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16,000 police to retake London: PM recalls Parliament as the police lose control of Britain's street
Daily Mail (London) ^

Posted on 08/09/2011 6:15:16 AM PDT by quesney

16,000 police to retake London: PM recalls Parliament as the police lose control of Britain's streets

--Prime Minister David Cameron recalls Parliament on Thursday as Government tries to quell uprising

--'Unprecedented' 16,000 police on duty in London - compared with just 6,000 last night

--Man, 26, shot in Croydon last night dies in hospital England game against Netherlands at Wembley tomorrow called OFF

--400% surge in 999 calls on night of violence with 20,800 dialling the emergency services in London

--Cost of clean-up expected to run into 'tens of millions'

--Metropolitan Police use armoured vehicles to push back 150 rioters in Lavender Hill, Clapham

--'There are no plans for the Army to get involved,' says police chief

--Three arrested on suspicion of attempted murder of police officer

--525 people arrested in total and more than 100 people have been charged

--Jamie Oliver's restaurant in Birmingham ransacked by rioters

--All police cells in London are now FULL

--Man seriously ill after being shot in Croydon

--Copycat riots reported in Birmingham, Bristol, Nottingham, Liverpool and Leeds

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2023874/LONDON-RIOTS-David-Cameron-returns-home-police-face-gangs-petrol-bombs.html#ixzz1UXI1VrCk

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: birmingham; bristol; croydon; diversity; leeds; liverpool; london; nottingham; parliament; police; rioters; riots; unitedkingdom; uprising
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Without a major U-Turn in America in 2012, Western Civilization will continue to collapse.
1 posted on 08/09/2011 6:15:17 AM PDT by quesney
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To: quesney

Yep, until we start deporting these third world animals back to the hell holes they came from this will continue.


2 posted on 08/09/2011 6:17:16 AM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama = Epic Fail)
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To: quesney

Ah, jolly old England, nothing like a little cultural diversity to brighten your day,(and night), eh?


3 posted on 08/09/2011 6:17:56 AM PDT by ransacked
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To: quesney
Western Civilization will continue to collapse

I do not see it as collapse. I see it as a lot of people demanding their governments get out of the way of day to day living. Will governments get the message?

4 posted on 08/09/2011 6:18:31 AM PDT by Glenn (iamtheresistance.org)
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To: quesney
Lock and load....

and stock up on primers, powder, lead, and bullets...brass etc.


5 posted on 08/09/2011 6:18:54 AM PDT by Vaquero ("an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: Glenn; All

“I do not see it as collapse. I see it as a lot of people demanding their governments get out of the way of day to day living. Will governments get the message? “

Good point, although I think a lot of people are still sorting things out in their own minds about what is happening and why.

I hope, as you do, that more people on the fence finally conclude that big, super-fat, Sugar-Daddy government and the political class are not their friends and stand in the way of life, liberty and pursuit of happiness.


6 posted on 08/09/2011 6:21:27 AM PDT by quesney
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To: quesney

I’m surprised we haven’t seen major riots in inner cities up to now.
I expect to see them in full swing when the teet suckers realize the gravey train is about to stop after the next election.
The Rise of the Tea Party and the dumping of the libs and RINO turds.


7 posted on 08/09/2011 6:22:10 AM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) Don't trust the F.B.I. the C.I.A. and specially the B.A.T.F.)
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To: quesney
Man seriously ill after being shot in Croydon

That wasn't the bullet, that was NHS. It's probably safer to pull the bullet out with your fingers and cauterize the wound with a hot poker than go to an NHS hospital for treatment.

8 posted on 08/09/2011 6:22:16 AM PDT by MediaMole
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To: Glenn
I see it as a lot of people demanding their governments get out of the way of day to day living.

Sort of a libertarian uprising, huh? Rioting is an awesome way to get the government to leave us alone.

9 posted on 08/09/2011 6:23:14 AM PDT by Constitutionalist Conservative (Two blogs for the price of none!)
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To: Glenn
"I do not see it as collapse. I see it as a lot of people demanding their governments get out of the way of day to day living. Will governments get the message?"

So let me get his straight..... you are seeing thugs burning and looting computers and TVs as just people trying to get across the message to government to get out of the way? Something is way wrong here.

10 posted on 08/09/2011 6:23:22 AM PDT by Apple Pan Dowdy (... as American as Apple Pie mmm mmm mmm)
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To: Glenn

I’m not sure how looting, rioting, burning buildings and stealing from your fellow man can send a message that govenments should get out of the way. This is nothing more than thug action.

The Tea Party is a better representation of people telling government to get out of their lives.


