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    Army may patrol streets to confront terror threat

    For the good of the people and society, I'm sure!



    Britain's armed forces could be used on a regular basis on the streets of Britain to confront the threat of terrorism, under the terms of a strategic defence review announced yesterday.
    Two of the six "key questions" to be considered by the SDR will focus on domestic threats which "cannot be separated from international security", according to a Green Paper setting out the grounds for a full scale review to start after the election.
    Decisions need to be made on the "balance between focusing on our territory and region and engaging threats at a distance" and "what contribution the armed forces should make in ensuring security and contributing to resilience within the UK".



    Army may patrol streets to confront terror threat - Home News, UK - The Independent
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    Erm,

    not too surprised really. From what I hear the boys in blue with pointed helmets seem to have far too much to do in serious business of looking for traffic offences

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    Shit, inevitable I suppose.

    Police can't cope, use the "terror threat" to bring in the poor bloody squaddies and expect them to clean up the streets.

    It's going down hill fast in blighty.

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    its too late now the enemy is within the gates and MI5 and the police dont have enough resources to check them all

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jesus Jones
    Britain's armed forces could be used on a regular basis on the streets of Britain to confront the threat of terrorism, under the terms of a strategic defence review announced yesterday.
    Reckon the old term "marshal law" isn't PC any more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jandajoy View Post
    It's going down hill fast in blighty.
    Whats going down hill exactly?

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    I can't believe you guys don't see what this is really all about - and it ain't about 'terrorism'. I think the OP gets it..and that's why he posted it.

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    Didn't think we had any army lads spare. All busy fighting Blairs war .

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    Quote Originally Posted by melvbot
    Whats going down hill exactly?
    Safety on the the streets, and it's not necessarily terrorism.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norton View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Jesus Jones
    Britain's armed forces could be used on a regular basis on the streets of Britain to confront the threat of terrorism, under the terms of a strategic defence review announced yesterday.
    Reckon the old term "marshal law" isn't PC any more.
    That's just pure conspiracy, isn't it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jandajoy View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by melvbot
    Whats going down hill exactly?
    Safety on the the streets, and it's not necessarily terrorism.
    Really? Ive been back here for nearly 8 months and havent seen anything to make me believe the streets are more dangerous.

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    Quote Originally Posted by melvbot
    Really? Ive been back here for nearly 8 months and havent seen anything to make me believe the streets are more dangerous.
    Where are you?

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    I live in the midlands but travel all over the country.

    I think a few people are missing the "may" in this story.

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    Just presumed this was going to be about Thailand. Oops.

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    Quote Originally Posted by melvbot
    I think a few people are missing the "may" in this story.
    I hope it is a "MAY".

    Better still a "NO"

    But it wouldn't surprise me if "supplementary" support wasn't used in the near future.

    All in the name of the "threat of terrorism", of course.

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    Does terrorism lie within us all? How do we feel when our first and last biscuits are nicked by so-called governments which are actually corporate-sponsored puppet shows?
    If certain parties wish to 'erect' an enemy (for the purpose of both long and short term profit) and they're capable pulling-off a 9/11 type event whereafter, the people are fed the ancient ploy "Your country is being attacked! If you do not help us then you're being un-patriotic"!
    Amazing. Little wonder that the Germans think of Americans as 'square-assed-peanut-butter-eaters'.

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    At least it would give the TA something to do in between weekends.

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    It's already a police surveillance state, so this only makes sense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jandajoy
    Police can't cope, use the "terror threat" to bring in the poor bloody squaddies and expect them to clean up the streets.
    At least they may bring them back from the farces known as Afganistan and Iraq...

    Quote Originally Posted by jandajoy
    It's going down hill fast in blighty.
    Going, Going, Gone...


    Quote Originally Posted by crippen
    All busy fighting Blairs war
    Isn't that ment to be Bush's wars???? Blair was a


    Quote Originally Posted by Thaiedward
    Does terrorism lie within us all? How do we feel when our first and last biscuits are nicked by so-called governments which are actually corporate-sponsored puppet shows? If certain parties wish to 'erect' an enemy (for the purpose of both long and short term profit) and they're capable pulling-off a 9/11 type event whereafter, the people are fed the ancient ploy "Your country is being attacked! If you do not help us then you're being un-patriotic"! Amazing. Little wonder that the Germans think of Americans as 'square-assed-peanut-butter-eaters'.
    Nice post...
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    When terrorism really did stalk British streets during the 80s and 90s, the army were not allowed to have a public presence. Now there is a negligible threat of a bus or train station, a pub, a remembrance day parade blowing up, the country imposes Orwellian measures to counter the threat that doesn't exist. Surveillance cameras everywhere, military supervision of the public, 'home security' measures to limit freedoms and we just smile, accept it up the arse and ask about what happened on Big Brother last night - the fuking irony.

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    Quote Originally Posted by melvbot
    I think a few people are missing the "may" in this story.
    indeed, reads more like a daily mirror story, really.

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