armyreal.com - Forums

Go Back   ArmyReal.com Forums > Army.com General Discussions > Current Events
User Name
Password

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes

  #1  
Old 03-08-2009, 06:11 AM
Texas's Avatar
Texas Texas is offline
Major General
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 3,765
Default Brown condemns N Ireland killings

Gordon Brown has condemned an attack on an army base in Northern Ireland which killed two soldiers.
Four other people were also injured when gunmen struck at Massereene army base in County Antrim, 16 miles north of Belfast, on Saturday night.
The prime minister described the attack as "evil" and said "no murderer" would derail the peace process.
No one has said they carried out the attack, but it is thought to be the work of dissident republicans.
The soldiers are the first to be murdered in Northern Ireland since Lance Bombardier Stephen Restorick was killed by an IRA sniper in 1997.
The dead men, both in their early 20s were due to fly to Afghanistan in the coming days.

'Shocked'

Mr Brown told the BBC: "I think the whole country is shocked and outraged at the evil and cowardly attacks on soldiers serving their country.
"We will do everything in our power to make sure that Northern Ireland is safe and secure and I assure you we will bring these murderers to justice.
"No murderer will be able to derail a peace process that has the support of the great majority of Northern Ireland."
Northern Ireland Secretary Shaun Woodward condemned the shootings as "an act of criminal barbarism".
All four injured men have been taken to Antrim Area Hospital, about a mile away from the scene.
Of those who were injured, one person is critical, two are in a serious condition and another is serious but stable.

'Loud bangs'

Chief superintendent Derek Williamson said at about 2120 GMT on Saturday night a pizza delivery service sent two delivery men to the Antrim barracks. As they arrived, shots began to be fired from a car.
He said the pizza delivery men were an innocent party and both were among those injured.
The attack is part of an attempt by dissident republicans to wreck the peace process and bring down the power-sharing Stormont Assembly
After two gunmen with automatic rifles fired an initial volley of shots, which left those under attack lying on the ground, they moved forward and opened fire again.
He said: "There's no doubt whatsoever in my mind that this was an attempt at mass murder."
A major security operation is under way and the area surrounding the barracks, which is home to 38 Engineering Regiment, has been sealed off.
The delivery drivers bullet-riddled cars are still at the scene.
Police are examining a car in Randalstown, five miles from the army base, which they suspect may have been used by the gunmen.
One witness who lives near the base told the BBC how he looked to the sky after hearing what he thought were fireworks.
He added: "Then I heard a lot of loud bangs again, only it was a lot more than there was initially - maybe between 10 and 20.
"Then the siren at the Army barracks went off. Then all you heard was the police sirens and ambulances and there was at least six ambulances.
"There was definitely six of the ambulances and God knows how many police cars - they just came out of the police station one after the other."
Northern Ireland's First Minister and Democratic Unionist Party leader Peter Robinson offered his sympathies to the families of the victims, and said he would postpone a scheduled trip to the United States.

Mr Robinson said the attack was a "terrible reminder of the events of the past".
The attack comes shortly after Sir Hugh Orde, the chief constable of the Police Service of Northern Ireland, requested the Special Reconnaissance Regiment's help to gather intelligence on dissident republicans.
Mr Robinson said the Massereene attack vindicated his decision, which had been criticised by Sinn Fein.
Sinn Fein President Gerry Adams described the shooting as an attack on the "peace process" and said it was "wrong and counter-productive".
"Those responsible have no support, no strategy to achieve a United Ireland," he said.
"Their intention is to bring British soldiers back onto the streets. They want to destroy the progress of recent times and to plunge Ireland back into conflict."

SOLDIERS IN NORTHERN IRELAND
More than 500 soldiers have been killed during the conflict
Last solider killed was Stephen Restorick, shot by the IRA in 1997
At height of conflict 27,000 soldiers were in Northern Ireland
There are now about 5,000 soldiers in Northern Ireland
__________________
Reply With Quote

  #2  
Old 03-08-2009, 12:05 PM
Exo1's Avatar
Exo1 Exo1 is offline
General of the Armies
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Ireland (Ex Irish Army)
Posts: 10,460
Default

My sympathies to the families of the fallen..

...those RIRA Dicks just dont want peace to grow, cos they know they are only cornerboy scumbags with no intelligence or initiative for anything other then killing to create chaos ONCE AGAIN!!.....

