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Post-attack uniform advice relaxed (UK)
BBC News ^ | 23rd May 2013 | BBC News

Posted on 05/23/2013 7:43:08 AM PDT by the scotsman

Advice to armed forces personnel not to wear uniforms in public has been relaxed, the Ministry of Defence says.

'A defence source had said advice to conceal uniforms was a "common sense" measure while the Woolwich attack investigation went on.

But the MoD said that after a review of the situation, a decision was taken to relax some precautions.

This included advice to personnel in London not to wear uniform outside defence establishments, it went on.'

(Excerpt) Read more at bbc.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; United Kingdom; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: ungland

1 posted on 05/23/2013 7:43:08 AM PDT by the scotsman
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To: the scotsman

Note well that they are not to carry sidearms - only hide their identities.

The essence of modernist dogma.


2 posted on 05/23/2013 7:45:08 AM PDT by Jack Hammer (American)
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To: the scotsman

in the 80’s they told us about wearing our informs in public .OMG the public can’t find out we have a Military


3 posted on 05/23/2013 7:46:16 AM PDT by molson209
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To: the scotsman

I find it hard to believe that we live in a world where a government, at any time, would advise soldiers to hide their uniforms while among the civilian population of their own country.

Guess the real occupy crowd won.


4 posted on 05/23/2013 7:47:54 AM PDT by kingu (Everything starts with slashing the size and scope of the federal government.)
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To: the scotsman

“Run away! Run away!”


5 posted on 05/23/2013 7:48:38 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: the scotsman

Exactly as I predicted yesterday:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3022583/posts?page=49#49


6 posted on 05/23/2013 7:48:43 AM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: the scotsman

By blaming this on the uniform, it sounds as though the Brits are going to try to pin this terrorist act on “workplace violence” too. There’s a lot of that going around.


7 posted on 05/23/2013 7:48:58 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (If you think ObamaCare is a train wreck, wait until you see the amnesty bill.)
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To: the scotsman

They should be proud of their uniforms, travel at least in pairs, and be fully armed and ready to shoot the bastards.

To come out of a military area, young, probably looking fit, and in street clothes is absurd. Put on your uniforms, carry loaded weapons, travel at least in pairs, and kill the sons of bitches if approached.

Whatever happened to the pride of UK? Imagine being afraid of the Nazis like this. Incredible lack of common sense.


8 posted on 05/23/2013 7:49:27 AM PDT by laweeks
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To: the scotsman

As I understand it, the victim wasn’t in uniform.


9 posted on 05/23/2013 7:49:43 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: laweeks

Our soldiers aren’t allowed to be armed either.


10 posted on 05/23/2013 7:50:30 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek

“Our soldiers aren’t allowed to be armed either.”

True, but at least our laws allow commanders to authorize military service members to carry. Of course our PC military is too chicken to do it.


11 posted on 05/23/2013 7:54:01 AM PDT by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off. -786 +969)
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To: the scotsman

The land of my ancestors has fallen.

God save them.


12 posted on 05/23/2013 7:54:10 AM PDT by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: CodeToad

On the other hand, most of the country allows civilians to carry in one form or another.


13 posted on 05/23/2013 7:56:55 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: molson209

Unless you live in a military town. Men and women in uniform is the norm in Tidewater Va


14 posted on 05/23/2013 7:57:20 AM PDT by stuartcr ("I have habits that are older than the people telling me they're bad for me.")
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To: the scotsman

.....Meanwhile, suburbs of Stockholm, Sweeden continue to burn for the fourth straight night as Sweedish youth continue their rampage


15 posted on 05/23/2013 7:57:49 AM PDT by Minutemen ("It's a Religion of Peace")
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To: cripplecreek

That, too. An attack in many places would result in a CCW taking a shot.


16 posted on 05/23/2013 7:58:56 AM PDT by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off. -786 +969)
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To: CodeToad

No one can be armed on base in the Tidewater Va area, can’t even have a weapon in your vehicle, locked up. Sucks if you want to go to the range after work and it’s on the way home.


17 posted on 05/23/2013 7:59:29 AM PDT by stuartcr ("I have habits that are older than the people telling me they're bad for me.")
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To: the scotsman
Rudyard Kipling, TOMMY
18 posted on 05/23/2013 8:00:03 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: stuartcr

I wonder if such rules apply to DHS personnel. Is our government trying to emasculate the Armed Services while arming the DHS?


19 posted on 05/23/2013 8:03:27 AM PDT by expat2
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Muslos knew this soldier was in the process of making a video so they preemptively took him out. Westerners are so vile and racist you know. (sarc)


20 posted on 05/23/2013 8:04:07 AM PDT by taterjay
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To: expat2

It’s been the rule since before DHS around here. If you are a in law enforcement, it doesn’t apply. Even the SEALs here do not carry on base.


21 posted on 05/23/2013 8:06:16 AM PDT by stuartcr ("I have habits that are older than the people telling me they're bad for me.")
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To: the scotsman
Better to have them go out in full uniform - with a sidearm - and take the trash out.
22 posted on 05/23/2013 8:13:27 AM PDT by grobdriver
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To: the scotsman

Wearing the uniform in the USA allows me to profile and target service members for a handshake and a well-deserved “Thank you.”.


23 posted on 05/23/2013 8:15:45 AM PDT by moovova
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To: cripplecreek
You are absolutely correct, Cripplecreek.

The victim in yesterday's terror attack was wearing a t-shirt with the Help for Heroes logo on it.

Cameron may as well hand out abayas and burkhas for everyone to avoid offending members of the perpetually offended cult of Islam.

Instead, every patriotic citizen of Britain should don a uniform or the colours of St. George and organize a mass march against Cameron's dhimmi suggestions demanding NO SHARIAH in ENGLAND EVER!

24 posted on 05/23/2013 8:57:56 AM PDT by wtd
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To: Black Agnes

In any other time in history that would have been an idiotic prediction, worthy of a Monty Python skit. Wow, complete Dhimmis. I’m amazed that I’m shocked.


25 posted on 05/23/2013 9:12:20 AM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: demshateGod

Your soldiers arent either, yes?.
So what does that make you?.


26 posted on 05/23/2013 9:19:41 AM PDT by the scotsman (i)
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To: wtd

Britain is not England.


27 posted on 05/23/2013 9:20:01 AM PDT by the scotsman (i)
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To: demshateGod

Sorry, I was referring to soldiers being armed.


28 posted on 05/23/2013 9:21:14 AM PDT by the scotsman (i)
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To: the scotsman

I’m guessing the measure was not met with universal approval?


29 posted on 05/23/2013 9:21:40 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Billthedrill

The Daily Mail is stating that Cameron overruled the advice this morning.


30 posted on 05/23/2013 9:48:44 AM PDT by the scotsman (i)
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To: the scotsman

Thank you. It isn’t the sort of advice I’d expect to instill a whole lot of confidence in a government.


31 posted on 05/23/2013 9:49:55 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: the scotsman

Oy, I anticipated at some point in time, someone, particularly a Scot would hash me out on this frequently mistated anomaly. Point taken.


32 posted on 05/23/2013 12:33:02 PM PDT by wtd
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To: the scotsman
Ungland...
33 posted on 05/23/2013 3:40:35 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Obama blames terrorism on the internet apparently


34 posted on 05/23/2013 3:43:03 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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