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I tend to use the BBC NI news for reports of back home, and the PSNI are usually pretty sharp when it comes to verifying the potential behind Loyalist and Republican threats. Their reaction to this odious little dick leads me to believe their was no recognised code word when the threat was phoned in, so I suspect it is some bigoted boozed/drugged up little ballbag trying to make himself feel big.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-24011548

Either way, it is deplorable.

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Code word?

All of the paramilitaries use recognised code words when phoning threats to the press; that way the press (supposedly) knew whether or not there was any believabilty in the threats. This dullard seems not to have used one, hence the lukewarm reaction from the PSNI.

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All of the paramilitaries use recognised code words when phoning threats to the press; that way the press (supposedly) knew whether or not there was any believabilty in the threats. This dullard seems not to have used one, hence the lukewarm reaction from the PSNI.

I dont think the press know the code words, but the police certainly will.

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All of the paramilitaries use recognised code words when phoning threats to the press; that way the press (supposedly) knew whether or not there was any believabilty in the threats. This dullard seems not to have used one, hence the lukewarm reaction from the PSNI.

Ah got ya, would love to know what kind of code words they use

"There is a bomb in the post box, code word - jammy dodgers"

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The press do know the code words. Perhaps not all of the employees, but the Editors and more senior employees certainly do. That is how the police verify what the press then pass on to them. The gangsters prefer to phone the press, rather than the police.

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Ah got ya, would love to know what kind of code words they use

"There is a bomb in the post box, code word - jammy dodgers"

I seriously doubt they code words have any great degree of complexity.

Was doing the Belfast bus tour on Saturday with a poster from here and we approached the Odyssey Arena where, among other things, the ice hockey team plays. I suspect this may be an urban myth, (sincerely hope I'm wrong though), and the tour guide told us the Belfast Giants were originally going to be called the Belfast Bombers before they thought better of it.

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Code word?

During the Troubles the media, police and army often needed to know when they were receiving a genuine communique from the paramilitaries rather than a crank call from some wee ned/spide, so they were told code words to look out for so they could tell what was genuine. If those were received it was taken seriously, if not it tended to be ignored. Reading the media reports on this there don't appear to have been any recognised code words in the messages to the media.

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