Freakin pissants!!!...
__________________
"Barrel High, Powder Dry!"

"Illic est haud effrego ex Veneratio"
Reply With Quote

  #3  
Old 03-08-2009, 12:13 PM
Texas's Avatar
Texas Texas is offline
Major General
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 3,765
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Exo1 View Post
My sympathies to the families of the fallen..

...those RIRA Dicks just dont want peace to grow, cos they know they are only cornerboy scumbags with no intelligence or initiative for anything other then killing to create chaos ONCE AGAIN!!.....

Freakin pissants!!!...
Lets hope and pray its a one off and that everybody lets the rule of law handle this. We all know only to well how this can escalate. We've come too far to let idiots ruin it!
__________________
Reply With Quote

  #4  
Old 03-08-2009, 12:44 PM
Exo1's Avatar
Exo1 Exo1 is offline
General of the Armies
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Ireland (Ex Irish Army)
Posts: 10,460
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Texas View Post
Lets hope and pray its a one off and that everybody lets the rule of law handle this. We all know only to well how this can escalate. We've come too far to let idiots ruin it!
Well said Tex... well said!!...
__________________
"Barrel High, Powder Dry!"

"Illic est haud effrego ex Veneratio"
Reply With Quote

  #5  
Old 03-08-2009, 05:02 PM
Spike's Avatar
Spike Spike is offline
Brigadier General
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Its very nice thank U
Posts: 2,739
Default

They shot 2 guys delivering Pizzas to the barracks. Thats something people do to earn extra money at weekends, like students etc and executed 2 soldiers. I'd like to see these RIRA basterds hung upside down followed by a dismembering, they're just scum.
__________________
The peasant bourgeoisie and their self righteous inclinations are the wests cancer!
Reply With Quote

  #6  
Old 03-14-2009, 01:41 PM
Exo1's Avatar
Exo1 Exo1 is offline
General of the Armies
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Ireland (Ex Irish Army)
Posts: 10,460
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Spike View Post
They shot 2 guys delivering Pizzas to the barracks. Thats something people do to earn extra money at weekends, like students etc and executed 2 soldiers. I'd like to see these RIRA basterds hung upside down followed by a dismembering, they're just scum.

Couldnt agree, more and the latest is that they have forensic evidence leading them to the last of the gang that murdered the soldiers and critically injuired the pizzamen.. Gerry Adams said in a national newspaper here "those dissadents shouldnt be given room to breathe".. well, for once I agree with him... They have managed to recruit a new generation of ignorant, inbred swine whose empty heads are willing vessels for the **** these gangbangers fill them with... now is the time to cut the head of this beast and stop it before it gains a life of its own.... They have no support in 99.99% of this Island, north and south!!..
__________________
"Barrel High, Powder Dry!"

"Illic est haud effrego ex Veneratio"
Reply With Quote

  #7  
Old 03-15-2009, 07:17 AM
Spike's Avatar
Spike Spike is offline
Brigadier General
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Its very nice thank U
Posts: 2,739
Default Up to 300 dissidents working to undermine Northern Ireland peace process, warns Hugh

Last Updated: 10:56AM GMT 15 Mar 2009

Police believe there are 300 dissident republicans involved in the campaign to destroy the Northern Ireland peace process, Chief Constable Sir Hugh Orde said.

But he said the security forces had identified many of them and would be working hard to put them behind bars.

Sir Hugh spoke out to assure the public that widespread violence would not be allowed to return and he paid tribute to the Police Service of Northern Ireland officer murdered by the Continuity IRA.

Police have arrested three men over the murder of Pc Stephen Carroll, 48, who was shot as he went to the aid of a distressed woman in the Craigavon area of Co Armagh on Monday evening.

A further three men have been arrested by police probing the murders of two soldiers gunned down by the Real IRA as they collected pizzas at the gates of the Massereene Barracks in Antrim last Saturday night.

Writing in the News of the World, Sir Hugh said: "In the past 18 months or so there have been at least 25 attempts by dissident terrorists to kill officers on and off duty.

"But we must put this into perspective. These groups are small in number. The Real and Continuity IRA are disrupted, infiltrated and disorganised.

"The current wisdom is that they number around 300 in a population of 1.75 million.

"When they try to gain any political foothold through elections, they are wiped out by decent politicians committed to moving Northern Ireland forward in keeping with the will of the people.

