?

Or, hey, this classified paper makes good rolling paper.