Brits retreat from Massereene as Republican Resistance grows

Cael

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Another riduculous suggestion Cael!

Of course British soldiers will be deployed on the streets of N.Ireland if the conflict was to escalate, what alternative would the government have?
These are engineers.
 


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I thought they would need to be moved back to England, Scotland or Wales for it to be judged a 'retreat'...
Well if we want to be pedantic about it, the term "retreat" has several meanings in military parlance none of which seem appropriate to describe the administrative movement of a unit from one barracks to another,a few miles apart and in peacetime, paticularly when it's announced in the media several years in advance of it taking place. Even if this unit had moved to Britain it would not be a "retreat", unless you're Cael of course, and inhabit an imaginary parallel universe where fantasy, paranoia and delusion rule. British forces will remain in various locations in N.Ireland for the foreseeable future and there's not a damned thing that Cael or anyone else can do to change that.
Incidentally, you'll notice from his last post that having put his foot firmly in his mouth, he's now quibbling and back-pedalling, first they were retreating, now they're "Engineers" and so presumably they don't count, as if army Engineers were never used during the troubles!

Do make your mind up Cael.
 

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Well if we want to be pedantic about it, the term "retreat" has several meanings in military parlance none of which seem appropriate to describe the administrative movement of a unit from one barracks to another,a few miles apart and in peacetime, paticularly when it's announced in the media several years in advance of it taking place. Even if this unit had moved to Britain it would not be a "retreat", unless you're Cael of course, and inhabit an imaginary parallel universe where fantasy, paranoia and delusion rule. British forces will remain in various locations in N.Ireland for the foreseeable future and there's not a damned thing that Cael or anyone else can do to change that.
Incidentally, you'll notice from his last post that having put his foot firmly in his mouth, he's now quibbling and back-pedalling, first they were retreating, now they're "Engineers" and so presumably they don't count, as if army Engineers were never used during the troubles!

Do make your mind up Cael.
Says the man who goes to moderation to have people removed from threads.
 

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I thought they would need to be moved back to England, Scotland or Wales for it to be judged a 'retreat'...
It's a retreat from the occupied area back to their home country.

( Briege Meehan Babysitting.....? That couldn't be Brit Citizen now could it. He'd prefer Johnny Adair toyboy or something wouldn't he ? )
 

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Says the man who goes to moderation to have people removed from threads.
No I didn't, in fact I'm surprised I wasn't kicked off as well.
 

vinoboy

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It's a retreat from the occupied area back to their home country.

( Briege Meehan Babysitting.....? That couldn't be Brit Citizen now could it. He'd prefer Johnny Adair toyboy or something wouldn't he ? )
Rubbish , an administrative decision based on financial problems , claiming a retreat from Antrim ,ludicrous .Mind you ,it is typical Slab comment , diesel fumes getting to him and his dissident pals.
 

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But, of course, lack of money can also be a cause of retreat.
Makes you wonder about the future of all those recently built, closely grouped, totally empty office blocks in Belfast.
 

Cael

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Makes you wonder about the future of all those recently built, closely grouped, totally empty office blocks in Belfast.
Ah yes, a chara, the times they are a changing...
 


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