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Posted on 04/11/2010 5:59:11 PM PDT by rdl6989
Police say a car bomb has exploded outside a British Army barracks in Northern Ireland.
The blast was behind Palace Barracks in Holywood, Belfast, at 12.24am and is described as "ongoing".
Reporting from the scene, Sky's Ireland correspondent Vicky Hawthorne said: "Police are not confirming this but there are unconfirmed reports of some injuries on the ground.
(Excerpt) Read more at news.sky.com ...
A suspected dissident Republican car bomb has exploded outside a British Army barracks in Northern Ireland, less than half an hour after law and order powers were officially transferred from London to Belfast.
Thanks for the ping.
I was over there for a long time and this comes as no surprise, . They will never stop because not only are they terrorists who Bush clamped down on their funding but there is way too much money for them to give their terrorist ways up.
shame that there are still some idiots in this country who think they are giving money to a good cause and support them.
Bush did a great job of clsing them down and not bringing them over for dinner and fund raisers after 9/11.
Now bozo is in I would not be surprised we will be hearing more about this kind of terrorism
please ping me on this kind of issues as I lost two friends over there because they were blown up by the IRA terrorists.
“Car bomb explodes at Ulster army barracks
Bomb goes off behind Palace Barracks, on the outskirts of Belfast, ahead of today’s planned transfer of judicial and policing powers to Stormont”
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Henry McDonald, Ireland correspondent
The Guardian, Monday 12 April 2010
SNIPPET: “A spokesman for the Police Service of Northern Ireland said: “A device has exploded in a vehicle at the rear of Palace Barracks, Holywood. The explosion occurred at approximately 12.24am. The investigation in ongoing, and there are no further details at this stage.”
It was reported that one person was injured in the blast.
Police sources said the bomb was taken to the barracks in a hijacked taxi after the cab driver’s family was held hostage.
It is understood that homes around the army base, north east of Belfast, were being evacuated as the bomb went off, and that some families are staying overnight in a nearby community centre.
The latest incident comes after a car bomb in Newry on 22 February, and a mortar attack a few days before in the village of Keady, county Armagh.”
“THREAT LEVELS [MI5 - UK]”
MI5.gov.co.uk ^ | Updated January 22, 2010 | n/a
Posted on January 22, 2010 2:05:44 PM PST by Cindy
Note: This is only a snippet. If your are in the UK, I suggest you read the entire page.
Note: The following text SNIPPET is a quote:
If you suspect it, report it
In an emergency
If you think you have seen a person acting suspiciously, or if you see a vehicle, unattended package or bag which might be an immediate threat, move away and call 999.
The confidential Anti-Terrorist Hotline is staffed around the clock by specialist counter-terrorism police officers and staff.
The terrorist threat remains real and there is no room for complacency. The public should remain alert and aware of their surrounding at all times. If something strikes you as suspicious and out of place then trust your instincts and call the police.
If you think you have seen something suspicious or you are unsure about somebodys activities or behaviour, however insignificant it may seem at the time, call the confidential Anti-Terrorist hotline on 0800 789 321.A textphone service is available for people with speech or hearing difficulties on 0800 032 45 39 (text messages from mobiles are not accepted).
You can also submit your information using our confidential online form.
Any information passed to the Anti-Terrorist Hotline is treated in the strictest of confidence and is thoroughly analysed and researched before, and if, any police action is taken.
Thank you for the ping rdl6989.
“Timeline - Increased dissident attacks in Northern Ireland”
Thu Apr 8, 2010 2:17pm BST
SNIPPET: “(Reuters) - Police say the risk of violence in Northern Ireland is severe, meaning they regard attacks as likely, while Ireland’s justice minister has said the threat is as high as at the height of the province’s “Troubles.”
The Independent Monitoring Commission for Northern Ireland and the UK parliamentary Intelligence and Security Committee have also noted a marked increase in dissident republican activity, adding the threat remained very real.”
SNIPPET: “Here is a list of the biggest attacks carried out by dissidents since their campaign hit the headlines in March 2009 with the killing of two British soldiers who had been about to leave for a tour of duty if Afghanistan”
Updated April 11, 2010
“Car Bomb Explodes Outside British Army Post in Northern Ireland”
SNIPPET: “A car bomb that exploded early Monday at Northern Ireland’s Palace Barraks was taken there in a hijacked taxi and the driver’s family were held hostage, Sky News reported.”
they always did that kind of thing and yet we still have fools who support and give money to them over here.
Palace barracks is where I stayed for some time along with crumlin road jail, no I was guarding it not in jail.
when ever they did their banks jobs or bombings they always took the family hostage and believe me they would kill the family if the guy never carried out their terrorist act.
