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Originally posted by mr-lizard
Originally posted by Mintwithahole.
All it needs is the government to place one or two agent provocateurs into the crowds to cause trouble and all hell will break loose this summer.
Precisely. People need to realise that certain agencies DO plant people amongst the crowds to cause havoc.
This achieves two things... mass arrests (information) and also discredits the group.
Originally posted by bingmat
reply to post by Merriman Weir
I wonder that - hopefully it won't be the second city Manchester.
If they do let something happen in order to gain more control, I think it will be a "lesser city" like Bristol, where everyne has six fingers already (kidding).
Seriously though, I wonder if this isn't just propaganda to gain supoprt for contnued presence overseas...OR a clampdown on freedom of speech...
She mentions in the SAME breath, the recent anti-troop/islamic protests...
“The civil challenge means that, if people feel it appropriate to demonstrate against our troops coming home from defending this country abroad, we – as Government and others – will say in turn that we think that that’s wrong"
Now I find it hard to condone those people for protesting troops who are just doing their job, and exercising their right to freedom of speech, but those troops would gladly die tomorrow in defence of the british Muslim RIGHT TO PROTEST against them - the very people who they are protesting against.
Government should be protested against - not our army!
...and, this woman isn't to be trusted. Clearly.
Originally posted by thenumber42
Yeah i heard on the radio about an hour ago, about anarchists planning to riot in London on April 1st.
Originally posted by Doomsday 2029
The Article in the OP is almost a year old
April 13, 2008
did anybody notice?
I don't think this qualifies as BREAKING alternative news.
Originally posted by BorgHoffen
The word "Powers" should speak for itself.
This woman is a psychopath who thinks she is God.
Originally posted by Free4Ever2
Uk Terror Threat " Is Growing "
(visit the link for the full news article)
Ms Smith said: "We now face a threat level that is severe. It's not getting any less, it's actually growing.
"There are 2,000 individuals they are monitoring. There are 200 networks. There are 30 active plots.
"That has increased over the past two years. Since the beginning of 2007, 57 people have been convicted on terrorist plots.
"Nearly half of those pleaded guilty so this is not some figment of the imagination. It is a real risk and a real issue we need to respond to.
"We can't wait for an attack to succeed and then rush in new powers. We've got to stay ahead."
Originally posted by multichild
What I find strange is the need for more surveillance and law's that make it difficult for terrorists to operate in areas where the worst thing that happens is an odd scuffle on a friday night outside the local idiot pub.
In london fair enough, maybe with all the high profile buildings and all yes go ahead, but like in my local town, and in smaller cities like cardiff etc the need for such high profile cctv and laws is a bit silly.