MIL Army Spies take to the Streets of the UK

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  1. Flummox

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    July 18, 2005

    Northern Ireland expertise to boost MI5 team
    By Michael Evans, Defence Editor and Stewart Tendler

    [​IMG]SPECIALIST army surveillance units are helping the police and MI5 to search for potential suicide bombers and their support networks.

    The unprecedented joint operation, in the past confined to undercover missions in Northern Ireland, has been under way since the July 7 attacks.

    The SAS Counter Revolutionary Warfare Wing, based at Hereford, is understood to be ready to be deployed at three hours’ notice to any location in the country if the police or MI5 pinpoints an address suspected of housing armed terrorists connected to the London bombings.

    In Spain, the search for the Madrid bombers last year led police to a house where terrorists blew themselves up after a siege. In a similar situation in Britain, it is likely that the SAS would be called in.

    MI5 has also begun a campaign to recruit more women into the newly formed Special Reconnaissance Regiment.

    The regiment, which was announced in the House of Commons in April, works in teams of four to six to monitor suspected terrorists and draws largely on the expertise of the Army’s 14th Intelligence Company, also known as the “The Det” (Detachment).

    The Det, whose operatives usually pose as couples, has unrivalled experience in monitoring republican and loyalist terrorists in Northern Ireland. MI5 has a shortage of women to take on such roles.

    Another unit from Northern Ireland, the Joint Support Group, formally called the Force Research Unit, may also be used.

    MI5 is devoting a large proportion of the extra funding provided by the Treasury last year in building up its surveillance and international terrorism branches. It hopes to increase its manpower to 3,000 by 2008.

    Eight regional MI5 offices are being set up in Scotland and the Midlands, North East, North West, East and South East to liaise closer with police Special Branch forces. The drive comes as M15 faces questions over its decision not to focus on Mohammad Sidique Khan after he was linked with with terrorist suspects. Last week police said that he was not considered a high priority for investigation last year.
     
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    DaRkPhAnToM FML OT Supporter

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    looks like they arent too good due to recent events.
     
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    They weren't on the streets prior to recent events, but there reputation in Northern Ireland and around the world is second to none.


    The police and MI5 always warned that they would not be able to stop every terrorist attack but have since 9/11 stopped a whole series of major attacks.

    The police and security services can not penetrate every single Muslim Cell working independently and using drain cleaner, hair dye products, fertiliser and household products to construct crude unstable bombs.

    However more security and anti-terrorist powers are now to become law and even more resources are to be made available to the security services.
     
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    now that i think about it that comment by me was very inappropiate. please excuse me, its early and im in a pissy mood cause i just did the worst ever since i been in army on my PT test this morning. sorry bro
     
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    Don't worry about it, I just thank God I wasn't doing a PT Test this morning.:rofl:

    Here's some more info on these shadowy army units.

    http://www.militaryink.com/books/2004/october/1844150992.htm

    http://britains-smallwars.com/swbooks/Fishers-Men.html

    http://students.engr.scu.edu/~jabraham/specwar/specops/uk/sas/page1.html
     
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    Are they 97B's? :dunno:
     
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    I am not sure what 97B's are, you'll have to explain. :hs:
     
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    Some of it's similar, although the Det and FRU are Special Forces and break in to houses to plant listening devices or cameras, go deep undercover, run informers, hide sub machine guns in their clothing and launch strikes against terrorists in conjunction with the SAS.

    There training is severe and they risk there lives infiltraring groups and going in to extremely dangerous situations, they are in this respect like a cross between MI5/MI6 and the SAS.

    The IRA hated them, and they killed one Det Officer called Robert Nairac, in fact they tortured him first but he refused to say anything, so they shot him in the head.

    His task was connected with surveillance operations.


    On the night of 14/15 May 1977 Captain Nairac was abducted from a village in South Armagh by at least seven men. Despite his fierce resistance he was overpowered and taken across the border into the nearby Republic of Ireland where he was subjected to a succession of exceptionally savage assaults in an attempt to extract information which would have put other lives and future operations at serious risk.

    These efforts to break Captain Nairac's will failed entirely. Weakened as he was in strength-though not in spirit-by the brutality, he yet made repeated and spirited attempts to escape, but on each occasion was eventually overpowered by the weight of the numbers against him.

    After several hours in the hands of his captors Captain Nairac was callously murdered by a gunman of the Provisional Irish Republican Army who had been summoned to the scene. His assassin subsequently said "He never told us anything". Captain Nairac's exceptional courage and acts of the greatest heroism in circumstances of extreme peril showed devotion to duty and personal courage second to none." .

    Captain Nairac was posthumously awarded the George Cross (the UK's highest peace time award for valour)

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    Jyokker The trouser snake is very aggressive. It will corn

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    Respect for you has increased. :cool:
     

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