11 posted on 08/09/2011 6:25:30 AM PDT by kempster
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To: quesney
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12 posted on 08/09/2011 6:25:50 AM PDT by baddog 219
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To: Apple Pan Dowdy
you are seeing thugs burning and looting computers and TVs as just people trying to get across the message to government to get out of the way

It's a bit of acting out, to be sure, but people are frustrated, don't you think? Wouldn't you like to throw a brick or two through a window some days?

13 posted on 08/09/2011 6:25:56 AM PDT by Glenn (iamtheresistance.org)
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To: quesney
Wow. What the German Blitzkrieg couldn't destroy their own punk kids will. Disgusting...
14 posted on 08/09/2011 6:26:19 AM PDT by ladyvet ( I would rather have Incitatus then the asses that are in congress today.)
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To: quesney

Didn’t Great Britain disarm their police force?

Multiculturism, unrestrained immigration from third-world nations, Marxism/Leninism/Socialism, moral relativism, etc., have consequences. Europe is proof positive.

I think it is only a matter of time before this happens on a large-scale basis in our country. We’ve seen contained displays of it, but now that the ghettos are all connected on Facebook and Twitter, these riots can all be coordinated.


15 posted on 08/09/2011 6:26:36 AM PDT by NoKoolAidforMe (I'm clinging to my God and my guns. You can keep the change.)
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To: quesney
London is Burning ... US may be next
Ah, been there, done that ... going back to the 1863 NYC Draft Riots.
And you may recall, the only way to stop them was with armed troops shooting rioters on sight.
That technique also worked at Kent State and put an end to years of campus rioting across the country.
16 posted on 08/09/2011 6:28:04 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: Glenn
I do not see it as collapse. I see it as a lot of people demanding their governments get out of the way of day to day living. Will governments get the message?

An aspiring cop-killer got gunned down in return fire.

Then people rioted about it.

Not seeing the connect.

17 posted on 08/09/2011 6:28:47 AM PDT by Lazamataz (America. Great idea. Couldn't last.)
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To: Joe Boucher

It’s coming and will begin with “The Man Child” being dumped by a “racist” electorate and the subsequent cutting back of riders on the government gravy train by “evil rich white” people.

This will result in cries for “justice” from the uneducated and unemployed.


18 posted on 08/09/2011 6:29:14 AM PDT by TSgt (When in the Course of human events...)
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To: Glenn
From the article:
Children aged as young as eight were reportedly seen fleeing shops with games consoles in Ealing.

Despite 6,000 officers on the streets of London alone, many residents reported a lack of police while marauding gangs were a law unto themselves.
Yup... Looks like a lot of people demanding their governments get out of the way of day to day living.
19 posted on 08/09/2011 6:30:24 AM PDT by Constitutionalist Conservative (Two blogs for the price of none!)
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To: quesney
--'There are no plans for the Army to get involved,' says police chief

See ya, England.

Wonder what the rioters will call it?

20 posted on 08/09/2011 6:30:38 AM PDT by Lazamataz (America. Great idea. Couldn't last.)
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To: quesney

I find it kind of odd the snot nosed Brits aren’t making the same kind of comments about their country as they did about the US during Katrina.

Back at ya lime suckers!


21 posted on 08/09/2011 6:31:37 AM PDT by IMR 4350
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To: Glenn
Wouldn't you like to throw a brick or two through a window some days?

No.

22 posted on 08/09/2011 6:31:44 AM PDT by Lazamataz (America. Great idea. Couldn't last.)
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To: quesney

The man shot in Croydon has died.........


23 posted on 08/09/2011 6:32:01 AM PDT by Red Badger ("Treason doth never prosper.... What's the reason? Why if it prosper, none dare call it treason.")
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To: quesney

The old guideline in the US should be used: Looters will be shot.


24 posted on 08/09/2011 6:32:08 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: Glenn

“I do not see it as collapse. I see it as a lot of people demanding their governments get out of the way of day to day living. Will governments get the message?”
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Are the Tea Party people rioting?

I think you need to rethink your reply.
As it applies to rioters in the UK or in the US,
It is about 180 degrees out of phase with reality.
These people want MORE government supporting them.


25 posted on 08/09/2011 6:32:30 AM PDT by AlexW (Proud eligibility skeptic)
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To: Lazamataz
I agree that what we see in the UK is just thugs who like free stuff (and probably want the government to hand out more free stuff than it already does).

That being said, if the American people ever rise up and tell our government "Enough!" what will it look like?
Of course, voting for Tea Party candidates is the best way to say "Enough!"

