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Car bomb explodes in Derry [Ireland, outside a police station]
IRISH TIMES.com- Breaking News ^ | Last Updated: Tuesday, August 3, 2010, 07:10 | n/a

Posted on 08/03/2010 2:50:11 AM PDT by Cindy

"Car bomb explodes in Derry"

IRISH TIMES REPORTERS

SNIPPET: "A car bomb has exploded outside a police station in the North.

The blast occurred at about 3.20am in a taxi which had been parked outside Strand Road police station in Derry. Damage was caused to the station and the perimeter wall but no one was injured in the incident.

The explosion follows a telephone warning that a device had been planted in front of the station.

According to the PSNI, a taxi driver was approached by two men on Cook Street at about 3am, one of whom had a gun. An object was placed in the driver's car and he was ordered to drive to the police station."

(Excerpt) Read more at irishtimes.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 1972; bloodysunday; bogside; carbomb; code; codeword; continuityira; cookestreet; derry; explosives; glenfadapark; homemadeexplosives; ireland; londonderry; longtower; oglaighnaheireann; policestation; provisionalira; realira; taxi; therealira

1 posted on 08/03/2010 2:50:16 AM PDT by Cindy
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To: Cindy

Catholic jihad starting back up?


2 posted on 08/03/2010 3:17:10 AM PDT by Doulos1 (Bitter Clinger Forever)
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To: Doulos1

As i have stated before the only peaceful resolution will be the complete withdrawal of british forces and full irish sovereignty.


3 posted on 08/03/2010 3:25:44 AM PDT by Stayfrosty
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To: Doulos1

I don’t know if it’s the Real Ira, Al Qaeda or something else entirely.

Breaking news.


4 posted on 08/03/2010 3:27:46 AM PDT by Cindy
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http://www.derryjournal.com/journal/Derry-bomb-attack-condemned.6453605.jp

“Derry bomb attack condemned”
Published Date: 03 August 2010


5 posted on 08/03/2010 3:29:47 AM PDT by Cindy
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To: Cindy

Wow, peace has been exploding all around the world since Obama has been in office.


6 posted on 08/03/2010 3:32:28 AM PDT by Never on my watch (The Obama Administration - an outrage a day)
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To: Stayfrosty

Yeah and who cares what the people want, eh?


7 posted on 08/03/2010 3:58:54 AM PDT by chuck_the_tv_out ( <<< click my name: now featuring Freeper classifieds)
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To: Cindy

I was just talking to a guy from Ireland about a week ago that predicted violence was coming.


8 posted on 08/03/2010 3:59:35 AM PDT by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience.)
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To: Stayfrosty

And the Protestants will have what, exactly?


9 posted on 08/03/2010 4:04:15 AM PDT by James C. Bennett
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To: gunsequalfreedom

Who did he think would be causing the violence?


10 posted on 08/03/2010 4:04:43 AM PDT by Cindy
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To: Doulos1

One bomb does not a campaign make.


11 posted on 08/03/2010 4:07:20 AM PDT by Vanders9
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To: Stayfrosty

Yes, in the same way the only peaceful resolution in Afghanistan will be the complete withdrawal of American forces and full Taliban control of the country.


12 posted on 08/03/2010 4:09:02 AM PDT by Vanders9
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To: Cindy

Does it matter?


13 posted on 08/03/2010 4:11:14 AM PDT by Vanders9
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To: Vanders9

I was curious Vanders9 as to what the rest of the conversation was.


14 posted on 08/03/2010 4:12:34 AM PDT by Cindy
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To: Cindy

Send Bill Clinton.


15 posted on 08/03/2010 4:14:47 AM PDT by Candor7 (Obama .......yes......is fascist... ..He meets every diagnostic of history. en get as far as a Ran)
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To: Vanders9

True, true.


16 posted on 08/03/2010 4:16:14 AM PDT by Doulos1 (Bitter Clinger Forever)
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Note: Video included.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-10852612

“Eyewitness to Londonderry car bomb: ‘’I’m still shaking’’”

3 August 2010 Last updated at 06:46 ET Help

SNIPPET: “Politicians in Northern Ireland are blaming dissident republicans for a car bomb which exploded outside a police station in Londonderry on Tuesday morning.”


17 posted on 08/03/2010 4:24:37 AM PDT by Cindy
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To: Cindy

Zer0 - “Republicans are planting bombs to distract you.”


18 posted on 08/03/2010 4:28:27 AM PDT by ltc8k6
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To: Cindy
I noticed under George Bush we heard nary a peep about IRA terrorism.

It was very refreshing.

19 posted on 08/03/2010 4:32:55 AM PDT by Siena Dreaming
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http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2010/aug/03/derry-officials-denounce-bomb-attack

“Derry officials denounce bomb attack on police station
Suspected republican militants forced taxi driver at gunpoint to take device which exploded while area was being evacuated”

Henry McDonald, Ireland correspondent
guardian.co.uk, Tuesday 3 August 2010 09.42 BST

SNIPPET: “In May, a mortar bomb was fired at the same police station in Derry. It struck a wall but failed to explode.