I swear the IRA, INLA etc are the biggest cowards even for terrorists.
you watch that more of this will happen now bozo is in charge as Bush clamped down on their funding but the IRA are very left wing .
surprise surprise yet again the left wing doing terrorism and killing others in not a fair fight.
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“Bomb in Northern Ireland injures police officer”
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Yes, terrorists are cowards and I agree that they do not fight fair.
Ohhhhh, crap. I once visited N. Ireland after the ‘cease fire’ and had a long conversation with a guy who said , “Don’t ever believe anything they tell you. The ‘troubles’ will never be over.”
Northern Ireland really haven’t been in the news lately. I remember growing up I used to always hear about them. They were the Middle East of Europe.
one of their coardly acts quickly in the time I was over there
we were near the border /crossmaglen and we got a report that a group of men in military uniform and machine guns were walking up and down the town)small town)
as soon as they heard the helicopters they disappeared and went back to being civilians
funny how they don’t want to fight in uniform man to man when we came but instead would rather take a family hostage and have the man take a bomb to a place for them .
they sit on a hill with a radar gun and wait for a patrol to come by while they sit a quarter of a mile away and then set the car bomb off
two friends blown up and others disabled now along with the police I got to know over there and one guy who was killed because he gave soldiers candy
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“Bomb Explodes In Newry City Outside Courthouse In Northern Ireland! - From JK_Pro On PS3 -”
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Explosion at Newry courthouse
A car bomb has exploded outside a courthouse in Newry, Co Down.
Police were called to the courthouse after a car was left close to the gates of the building at around 10pm. They were in the process of evacuating the area when the explosion happened.
A police spokeswoman said that there were no initial reports of any injuries.
SDLP MLA for Newry and Armagh, Dominic Bradley has condemned those responsible for the attack.
“There is absolute disgust in Newry tonight, absolute revulsion that we have gone back to a situation that we had thought that we had left behind,” he told UTV.
“The message that people here in Newry are giving to those responsible is that they absolutely reject their activities, they want them to desist from this type of activity immediately.”
The DUP’s Newry and Armagh MLA William Irwin added: “Whilst initial conversations with the police indicate that no one has been injured, there is absolutely no doubt that the evil terrorists who planted this bomb had the intention of taking life.
“The swift actions of police in ensuring that the area was evacuated must be praised and once again serve of a reminder of threat which our police officers face daily.”
Republican dissidents opposed to the peace process will be the prime suspects for the attack.
It comes only days after a mortar bomb was abandoned outside a police station in the nearby Co Armagh village of Keady. That device failed to detonate.
Last March, dissidents gunned down two soldiers at Massereene army barracks, Antrim. Two days later they shot dead police constable Stephen Carroll in Craigavon, Co Armagh as he answered a call for help.
Meanwhile, in September police discovered a massive 600lb bomb in the south Armagh village of Forkhill.
Last month a Catholic police officer was seriously injured in car bomb attack in Co Antrim while a number of police stations have been shot at several times in recent weeks.
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I’m sorry for the loss of your friends manc.
I know how hard that is.
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“Car bomb explodes near Northern Ireland army base”
SNIPPET: “The blast seems to have been timed to coincide with the precise moment that policing and justice powers devolved from Westminster to Stormont.
Families were spending the night in a local community centre.”
SNIPPET: “Justice transfer
In March, Northern Ireland Assembly members voted in favour of the transfer.
Out of the 105 votes cast in the Assembly, a total of 88 supported the move, with 17 Ulster Unionists voting against.”
SNIPPET: “Later on Monday, Stormont assembly members are due to vote on appointing a new justice minister - the first Northern Ireland politician to take responsibility for justice and policing in 38 years.”
Hitchhiked to Newry from Castleford (on the way to Belfast) years ago. Bleak place.
How do you know it’s not the IRA?
I thought the IRA was out of business, or is this some other terrorist group?
What was worse was seeing them but the worst was when a policeman and a policewoman got blown up and one had their legs hanging off and another with half their brains on the floor.
It was a Saturday night and it happened about 11.00pm in Newry, the nightclubs and bars came out and there were riots.
Later that night we had to guard the hospital and some rioters tried to get in the place, they were like animals, no respect for life at all.
The IRA gets their backing from the poor areas (derrybegs, barcroft estates etc) and believe me the way they tell their children about what is what is disgusting.
Nice respectful people walking by wishing us take care but trying to not move their lips or look at us for fear of being seen.
thank you for your kind words.
I’m so sorry, Manc. :(
I understand Manc.
Terrorism is beyond words.
