NI put on critical terror alert

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[align=center]Northern Ireland is on critical terror alert following three attacks in London and Glasgow in recent days. [/align]

New NI Secretary Shaun Woodward said the threat level was the same across the UK - the highest of five states of alert in a system introduced last year.

Calling for vigilance, he said: "We are taking all the appropriate steps to protect people in Northern Ireland."

Security was stepped up at Belfast's two airports following the Glasgow airport attack.

Passengers flying to Glasgow with Flybe from George Best Belfast City Airport have been told to check in earlier due to increased security.

Belfast International Airport advised customers to check with Easyjet about Glasgow arrivals and departures.

Mr Woodward said times had changed as, in the past, any references to terrorism in Britain were "absolutely specific to Northern Ireland".

"Today when we talk about this - and it's a bizarre thing to talk about in the context of being normal - terrorism by and large in Northern Ireland is actually the problem which we all face throughout the UK.

"It is the threat from al-Qaeda and related terrorist groups who want to disrupt our British way of life - we are not going to let that happen."
 
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Romeo_47 said:
FFS, why us again?
Are we supposed to be watching out for AQ style nutters, RIRA style nutters or loyalist style nutters?

A load of blokes dressed in a fetching orange shade just went down my street hitting drums and blowing flutes... should I call the PSNI?
 
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Can't see the para-militaries letting Islamic terrorists get away with it on "their patch".
 
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Taz_786 said:
Norn Iron is stretching it a bit!

Your right, but i do have my views becuase would you think they would attack all British places? And Aldergrove is a target civvy wise, as it holds the gateway into main land Britiain, and also the daily sailings from Belfast to Scotland or Liverpool.
 
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Shaun Woodward - isn't this the pr*t that defected from the Tories? He's married to a hyper-heiress and is possibly the only Liarbour MP with a butler. I see he is still a pr*t. Mouthing off so that the Stalinist knows he's around.
 

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rebel_with_a_cause said:
Can't see the para-militaries letting Islamic terrorists get away with it on "their patch".
Romeo_47 said:
Yeah, never any muslims where i am. I guess the local UVF and CIRA would put them out.
Beaten me to it, I can't imagine a sillier place where you are more likley to be 'made' than NI. I thought the object of suicide attacks was the attack part. Trying in Northern Ireland would just be simple suicide...

(edited to add wasn't there rumour a while ago of 'paramiltaries' being accepted in to PSNI...the axiom 'it takes thief to catch a thief' springs to mind....)
 
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rebel_with_a_cause said:
Can't see the para-militaries letting Islamic terrorists get away with it on "their patch".
Me either, but then again the paramilitarys dont run all the Country. I think anywere that is an easy target is vulnerable.
Yes there is a growing muslim Community in NI a number of mosques popping up.
Would RIRA or CIRA turn a blind eye if it was a british type target?
I wonder were the idea of shaped charges and horizontal mortars etc come from in Iraq? Provos have used them for years to defeat armoured vehicles.
 
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The phrase "big girls blouse" comes to mind.


Our leaders soiling themselves at the mere thought of some half barbecued beardy twonk trying to set off a can of camping gas with a zippo is just too humiliating. There are plenty of bored folk in the 6C who could teach these pathetic muppets how to make some decent ordinance.
 
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Romeo_47 said:
FFS, why us again?
Because the last time i checked we were still part of Britain. We have a Regiment that served with distinction in both Iraq and Afghanistan several times.
Most likely just a nationwide alert.
 
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Schleswig-Holstein said:
Romeo_47 said:
FFS, why us again?
Are we supposed to be watching out for AQ style nutters, RIRA style nutters or loyalist style nutters?

A load of blokes dressed in a fetching orange shade just went down my street hitting drums and blowing flutes... should I call the PSNI?
That was the PSNI! :twisted:

Sorry, could'nt resist it...I'll get me coat... :oops:
 
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Romeo_47 said:
Yeah, never any muslims where i am. I guess the local UVF and CIRA would put them out.
Flew LHR to Belfast city last thursday & was deffo a Muslim sat next to me jabbering away in arabic on his mobile before we boarded. Didn't like the look of his rucksack either !!!
 

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