- 15-07-2012, 11:53 #1
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Could British troops lose it during the Olympics & open fire for nothing?!
Could so many thousands of bored, disgruntled, underpaid, demotivated, full of grudge, envy and hate, Army, RAF Regiment and Royal Navy troops compressed in to East London actually result in a mutiny during the Olympic Games, something akin to the Invergordon Mutiny?
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If a charismatic enough British regimental colonel (remember Gadaffi), or even a lieutenant (remember Rawlings), or even a sergeant (remember Idi Amin) emerged, I can yet see a 'coup' in the UK, with the Houses of Paliament being siezed by between 20 up to 1000 fractious British troops, as in the film "V for Vendetta".
The new breed on under 25 troops, who have grown up on their mutha's milk with internet and computer games from birth, could just about open fire on sportsmen, women, spectators, aircraft, helicopters, Thames shipping, out of sheer boredom or for the fun of it!
I bet you that just like in Northern Ireland, troops with firearms in London have been issued with no more than 5 live rounds each! Or maybe like the Busbeed guards at Buckingham Palace, with just one round each! And that the Leytonstone Rapier batteries have only one live missile!
- 15-07-2012, 11:54 #2
I certainly hope so, the TV coverage would be so much more fun than the games themselves."Alright, they're on our left, they're on our right, they're in front of us, they're behind us...they can't get away this time."
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- 15-07-2012, 11:59 #3
They don't like it up 'em!"As we moved slowly through the outskirts of the town we passed row after row of little grey slum houses running at right angles to the embankment. At the back of one of the houses a young woman was kneeling on the stones, poking a stick up the leaden waste-pipe which ran from the sink inside and which I suppose was blocked. I had time to see everything about her - her sacking apron, her clumsy clogs, her arms reddened by the cold. She looked up as the train passed, and I was almost near enough to catch her eye." Orwell, The Road to Wigan Pier
- 15-07-2012, 11:59 #4
Gadaffi was only a lieutenant, he only promoted himself to colonel rather than general for 'modesty'
- 15-07-2012, 12:04 #5
- 15-07-2012, 12:06 #6
all they need to do is drive in and block the roads to render the capital dormant. all they really need to do is ring canary wharfe and cut the power and the govt will fold to business pressures. I'm sure we have an emp generator somewhere for the task. if not AQ will happily provide one for us. apparently a carpet tube some wire and pe4 is pretty much all you need!
bad timing though - I am reminded of the episode of citizen smith when wolfy stormed parliament in a nicked scimitar only to find it was the summer recesswhat the world needs is an enema, make that two - just to give it a sense of purpose.
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- 15-07-2012, 12:08 #7That's the most foul, cruel, and bad-tempered rodent you ever set eyes on!
- 15-07-2012, 12:10 #8
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No. I've seen enough Hollywood films about US, UK and Russian troops going renegade in dystopic societies, and knowing how quickly discipline can breakdown or be subverted by a charismatic renegade, that my scenario is eminently plausible in reality: when Englishmen lose it, really lose it, they always give us a body count worth talking about!
- 15-07-2012, 12:10 #9
Or Adam Werritty and his little friend.That's the most foul, cruel, and bad-tempered rodent you ever set eyes on!
- 15-07-2012, 12:12 #10