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Britain Braces For Possible Copycat Attacks
My Way ^ | May 24,2013 | Paisley Dodds

Posted on 05/24/2013 2:13:19 PM PDT by Biggirl

LONDON (AP) - Britain is bracing for clashes with right-wing extremists and possible copycat terror attacks after the brutal slaying of a young soldier. London's Metropolitan Police said more than 1,000 officers will be sent to potential trouble spots with armed response units. Only a fraction of Britain's police officers are armed.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: copycat; london; terrorism

1 posted on 05/24/2013 2:13:19 PM PDT by Biggirl
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To: Biggirl

“Only a fraction of Britain’s police officers are armed.”

That will have to change. And then arm the people themselves.


2 posted on 05/24/2013 2:14:43 PM PDT by vladimir998
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To: Biggirl

They won’t be copycats. They are part of a concerted effort by Islamic Jihadis.


3 posted on 05/24/2013 2:17:56 PM PDT by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: vladimir998
"“Only a fraction of Britain’s police officers are armed.”"

You stop that! Stop, or I'll throw my keys, I'll blow my whistle!

4 posted on 05/24/2013 2:18:34 PM PDT by Slump Tester (What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh -Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
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To: Biggirl

The PC way of life will be their own demise.


5 posted on 05/24/2013 2:18:40 PM PDT by Sybeck1 (What has the GOP done today to gain your support in 2014?)
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To: Biggirl

Shouldn’t all of those on the watch list be rounded up and sent to Mecca?


6 posted on 05/24/2013 2:19:23 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Biggirl

Britain braces for its citizens to defend themselves when it’s clear it won’t.


7 posted on 05/24/2013 2:22:00 PM PDT by hometoroost
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To: Paladin2

Hint. Round up ALL of the freakin muslims and deport them.


8 posted on 05/24/2013 2:22:37 PM PDT by shankbear (The tree of Liberty appears to be perishing because there are few patriots willing to refresh it.)
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To: Biggirl

They still just can’t bring themselves to say that the murderers were Muslims. If you can’t even name your enemy, how can you be expected to fight it?


9 posted on 05/24/2013 2:24:49 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Inside every liberal and WOD defender is a totalitarian screaming to get out.)
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To: Biggirl

Brace is the only thing they can do. They are not allowed to be armed or hurt their attackers. I’ve got a gun in my pocket (no pun intended there) right now just because I carry one like I carry my wallet. Can’t do that in merry ol’ England.


10 posted on 05/24/2013 2:29:40 PM PDT by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off. -786 +969)
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To: vladimir998

The Brits will never do that.


11 posted on 05/24/2013 2:34:11 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: vladimir998

“Only a fraction of Britain’s police officers are armed.”

Yes, but they are only 20 minutes away.

So, take Janet Napolitano’s advice — stock up on scissors and staplers.


12 posted on 05/24/2013 2:39:09 PM PDT by TomGuy (.)
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To: Biggirl

It’s going to take quite a bit more Muslim inspired horror to awaken the majority of Brits from their present from their politically correct stupor


13 posted on 05/24/2013 2:40:48 PM PDT by PGR88
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14 posted on 05/24/2013 2:41:39 PM PDT by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it ore leave, and visiting Niagra Fallsmay be too late.)
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To: Slump Tester

Britain needs some big signs:

NO MEAT CLEAVER ZONE, without a butcher’s license

NO MACHETE ZONE, without a jungle vine clearing license


15 posted on 05/24/2013 2:42:15 PM PDT by TomGuy (.)
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To: Biggirl
The Brits are done for.

Decades of 'multicultural' socialist rubbish and the ever-growing nanny state has turned them into weak, dependent people who are unarmed and unmotivated. The government is useless and the Muslim crazies know it. They are ready to pounce, confident that an unarmed and frightened populace will be an easy target. This will not end well for England and it's people but they have essentially created the conditions for the Islamic assault they now face.

16 posted on 05/24/2013 2:44:28 PM PDT by Jim Scott
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To: Jim Scott

No doubt people said we were finished in 1815, 1914, 1940 and during the IRA days. This is the country that survived the Blitz, decades of the IRA, July 7th.

Think some Islamic scumbags are going to finish this ancient nation off?. Think again.


17 posted on 05/24/2013 2:56:15 PM PDT by the scotsman (i)
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To: the scotsman

And just what, pray tell, are Britons going to do about muzzie terror acts like this?

By the way, the muzzie wielding the bloody meat cleaver is also seen in a photo near Anjem Choudary, the isolated nutcase with no following whatsoever.

