Re: State Collusion in Pat Finucane Murder
I'm not denying the seriousness of British government involvement. Or the crimes of mindless Protestant terrorists.
What I'm opposing is the downplaying of the seriousness of IRA atrocities. These ex-IRA men are today powerful politicians themselves, many were directly involved in murder more than British politicians were. Yet some here are supportive of them.
The history of Northern Ireland is a catalogue of atrocities, from all sides. I absolutely don't think what the British government did was worse than what the IRA did.
You know the Protestants will have a list of atrocities they want investigating, their own suspicions about certain prominent Sinn Finn politicians, would you support a wholesale investigation and pursuit of these people.
In the end for the sake of the peace process, people have had to stomach Sinn Finn/IRA in power, acting like statesman. For the sake of peace people have turned a blind eye to their litany of crimes. I support that.
For the good of the peace process, for the future, any enquiry should either be wide ranging and investigate both sides, or should not take place at all.
Again about what the British government did I don't defend it, or justify it in any way. But it's the view of the IRA and its current serving politicians I don't accept.
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