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chlamor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-20-05 08:42 AM
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9. Irish Terror Groups 'To Hit London'
My Comment: Do the Brits have a color coded warning system? If not perhaps Tom Ridge could go on furlough from Home Depot to advise "THE BLIAR".


Irish terror groups 'to hit London'

Police and MI5 issue warning to British businesses
'Substantial threat' from dissident republican groups

Martin Bright and Henry McDonald
Sunday March 20, 2005
The Observer

Police have issued a stark warning that mainland Britain faces a 'substantial threat' of an Irish republican bombing campaign, The Observer can reveal.

Scotland Yard's counter-terrorism section sent out an email about a new threat to businesses across London on Friday evening, following intelligence received from MI5 about an increase in activity from breakaway groups such as the Real IRA.

The chilling note, seen by The Observer, states: 'Reporting indicates that dissident Irish republican terrorists are currently planning to mount attacks on the UK mainland.'

It goes on to explain that methods used by dissident groups in Northern Ireland could be transferred to Britain. These include 'incendiary and improved explosive devices' used in recent republican campaigns, 'postal devices' and 'shooting attacks'. The police warning adds that hoax calls have also been made 'to amplify the disruptive effect of such attacks'. The level of the threat is now said to be 'substantial', just one stage below the 'severe general' threat from al-Qaeda.

http://observer.guardian.co.uk/uk_news/story/0,6903,144...
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