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A New Low, Even For Northern Ireland?

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Duncer | 15:28 Mon 12th Nov 2012 | News
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http://www.bbc.co.uk/...hern-ireland-20296706

Probably an over reaction on my part as nobody died, but leaving bombs near primary schools, no matter what your beliefs/politics/reasons is nothing short of despicable.

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Duncer as I am sure you know there is nothing new with that piece of news, they do not intend to blow it up I think more to cause maximum chaos.
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We can't know that, nor can we predict that, even if they didn't mean it, things wouldn't go wrong and the device detonate.

Utterly irresponsible.
Oh I agree Duncer, however you just have to look at the news reports to see how many bombs are found on a weekly basis.

Living here is amusing at the best of times.
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I'm glad I no longer do as North Belfast was a complete minefield, if you'll excuse the terminolgy.
Duncer don't worry I know what you mean!
We spent a New year's Eve at Crawfordsburn Country Club one year and a call was made telling us there was a bomb in the carpark.
We just took our wine into a more protected rm and carried on. It was a hoax of course.
*room*
We even had one here in Truro recently, who could imagine a bomb-scare in Cornwall of all places. It turned out to be some ijiut who had forwarded a camera and cables in a lunch box as an envelope to be forwarded to someone in the NWest offices in London..... what a prattish thing to do - the NW mail room picked it up on their detectors and took the appropriate precautions. The police handled it with some aplomb it must be said, however it was four hours of disruption.

To some of these dissidents, the disruption is often a satisfactory outcome..
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We spent a New year's Eve at Crawfordsburn Country Club one year and a call was made telling us there was a bomb in the carpark.
We just took our wine into a more protected rm and carried on. It was a hoax of course.

I've been in many a bomb scare back in the bad old days and we often had to leave the pub in a hurry, but always took our pint with us for when we waited to get back in. Sometimes we lifted one or two that had been left behind too, just in case our wait was a long one.
It is obvious! There will never be peace in Ireland until the terrorists (IRA) have their own way and we relinquish control of the North. What difference is there between letting them win and our support for the insurgents in Libya and Syria where we not only gave them arms but showed our intentions of toppling the regimes.
"It is obvious! There will never be peace in Ireland until the terrorists (IRA) have their own way and we relinquish control of the North. What difference is there between letting them win and our support for the insurgents in Libya and Syria where we not only gave them arms but showed our intentions of toppling the regimes. "

I don't wish to be rude, but that comment is about as irrelevant as it gets.
I hope that the alert in N. Belfast turns out to be a hoax. Given the history of that part of the world then I expect people are on a higher alert at times. Even our school was evacuated a few times when I was a pupil, despite it being miles from the real conflict zones. I'm not sure we ever got to the bottom of whether it was the IRA, the UVF, or a hoax by a boy who'd not done his homework ...
Duncer. What amazed us at the time, was that the RUC asked all the car owners to go out and identify their cars. My husband thought that this was a bit daft and rather dangerous. Hence our retreat into the dance floor room and away from the front of the building.
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chrissa. a common occurence as, that way, they can work out the "legitimate" cars and rule them out of things, just in case it is a car bomb. I have had a similar experience on a airline where we all had to identify our baggage on the runway. Incovenient and a major pain in the butt, but there is a point to it.
I had the 'airline' experience Duncer. A passenger had booked his luggage in and then failed to appear. A lot of people were noisily aggrieved and then quietly sheepish when it was announced that the poor guy had taken a heart attack.
Yeah, we realised that Duncer, but if the device was on a timer or somebody was watching with a "button" I didn't want him out there.
It used to be in Belfast if your car was stolen and the police found it they'd take you to it and let you drive it away. They, sensibly, wouldn't go near it.
Incidentally, the bomb near the school had been fixed under a car and fallen off. Somebody driving about doesn't know how lucky they are.
As I live here, it has improved, yes, there are still problems but I love Northern Ireland and hope it can go forward. Having said that, I really want to move to Ayr
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Somebody driving about doesn't know how lucky they are.

So very true; I wonder do they know who they are?

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