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IRA plotting to kill Princes William, Harry: Report
The Times of India ^ | 16 March, 2009 | PTI

Posted on 03/15/2009 3:18:58 PM PDT by MyTwoCopperCoins

LONDON: The security cover for Britain's Princes William and Harry has been stepped up over fears that IRA terrorists are plotting to assassinate the royals, a news report said on Sunday.

Scotland Yard fears the Princes, who are officers in the British Army, are prize targets for Irish Republican Army (IRA). The number of close protection officers guarding the two royals on each shift has been increased, Britain's Sunday Express reported today.

The threat level has been upgraded following the murders of two soldiers and a police officer in Northern Ireland.

"The Princes are regarded as legitimate targets by these madmen. The number of royalty protection officers has been increased from two to three and they are being reinforced by a back-up team of two," a source within the security services was quoted as saying by the Express.

"No risks are being taken. William and Harry like to get about in London when they are not on duty and that makes them vulnerable," the source said.

Princes' bodyguards and the security agencies are concerned that even with heightened threat William, 26, and Harry, 24, want to live as normal as possible.

The tightening of royal security comes as police hunting the gunmen who killed two British soldiers at Massereene barracks in Antrim last Saturday arrested three men yesterday, the report said.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: harry; ira; princeharry; princeswilliam; royals; tm; uk; william

1 posted on 03/15/2009 3:18:59 PM PDT by MyTwoCopperCoins
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To: MyTwoCopperCoins

Can’t we all just get along?


2 posted on 03/15/2009 3:20:13 PM PDT by bikerman (Obama lied;the Country died.)
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To: MyTwoCopperCoins

Reminds me of a Tom Clancy novel.


3 posted on 03/15/2009 3:34:15 PM PDT by lefty-lie-spy (Stay metal. For the Horde \m/("_")\m/)
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To: MyTwoCopperCoins

Recently some public figure (I wish I could remember who) was bragging about how terrorism had been defeated in Northern Ireland.


4 posted on 03/15/2009 3:34:20 PM PDT by clintonh8r (Librerals are more dangerous to liberty than terrorists.)
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To: MyTwoCopperCoins

Is it just my imagination
or is the activity of the IRA
increasing since Obama has entered office?...


5 posted on 03/15/2009 3:34:57 PM PDT by HangnJudge
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To: MyTwoCopperCoins

seems rather mean. i thought george mitchell solved this years ago.


6 posted on 03/15/2009 3:36:09 PM PDT by gussiefinknottle (woof!woof!woof!)
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To: MyTwoCopperCoins

I thought the whole IRA thing was done and gone years ago. Was that not the case?


7 posted on 03/15/2009 3:37:38 PM PDT by Future Snake Eater ("Get out of the boat and walk on the water with us!”--Sen. Joe Biden)
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To: MyTwoCopperCoins

I thought the Duke of Oldsmobile solved that problem.


8 posted on 03/15/2009 3:38:38 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (May God save America from its government; this is no time for Obamateurs. Emmanuel = Haldeman?)
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To: NonValueAdded
I thought the whole IRA thing was done and gone years ago. Was that not the case?

Ahhh this whole IRA/ Brit thing was negotiated under the Klintoon Admin. Same with Bosnia and see what ya get!

Momentary feel good actions that fall apart in the long run.

9 posted on 03/15/2009 3:43:01 PM PDT by jedi150
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To: HangnJudge

I too think the IRA has come back out of the closet since Obama got in. Guess all the terrorist groups feel much safer coming out now.


10 posted on 03/15/2009 3:43:57 PM PDT by Wisconsinlady
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To: bikerman
I am Irish by decent and this struggle is over. The only ones keeping it going are fringe psychopaths like our environmentalists. Nothing better to do then limit freedom,liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

After watching the Islamo fascists it is difficult to deal with the fact my people helped write the book on this insanity.

These two religious groups need to join together to exterminate these knuckle heads and get on to the real threats...secular progressives and Eurabia.

11 posted on 03/15/2009 3:47:57 PM PDT by Blacksheep (The government's not broke.....they still have checks!)
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To: HangnJudge

All of it’s been getting worse.

