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Old 24-12-2015, 12:41 AM   #253
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The The - Violence of Truth..
On the morning of 7 February 1991, the War Cabinet and senior government and military officials were meeting at Downing Street to discuss the ongoing Gulf War..On arrival, the driver parked the van and left the scene on a waiting motorcycle.. Several minutes later at 10:08 am, as a policeman was walking towards the van to investigate it, three mortar shells were launched, followed by the explosion of a pre-set incendiary device..Had the shell struck 10 Downing Street itself, it is probable the entire cabinet would have been killed.. On hearing the explosion the cabinet ducked under the table for cover..Mark 10: A large-calibre mortar firing a projectile containing 44–220 pounds (20–100 kg) of explosives.. Its first use on 19 March 1979 caused the first deliberate victim—a British soldier—from an IRA mortar attack in Newtownhamilton, South Armagh..The village is built around two narrow main streets (Armagh Street and Dundalk Street) and a town square (The Square)..The Commons. Residential areas are Dungormley Estate, Meadowvale and the Nine Mile Road.. It was primarily designed to attack police stations and military bases, and was used in the 1985 Newry mortar attack which killed nine police officers..A character from the play Nine Parts of Desire, Umm Gheda, is a caretaker of the bombed shelter..It was used in several attacks using configurations with multiple launching tubes, "often launched from the back of Transit type vans"..Mortars have been used by the Real IRA, who also developed their own fuzing system, in the 2000s..ETA in Spain was in 2001 rumoured to have built mortars "very similar" to the IRA's...

GBU-27 "Bunker Buster" Laser-Guided Bomb..

The IRA claimed responsibility for the attack with a statement issued in Dublin, saying "Let the British government understand that, while nationalist people in the 6 counties [Northern Ireland] are forced to live under British rule, then the British Cabinet will be forced to meet in bunkers"..A further statement from the IRA appeared in An Phoblacht, with a spokesperson stating "Like any colonialists, the members of the British establishment do not want the result of their occupation landing at their front or back doorstep.. Are the members of the British cabinet prepared to give their lives to hold on to a colony?. They should understand the cost will be great while Britain remains in Ireland"...

Mortar attack, Newry (1985)..Rosie ,Dennis, Peter & Paul...

Mark 13: A spigot mortar, usually fired from the back of a heavy vehicle.. A tap (also spigot or faucet) is a valve controlling the release of a liquid or gas..Bib (bibcock, and hose bib), same as "spigot".."the effect of a 'flying car bomb'"..At 4:30 a.m. in the morning of 13 February, two F-117 stealth fighter/bombers each dropped a 2,000 pound GBU-27 laser-guided bomb on the shelter..People staying in the upper level were incinerated by heat, while boiling water from the shelter's water tank was responsible for the rest of the fatalities..According to the U.S. military, the shelter at Amiriyah had been targeted because it fit the profile of a military command center; electronic signals from the locality had been reported as coming from the site, and spy satellites had observed people and vehicles moving in and out of the shelter..Black, incinerated hands of some victims remain fuzed to the concrete ceiling of the shelter..Thirteenth birthday is unlucky anyway..My name is Fool..What's yours?.. Alice..How did Spencer get past her?..Where's the Bear Trooper?.., you be careful..Every generation more insane than the one before it..Tell me, Senator: did you nurse Catherine yourself?.Johnny's in the basement mixing up the medicine, I'm on the pavement thinking about the government..They've got padlocks on the outside of the house too..Oh, he's a monster..Pure psychopath...

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