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Dads' Army Caught With 'Iraq Style' IED


picador

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It appears an R.IRA gang was caught red-handed in Derry last night. Three men in their forties were arrested when police intercepted a car containing a rocket in the Creggan estate. A fourth contemporary was 'captured' nearby.

It seems the younger generation do not see any glamour in 'armed struggle'.

Derry bomb was 'Iraq style mortar' - UTV Live News
 

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Was this 'Iraq' style mortar modelled on previous 'PIRA style' mortars, by any chance?

If so, why not just say 'PIRA style' and dispense with the unnecessary exoticism of 'Iraq'?
 

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Was this 'Iraq' style mortar modelled on previous 'PIRA style' mortars, by any chance?

If so, why not just say 'PIRA style' and dispense with the unnecessary exoticism of 'Iraq'?
Maybe they painted a camel on the side?
 

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Was this 'Iraq' style mortar modelled on previous 'PIRA style' mortars, by any chance?

If so, why not just say 'PIRA style' and dispense with the unnecessary exoticism of 'Iraq'?
Assuming this thing was in working order it is an extremely ominous and undesirable development.

Provos never had the "Iraq style" technology which is referred to in the article.

Iraqi rebels leapfrogged a whole generation of technology ahead of the provos
 

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Assuming this thing was in working order it is an extremely ominous and undesirable development.

Provos never had the "Iraq style" technology which is referred to in the article.

Iraqi rebels leapfrogged a whole generation of technology ahead of the provos
Iraqi rebels were former military and engineers with access to tonnes of heavy artillery shells and modern electronics. Although building an IED is scarily simple if you have the explosives.
 

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nothing to see here there's flag waving prods to 'discuss'...
 

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The forged shaped charges supplied by iran are completely diffrent from a load of explosive and a detonator and completely pointless in Ni as no armoured vehicles that would need that sort of device to hurt are on the streets.
 

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It appears an R.IRA gang was caught red-handed in Derry last night. Three men in their forties were arrested when police intercepted a car containing a rocket in the Creggan estate. A fourth contemporary was 'captured' nearby.

It seems the younger generation do not see any glamour in 'armed struggle'.

Derry bomb was 'Iraq style mortar' - UTV Live News
These elderly has-beens need to get a life.
 

Truth.ie

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It appears an R.IRA gang was caught red-handed in Derry last night. Three men in their forties were arrested when police intercepted a car containing a rocket in the Creggan estate. A fourth contemporary was 'captured' nearby.

It seems the younger generation do not see any glamour in 'armed struggle'.

Derry bomb was 'Iraq style mortar' - UTV Live News
So, when it's young people caught, you claim they lack the experience and expertise, and when it's older guys you claim they can't attract young people.
Got all your lines covered haven't you?
 

Truth.ie

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Was this 'Iraq' style mortar modelled on previous 'PIRA style' mortars, by any chance?

If so, why not just say 'PIRA style' and dispense with the unnecessary exoticism of 'Iraq'?
We can't mention that. It could embarrass SF
PSNI press office won't have that.
 

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The forged shaped charges supplied by iran are completely diffrent from a load of explosive and a detonator and completely pointless in Ni as no armoured vehicles that would need that sort of device to hurt are on the streets.
Both the horizontal mortar and homemade rockets of PIRA and current IRA contained shaped charges or copper cone tips
 

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Both the horizontal mortar and homemade rockets of PIRA and current IRA contained shaped charges or copper cone tips
If media reports are correct this device is a technological leapfrog ahead of those devices. Provos never had the technology described.
 

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It appears an R.IRA gang was caught red-handed in Derry last night. Three men in their forties were arrested when police intercepted a car containing a rocket in the Creggan estate. A fourth contemporary was 'captured' nearby.

It seems the younger generation do not see any glamour in 'armed struggle'.

Derry bomb was 'Iraq style mortar' - UTV Live News
I don't think it's accurate to call this bomb an "Iraq style' IED. The Provos had formatted this type of device long before dust eating terrorists in Iraq had ever even heard of such a thing.
 

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I don't think it's accurate to call this bomb an "Iraq style' IED. The Provos had formatted this type of device long before dust eating terrorists in Iraq had ever even heard of such a thing.
That's no way to talk about US Marines.
 
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