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Originally posted by SHADO13
Hey Guys I'm not saying gangs are any good or anything but , couldnt they be considered guerillas as well?
Originally posted by PaddyInf
The PIRA have got to be up there. At any one time there were estimated to be only approx 80 active ASU members, as opposed to over 20'000 British troops on the streets.
i hate the b@stards, but thats some odds
Originally posted by WatchRider
You're sort of correct, but the estimate I learned of was 40 Regular (P)IRA, about 2,000 irregular part-timers who, in turn, had a whole bunch of sympathisers (including some across the pond).
The dream of having the troop levels of pre-1969 will probably never happen, like the Falklands there will always be a resident garrison of 1000 or so regular troops now tucked away in their barracks in Lisbon. Enough to hold the fort in the case of riots etc.
There are some sneaky ways as well to create the illusion of their being no visible troops on the streets as well. Often in the event of crowd control being needed the troops get called out and exchange their DPM gear for police uniforms! I know this as this is what my brother (still serving now) and his boys had to wear when he was in Ireland recently.
Originally posted by Wotan
If the vote was for ''The guerrilla Nation of all time'', then it would be Afghanistan.
Afghanistan is one of the few nations on earth to take on the empire of Alexander the Great, the British Empire, the Soviet Union and NATO. None of these enemies won decisively.