“OPERATION VESUVIUS :
JAMES JOHN XXX
SIC SEMPER TYRANNIS
The latest threat, which arrived in my postbag this morning, includes both Hebrew and Latin. The Hebrew translates to “Be Warned.”
The Latin : “Thus always to tyrants.”
I referred to Wikipedia for an explanation of 7.62mm:
“7.62 mm caliber is a nominal caliber used for a number of different cartridges. Historically, this class of cartridge was commonly known as .30 caliber, the Imperial unit equivalent, and was most commonly used for indicating a class of full power military main battle rifle (MBR) cartridges.”
The threat came from:
As threats go it’s a refreshing break from the norm of well-wishers who suggest that cancer is too good for me. He/they have gone so far as to give his/their operation a name. The e-mail is indicative of someone using a military server, but it may be fake.
However the IP could well be genuine and should be traced. Police Scotland monitor this site. Will they identify the men behind Operation Vesuvius and bring them to justice? The caliber of the weapon he/they threaten to use removes any doubt that this is a death threat.