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Armed police walking the streets in England

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posted on May, 22 2013 @ 10:48 PM

Originally posted by cody599
reply to post by IvanAstikov

When I left Britain for 10 years my sentiments were the same

Having seen some of the rest of the world in the mean time, I realise what we have

There is a reason they put Great before Britain

It may not be perfect we have our problems, but never be ashamed to be Great.


I don't know what you see as Great about a cowering, controlled, walkover & totally NON-patriotic failure of an Empire? We clearly have different views... All I see is a lot of people holding on to the fact that we USED to be great. It's like a 10 year old kid in school nowadays saying to some German exchange student 'We won the war' - Nooooo you did not. They'll still hold it close to their hearts but it's bull#!

We would be Great if the f**king w**kers "in charge" stopped revolving EVERYTHING around money and making more of it for themselves to sit in an account so they compare and say things like 'My account has more zeros than yours' - what a pathetic excuse for leadership...

Fair enough I understand there are a lot of luxuries that make life easier than some countries like; fresh water on tap, good healthcare, extremely high tax, lying governments & banks... all those things are amazing!


posted on May, 24 2013 @ 01:58 AM

Originally posted by OtherSideOfTheCoin

Interesting comment, I don't doubt what you are saying but I think it may be exaggerated slightly, I have read quite a bit about the Specialist Operations groups of the Met. S01, which is the close protection unit are all armed and by all accounts pretty kick ass, the stuff about automatic cars doesn't shock me.

what i think might be a slight exaggeration is the second part of this quote above, UK Armed Police are all trained to shoot to stop not kill unless the protocols of Operation Kratos are in play. What you were talking about is more akin to how Special Forces are taught to shot it gets called "instinctive shooting", they have a round in the chamber and draw, safety off and aim in one smooth motion finishing with the famous "double tap". Police are not permitted to do this, they are not even aloud to have a round in the chamber unless they intend to use it and can only take the safety off at the last moment before they fire. When you actually look at the protocols that armed response units have to abide by its really quite amazing just how redistricted they can be.

sorry i know i am being very pedantic its just a area that interests me and i happen to have read a bit around this other than that i must say a very interesting post. I am guessing this relative of yours is in the met or was seconded from another force?

Well, it's what he told me. I guess those rules must apply to Close Protection then?

posted on May, 24 2013 @ 02:09 AM
reply to post by cody599

lol Luton isnt the whole country. Oh my gosh I hate how people exaggerate things its just ignorant.

posted on May, 24 2013 @ 02:19 AM
reply to post by cody599

They need to arm for ONE SIMPLE !

This terrorist on tape has said that problems are going to start to accur. Guns on the street. He said something along these lines. So they have to be geared up for this.

Also Id rather have armed police and be safe than have unarmed police and people trying to " run" the streets which is exactly what would happen.

If they dont you will all be in more danger. This isnt some joke!

Most of the UK is safe, and thats thanks to our police.

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