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UK puts missiles on London rooftop to guard Olympics
Reuters ^ | April 28, 2012 | Tim Castle

Posted on 04/28/2012 6:46:18 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

(Reuters) - Britain's military has told residents of an upscale apartment development near the Olympic Park in east London it is installing a missile battery on top of a tower within their housing complex to defend the 2012 Games this summer.

The site is one of a number around the capital the army is considering as bases for surface-to-air missiles to protect the London games from an aerial attack, the Ministry of Defence said.

It is the first time such missiles have been deployed in London since the end of World War Two, shocking some residents at the Bow Quarter housing development, sited in a converted red-brick Victorian match factory.

"There was no consultation, no one knocked on the door," Brian Whelan, a 28-year-old journalist, told Reuters. "You just wake up one morning, there's a leaflet telling you they are going to put missiles on the roof."

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1 posted on 04/28/2012 6:46:22 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

They expecting the muzzie air forces to attack??? What a ********!!! The muzzies are there in full force in person. They are there on the ground. If they want to hurt the Limies grand show, they are there, armed and can attack.


2 posted on 04/28/2012 7:00:06 PM PDT by RetiredArmy (He has Risen!!! If you do not know Him, this is the perfect week to seek Him out!!!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I thought the war on terror was over??? Who would want to bother anyone at the London Olympics? /s


3 posted on 04/28/2012 7:01:12 PM PDT by goodnesswins (2012..."We mutually pledge our Lives, our Fortunes, and our Sacred Honor")
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To: Free ThinkerNY

So they put a military target on top of a civilian building. Perhaps they should put the next one on top of a hospital.


4 posted on 04/28/2012 7:07:55 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: goodnesswins

It’s not like the Muzzies have done it before! jk/

Who in their right mind would attend the games with all this paranoid insanity from the police state combined with the possibility of an attack by the religion of peices? Sounds like a winning bunch of fun!


5 posted on 04/28/2012 7:10:13 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: Free ThinkerNY

What the idiots didn’t do to protect the Pentagon and White House on 9/11. There were supposed to be men armed with shoulder-fired AA missiles on the roofs (and the Capital), but never heard of any being there.

PS: Clinton stood down much of our airborn defense systems 1994-95 (some of which was legit; some of which was foolish to abolish, as was shown on 9/11. We couldn’t even put up an armed plane from Andrews AF Base right across the river from the White House. Actually, Bolling AF Base is within spitting distance of the White House, closer than Andrews). It had nothing to put into the defense of DC.

Quantico, the Marine Corps base, also couldn’t put anything armed in the air on 9/11. Planes from Langley, over 90 miles away, arrived too late to do any good.

There is much more to this story, one of the great coverups of the 9/11 events.


6 posted on 04/28/2012 7:10:29 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: RetiredArmy

RA, I was thinking the same thing.


7 posted on 04/28/2012 7:23:34 PM PDT by A message
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To: Free ThinkerNY

>>It is the first time such missiles have been deployed in London since the end of World War Two

They had surface to air missiles during WW2? Never saw that on History Channel.


8 posted on 04/28/2012 7:24:14 PM PDT by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: Bryanw92

So there is no air protection of the Royal Family and Paraliment?


9 posted on 04/28/2012 7:31:08 PM PDT by LukeL (Barack Obama: Jimmy Carter 2 Electric Boogaloo)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Hmmm...y’all reckon they are expecting some moslem activity during their O-lympics?

Don’t be too harsh over there, ya hear? You don’t want to send the wrong message to the rest of the world! Especially to the progressive MSM.


10 posted on 04/28/2012 7:39:09 PM PDT by citizen (Obama blames:arab spring,banks,big oil,bush,ceos,christians,coal,FNC,Jpn tsumani,T Party,wall st,you)
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To: Bryanw92

I thought the same thing. Dumba** reporter.


11 posted on 04/28/2012 7:44:50 PM PDT by citizen (Obama blames:arab spring,banks,big oil,bush,ceos,christians,coal,FNC,Jpn tsumani,T Party,wall st,you)
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To: Bryanw92

“They had surface to air missiles during WW2? “

Some folks did:

http://www.luft46.com/missile/wasserfl.html


12 posted on 04/28/2012 7:58:32 PM PDT by PAR35
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To: PAR35

The Germans put anti-aircraft missiles on rooftops in London during WW2? That seems a little counter-productive to me. No wonder they lost the war.


13 posted on 04/28/2012 8:05:28 PM PDT by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: Bryanw92

That wasn’t the question you asked.


14 posted on 04/28/2012 8:08:22 PM PDT by PAR35
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To: PAR35

>>That wasn’t the question you asked.

It was the question I asked. It wasn’t the question you thought you read. I quoted the OP saying that they had put missiles on the rooftops in LONDON and its the first time since WW2. I said, “They had surface to air missiles in WW2?” By “they”, I meant the Brits (because who else would put S-A missiles on the rooftops in London??). Of course the Germans had them. They had all the cool toys.


15 posted on 04/28/2012 8:14:17 PM PDT by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Bacon sling shots!


16 posted on 04/28/2012 9:40:38 PM PDT by Pasadena2k
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To: Bryanw92

The Germans put anti-aircraft missiles on rooftops in London during WW2?

Was it over when the German’s bombed Pearl harbor?


17 posted on 04/28/2012 10:03:35 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Bryanw92
They had unguided rockets defending London... I guess you could stretch it out in typical journalist fashion into a “surface-to-air missile”...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/ww2peopleswar/stories/11/a4432411.shtml

My neighbor talked about cycling around a Liverpool park in WWII delivering these 3 inch rockets to the various launchers. His stories usually came every New Years Eve after several scotches...:^)

18 posted on 04/28/2012 10:18:16 PM PDT by az_gila
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To: Bryanw92
They had surface to air missiles during WW2? Never saw that on History Channel.

Well not on the London rooftops, or in operational service, but they had Brakemine. Radio command guidance surface to air missile with a 5 mile range.


19 posted on 04/28/2012 10:55:42 PM PDT by Oztrich Boy (This world is a comedy to those that think, a tragedy to those that feel - Horace Walpole)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

After watching what happened during the little boat race down the Thames a few weeks ago I can’t wait to see what the crazies do to the London Olympics.
And as for putting missiles on rooftops, what could go wrong with that?


20 posted on 04/29/2012 3:46:36 AM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) Hey Mitt, F-you too pal)
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10-4. The muzzies own portions of London. They certainly have the men on the ground and have the weapons in place to do any harm to the Games that they desire. The question is, since they nearly own England anyway, do they want to cause trouble now or just continue as they are. They will own England in a decade or so any way.


21 posted on 04/29/2012 5:25:09 AM PDT by RetiredArmy (He has Risen!!! If you do not know Him, this is the perfect week to seek Him out!!!)
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