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White van abandoned on Fathom Line

Just more of the same, really.

A van bomb found near the border contained 600lbs of homemade explosive and was “ready to go”, police revealed today. A senior officer confirmed the device was larger than had originally been estimated and could have caused devastation.

The white Citroen Berlingo van was spotted by a member of the public on Thursday evening after it was abandoned on a border road outside Newry in Northern Ireland. The security operation on the vehicle only ended late last night and District Commander Chief Superintendent Alasdair Robinson today said it could have caused major loss of life had it detonated. “The device contained two blue barrels with 125kg of homemade explosives in each one, and a detonator – all the equipment which meant this device was ready to go,” he said. “This was a very significant device. If this had exploded it would have caused devastation.”

Erm, I think that was the general idea, Superintendent.

What we must do is send the resounding signal that violence does not pay. Who better to do this with just the right level of moral authority than convicted IRA bomber and MLA Gerry Kelly? Alternatively, our much loved Co First Minister Martin McGuinness could explain to these Irish republican terrorist scum that killing innocents is unlikely to get them into government, even IF it did work for the IRA – an organisation Mr McGuinness knows little, if anything about, despite his years as a senior Commander. There noe – what could be more simple?

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5 thoughts on “DEJA VU ALL OVER AGAIN…

  1. “Who better to do this with just the right level of moral authority than convicted IRA bomber and MLA Gerry Kelly?”

    ‘Ere we go again.
    Action stations everyone!!

  2. I find it quite sad that a country like Ireland that has so many good things going for it, seems to be known, – in this modern day and age, – more for its terrorists, than all those good things put together.

    Like some latter day Don Quixote’s they insist on tilting at windmills, with even less chance of success than that besotted fellow.

    I can only assume it must be something in that Liffey water they have there.

  3. Ernest,
    at heart of the problem is the suspicion that violence or the threat of it continues to dictate events.
    Personally I am so glad I don’t have to live in a part of the United Kingdom where intimidation – however subtle- is used to “influence” what goes on.

  4. Agit8ed,

    Today Newry, tomoorow Harrods! – history does have a habit of repeating itself, so don’t get too smug about where you live.

    Some time ago we went on holiday and decided to have a day trip to Gibraltar, – and would you believe it! – we got caught up in s spot of IRA inspired bother while there. Now who would have thought that Gib was a valid target for their fun and games.

  5. Killing innocents is unlikely to get them into government, even IF it did work for the IRA

    It was the electorate that put McGuinness into office. A fact that you may find distasteful but a fact nonetheless.

    Now who would have thought that Gib was a valid target for their fun and games.

    All the soldiers stationed there?

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