Appearing during the middle two hours, leading expert in the world of secret intelligence, Gordon Thomas discussed the history of two British Intelligence agencies, MI5 and MI6. MI5 handles domestic cases, like the FBI in America, while MI6 is Britain's international arm of intelligence, like the CIA in the US. MI6 just recently established that Hezbollah has been "equipped with state-of-the-art Iranian missiles," he reported. Britain is concerned that if those missiles are fired, it could bring out "sleeper agents" to act in the UK, and because of situations like this, MI5 and MI6 now work closely together, almost as though they were one agency, he explained.
Thomas talked about Britain's increased usage of surveillance cameras. In Britain today, you are photographed between 300-400 times a day, and London has more cameras than Beijing or Moscow, he noted. "We are now in this country at the highest level of security," particularly with the election coming up, he said, adding that it's believed bin Laden is still alive and may be planning a terrorist attack to coincide with the 2012 Olympic games in London. He also addressed the suspicious death of Dr. David Kelly, who was said to be planning a tell-all book about his experiences as weapons inspector in Iraq, before he committed "suicide."
First hour guest, author and forensic psychology teacher Dr. Katherine Ramsland shared updates about serial killers. People such as the BTK killer are able to live a seemingly normal life to their family and friends and keep their murders secretly compartmentalized, she noted. The TV series, Dexter, about a serial killer who kills only those who have committed crimes like murder, is not psychologically realistic, as typical serial killers would not live by such a code, she commented.
The last hour of the show featured Open Lines.
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