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RPG attack on Fermanagh PSNI patrol

#1
Glad the are no fatalities on our side & I hope the officers & innocents involved recover ok.But is it me or would I be right in thinking these attacks are more to remind us that they have'nt gone away & never will unless drastic action is taken?(which now is'nt an option)
So much for peace eh!

BBC News from Norn Iron....

Three police officers have been treated for severe shock and minor injuries after a rocket attack in Fermanagh.

A rocket-propelled grenade was fired at a foot patrol in Lisnaskea at about 2300 BST on Saturday. It failed to explode.

Shortly after the attack, a car was found burning at Chapel Brae. Police are investigating a possible link.

Army technical officers are at the scene and the main street in Lisnaskea remains closed.

Nearby homes have been evacuated.

Chief Superintendent Michael Skuce said: "This was clearly a case of attempted murder. We could have been dealing with multiple casualties this morning.

"There are a number of families out there who will be counting their blessings that they are not grieving for a loved one."

"The disregard that this shows for the lives of the local community and my officers is unbelievable."

Chairman of the Northern Ireland Policing Board Professor Sir Desmond Rea condemned the attack.

"Those who carried out this deplorable attack have nothing to offer our society - they have no support from the community or any political party and will deliver nothing to our community," he said.

"Such attacks will not derail the huge progress which has taken place and continues to be made in policing in Northern Ireland."
 
#2
No no no - Tony said there is Peace. So there IS PEACE!!!
 
#4
Chris_2oo6 said:
scary to think weapons like that are in the UK
Oh, don't worry, mate. Only criminals are allowed to have them.

So that's alright, then.
 
#5
Remember when some Gren Gdsmen on a morning run found a loaded RPG in the grounds of Windsor Castle?

Knowing the Grens pretty well, I'm suprised one of them didn't try to fire it off for a laugh...! :roll: :roll: :roll:
 
#7
big_mad_ejit said:
I have to admit that I have a soft spot for dissident republicans




It's this bog hole in Mayo. We should tie cavity blocks around their necks and feck them in there. Something interesting for archaeologists to dig up in one or two thousand years time.
Why Spoil that - Just string them up from the street lights with signs saying

"I WILL NOT BE PLAYING WITH RPG's ANYMORE"
 
#9
tiger stacker said:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/northern_ireland/4283444.stm


Or was it all a load of bollox, the weapons being destroyed that is.
That was the Provo IRA - I think that they've either destroyed their arms or sold them to criminals (and maybe kept a few back for selling to criminals because it's a nice little earner).

However this deal didn't include the Real IRA, the Continuity IRA, the Post-Modern Ironic IRA, the I Can't Believe It's Not the IRA etc

And they have been trying to acquire weapons on their own account;

Last year gardai (police) in the Irish Republic, who constantly monitor the RIRA, gathered intelligence information indicating that the RIRA chief, a former IRA Quartermaster General, had travelled to former Yugoslavia to set up an arms pipeline. Weapons were smuggled into Ireland including an RPG-18.

The first clear evidence came in October 1999 when gardai raided a bunker in County Meath and seized a cache of RIRA arms of a type never seen in Ireland before. The cache seized in Croatia, in a truck parked in a warehouse in the town of Dobranje, about 40 miles southeast of Split, included seven RPG-18-type weapons, as well as AK-47 rifles, a sizeable quantity of ammunition, and 20 packs of Yugoslav-made military explosive.
http://www.janes.com/security/international_security/news/jtsm/jtsm000823_1_n.shtml
 
#10
It doesn't matter which flavour of IRA it was - some Ministers in our Government will do nothing to encourage the public - or their own supporters - to turn in the gangsters responsible.

Being a 'republican' means you don't go to jail.

If ever there was a criminal conspiracy in Government, this is it. Thanks, Tony.
 
#11
Whiskybreath said:
It doesn't matter which flavour of IRA it was - some Ministers in our Government will do nothing to encourage the public - or their own supporters - to turn in the gangsters responsible.

Being a 'republican' means you don't go to jail.

If ever there was a criminal conspiracy in Government, this is it. Thanks, Tony.
According to this our little pal Martin now believes that he's being targeted by the RIRA. Perhaps being a police tout for so many years sends you quite paranoid.
 
#12
big_mad_ejit said:
Perhaps being a police tout for so many years sends you quite paranoid.
Just in case the IRA didn't catch that, ill repeat it.

McGuinness is a tout. Just thought I'd make that clear.
 
#13
I was there today working on the follow up. From talking to the various agencies on the ground the folks involved are very very lucky. According to various politicians and senior officers in my organisation, these people are small in number, badly organised and ill equipped to mount any sustained campaign of violence. Really? Simply off the top of my head, "reported" incidents in the last year alone:
Officer shot and wounded in L/Derry, Officer shot and wounded in Dungannon, Officer shot and wounded in Carrickfergus, Craigavon station mortared, several arrested while in the middle of planting and arming a horizontal mortar in Lurgan, Blast bomb thrown into Lurgan station yard, Officer injured from UVIED just outside Castlederg, two officers wounded in landmine attack in Rosslea. That's not counting any of the numerous incidents of paramilitary orchestrated civil disorder, dozens of arrests for terrorist offences, weapons recovered during searches, reports of shots fired or explosions heard. All in the last twelve months, all in the United Kingdom. They haven't gone away you know. Despite what those in government would like us to believe.
 
#14
foggy_balla said:
... They haven't gone away you know. Despite what those in government would like us to believe.
Well, we have the representatives we deserve, for our incapacity to solve a small social, political and military problem without terminal compromise. It may be 'peace', but it's peace without justice, and with cockroaches as Ministers.
 
#17
foggy_balla said:
I was there today working on the follow up. From talking to the various agencies on the ground the folks involved are very very lucky. According to various politicians and senior officers in my organisation, these people are small in number, badly organised and ill equipped to mount any sustained campaign of violence. Really? Simply off the top of my head, "reported" incidents in the last year alone:
Officer shot and wounded in L/Derry, Officer shot and wounded in Dungannon, Officer shot and wounded in Carrickfergus, Craigavon station mortared, several arrested while in the middle of planting and arming a horizontal mortar in Lurgan, Blast bomb thrown into Lurgan station yard, Officer injured from UVIED just outside Castlederg, two officers wounded in landmine attack in Rosslea. That's not counting any of the numerous incidents of paramilitary orchestrated civil disorder, dozens of arrests for terrorist offences, weapons recovered during searches, reports of shots fired or explosions heard. All in the last twelve months, all in the United Kingdom. They haven't gone away you know. Despite what those in government would like us to believe.
That reads like the old NIREPS. Twatbags they are.
 
#20
Funny how this doesn't get reported - LOUD AND CLEAR - in the mainstream press, on the mainland. :roll:

Where are all the journos when you need them? :x
 

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