Skip to comments.IRA plotting to kill Princes William, Harry: Report
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.
Can’t we all just get along?
Reminds me of a Tom Clancy novel.
Recently some public figure (I wish I could remember who) was bragging about how terrorism had been defeated in Northern Ireland.
Is it just my imagination
or is the activity of the IRA
increasing since Obama has entered office?...
seems rather mean. i thought george mitchell solved this years ago.
I thought the whole IRA thing was done and gone years ago. Was that not the case?
I thought the Duke of Oldsmobile solved that problem.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Same here, but there’s always people who like to make the lives of others as miserable as they are.
This post by a fellow Freeper who had been to the place recently, suggests otherwise:
Yeah, my IRA is killling me.
Don’t forget the IRA received help from Gadaffi in the past; is today’s IRA getting anything from Islamic groups ?
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?
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.
The IRA are fools. Of all the people in the world who need killing, there are far better candidates than the two princes.
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?
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.
Why not Prince Charles? It sure would let the Queen retire earlier than she’s planned.
It wouldn't surprise me in the least.
Previously known as the Count of Chappaquiddick?
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