The generation of 1940 is mostly gone, I fear.


18 posted on 05/24/2013 3:07:23 PM PDT by elcid1970 ("The Second Amendment is more important than Islam.")
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To: the scotsman
No doubt people said we were finished in 1815, 1914, 1940 and during the IRA days. This is the country that survived the Blitz, decades of the IRA, July 7th. Think some Islamic scumbags are going to finish this ancient nation off?. Think again.

I admire your optimism but the England of today is a far cry from the eras you reference. Socialism has taken a heavy toll on the economy and, more significantly, the attitudes of the population. The average age in the UK is 37, meaning that many were born in the last 30 years and have no real grasp of the glories of past British victories over adverse situations - or the same kind of toughness you assume still exists.

I don't wish the Brits any harm (my ancestors were English) and hope your optimism is proven true but I fear that too many British citizens have allowed themselves to become dependent on the government dole and assumed government protection. That being the case, they will fall prey to the millions of Muslims now living, mostly un-assimilated, in merry old England. Many of those Muslims will be only too willing to test the resolve of the English people and their liberal government.

Not every Muslim is a terrorist but, to date, every terrorist has been Muslim.

19 posted on 05/24/2013 3:14:56 PM PDT by Jim Scott
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To: Jim Scott

The rot you speak of is in every Western nation. I don’t doubt you agree. However, not unlike an beaten and abused spouse, at some point, there will be payback.


20 posted on 05/24/2013 3:29:13 PM PDT by Amberdawn
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To: Biggirl
Bracing

In Britain this involves hiding in the closet pissing themselves and condemning yanks for their violent gun culture. Kind of like new yorkers, but rather than condemning yanks, with new yorkers it involves condemning those unsophisticated bitter clingers in fly over country.

21 posted on 05/24/2013 3:29:58 PM PDT by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: the scotsman
1940

In 1940 you had Churchill. Where's that level of leadeship today?

22 posted on 05/24/2013 3:35:49 PM PDT by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: the scotsman

UK has never faced a threat like this, they’re not fighting an external enemy, they’re fighting internal ones, not only moslems, but the government itself.


23 posted on 05/24/2013 4:07:00 PM PDT by Bulwyf
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To: from occupied ga

We “bitter clinger Yank violent culture cowboys” have our guns. No ifs, ands or buts.

The Brits can look down their noses at us all they want. But they know about the 2nd Amendment & envy us, the muzzies know about it and hate us.

Bottom line: Muzzies in America are far less likely to act out than muzzies in UK. There are no Anjem Choudary bullhorn shouters here, none. Jihadi murderers like those who struck in London are too likely to die in a hail of citizens’ bullets if they tried that here.

For muzzies, there are far too many of us armed “infidels” here. Too many guns loaded with bullets dipped in pig grease. Too many crosses and too many Bibles. Too many Americans willing to ask their Muslim acquaintances (not friends, Koran forbids) the following:

“Do you as a Muslim advocate Shariah law for America? Yes or no?”


24 posted on 05/24/2013 6:17:40 PM PDT by elcid1970 ("The Second Amendment is more important than Islam.")
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To: elcid1970

Be much harder on the extremists than we have been. Shut down the preachers of hate. Jail them. Deport them.

BTW, I never said Choudray never had a following, I said, and it remains true, that he has (thankfully) a small following. Sadly that small following seems to be as vile as he is.

True, but then I could say the same about the 1941 generation in your country. Or the 1939 generation in Canada, Australia, NZ....the west as whole is not what it was and should be.


25 posted on 05/25/2013 1:28:29 AM PDT by the scotsman (i)
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To: Bulwyf

We dealt with an internal threat from 1916 to 1998, remember. One which still exists today in fact.


26 posted on 05/25/2013 1:29:22 AM PDT by the scotsman (i)
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To: Biggirl

Dang them right-winger copycats...how is a utopian socialist nation supposed to deal with us evil right-wingers?


27 posted on 05/25/2013 2:55:13 AM PDT by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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To: the scotsman

That’s true, but it’s still not the same.


28 posted on 05/25/2013 6:36:52 AM PDT by Bulwyf
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To: Bulwyf

The IRA had people in the British-Irish community, and on the left, helping them in the UK. We had politicians either being ineffective at dealing with or openly condoning the IRA.

I’d say there are at least some similarities.


29 posted on 05/25/2013 6:47:22 AM PDT by the scotsman (i)
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