I did think the IRA had given up and all of them had gone home to live productive lives.


12 posted on 03/15/2009 3:49:05 PM PDT by Niuhuru (Fine, here's my gun, but let me give you the bullets first. I'll send them to you through the barrel)
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To: Future Snake Eater

Same here, but there’s always people who like to make the lives of others as miserable as they are.


13 posted on 03/15/2009 3:49:40 PM PDT by Niuhuru (Fine, here's my gun, but let me give you the bullets first. I'll send them to you through the barrel)
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To: Blacksheep
“...I am Irish by decent and this struggle is over...”

This post by a fellow Freeper who had been to the place recently, suggests otherwise:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2201866/posts?page=18#18

14 posted on 03/15/2009 3:58:46 PM PDT by MyTwoCopperCoins (I don't have a license to kill; I have a learner's permit.)
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To: MyTwoCopperCoins

Yeah, my IRA is killling me.

Down 35%.


15 posted on 03/15/2009 4:00:07 PM PDT by trumandogz (The Democrats are driving us to Socialism at I00 MPH -The GOP is driving us to Socialism at 97.5 MPH)
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To: MyTwoCopperCoins

Don’t forget the IRA received help from Gadaffi in the past; is today’s IRA getting anything from Islamic groups ?


16 posted on 03/15/2009 4:24:08 PM PDT by 1066AD
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To: MyTwoCopperCoins

i must have missed something in the last decade. i thought they all agreed to get along and their “war” was over?

why is it starting again?

did those terrorists align themselves with islamic fascists? no peace but pieces?


17 posted on 03/15/2009 4:28:20 PM PDT by machogirl (not one of Rush's top-ten gal names)
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To: Future Snake Eater

The IRA promised to disarm, in exchange for a role in government. They got the political posts, and kept the weapons.


18 posted on 03/15/2009 4:31:33 PM PDT by PAR35
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To: PAR35; Future Snake Eater
The IRA promised to disarm, in exchange for a role in government. They got the political posts, and kept the weapons.

Terrorists ALWAYS use peace treaties and cease fires as an opportunity to rearm.

19 posted on 03/15/2009 4:33:21 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: MyTwoCopperCoins

The IRA are fools. Of all the people in the world who need killing, there are far better candidates than the two princes.


20 posted on 03/15/2009 5:14:35 PM PDT by Lion Den Dan
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To: NonValueAdded

No, he was the Duke of Chevrolet El Camino with Astro Turf in the truck bed if that is the one you are referring to?


21 posted on 03/15/2009 5:26:17 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote.)
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To: HangnJudge

September 11th and its aftermath of tough security is being left behind by Obama.

Gerry Adams of Sinn Fein, the IRA political wing, described the terrorist attacks of September 11th as a “setback” for “progresive movements” around the world.

Fidel Castro echoed his comments later.

I think those “prpgressive movements” sense an opening right now that the “evil Bush” is gone.


22 posted on 03/15/2009 5:29:59 PM PDT by Nextrush (Sarah Palin is the new Ronald Reagan.)
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To: clintonh8r
I think that was mitchell... bubba fixed this before... just send him and a case of condoms over and all will be right as rain again.

LLS

23 posted on 03/15/2009 5:30:36 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (hussein will NEVER be my President... NEVER!!!)
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To: MyTwoCopperCoins

Why not Prince Charles? It sure would let the Queen retire earlier than she’s planned.


24 posted on 03/15/2009 5:39:15 PM PDT by FreepShop1 (www.FreepShop.com)
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To: 1066AD
is today’s IRA getting anything from Islamic groups?

It wouldn't surprise me in the least.

25 posted on 03/15/2009 8:01:17 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: NonValueAdded
I thought the Duke of Oldsmobile solved that problem.

Previously known as the Count of Chappaquiddick?

26 posted on 03/15/2009 8:05:32 PM PDT by aculeus
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To: aculeus
Yes, and soon to be the kNight of the Midnight Swim
27 posted on 03/15/2009 8:17:05 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (May God save America from its government; this is no time for Obamateurs. Emmanuel = Haldeman?)
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