I’ll update this thread as updates come in (re suspect info, etc.).
thanks you and please ping me these issues
“Car bomb hits N. Ireland military base”
April 11, 2010 9:27 p.m. EDT
SNIPPET: “There was no immediate report of a claim of responsibility for the blast.”
don’t be sorry for me but those who are now disfigured and those families who lost their son/husbands/fathers etc
thanks for the words though
no IRA trust me on this
they are down funds because of Bush after 9/11 and that is why they did that big bank job .
Now bozo is in then seeing as the IRA are left wing and bozo is then you watch Adams etc will be coming over again getting money for their terrorist cause
I remember when these terrorists would go around to pubs in NYC collecting money.
I have no problem with an opinion, but do you have a source as to who did it?
ADDING to post no. 11:
“Car bomb near secret services HQ in N.Ireland”
By Eamonn Mallie (AFP) 1 hour ago
SNIPPET: “The security services later confirmed the bomb was in a hijacked taxi, which was driven to the rear of the barracks. The driver then jumped from the car, shouting: “It’s a bomb.”
Local journalist Brian Rowan told AFP the explosion “shook my front door”.”
Yes, I remember the reports that they didn’t receive funds after 9/11.
hopefully after 9/11 those idiots who donated have woke up who used to give money for their terrorist actions.
My wife form MA said that they came to pubs saying money for political prisoners but she never gave as her father an irish man himself knew what was what about them
I say this as from experience seeing and dealing with them for nearly two years and knowing them first hand
exactly why they did the bank job as they were without money and then came the peace treaty so to speak.
Many give Bush credit for his stance on muslim terrorism but he also clamped won on them too and which saved many lives.
Thank you Manc.
“Bomb rattles British spy HQ in Northern Ireland”
(AP) 45 minutes ago
SNIPPET: “DUBLIN Police say Irish Republican Army dissidents have detonated a bomb near the British spy headquarters in Northern Ireland hours before rival Catholic and Protestant leaders elect a new justice minister.”
“BREAKING NEWS: ‘Dissident Republican bomb’ rocks Belfast barracks on day power transferred from London”
By DAILY MAIL REPORTER
Last updated at 2:21 AM on 12th April 2010
SNIPPET: “A suspected dissident Republican car bomb exploded outside a British Army barracks in Northern Ireland today less than half an hour after law and order powers were officially transferred from London to Belfast.”
Wow, count me as one of those people who thought “The Troubles” were pretty much over. I guess I should clarify what I said to mean “I actually thought the worst of ‘The Troubles’ were over”.
From what little I had read, I think even the Real IRA had pretty much hung it up.
I guess not.
ADDING to post no. 11:
From Times Online
April 12, 2010
“Car bomb explodes near MI5 in Belfast”
David Sharrock in Belfast
SNIPPET: “Republican terrorist splinter groups were suspected of causing the explosion, which according to first reports caused no injuries.”
SNIPPET: “Police say IRA dissidents held a Belfast taxi driver at gunpoint in his home on Sunday and used his taxi to carry the bomb to the rear of Palace Barracks.
The MI5 building is situated inside Palace Barracks in Holywood, County Down, one of the provinces permanent military bases, and has its own separate and secondary layer of security.
In the last twelve months MI5 has increased the number of officers dedicated to countering Irish terrorism to more than four hundred, according to sources consulted by The Times.
That decision came after the murders of two soldiers and a police officer by two groups calling themselves the Real IRA and the Continuity IRA both splinter groups of the Provisional IRA, which formally ended its campaign of violence in 2007.”
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“Car bomb explodes near Northern Ireland army base”
“Locals describe hearing the large explosion”
SNIPPET: “It happened outside Palace Barracks, where MI5 has its Northern Ireland headquarters. A warning was given.”
SNIPPET: “Locals said they heard a large bang just after midnight. One man was taken to hospital.
Between 50 and 60 people were spending the night in a local community centre, said Basil McCrea, an Ulster Unionist member of the Policing Board.”
SNIPPET: “There were two explosions - first the bomb and then the petrol tank, destroying the car and damaging other property.
An elderly man, believed to have been walking near the car at the time of the explosion, was “blown off his feet” and taken to hospital, Mr McCrea said.
“The warning was given and the attack alarms went off, but it is obviously a significant device.”
Asked about who carried out the bombing, Mr McCrea said: “It’s obviously people trying to make a statement about the transfer of policing and justice powers.”
Ireland should be one country because otherwise it can’t function.
If the IRA had actual guts they’d push for some real changes in Ireland instead of taking it out on the obvious figures of authority.Instead they keep ripping into people who have nothing to do with the misery that is Ireland.
You got a country still very much owned/ruled by an elite that believes is has more in common with the English or the Scottish then the Irish.That is the Republic of Ireland.
It is like the Mexicans blowing up American consulates in Mexico;it really isn’t Americans forcing you to live that way.
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