Tactics used by the British Army in Northern Ireland “have been lost.”
January 30, 2012
On Saturday, The Telegraph carried an article explaining how hundreds of soldiers from the third battalion of the Parachute Regiment are learning how to put down insurrection. So-called “public order training” will be critical during Britain’s upcoming version of panem et circenses – the 2012 Olympics – as the Greatest Depression deepens.
The Telegraph points out that the brutal tactics used by the British Army in Northern Ireland “have been lost” following the 2007 decision to pull back from Ulster. British troops were sent to Derry in 1969 not to keep the peace, but to put down an insurrection after Irish police invaded Catholic areas of the city and imposed a curfew, sealed off Lower Falls, and began shooting unarmed civilians. The violence culminated in Bloody Sunday on January 30, 1972, when 26 unarmed civil-rights protesters and bystanders were shot by soldiers.
Now the “Troubles” have reached Britain, thanks to the global engineered economic implosion currently underway.
According to The Telegraph, during the British Army “training package” held in Kent, soldiers were taught how to use body-length riot shields, protect themselves from missiles and how to identify and arrest “ring leaders’ using specially trained “snatch squads.”
The Greater Manchester Police used “snatch squads” during the 2011 riots. The tactic was pioneered during the anti-globalist demonstrations in Seattle (in this photograph, we see cops snatching a dangerous photographer). During the G20 in Pittsburgh, the military worked with cops and used “snatch and grab” units to kidnap activists. The tactic was also used in Toronto during the G20.
Another police tactic pioneered at anti-globalist demonstrations is kettling – cops penning protesters into a small area in order to restrain them. Violent police behavior during the 2009 London G20 resulted in the death of Ian Tomlinson, a newspaper seller who had nothing to do with the demonstration. The tactic was used in New York against Occupy Wall Street protesters. The NYPD kettled several dangerous female protesters and pepper sprayed them.
“Learning how to deal with public order situations is a new skill for on a challenging and extremely realistic course,” noted Major Richard Todd, an officer commanding the training. “Many of the drills are no different to what the Roman Army used to do, with highly disciplined soldiers advancing forward under the protection of shields.”
The Roman Army specialized in putting down slave revolts and insurrections in England, Gaul, Germania, Judaea and other hot spots around the empire.
Specialized troops will be required in Britain and elsewhere across Europe – and eventually here in the United States – as the Greatest Depression picks up speed. At the globalist G20 confab in Cannes last year, British PM David Cameron urged countries plagued by an engineered sovereign debt crisis to forge ahead with deficit reduction plans and austerity measures.
In November, the United Nations’ International Labour Organization issued a grim forecast of the social effects of the continuing economic crisis. It said anger could erupt on the streets of Europe and other continents in response, as it has in Greece. In 2010, as the economic implosion began in earnest, the IMF warned about the inevitability of a “social explosion.”
In 2008, trends forecaster Gerald Celente predicted that by 2012 America will become an undeveloped nation, that there will be a revolution marked by food riots, squatter rebellions, tax revolts and job marches.