In unfortunate news, the UK raised its terror alert level Friday, fearing more in the vein of the Christmas Day bombing attempt over Detroit.

The decision follows analysis by the Joint Terrorism Analysis Centre (JTAC), a unit within MI5, and indicates an attack is now “highly likely.”

It was made following briefings to the Prime Minister by the heads of the security services MI5, MI6 and GCHQ and a meeting of the Government’s Cobra emergency committee.

This is most definitely serious business right now, and the security of the people is paramount. But you can’t tell me that the head of Cobra, during calmer, easier times, doesn’t ask people to call him or her “commander.” I know I would.

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