Dangers in Northern-Ireland

March 10, 2009 - Belfast, United Kingdom

Zoals jullie misschien al wel in het nieuws hebben gezien zijn er afgelopen zaterdag 2 Britse militairen doodgeschoten bij hun basis hier in Noord-Ierland, ongeveer half uurtje rijden van Belfast. Het gebeurde toen soldaten pizza kwamen ophalen bij de voordeur (om het zo maar even te zeggen), en er op hen het vuur geopend werd. Niet alleen op de militairen maar ook op de 2 pizzajongens. 2 militairen zijn hierbij om het leven gekomen, de anderen (waaronder de pizzjongens) zijn zwaargewond.
Artikel: http://www.nu.nl/algemeen/1929284/aanslag-ierland-opgeeist.html
De R.I.R.A. (Real IRA) heeft de aanslag opgeist.

Nu was dat al niet zo tof om te horen, maar gisteravond is er hier in Noord-Ierland ook nog een politieagent doodgeschoten. deze aanslag is opgeist door de C.I.R.A. (Continuity IRA)
Artikel: http://www.nu.nl/algemeen/1929954/politieman-doodgeschoten-in-noord-ierland.html

Ik wist dat het nog niet goed zat in Noord-Ierland, maar dit komt toch wel behoorlijk dichtbij omdat ik nu zelf hier in Belfast/Noord-Ierland zit.

Morgen is er een stille mars tegen de moorden vanaf City Hall hier in Belfast. Ik denk dat we hier wel heen zullen gaan, weet niet of we echt mee gaan doen of dat we alleen kijken, maar we willen er wel heen en zullen dat waarschijnlijk ook wel doen. Maar ik zal wel op mijn hoede zijn, je weet het hier maar nooit eigenlijk.

Ik hoop alleen dat er verder niks meer zal gebeuren hier, voor onszelf niet maar ook niet voor de mensen hier die al genoeg gedoe hebben meegemaakt! :S

PS. Thanks allemaal voor de comments :D

 


5 Comments

Mereltje:
March 10, 2009
Hee Moes,
Wij zijn DJ's angels! so no biggie...

liefs mereltje
Anneke Kruiter:
March 10, 2009
Hallo Maaike,
Het is verschrikkelijk wat daar gebeurt, maar doe alsjeblieft voorzichtig. Je weet nooit wat er tussen loopt!
H-J:
March 12, 2009
idd doe voorzichtig maar genit ook van je tijd daar.
mijn wijze raad van de dag luisterd als volgt:

"geniet van de tijd en kom heelhuids thuis"
Goris:
March 12, 2009
Hoi Maaike,
Ik volg het nieuws in N-Ierland met extra interesse. Kom maar lekker heel terug, zou ik zeggen.
het voordeel is natuurlijk dat áls je het kunt navertellen, je ook wat na ter vertellen hébt! Ahum


Groetjes
Goris
April 1, 2009
Van driver ‘doused in petrol’ as dissidents cause city chaos By Barry McCaffrey and Allison Morris
31/03/09

A VAN driver was recovering from shock last night after being doused in petrol during a series of terrifying hijackings by dissident republicans in Belfast yesterday.

It is understood the driver – who works at a quarry in the west of the city – was pulled from the vehicle and drenched in flammable liquid before

hijackers set fire to his lorry on the Whiterock Road yesterday afternoon.

There were also reports last night that drivers of hijacked vehicles in the Hillview and North Queen Street areas had their wallets stolen.

The terrifying lorry incident happened as dissidents orchestrated a campaign of hijackings and hoax bomb alerts – many around police stations – which resulted in road closures and traffic gridlock. There were more than a dozen hijacking and bomb alerts across Belfast.

Motorists were asked to avoid Lurgan in Co Armagh where hijackings and attempted car thefts were also reported.

Last night the M1 citybound and country bound was closed at junctions 9 and 10 due to an ongoing security alert. Diversions were in place at Lurgan and Moira.

Army technical officers were also examining an abandoned hijacked vehicle in north Belfast.

The first incident was reported at around 3pm yesterday in Ardoyne when two men claiming to be from the IRA, entered the home of disabled woman and took keys to a van.

The vehicle was crashed into the gates of Holy Cross Church on the Crumlin Road and set alight.

There then followed a series of hijackings in the north Belfast area as vehicles were abandoned outside or near police stations.

Other security alerts included vehicles being abandoned outside North Queen Street, Tennant Street and Woodbourne police stations, at the Stormont Hotel in east Belfast and on the Kilwilke estate in Lurgan.

Police last night confirmed that an explosion at an electricity sub-station in south Belfast – which left thousands without power for a period of time – was not connected to the security alerts.

The series of orchestrated dissident bomb hoaxes caused major traffic disruption to motorists throughout Belfast.

Politicians have roundly condemned yesterday’s incidents saying the dissidents would not succeed in dragging Northern Ireland backwards.

Meanwhile an industrial dispute by prison officers in Maghaberry has led to all prisoners on the republican and loyalist wings being held on lock-down for long periods.

Prison sources say tensions have been running high as a result but were heightened further yesterday amid claims that search teams were sent in to search the republican Roe House.

Leading republican Colin Duffy (41), who was charged with the shooting of two soldiers at Massereene barracks in Antrim earlier this month, has been on the wing since Saturday.

Former Sinn Fein councillor Brendan McConville (37) who has been charged with the murder of policeman Stephen Carroll in Craigavon, is also on the wing.

A spokesman for the Prison Service said all prisoners in the jail were being held in their cells for longer periods because of a “withdrawl of good will” by prison officers in an industrial dispute with the Prison Officers Association.

There was no indication to suggest that yesterday’s events were linked to tensions in the high security jail.
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