BBC : Irish terror threat 'substantial'

#6
The way things are going they'll have to start putting troops on the ground again. I wonder what Op name they'll give it? Hows about Op "Untouchable". After all i suspect the terrorists believe themselves to be just so. Plus if we do end up with troops bouncing around the province again, i'm sure they'll tie their hands as they did to us before???????? *******!!!!.......Lets hope it doesn't come to that though?
 
#8
And in today's other news..... a bear was seen entering the woods with a roll of toilet tissue.
Surely more appropriate to say a fellow with a large hat subscribes to the Church of Rome & rides about in a sort of ice cream van?
 
#9
In today's "anti-terror" environment surely we can just ship them to Guantanamo and apply wet towels until they willingly agree to give Ian Paisley a blow job?

Hard to believe that Neanderthal religious whack-jobs haven't really changed their views after all these years - colour me shocked.
 
#10
The dissidents aren't the half educated, disorganised bunch they're being made out to be. Fewer in number and with limited access to hardware compared to the provies at their most busy certainly. Very little in the way of any public support in traditional republican areas (although it could be argued that a certain degree of "sympathy" and a growing number of young un's joining their ranks) Unfortunately they seem once again to have gotten the hang of making things go bang when they want it to. Next step for them is exporting it to the mainland UK. They've previous form in recent years so likely not a huge leap for them to make. Hammersmith bridge and the RPG attack on the MI5 building? They don't need to run a sustained campaign on the mainland to get the exposure they crave. Purely coincidental that Matt Baggott was meeting the PM the same day of this "breaking news"? No doubt top of his agenda was the expected financial cuts to our force. Something along the lines of "if we don't have the money/resources/manpower to keep a lid on it here, it will be in your backyard Dave, sooner than you might like". Or am I just getting cynical in my old age?
 
#11
Our friends in the north have many more concerned citizens who may wish to help out with intelligence these days and perhaps an international call to that nice Canadian fellow might help with tracing the hardware.

B

p.s. "substantial" isn't that a well rounded, cozy, comforting sort of word
 

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#12
The way things are going they'll have to start putting troops on the ground again. I wonder what Op name they'll give it? Hows about Op "Untouchable".
How about Op Enduring Irish Freedom?
We could call in our allies on the Global War On Terror
The USMC seem to think they have to bail us out every 5 minutes so let them have it
Once the Apache's and A10's are running up and down the Falls and Gerry and Martin are on their way to Gitmo we could sit back and enjoy the show

Bet Obama won't chuck £100 million at an enquiery into who got shot where and when
 
#13
How about Op Enduring Irish Freedom?
We could call in our allies on the Global War On Terror
The USMC seem to think they have to bail us out every 5 minutes so let them have it
Once the Apache's and A10's are running up and down the Falls and Gerry and Martin are on their way to Gitmo we could sit back and enjoy the show

Bet Obama won't chuck £100 million at an enquiery into who got shot where and when

That gets my vote!
 
#15
The way things are going they'll have to start putting troops on the ground again. I wonder what Op name they'll give it? Hows about Op "Untouchable". After all i suspect the terrorists believe themselves to be just so. Plus if we do end up with troops bouncing around the province again, i'm sure they'll tie their hands as they did to us before???????? *******!!!!.......Lets hope it doesn't come to that though?
Highly unlikely troops will be redeployed as it's not wanted by the population OR the NI MLA, besides which it will show their not capable of dealing with the issue,

These DR's may be growing in numbers with increasing members from other SG's, but to put on a significant campaign to mainland Britain (Bankers & Fiscal sector specificially) is a big call, but not unthinkable, remember 1 major incident on the mainland aquires to 10/15 NI incidents,

No doubt the Bishopgate area will carry on regardless either way.
 
#16
This time round the IRA needs to wiped out and even though Martin & Gerry were/are Army touts they need to be brassed up as well.
 

Cutaway

LE
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#17
Cow said:
Wonder if Gerry or Martin passed this on!?
Only after they'd organised it.
 
#18
The dissidents aren't the half educated, disorganised bunch they're being made out to be. Fewer in number and with limited access to hardware compared to the provies at their most busy certainly. Very little in the way of any public support in traditional republican areas (although it could be argued that a certain degree of "sympathy" and a growing number of young un's joining their ranks) Unfortunately they seem once again to have gotten the hang of making things go bang when they want it to. Next step for them is exporting it to the mainland UK. They've previous form in recent years so likely not a huge leap for them to make. Hammersmith bridge and the RPG attack on the MI5 building? They don't need to run a sustained campaign on the mainland to get the exposure they crave. Purely coincidental that Matt Baggott was meeting the PM the same day of this "breaking news"? No doubt top of his agenda was the expected financial cuts to our force. Something along the lines of "if we don't have the money/resources/manpower to keep a lid on it here, it will be in your backyard Dave, sooner than you might like". Or am I just getting cynical in my old age?
It was the MI6 building that was hit by and RPG. No damage beyond a few cracked windows.

The difference between RIRA and Al Queda is methods and potential casualties. RIRA do "basic" Terrorism quite efficiently. Unlike AQ, with their Dr Evil-style plans to bring down multiple passenger jets with liqued explosives or bombs hidden in training shoes etc. RIRA prefers the proven methods of car bombs and shooting off-duty soldiers or PSNI coppers. They will never aspire to the kinds of casualties AQ caused in New York, Bali or Madrid. Partly because, while the Bog-Wogs are more than happy to kill innocent civilians for their "cause", they value their own lives very highly indeed. I sincerely doubt we'll ever see a RIRA suicide bomber.

So the RIRA is probably more professional than AQ, at least in this country; since 7/7, the majority of attacks have been highly amuterish. Whereas if the RIRA leave a car-bomb outside a nightclub, chances are the thing will go off and you will have multiple casualties.

Of course, when AQ does get it "right" the results are spectacular, to say the least. AQ will remain the Premier League of terrorists; the Republicans may use Semtex, but at least they are unlikely to use a Dirty Bomb.
 
#20
It was the MI6 building that was hit by and RPG. No damage beyond a few cracked windows.

The difference between RIRA and Al Queda is methods and potential casualties. RIRA do "basic" Terrorism quite efficiently. Unlike AQ, with their Dr Evil-style plans to bring down multiple passenger jets with liqued explosives or bombs hidden in training shoes etc. RIRA prefers the proven methods of car bombs and shooting off-duty soldiers or PSNI coppers. They will never aspire to the kinds of casualties AQ caused in New York, Bali or Madrid. Partly because, while the Bog-Wogs are more than happy to kill innocent civilians for their "cause", they value their own lives very highly indeed. I sincerely doubt we'll ever see a RIRA suicide bomber.

So the RIRA is probably more professional than AQ, at least in this country; since 7/7, the majority of attacks have been highly amuterish. Whereas if the RIRA leave a car-bomb outside a nightclub, chances are the thing will go off and you will have multiple casualties.

Of course, when AQ does get it "right" the results are spectacular, to say the least. AQ will remain the Premier League of terrorists; the Republicans may use Semtex, but at least they are unlikely to use a Dirty Bomb.
Slight untruth in your comment there. Although Republicans aren't as mental as Islamic terrorists, you could hardly say the 10 hunger strikers, valued their lives dearly, after all they did starve themselves to death, simply for a few concessions from 10 Downing Street, that they were never going to profit from.
 

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