The Real IRA is active on the nationalist side of the city and has been responsible for a number of failed murder bids on police officers over the last 18 months.

The attack comes weeks after Derry was boosted by the positive response to the Saville inquiry report into the events of Bloody Sunday, and after it was named the UK Capital of Culture for 2013.”


20 posted on 08/03/2010 4:33:09 AM PDT by Cindy
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Previously...

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2491134/posts

“Car Bomb At Barracks In Belfast - Police”
Sky News ^ | April 11, 2010 | Andy Jack
Posted on April 11, 2010 5:59:11 PM PDT by rdl6989


21 posted on 08/03/2010 4:35:20 AM PDT by Cindy
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To: Siena Dreaming

Yes it was.


22 posted on 08/03/2010 4:36:02 AM PDT by Cindy
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To: Doulos1

Communists masquerading as Catholic.


23 posted on 08/03/2010 4:43:56 AM PDT by cmj328 (Got ruthless?)
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To: cmj328

I can see that. Fits the M.O.


24 posted on 08/03/2010 5:04:48 AM PDT by Doulos1 (Bitter Clinger Forever)
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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-10853360

August 2010 Last updated at 07:26 ET

“200lbs of explosives in Derry car bomb”

SNIPPET: “When the bomb was left, police received a warning from Oglaigh na hEireann - a splinter group of the Continuity IRA.

The paramilitary group currently operating under this title split from the Continuity IRA in 2006 and is said to include some of the most experienced terrorists from the Provisional IRA.”


25 posted on 08/03/2010 5:10:32 AM PDT by Cindy
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To: Vanders9
One bomb does not a campaign make.

It did for McCain..............

26 posted on 08/03/2010 5:20:43 AM PDT by Red Badger (No, Obama's not the Antichrist. But he does have him in his MY FAVES.............)
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To: Cindy; cardinal4

I worry that incidents such as these will cause the world to look upon the Catholic-Protestant problems in Ireland as similar to the Sunni-Shia issue. I was in Ireland several years ago, and was talking to some locals about the Ulster question. We asked why don’t the Catholics just move out and come to the Republic. One guy told us that the Catholics in Ulster are now too dependent on British welfare, which they wouldn’t get in the Republic.


27 posted on 08/03/2010 5:26:15 AM PDT by Ax
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To: Stayfrosty
I am happy to say that my ancestors left the Belfast area of what is known today as Northern Ireland about 300 years ago.

Why they left, that we don't yet know.

28 posted on 08/03/2010 5:50:07 AM PDT by TYVets
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To: Ax

That could be worrying. If the Catholic Nationalist community get their wish of a United Ireland, they won’t get their benefits.


29 posted on 08/03/2010 5:50:24 AM PDT by Vanders9
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To: Siena Dreaming

From what I understand.....many ‘funds’ for the IRA dried up after the 9/11 attack.


30 posted on 08/03/2010 6:37:16 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (I don't have a 'Cousin Pookie'.)
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To: Cindy

I’ll have a difficult time getting my wife to visit Northern Ireland. After a wonderful tour of the south of the Republic last year, I’d like to visit N.Ireland. But if this stuff is still going on, the wife won’t go.


31 posted on 08/03/2010 7:29:09 AM PDT by driftless2 (For long-term happiness, learn how to play the accordion.)
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To: Doulos1

The IRA are atheist commies.


32 posted on 08/03/2010 7:31:53 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: driftless2

“...I’d like to visit N.Ireland.”

I’ve never been there but I’ve heard good things. Apparently, the scenic beauty in NI is just as good as in the Republic.

For those interested in what happened during the Troubles, there are former IRA guys who’ll take you on walking tours of Catholic Belfast. You can see the wall murals, etc.

I think it’d be interesting.


33 posted on 08/03/2010 7:33:31 AM PDT by MplsSteve (Don't Be Stupak!)
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To: dfwgator

Okay, my bad.


34 posted on 08/03/2010 9:39:26 AM PDT by Doulos1 (Bitter Clinger Forever)
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http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/ireland/2010/0804/1224276149968.html

The Irish Times - Wednesday, August 4, 2010

“Real IRA behind car bomb blast at PSNI base”

GEORGE JACKSON and DAN KEENAN

SNIPPET: “The 100kg bomb exploded 22 minutes after a caller using a recognised Real IRA code word said the device would explode in 45 minutes.”

SNIPPET: “The bomb was in a taxi which had been hijacked half an hour before the explosion at Cooke Street in the Long Tower area of the city about one mile from the police station.

The driver, who was responding to a call to collect a fare in Cooke Street, was confronted by two masked men, one of them armed with a handgun.

The masked men got into the taxi, a silver Mazda 626, and ordered the driver at gunpoint to drive to nearby Glenfada Park in the Bogside, the scene of some of the Bloody Sunday killings in 1972.

There they placed the bomb into the boot of the taxi and ordered the driver to park the car outside the police station’s security gates.”


35 posted on 08/03/2010 4:45:48 PM PDT by Cindy
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