Saturday, August 11, 2007

British Death Squads In Northern Ireland

This latest account of not just complicity in turning a blind eye to the activities of Loyalist death squads in the Six Counties, but to the active involvement of British forces in training and supplying the Loyalists might come as a surprise.

A surprise that is to the disillusional that labour under the misapprehension that British armed forces, and occupying armies in general, operate under some kind of "Honourable Code," but to others and the realists of this world this account could aptly be filed under, "Tell me something new."

Oliver Cromwell. Loathed and detested to this day in Ireland.

The inside story of British death squads in Northern Ireland
According to the official history, the conflict in Northern Ireland was about two warring tribes, the Catholics and Protestants, who had to be kept apart for their own sakes by British soldiers.
But in reality the occupation of Northern Ireland was brutal, repressive and murderous. Far from keeping “warring tribes” apart, military intelligence recruited, trained and armed Loyalist murder gangs in Northern Ireland, ordering them to carry out a series of assassinations.

The latest source to shed light on the death squads run by the British army in Northern Ireland is known only as “John Black”. He is a convicted Loyalist terrorist.
Black alleges that he – along with dozens of other members of the Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF), a Loyalist terror organisation – were trained and armed by British military intelligence.
“Military intelligence trained, armed and moulded squads of Loyalists to put pressure on the IRA,” he says. more

My previous writings on Ireland.
The Best Tax Ever.
North Or South?
Go On Home British Soldier.
Sisters Of Mercy:Magdalene Laundries.
Ireland Abortion Church And State.
Towing A Yoke

Drombeg Circle West Cork.
Recommended reading.
The Committee: Sean McPhilemy’s banned book The Committee makes sensational claims of inextricable links between David Trimble and prominent members of the Unionist establishment accused of ordering the murder of political opponents.

The Year Of The French: Thomas Flanagan. The Seventeen Ninety Eight Uprising and the landing of the French in County Mayo.

Guerrilla Days In Ireland: Tom Barry. The story of the heroic actions of the few men of the West Cork flying columns who fought and routed the vastly superior forces of Tans and Auxiliaries and other units of the British army of occupation.

I once possessed a first edition of Tom Barry, and much coveted it was, by a staunch Republican friend of mine. Until one day that is, when I saw fit to put him out of his misery.

Crossbarry Memorial, Kilmichael West Cork


Anonymous said...

Himself said...

Yes. And a new follower.

I don't know whether to fuck him off straight away, or try and turn it into some kind of advantage.

I'm still on my first cup of.

Far too early.