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Irish Militant Splinter Groups - A Threat To Britain ?

myaser88 Avatar
7y, 10m agoPosted 7 years, 10 months ago
Britain hasn't been the target for terror by Irish republican factions for a while, 'Jihadist' groups have taken their place, most notably 7/7.

however, what is the likeliness of an attack on the British mainland, and how would we cope, especially with the current threats already in place, Glasgow being the most recent ?

- They are called Dissident Republicans not "Irish Militant Splinter Groups". The main organisation is now the Real Irish Republican Army (RIRA). They have no link to political Republicans.

Clarification for OP...Irish Republican does not mean terrorists and does not neccesarily mean Irish Catholic. Also being a Celtic support does not make you an expert in Irish history
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#1
http://cndls.georgetown.edu/applications/posterTool/data/users/Nation%20Project%20IRA%20BRITS%20OUT.jpg
#2
wouldn't be the first time, we have had quite a few mainland attacks in the past 30 years.

However at this point in time, I can't see the attacks creeping over to mainland Britain, the attacks in the past couple of days have been crude run and gun attacks, if we start seeing bombings and calculated attacks at barracks over in Ireland then it may progress.

The point is these are small factions of the original terror cells and although have a nasty agenda a couple of shootings are not deemed as a major concern, don't get me wrong I know it sounds blasay but shootings have been going on ever since the ceasefire its just mainland news doesn't report them as much, its only because the recent attacks have been high profile victims that we know about them.

In terms of coping, the Paramilitary groups are very different to the Jihadist groups, Paramilitary factions generally won't 'Die' for their cause as do Jihadist followers, its different all together, not that it makes them any safer just not as extreme, countless plots to Bomb have been foiled and I would like to think our relavant departments in the 'know' have never stopped keeping tabs on this threat and would be ahead of the game anyway.
#3
They wouldn't dare try anything over here, now that the Labour government has ensured that we are so well protected by Police Community Support Officers.
#4
renard
They wouldn't dare try anything over here, now that the Labour government has ensured that we are so well protected by Police Community Support Officers.


:lol:
#5
the threat in terms of size, support, means of the Real IRA and Continuity IRA is tiny compared to what the IRA enjoyed in the 70s. Northern Ireland has moved on with the vast majority of people wanting the peace process to work. It is highly doubtful in my opinion, that the RIRA or the CIRA could carry out a campaign anywhere near comparable to the levels experienced in the 70s.

BTW OP dont confuse 'Irish republicans' with the IRA/RIRA/CIRA totally different. It would almost be like saying 'muslims' instead of 'al-Qeada'
#6
This thread is just vastly inappropriate. It's inciting hate and panic, even if it's on a small scale.
#7
cbryanp
the threat in terms of size, support, means of the Real IRA and Continuity IRA is tiny compared to what the IRA enjoyed in the 70s. Northern Ireland has moved on with the vast majority of people wanting the peace process to work. It is highly doubtful in my opinion, that the RIRA or the CIRA could carry out a campaign anywhere near comparable to the levels experienced in the 70s.

BTW OP dont confuse 'Irish republicans' with the IRA/RIRA/CIRA totally different. It would almost be like saying 'muslims' instead of 'al-Qeada'


Well said, couldn't have put it better myself. You have told it exactly how it is.

cdemico
This thread is just vastly inappropriate. It's inciting hate and panic, even if it's on a small scale.


Agree 100%. If I lived in England I wouldn't be quaking in my boots just yet. ;-)
#8
i mentioned 'Jihadist' groups, who are essentially Muslim.

likewise, regardless of the fact they're a minority, the various CIRA, RIRA, factions are Irish/catholic republican splinter groups. they're essentially Irish republicans.
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myaser88
i mentioned 'Jihadist' groups, who are essentially Muslim.

likewise, regardless of the fact they're a minority, the various CIRA, RIRA, factions are Irish/catholic republican splinter groups. they're essentially Irish republicans.



You are right, the various minority factions are Irish Republicans, but not all Irish/Catholic Republicans etc are terrorists, just in the same way that not all Muslims are Jihadist terrorists.

In your first post you more or less tarred all Irish Republicans with the same brush by saying that Britain has been a target for terror by Irish Republicans for a while, but at the same time you made a noticible effort to separate "Muslims" from "Jihadists".

So just to make it clear for you, not all Irish Republicans are terrorists in the same way that not all Muslims are Jihadists or terrorists aswell. ;-)
banned#10
+1 and repped ^^^^

I don't think OP really has a clue about what he is talking about
banned#11
myaser88
for the record, i'm a fan of Celtic ;-)


Why should that make a difference to what your saying?
#12
myaser88
for the record, i'm a fan of Celtic ;-)


That is such a pointless statment! Why does it matter that you support Celtic? If you had any idea of Irish history you would realise that some of the most important people in the early nationalist and republican movement were in fact Protestant like Charles Stewart Parnell so dont start labelling Dissident Republicans as Irish Catholics.

Quite frankly until you have learnt Irish history you shouldn't be going round making ridiculous statments and justifying it simply because you support Celtic.
#13
myaser88
for the record, i'm a fan of Celtic ;-)


any remote credibility you had just vanished.

So what if you support celtic, its got nothing to do with the price of mince all that statement does is show your lack of understanding of whats happening.:roll:

or just noticing the little wink icon it implies that all supporters of celtic are irish republicans/ terrorists or similar. Verging on being a highly bigotted statement if that was what you were implying.
#14
How come you have 'dissident' in scare quotes on the tags?

Myself and at least three other people above think this thread is inappropriate scare-mongering.

Spammed by me for that reason.
#15
cdemico
This thread is just vastly inappropriate. It's inciting hate and panic, even if it's on a small scale.


Agreed there is no need for this thread.

As if the news and the media is not bad enough, your playing to it.
#16
Liddle ol' me
How come you have 'dissident' in scare quotes on the tags?

Myself and at least three other people above think this thread is inappropriate scare-mongering.

Spammed by me for that reason.


+1
banned#17
Liddle ol' me
How come you have 'dissident' in scare quotes on the tags?

Myself and at least three other people above think this thread is inappropriate scare-mongering.

[COLOR="Red"]Spammed[/COLOR] by me for that reason.


geoneo123
+1


At least one - or maybe both - are lying.

So basically, you are both suggesting because the term dissident is a frightening thought, you want to close your ears, eyes and mouths?
#18
Liddle ol' me
How come you have 'dissident' in scare quotes on the tags?

Myself and at least three other people above think this thread is inappropriate scare-mongering.

Spammed by me for that reason.


I don't think this thread is right, but come on, 'scare-mongering' is a bit over the top!
#19
Attack on UK from Irish terror groups a 'strong possibility' as threat level is raised
By DAILY MAIL REPORTER
Last updated at 4:33 PM on 24th September 2010
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Home Secretary Theresa May raised Irish-related terror threat level from moderate to substantial, meaning that an attack is a strong possibility
The threat level to Great Britain from Irish-related terrorism has gone from moderate to substantial, meaning an attack is a 'strong possibility', Home Secretary Theresa May said today.
It is the first time that this threat level has been published, the Home Office said. The threat from international terrorism remains severe.


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1314957/Threat-level-Irish-terror-groups-raised-substantial.html?ITO=1490#ixzz10Slnj7cl

Dear oh dear.
#20
Must mean they have some intelligence to suggest that, which is worrying!

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