Iranian embassy on BBC 2

Discussion in 'Entertainment & Sports' started by ray_gillespie, Jul 25, 2002.

  1. ray_gillespie

    ray_gillespie Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    Just watched the Iranian Embassy siege on BBC 2. How utterly amazing was that programme!?!?!?!?!?!
     
  2. Grinder714

    Grinder714 Guest

    I have no clue what youre talking about.
     
  3. xsivforce

    xsivforce Prodigal Son Folding Team

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    What channel is BBC2 on Time Warner in Florida? ;) :D
     
  4. Friend of Bill

    Friend of Bill What, me worry?

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    Who sieged who?
     
  5. Iceman

    Iceman Moderator

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    whats wrong with your remote xisvforce? ;)

    :cool:
     
  6. Grinder714

    Grinder714 Guest

    Nothing on FOX News yet, been watching it all day.
     
  7. Iceman

    Iceman Moderator

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    Grinder it was a documentery (sp) e-punk was talking about it in the chat room, LOL

    Happened in the late 1980's

    oh this was a good one lmao

    :cool:
     
  8. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    I watched it... well good :)

    "If you come to our country and kill people - you're not going to leave again"


    WHO DARES WINS.... Biatches
     
  9. Grinder714

    Grinder714 Guest

    I know it happened was born in 1966, thought we were kickin someones ass again. :p

    Guess I should hang out in chat room more often....:rolleyes:
     
  10. dave holbon

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    This was a programme on British Television about the siege of the Iranian Embassy in London England many moons ago. It was the first televised “event” where members of the general public became aware of one branch of our special services called the “SAS” or Special Air Service”. It was also the first televised “event” not stopped by our government from being viewed by the general public.

    SAS operations can be traced back to the latter part of the Second World War but the regiment itself solidified around operations after this. Like the American “SBS” or Special Boat Squadron they are trained in counter terrorist operations, and are very specialist in nature.

    They are and always have been very “focused” in military terms.

    They operate in small groups usually no bigger than a platoon and are chosen for the particular operation in progress. Specialists being imported from other small groups to suite the ongoing requirements.

    They can chose their own personal weapons, remain hidden from view even after they retire and what they do “personally” during missions falls outside of the prevailing law in this country.

    England, Australia, New Zealand and other old colonial outposts have their own versions of these.

    I did not see this today but I did see the original.
     
  11. Tw@

    Tw@ Guest

    The SBS are a British special forces group also, and often their actions are wrongly accredited to the SAS, I think you may be thinking of the American Navy SEALS unit, which is similar but not nearly as specialised as SAS.
     
  12. dave holbon

    dave holbon Moderator

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    Tw@

    This is what happens after to many jars. You are quite correct.

    Confusion abounds as always. It only becomes clear after a large amount of any alcoholic substance.

    Lets turn our attention to that large object heading throught space for our plannet.
    ;)
     
  13. Grinder714

    Grinder714 Guest

    ok Im totally lost now.


    wtf is a jar, is that anything like a lid?(a lid is an old 1970 hippy dope bag thing....cheech and chong style)

    Oh well, just as well I dont know I guess.:rolleyes:
     
  14. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    I have heard of the SBS, thought they were the best of the SAS.

    Saw the SAS when my dad was CO in Ireland. But I am not supposed to talk about it. Whoops!
     
  15. Grinder714

    Grinder714 Guest

    Been nice knowing you EP....:rolleyes:
     
  16. dave holbon

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    Grinder: -

    A “JAR” is defined as a measure of ale (alcoholic substance) as provided by various landlords of Public Houses in the Cornwall and Devon areas of England during the seventeenth, eighteens and nineteenth centuries when Piracy was a problem. It was a Customs and Excise (tax collectors) measure on which a local tax was implemented in a vain attempt to curtail smuggling and also to control the alehouses themselves. The English term lets go out for a few jars means: lets go down the local watering hole and consume some beer or whatever. “Jars” were manufactured to an agreed formula thus enabling the exact measure of who could get drunk after so many “Jars” or not if involved in a drinking competition.

    ;)

    Whatch this space for the next episode!!!!
     
  17. adek

    adek Very xp-erianced

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    yep, top program. Did you know that the insurance for the building run out about two days before so they destroyed the document!!!
     
  18. Grinder714

    Grinder714 Guest

    Dave thanks for the English History lesson.

    Nex time just say "Lets go Pound a few" :D
     
  19. ssj4conejo

    ssj4conejo Guest

    LOL @ Iran, you guys shouldnt be looking at Iran. Its Iraq you gotta watch out for, if you browse through news sites lately all of the talk has been about Iraq. I'm pretty sure Iraq has:
    1. Atleast A nuke or Two
    2. We know as a fact they have thousands of gallons and pounds of biological and chemical weapons.
    3. Saddam Hussein is a crazy man that wouldn't hesistate to use any of his weapons.
    4. When we do fight iraq, we will get retaliation from other arab nations.
    5. When we do fight the war, our economy will plunge and we will go into a depression, trust me.
     
  20. Grinder714

    Grinder714 Guest

    They must be elimiated, so we dont see another 9-11.

    And a dead man can do no harm.

    Our economy will teeter on the brink till all these terrorists are DEAD, Period.