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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy K
    You're kidding right? In Miami I got accosted by a neanderthal in police uniform just for crossing the road! Another time I was stopped for not wearing a shirt, when it was 90 degrees. Another time for drinking beer from a can.
    Don't they have real criminals to hassle?
    Well what do you expect, Andy? From a *CAN*? And I thought you came from a proper society...


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    Chuck, the only times that armoured assault vehicles (never "tanks" - *WAY* too big for the job) similar to the US Bradley fighting vehicle, have been deployed at Heathrow was when mortars were fired by the IRA at the Airport from a perimeter road (they landed in the grass & didn't explode...). If you were unlucky to have been passing through Heathrow at that time, it's hardly surprising that security was heightened...

    Only other time was a few months ago when there was an alleged imminent strike planned against landing planes by everyone's current favorite terrorist organization. Not everyone was convinced, given Blair's track record in "interpreting" intelligence reports.


    Liked the link: in case anyone was wondering, in the Enemies section, where it says "these b*stards", the picture is of the MI6 headquarters... Shane Richie you will not have heard of: lucky you...

    Cheers, Bob.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy K
    You're kidding right? In Miami I got accosted by a neanderthal in police uniform just for crossing the road! Another time I was stopped for not wearing a shirt, when it was 90 degrees.
    Lucky you weren't wearing a thong and bikini top.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob F.
    ..... Liked the link: in case anyone was wondering, in the Enemies section, where it says "these b*stards", the picture is of the MI6 headquarters... Shane Richie you will not have heard of: lucky you...

    Cheers, Bob.
    I wonder why everyone picks on poor uncle ken? At least he says as he sees and adds some humour to our current day boring politics

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob F.
    Chuck, the only times that armoured assault vehicles (never "tanks" - *WAY* too big for the job) similar to the US Bradley fighting vehicle, have been deployed at Heathrow was when mortars were fired by the IRA at the Airport from a perimeter road (they landed in the grass & didn't explode...). If you were unlucky to have been passing through Heathrow at that time, it's hardly surprising that security was heightened...

    Only other time was a few months ago when there was an alleged imminent strike planned against landing planes by everyone's current favorite terrorist organization. Not everyone was convinced, given Blair's track record in "interpreting" intelligence reports.
    I'll take your word for it. I was in the Air Force, not the Army, though I once dated a woman whose father worked on the Bradley.

    Whatever it was, it was Big, Metal, with a BIG GUN on the top, pointed in our direction. Nice way to enter Heathrow!

    This was around 1986 or 1987 if memory serves.

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    The Heathrow mortar attack was March 9th 1994.
    The light tanks at Heathrow due to a bogus warning from liar Blair was February 11th 2003.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy K
    The Heathrow mortar attack was March 9th 1994.
    Actually I was there that day, taking tourist photos of Heathrow. Let me go thru my old shots... hey, look, I think I captured it on film... um... wait... isn't that you, Andy, on the left (appropriately...)? (See attached)
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    It is plain to see those are US troops. Probably practicing friendly fire.


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    Quote Originally Posted by TPPhotog
    I wonder why everyone picks on poor uncle ken? At least he says as he sees and adds some humour to our current day boring politics
    It's alright for you: you're miles away in sunny Devon. I have to put up with the herpetological, drunken, halfwitted excuse for a retarded cretin of a Mayor and his harebrained, stupid and highly expensive dimwitted schemes for London :rolleyes:

    I wonder if MI5 will take me on now: always wanted my own fountain pen that shoots poison darts...


    Cheers, Bob.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob F.
    It's alright for you: you're miles away in sunny Devon. I have to put up with the herpetological, drunken, halfwitted excuse for a retarded cretin of a Mayor and his harebrained, stupid and highly expensive dimwitted schemes for London :rolleyes:

    I wonder if MI5 will take me on now: always wanted my own fountain pen that shoots poison darts...

    Cheers, Bob.
    LOL Now you know one of the reasons I don't stray far from Sunny (errrm it's pouring with rain ready for all that bootiful clotted cream at the moment) Devon

    How about we bring back Tony Benn?



 

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