But what if Obama does somethign drastic and ignores congress, the courts, and the people. How do you say "Enough" then?
Once upon a time the government oppressors wore nice red uniforms and would march through the town square. Patriots recognized the problem back then. Today, it's hard to know how to fight the government if the ballot box is insufficient.

I don't think burning American cities to tell the government "Leave me alone" is a good idea -- but I'm not sure what form is appropriate to send that emphatic message, if voting proves insufficient.

26 posted on 08/09/2011 6:35:30 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (The USSR spent itself into bankruptcy and collapsed -- and aren't we on the same path now?)
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To: Glenn

No!

That broken window is going to cost someone else $$$ to fix.


27 posted on 08/09/2011 6:36:27 AM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: The flash mob who wonÂ’t leave.)
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To: AlexW

Glen Beck has been speaking about the threat of anarchists for at least the past two years and, of course, was vilified as a kook. The Euro-riots of the 1930’s aren’t exactly ancient history, but western society seems to think it can’t happen again. Past is prelude.


28 posted on 08/09/2011 6:36:46 AM PDT by littleharbour
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To: TSgt

Well Sarge, I’m getting tired of paying for all these leaches.
I’m tired of paying for gub mint studies of nonsense.
And very tired of gub mint trying to interfere with EVERY aspect of life.


29 posted on 08/09/2011 6:37:32 AM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) Don't trust the F.B.I. the C.I.A. and specially the B.A.T.F.)
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To: Glenn
I do not see it as collapse. I see it as a lot of people demanding their governments get out of the way of day to day living. Will governments get the message?

That is the stupidest comment I have ever read on this forum.

What you are saying is that these looters and anarchists that are burning the foundation of England's commercial structures are the English equivalent of the American Tea Party?

These scum suckers are the people who have been living on the public dole in England for generations and are just taking advantage of the situation to steal even more stuff from the productive members of the English society. And you claim they just want government to get out of the way of their daily living?

I'm hoping you were being sarcastic. If not, then I think you need to find a new forum to post to.

30 posted on 08/09/2011 6:37:57 AM PDT by P-Marlowe (LPFOKETT GAHCOEEP-w/o*)
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To: quesney; TexasFreeper2009; ransacked; Glenn; Vaquero; Joe Boucher; MediaMole
Without a major U-Turn in America in 2012, Western Civilization will continue to collapse.

Without a major u-turn in the character of the people of the world, 2012 will be a straight shot to hell.

I've seen various comments about "youths acting like bankers."

Society was not broken in 1980 when Reagan picked up the mantel.

He was merely a mirror of the true core of America that Jimmy Carter had painted over in an ugly pink.

Now we're reaping what we've let the left sow for too long.

Any political leader that wins in 2012 will, like 2008 I'm afraid, very closely reflect the core of society.

I hope my calculations are wrong....

31 posted on 08/09/2011 6:38:05 AM PDT by sam_paine (X .................................)
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Metropolitan Police use armoured vehicles to push back 150 rioters in Lavender Hill, Clapham

When they came out with The Lavender Hill Mob, they had no idea it would become this...

32 posted on 08/09/2011 6:39:31 AM PDT by bcsco
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To: quesney

Rivers of Blood.

Enoch Powell.


33 posted on 08/09/2011 6:39:41 AM PDT by Sir Francis Dashwood ("Arjuna, why have you have dropped your bow???")
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To: quesney; All
--Jamie Oliver's restaurant in Birmingham ransacked by rioters
Silver lining?
34 posted on 08/09/2011 6:40:03 AM PDT by j.argese (You may think you've won the day, in the end you will surely lose the important race.)
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To: Glenn

when i get frustrated, i do not throw a temper tantrum

to answer your question: no

destruction is not the answer. it accomplices nothing but destruction and more anger.

it is evil


35 posted on 08/09/2011 6:40:03 AM PDT by ncpatriot
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To: quesney

It’s already started here with the largely racially motivated attacks in Milwaukee, Chicago, Philadelphia and elsewhere. The dependent underclass who waits everyday for another government hand out from “Obama’s stash” will “spread the wealth around” by looting and rioting if any of their “benefits” are cut. Of course Eric Holder’s Justice Dept. (sic) will spend it’s time looking for domestic terrorists at Tea Party rallies.


36 posted on 08/09/2011 6:40:14 AM PDT by The Great RJ ("The problem with socialism is that pretty soon you run out of other people's money" M. Thatcher)
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To: Glenn

The rioters in London was more involvement by the government, not less. The UK is (understandably) trying to cut spending; minorities, wanting to keep their benefits, riot; the rioters turn into looters.