"They are also very dangerous, like any cornered animal in its death throes."

He added: "We have identified many of them. We are working flat out with the security services and other specialists to disrupt and arrest them and lock them up for the rest of their natural lives.

"Their current focus, in my judgment, is to attack my officers and we will meet that head-on."

Sir Hugh said policing in Northern Ireland was not for the faint-hearted and once again praised the bravery and courage of his officers, as he had done at Pc Carroll's funeral on Friday.

"Here, it is the ordinary call for help that has to be treated with extreme caution."

He added: "Police officers elsewhere simply respond to routine calls, more worried about the response time meeting the latest standard than whether they are going to be ambushed by armed and dangerous psychopaths determined to wreck the delicate peace process by killing one of the them.

"Of course even when they are off duty, they are not safe from cowards in the shadows.

"That willingness to drive towards danger routinely is what makes my people different, incredibly brave, determined and resolute. I am so proud of them for what they do."

But the Chief Constable urged observers to keep the current outbreak of violence in perspective and said there was no return to the bad old days.

He praised the political unity seen last week when the Democratic Unionists and Sinn Fein stood shoulder to shoulder with Sir Hugh in opposition to the dissidents.

"History moved forward this week with seamless condemnation from every political party, and I made it absolutely clear I do not need military support in the routine of policing," he said.

Sir Hugh said his staff would continue with normal police work, but would not be complacent of the danger.

"It is right that we have had to increase our firepower in some areas. Dead police officers can't deliver any service, and I retain the absolute right to protect my people so they can protect others.

"We are a highly successful force that has reduced crime year on year in the past seven years to its lowest ever level.

"That is a success that can be attributed to police and communities working together."

Condemning those behind the violence, he hit out at the gunmen.

"We know that, unlike the past, there is no support at all for these groups within communities apart from a few nutters and idiots who have no political strategy in their tiny minds," he said.

He said society was going about its normal business and was being protected by those he praised as the extraordinary people in his police force who were prepared to risk their lives for others.

He ended with a tribute to the widow of the murdered officer.

"But also remember another incredible and brave person - Kate Carroll, who lost her husband this week. My final word is to her," he said.

"Her family will not be forgotten by my family, the police family of Northern Ireland, proud, effective, strong and committed."
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	ulster_shooting_1366515c.jpg
Views:	228
Size:	24.5 KB
ID:	419  
__________________
The peasant bourgeoisie and their self righteous inclinations are the wests cancer!
Reply With Quote

  #8  
Old 03-16-2009, 02:08 PM
Exo1's Avatar
Exo1 Exo1 is offline
General of the Armies
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Ireland (Ex Irish Army)
Posts: 10,460
Default

Good Article Spike, just a pity that another brave soul have to be killed by these asshat ****bags!!... Anyway, history will remember RIRA or what ever these bunch of gangbangers like to call themselves as murdering monsters who were locked up for good reason!!..
__________________
"Barrel High, Powder Dry!"

"Illic est haud effrego ex Veneratio"
Reply With Quote

  #9  
Old 03-25-2009, 02:15 PM
DPJ1's Avatar
DPJ1 DPJ1 is offline
Private First Class
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 22
Default

I hope the tragic events over there are not the start of something bigger.We have enough to think about without Northern Ireland becoming a big problem again.

Maybe it's a case of,while the cats away.These kind of acts bring no muscle to the political scene,it changes nout
Reply With Quote

  #10  
Old 04-04-2009, 02:42 PM
Exo1's Avatar
Exo1 Exo1 is offline
General of the Armies
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Ireland (Ex Irish Army)
Posts: 10,460
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by DPJ1 View Post
I hope the tragic events over there are not the start of something bigger.We have enough to think about without Northern Ireland becoming a big problem again.

Maybe it's a case of,while the cats away.These kind of acts bring no muscle to the political scene,it changes nout
The British and Irish security services need to be on the ball, and make sure that it doesnt become an issue...
__________________
"Barrel High, Powder Dry!"

"Illic est haud effrego ex Veneratio"
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:32 AM.



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Contact Us   Legal   Privacy   Link To Us    Advertise With Us    ·About Us    ·Site Map     
     Copyright 2004-2008 Activv, LLC. All rights reserved. armyreal.com is a service provided by Activv.
This website is not affiliated, endorsed, authorized, or associated in any way with any government, military or country.