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SAS rushed in to guard our streets as Al Qaeda warns 'you're next'

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posted on Jan, 11 2015 @ 06:15 AM
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Without a shadow of doubt the SAS are indeed the best trained for rescuing hostages,their exercises in close environments with live rounds make them the ideal resource to use if that situation arrises

As for on the street,not needed




posted on Jan, 11 2015 @ 06:17 AM
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originally posted by: angelchemuel
@ColCurious......the SAS might be military, but they are a small elite group...hardly what you would call having the military patrolling civvy street.


I'm well aware of that.

I guess I just like my red lines drawn thick. Can't help it.



posted on Jan, 11 2015 @ 06:17 AM
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If I was stuck in the Trafford centre or its ilk in a hostage situation, I would be relieved if the SAS came in, at least I would know I was probably going to survive and not have some armed policeman not skilled enough to sort out the situation.


So would i but that is not what this article is about.



@ColCurious......the SAS might be military, but they are a small elite group...hardly what you would call having the military patrolling civvy street.


Ok let me put it like this.

we have 30 SAS that have been deployed along with 120 SBS and 1900 regular troops.

I personally disagree with the use of the military in any law enforcement operations unless the police have reached the limits of their capabilities and the only option left is for the military to take over to resolve the situation.



posted on Jan, 11 2015 @ 06:19 AM
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a reply to: ColCurious

Ahh.. been years since been to germany .. theyve changed things up a bit .. good to see .. was impressed by what saw of their capabilities when was there ..



posted on Jan, 11 2015 @ 06:21 AM
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I have just taken a look outside my window and I can confirm no military presence as of yet.

I see the U.K Government are calling for more surveillance of people's e-mails and mobile phone calls and messages. So it appears the answer to terrorists threatening our freedoms is for the Government to restrict our freedoms. Makes total sense doesn't it?
edit on 11/1/15 by Cobaltic1978 because: Typo error d'oh!!



posted on Jan, 11 2015 @ 06:22 AM
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I think you would find that the SAS presence would force the Police to be polite. I would rather the SAS any day.

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posted on Jan, 11 2015 @ 06:22 AM
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a reply to: Cobaltic1978

I am not entirely convinced that this article is accurate, it is the express after all.....



posted on Jan, 11 2015 @ 06:23 AM
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originally posted by: pheonix358
I think you would find that the SAS presence would force the Police to be polite. I would rather the SAS any day.

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HAHA!!!!

No

The usually just tell you to F&%K off.

They are not polite



posted on Jan, 11 2015 @ 06:24 AM
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a reply to: OtherSideOfTheCoin

Oh, it's probably true, but you will find them in the City, not in our neighbourhoods. Can't have these terrorists bringing chaos to the City can we?



posted on Jan, 11 2015 @ 06:27 AM
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a reply to: Cobaltic1978

Lmao.. in the neighborhoods the chavs would terrorise the fanatics ..
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posted on Jan, 11 2015 @ 06:29 AM
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If I see any of these 1900 troops on a street near me, I'll be sure to let you know. In the meantime, if they are been put out there in police uniforms, then psychologically it is far better so as not to raise panic in the general populace.

I believe the terrorist threat in UK is a lot higher than they are making public, and many, many terrorist plots have been foiled in a typically quiet British way of doing things.

At the height of the Irish troubles, the SAS were almost crawling all over Ireland and seconded into different divisions of our military, even to the point of infiltrating the PIRA themselves....and that is why mainland Britain was kept safe. Of course some do slip through the net....but that's when our services learn and up their game.


Jane



posted on Jan, 11 2015 @ 06:29 AM
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a reply to: Expat888

Especially in my neighbourhood, without a doubt!



posted on Jan, 11 2015 @ 08:21 AM
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a reply to: OtherSideOfTheCoin

It is all "covering your rear" tactics hy your socialist gov officials doing 180 on police policy.

They read reports on French police showing-up on bicycles and un-armed per socialist gov policy.

That wasn't in MSM reports...Rush Limbaugh reported it on his radio show the next day.



posted on Jan, 11 2015 @ 08:27 AM
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originally posted by: OtherSideOfTheCoin
Regardless if either of these reports are to be believed they do suggest the SAS are becoming ever more involved in policing terrorism. Something I do not feel entirely comfortable with.


That is one of the main missions for the SAS. Taking on Terrorists. When you need to pound a nail you don't grab a screwdriver do you? No, you grab the right tool for the job.

And chances are, since there are only 30 involved, it's in an advisory capacity, but I guarantee you that there are teams sitting around the ready room just waiting for "The Call".

Let's hope that call never comes.
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posted on Jan, 11 2015 @ 08:34 AM
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Well its not so much "taking on terrorists"

There role is in the UK is direct counter-revolutionary warfare they are only intend to step in to resolve terrorist incidents such as attracts and high risk operations.

The job of hunting down domestic terrorists falls to the police and security services.

I agree the SAS are the hammer, but they should only ever be used as a last resort and not for policing our streets.



posted on Jan, 11 2015 @ 08:45 AM
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Well at least its better than the 80's when they were being used to quell prison riots.
Word is that they will be tasked with sorting out the UK's structural debt next .....



posted on Jan, 11 2015 @ 08:52 AM
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a reply to: OtherSideOfTheCoin

I've been a adviser before. If you are going to "advise" you have to get down to street level and walk with those that do it every day. You don't sit in a office all day and criticize after the fact. You have to have eyes on and personal experience.

The 1900 troops on the other hand is something to think about. Grunts are not the best resource to use in police work as they have a tendency to break things first and ask for forgiveness later.

But, and no offense to my American Brothers and Sisters in Arms, I would be more comfortable seeing the British Army on the street than the US Army. They've always struck me as a bit more professional.

But then again, sometimes you do need a unrestrained wildman...LOL
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posted on Jan, 11 2015 @ 08:55 AM
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The SAS are there to take out ANY targets they are told to.

It irks me when I see them put on a pedestal so much and held up as heroes all the time, like they only ever take out the bad guys.
Reality is they are just another branch of the government enforcement machine and will remove anyone they are told to. That includes anyone, men, women or children or multiples of both, if so ordered. They don't pick or choose their targets based on an evilness scale!


CX

posted on Jan, 11 2015 @ 11:47 AM
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Top tip.....take anything in the British tabloids with a pinch of salt.

The Sun newspaper today was reporting the the SAS had set up a new unit to deal with this threat, on 24 hrs notice to move.

I'm pretty sure they've always had units ready to deal with this kind of threat, and it won't take 24 hrs to get there gear together.

CX.



posted on Jan, 11 2015 @ 11:50 AM
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a reply to: CX




Top tip.....take anything in the British tabloids with a pinch of salt.


only a pinch....

I use a whole sack.

I read the same and linked to it in the OP about the sun.



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