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@Ross Lea, Mar 23, 2017 at 9:30 AM

Pcar Mar 23, 2017 at 3:10 AM
Thanks for the links. I would make two observations
1. It is time for all police officers in the UK to be armed, Police are armed in N.I. for personal protection and to better protect the public. The terrorist threat in mainland UK is just a serious as it is in NI. If the uniformed police officer killed had side arms he would probably be still alive. If the three off duty officers had been armed they may have been able to intervene at an earlier stage.
2. The press coverage was totally over the top and played in to the hands of the terrorist. This coverage was infinitely repetitive and irresponsible in the circumstances. In these circumstances press coverage should stick to a simple statement of the facts by a senior police officer. To give the “oxygen of publicity” to the terrorist in this way is to give aid to the terrorists.

1. No. NI (born NI early '60s & grew up there) not comparable as risk was everywhere with a terrorist attack almost everyday. All Gov't employees, judiciary, jurors*, contractors & suppliers classed as "legitimate targets" by ira scum. These people lived under constant threat at home, at work and at play. Under-car checks were "normal" behaviour. All RM pillar boxes were reduced to a 3mm slit to prevent letter bombs.

GB it's mainly confined to London and perhaps some also high RoP towns/cities with attacks very rare. Thus, all GB police do not need to be armed.

Your over-reaction is what terrorists want.

*jurors - hence Diplock courts.

2 Yes. Agree. Stop the OTT media coverage. Terrorists want air-time, learn & stop. Report and move on. NI did this.

Personal memory as a primary school pupil: in bed many nights hearing gunfire and praying Daddy comes home soon. Londonistan is not remotely similar and I hope it never is.

TV turned OFF when "Slick Willy" being applauded and cheered at McMurder's funeral. Evil scum like Clinton funded ira, now they funded isis too.

The "tolerant, inclusive" left demonstrated their hypocrisy again in London - youtube rebel media

9/11 so quickly forgotten.

Mar 23, 2017 at 11:52 PM | Registered CommenterPcar

TinyCO2: I’m not getting at you – I’m questioning the tactic of removing the prime target from a reasonably safe location, large enough to ensure the exact location cannot be determined, and placing into a less safe location (on the streets), and into a more accurately determinable place (the car). If there is doubt about the structural integrity of the palace, then why did they leave everyone else in it? (Okay, okay… I can see the benefit of leaving the MPs there… but, why leave the visitors in such peril?)

Also, this hand has now been shown, and more determined (more capable?) attackers will ensure that that possibility is covered. Presumably, there will be a different tactic developed.

Mar 23, 2017 at 11:19 PM | Registered CommenterRadical Rodent

RR I phrased it badly, I'm not disagreeing with the vulnerability of a car. I dunno, perhaps they're worried about the structural integrity of the building?

Mar 23, 2017 at 9:38 PM | Unregistered CommenterTinyCO2

GC: What!!!?? You’re not suggesting that the BBC give us fake news, are you!!!?!!!?????

TinyCO2: the Palace of Westminster will have areas where the public are not allowed, and everywhere there are allowed, they will be subject to intense scrutiny. More to the point, the palace will have areas which will be effectively impenetrable to hostile entry. These areas will also have rooms with secure and direct communications to the various security services, so why leave? Why take the prime target (the PT) into the considerably less secure environs of the streets, even if the car might be armoured?

It doesn’t add up: perhaps NASA want him over there so that they can take him to court – they don’t want to waste time on things like extraditing, like they had to do with the chap who hacked into their security, so make it look as though they want him to help.

Mar 23, 2017 at 9:13 PM | Registered CommenterRadical Rodent

Mark Hodgson:

That boy has a big future ahead of him. Lots of NASA data needs correcting...

Mar 23, 2017 at 8:59 PM | Unregistered CommenterIt doesn't add up...

In view of recent events, unthreaded is not surprisingly rather serious at the moment, so here's a bit of fun:

"UK schoolboy corrects Nasa data error":

""I went straight to the bottom of the list and I went for the lowest bits of energy there were," Miles explained.
Miles's teacher and head of physics, James O'Neill, said: "We were all discussing the data but he just suddenly perked up in one of the sessions and went 'why does it say there's -1 energy here?'"
What Miles had noticed was that when nothing hit the detector, a negative reading was being recorded.
But you cannot get negative energy. So Miles and Mr O'Neill contacted Nasa.
"It's pretty cool", Miles said. "You can tell your friends, I just emailed Nasa and they're looking at the graphs that I've made."
It turned out that Miles had noticed something no-one else had - including the Nasa experts.
Nasa said it was aware of the error, but believed it was only happening once or twice a year.
Miles had found it was actually happening multiple times a day."

Next time someone quotes NASA on climate change and says they must be right because they're NASA, bear the above in mind!

Mar 23, 2017 at 7:27 PM | Unregistered CommenterMark Hodgson

RR - Downing Street? MI5 building? I do wonder if getting in a car is the safest option. Thr trouble with the Houses of Parliament is it's full of visitors.

Mar 23, 2017 at 6:26 PM | Unregistered CommenterTinyCO2

I really wanted to post this link but got sidetracked.

GOP Lawmaker Devin Nunes Sparks New Battle Over Trump Spy Claim

Mar 23, 2017 at 5:28 PM | Unregistered CommenterSandyS

Robert Christopher
Circling The Sun is easier to say than orbiting The Sun in an elliptical fashion the foci of which depend on the mass of the Sun and the planet but which can be disturbed by other planets, moons, gravity waves, passing massive objects and other inputs known and unknown.

Didn't Churchill also say "To jaw-jaw is always better than to war-war." ?
Although as he was Minister of War when tanks were sent onto the streets of Glasgow so your quote seems more typical of the man's normal reaction.

Mar 23, 2017 at 5:21 PM | Unregistered CommenterSandyS

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