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At grave risk of stirring it up have a read of this

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At grave risk of stirring it up have a read of this

http://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/8293728.EDL_members_arrested_over_Bournemouth_mosque_bomb_plot...
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Marksmen shot the tyres out on a van belonging to John Broomfield, who describes himself as Dorset EDL head, as he drove alone through Corfe Castle.
He and six others were arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to cause an explosion at a Bournemouth mosque.
All seven, including at least six EDL members, have since been released without charge.
Armed officers pounced from an unmarked car close to the Norden roundabout as 27-year-old Mr Broomfield, from Swanage, drove home from work around 5pm.
They used special rapid tyre deflation rounds, fired from a shotgun, to disable his vehicle. 
Is it only me or does this sound like a gross over reaction or really lousy intelligence
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pierre_pierre
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Re: At grave risk of stirring it up have a read of this

the only answers on google are not fit to link from here
Midnight_Caller
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Re: At grave risk of stirring it up have a read of this

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Is it only me or does this sound like a gross over reaction or really lousy intelligence

All of the above.
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Re: At grave risk of stirring it up have a read of this

A bit of egg on the faces of the Police I think Roll eyes
I wonder what their evidence of a conspiracy was?
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Re: At grave risk of stirring it up have a read of this

what a gung-ho bunch our gestapo is these days.  they can blithely ignore the law, bash people, kill people and know that all they'll get is a slap on the wrist.  must be wonderful to be a copper these days.
Midnight_Caller
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Re: At grave risk of stirring it up have a read of this

Thay should stop the Police from having guns, it should be the S.A.S. that have the guns only.
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Re: At grave risk of stirring it up have a read of this

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... it should be the S.A.S. that have the guns only.

I am not sure why only members of Scout Active Support should only have guns?
Midnight_Caller
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Re: At grave risk of stirring it up have a read of this

No see Special Air Service Wikipedia
pierre_pierre
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Re: At grave risk of stirring it up have a read of this

And why exclude the SBS?
Midnight_Caller
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Re: At grave risk of stirring it up have a read of this

@pierre, the Special Boat Service is part of the Special Air Service.
pierre_pierre
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Re: At grave risk of stirring it up have a read of this

o no it isnt
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The Special Air Service
The SBS's sister unit, the Special Air Service (SAS) has a much higher public profile in the UK, mostly due to several operations taking place in the public arena. This page takes a look at the Special Air Service, and examines the differences and similarities between the SBS and their SAS colleagues/rivals.

http://www.specialboatservice.co.uk/special-air-service.php
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Re: At grave risk of stirring it up have a read of this

Embarrassed  Embarrassed
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Re: At grave risk of stirring it up have a read of this

"By Stealth By Guile" as opposed to "Why don't we just run in, shooting everything insight, and blowing everything up, and see what happens?"  Grin