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Animals & National Security: I



The government's emergency committee, which convenes at times of national crisis, is called COBRA. Not knowing what, if anything, this stood for, I assumed it was the usual kind of Tom Clancy nonsense people are prone to succumb to when the balloon goes up (“Strike force now at Threat Level Delta”, etc).

Brilliantly, however, the name has an infinitely more mundane origin: the committee always meets in “Cabinet Office Briefing Room A”.

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ex_cornfedpi814
Mar. 14th, 2006 10:56 am (UTC)
Maybe they could fill that room with snakes in a comedy misunderstanding? I for one would welcome our new reptile overlords.
tubewalker
Mar. 14th, 2006 11:44 am (UTC)
Ah, a reason to like the Government again, so few and far between these days.
judge_death
Mar. 14th, 2006 12:28 pm (UTC)
Ah, but that's what they want you to think, etc.
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