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    Quote Originally Posted by vetran View Post
    You don't think that now we realise that the Government can & should prevent them is a driver?
    Yes of course and I've no doubt the figures are so low because many Muslims are actively helping the security services.

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    We saw the IRA as a war, casualties were expected. We see ISIS as terrorist scum.
    Bollocks the IRA were described as terrorists then, not soldiers (still remember the harrowing killing of those 2 soldiers on telly in the 80s).
    The claimed root cause is the same: Britain interfering in what they see (rightly or wrongly) as "their" country.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Equalizer View Post
    Growing up in the 1970s/80s I do remember the War generation being of a genuinely different mindset. It was still fashionable to take the pi55 out of them - stiff up lip and all that - which I never understood why. It was something that seemed to have started in the 1960s.
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    Quote Originally Posted by northernladyuk View Post
    Yes, for me it's always bad. I refuse to compare with day to day accidents that we can't control. Terrorism is a mass killing done on purpose to kill or injure others.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vetran View Post
    You don't think that now we realise that the Government can & should prevent them is a driver?

    We saw the IRA as a war, casualties were expected. We see ISIS as terrorist scum.
    Didn't know you were an IRA apologist.

    As a kid I knew it was terrorism and just got on with my life.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SueEllen View Post
    Didn't know you were an IRA apologist.

    As a kid I knew it was terrorism and just got on with my life.
    He can make a team with LondonVermanc, the Thomas Mair apologist.
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    Quote Originally Posted by northernladyuk View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by vetran View Post
    You don't think that now we realise that the Government can & should prevent them is a driver?

    We saw the IRA as a war, casualties were expected. We see ISIS as terrorist scum.
    Are you sure! Probably in UK, because I remember that IRA (in UK), ETA (in Spain), FP25 (In Portugal) when in the news was called terrorist groups.

    It's a fact that today the word terrorism is more common worldwide, we can call other name but they are terrorists.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SueEllen View Post
    Didn't know you were an IRA apologist.

    As a kid I knew it was terrorism and just got on with my life.
    I'm not, however from memory the perception was more of a war.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bee View Post
    Are you sure! Probably in UK, because I remember that IRA (in UK), ETA (in Spain), FP25 (In Portugal) when in the news was called terrorist groups.

    It's a fact that today the word terrorism is more common worldwide, we can call other name but they are terrorists.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sasguru View Post
    Yes of course and I've no doubt the figures are so low because many Muslims are actively helping the security services.



    Bollocks the IRA were described as terrorists then, not soldiers (still remember the harrowing killing of those 2 soldiers on telly in the 80s).
    The claimed root cause is the same: Britain interfering in what they see (rightly or wrongly) as "their" country.
    Me too, the 'Killing of the Corporals'. Shocking.

    Wrong place, wrong time, carried Army ID showing 'Herford' (which is in Germany, British Army base), the killers read it as 'Hereford' and assumed they were SAS....

    Still upsets me, the fear in those guys eyes....

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corporals_killings

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    Quote Originally Posted by stek View Post
    Me too, the 'Killing of the Corporals'. Shocking.

    Wrong place, wrong time, carried Army ID showing 'Herford' (which is in Germany, British Army base), the killers read it as 'Hereford' and assumed they were SAS....

    Still upsets me, the fear in those guys eyes....

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corporals_killings
    Aye, me too. One of those shocking things imprinted in your memory.
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