37 posted on 08/09/2011 6:41:35 AM PDT by utahagen
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To: P-Marlowe
What you are saying is that these looters and anarchists that are burning the foundation of England's commercial structures are the English equivalent of the American Tea Party?

Believe it or not, this Tea Party mention is also what one of the anarchist rioters said (quoted in the British press as he was emerging from a store with an armload of stolen stuff). I might expect it from a British anarchist, but I'm stunned that anybody on FR would say something so idiotic.

38 posted on 08/09/2011 6:44:18 AM PDT by livius
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To: Glenn
Wouldn't you like to throw a brick or two through a window some days?

Let's all start at your house. How many windows do you have. And after we throw a few bricks through your windows, we'll break in and steal all your belongings. Then we'll move on to your business. Then we'll burn your car and your house.

That'll teach Obama a lesson in leaving us all alone, eh?

39 posted on 08/09/2011 6:44:49 AM PDT by P-Marlowe (LPFOKETT GAHCOEEP-w/o*)
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To: quesney
Islam soon come.

The Muslims will sort out this mess. They'll organize and arm themselves and restore order. Once a few rioters have been beheaded, things will calm down. The British people will rejoice. Order at last!

OK, it's sharia............but you can't have everything, right?

40 posted on 08/09/2011 6:45:06 AM PDT by marshmallow (.)
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To: quesney

Are these effectively “race riots”?

I have read that the perps are largely blacks and asians. Gangs?

What is the common denominator?


41 posted on 08/09/2011 6:45:32 AM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: Glenn
Wouldn't you like to throw a brick or two through a window some days?

No, I respect people's personal property.

42 posted on 08/09/2011 6:46:00 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Glenn
Another instance of people demanding their governments get out of the way of day to day living:
Staff at Birmingham Children's Hospital formed a 'human shield' as they barricaded themselves inside after rioters threatened to set it on fire - in an evil bid to 'win respect' from fellow thugs.

Police ordered an immediate lock-down of the hospital after rioters used Twitter to spread the word and encourage thugs to storm the wards just after 9pm last night. Gangs of rioters rounded on the hospital - which cares for some of Britain's sickest children - armed with broken bottles and knives hoping to 'out-riot' yobs running amok in London.

43 posted on 08/09/2011 6:47:19 AM PDT by Constitutionalist Conservative (Two blogs for the price of none!)
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To: Glenn

From what I have heard, most are rioting because the government has cut so many “benefits”. They want MORE government, not less.


44 posted on 08/09/2011 6:48:48 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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If I may add:

I’m tired of going into the grocery store and seeing welfare recipients fill their shopping carts with soda, Doritos, scented candles, prepared foods, etc. while carrying cell phones, Ipods, and getting into newer cars than I drive.

Or when I’m in the drug store, and I see a Medicaid recipient have no prescription co-payment and purchase candy and People magazine when they get their free drugs.

Or the people who park in handicap spaces who don’t appear for a minute to have a disability, but have the parking decal anyway.

I’m really done with the moochers and parasites. There is an overwhelming arrogance and selfishness that has infected our country. The only way to eradicate it is a revolution.


45 posted on 08/09/2011 6:49:09 AM PDT by NoKoolAidforMe (I'm clinging to my God and my guns. You can keep the change.)
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To: quesney
'Unprecedented' 16,000 police on duty in London

I heard a radio host this morning say that they deployed 25,000 for the royal wedding.

46 posted on 08/09/2011 6:49:22 AM PDT by the_devils_advocate_666
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To: Texas Fossil
Are these effectively “race riots”? I have read that the perps are largely blacks and asians. Gangs? What is the common denominator?

My personal opinion, is that these are simply thugs, hooligans and criminals of every stripe, sensing opportunity to loot, enrich, and amuse themselves.
47 posted on 08/09/2011 6:50:12 AM PDT by ZX12R (FUBO GTFO 2012 !)
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To: quesney

When entitlement checks stop coming in the mail here in the U.S., then you’ll see rioting break out in our major metropolitan areas that will make what’s happening in London look like a Sunday afternoon tea party (not to be confused with THE Tea Party).


48 posted on 08/09/2011 6:50:23 AM PDT by OB1kNOb (Obama will heretofore be known in history as the downgraded President.)
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To: NoKoolAidforMe

If the police were disarmed, how did cops shoot and kill that guy which precipitated the riots to begin with?


49 posted on 08/09/2011 6:51:02 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: the_devils_advocate_666
Well, guess that shows where their priorities lie.
50 posted on 08/09/2011 6:51:02 AM PDT by MaryFromMichigan
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