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Tuesday, August 9, 2011
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Holy Shroud of Turin
Powerful prayer to St. Michael the Archangel - video ~ link
Is it time to send in the Army? ~ link ~ Yes it is! Stirling
If the rioting continues, the Prime Minister will have to consider more drastic action, such as declaring a state of emergency, imposing a curfew, even drafting in the Army. And he’ll have to do this sooner rather than later. Not only will ordinary citizens take the law into their own hands if they think the authorities can’t protect them, they’ll start leaving the cities in droves, causing huge logistical problems. There’s also the faltering recovery to take into account. Britain’s struggling retail sector will take a hit from these disturbances, and the longer they continue, the bigger that hit will be. Double dip, here we come.
Parliament: Emergency Recall as England burns - with video ~ link ~MPs will be recalled from their summer recess on Thursday in the wake of continued disorder across London and other English cities.
He interrupted his summer break to chair a meeting of the emergency Cobra committee in Downing Street.
UK Riots: Government Prepares Troops, Martial Law ~ link ~ This is a very important article, please take the time to read it all at the link. It points out that the lack of strong police action is part of a plan to get support for growing the police state in the UK. This is standard globalist MO (method of operation) using the Hegelican Dialetic (Problem-Reaction-Solution) and I see elements of it happening in the US with the black flash mobs in some cities.Stirling
Following numerous reports of failures on behalf of police to arrest looters or adequately respond to the riots in London that are now sweeping across the entire UK, curfews and troops on the streets are now being readied as authorities prepare to enforce martial law to quell massive civil unrest.
BBC News twice reported this morning that troops were being readied. The statement was first made by a reporter at 8:30am and then repeated by a Metropolitan Police representative who said “all options were on the table”.
Curfews are also being discussed as authorities prepare to transform Britain into a locked down police state.
There can be little doubt that the vast majority of the rioters are products of the country’s broken society, nihilistic youths who care little about political grievances and are primarily focused with exploiting the chaos to steal as much booty as they possibly can while getting off on mindless violence. This behavior ensures the public will overwhelmingly support whatever measures are proposed to deal with them, even to the point of outright martial law.
But what has exacerbated the situation is the lackluster police response, with numerous reports from the public that police stood back and allowed looters to pillage both large department stores and private small businesses for hours on end.
During the initial riots in Tottenham on Sunday night, police were criticized for “standing back and allowing rioters to cause havoc.” This trend has continued throughout the three nights of mayhem, with eyewitnesses bewildered at how the police have obviously been ordered not to arrest looters and rioters in some instances.
UK Riots: 16,000 officers policing London's streets - with video ~ link ~ Deputy Assistant Commissioner Stephen Kavanagh said the use of plastic bullets - never before fired to deal with riots in England - would be "considered carefully" in the event of further disorder.
Acting Commissioner Tim Godwin had earlier ruled out calling in the Army. However, the force has called in Special constables and community support officers to ensure five times the usual number of officers for a Tuesday will be on duty. Similar staffing levels will be maintained over three days.