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Post by Strawberry on Mon Feb 14, 2011 6:40 pm

(Reuters) - Dissident Irish nationalists pose a security threat to the London 2012 Olympics, the sports minister said on Monday.

Hugh Robertson made the comment as he unveiled the latest government finances for the Games which showed the overall cost remains within the 9.3 billion pound budget.

"The security situation is very uncertain," Robertson told reporters.

"When we started talking about this probably two years, 18 months out nobody foresaw for example the rise and threat from dissident republicans that they are facing across the water. It is a threat to the Games.

Northern Ireland has seen an upsurge in shootings and bombings targeting police officers and soldiers during the past two years by nationalist splinter groups who want to end British rule.

Security costs for the Games have been boosted and could hit 1 billion pounds, including contingency.

Four British Islamists killed 52 people in attacks on the London transport network on July 7 2005 -- the day after London was awarded the Games.


http://uk.reuters.com/article/2011/02/14/uk-britain-olympics-security-idUKTRE71D4V620110214
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Post by Joe Bese on Mon Feb 14, 2011 8:16 pm

So, between the Irish and the Islamists, does it feel like London has a bullseye on it? Just curious.
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Re: Dissident Irish militants pose threat to 2012 Games

Post by Paddy on Mon Feb 14, 2011 8:36 pm

That is a load of sh1h.
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Post by Strawberry on Mon Feb 14, 2011 9:12 pm

Paddy wrote:That is a load of sh1h.

Paddy I respect your opinion humbly and would really appreciate it if you could talk to us about this (only if you want to of course).

We all learn from each other and being English, we have a lot of 'Irelands' history kept away from us.


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Post by Strawberry on Mon Feb 14, 2011 9:15 pm

Joe Bese wrote:So, between the Irish and the Islamists, does it feel like London has a bullseye on it? Just curious.

Personally when I think of London and terrorism I dont think of the Irish but AQ.

I dont live in London but our children from this area go on school trips occasionally and there was one I can think of that had to be cancelled a few years ago because of a threat.

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Post by Paddy on Mon Feb 14, 2011 10:00 pm

Strawberry wrote:
Paddy wrote:That is a load of sh1h.

Paddy I respect your opinion humbly and would really appreciate it if you could talk to us about this (only if you want to of course).

We all learn from each other and being English, we have a lot of 'Irelands' history kept away from us.


Pretty please

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Put it this way .........if you are for Egypt now then you would be for Ireland back in the day.

We just wanted our country back.......But had to go to war for it.
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Post by Lime Flavoured on Wed Feb 16, 2011 6:04 am

How far back do you define "Back in the day"? 1916 I'd be inclined to agree with you, 1998 (Omagh) maybe less so.

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