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No justice for Bloody Sunday

by IdiotSavant Thu Mar 14th, 2019 at 12:21:15 PM EST

On 30 January 1972, British soldiers shot 28 unarmed civilians in Derry in Northern Ireland, killing thirteen people. The usual official whitewash followed, and the leader of the murderers was awarded an OBE for his services. But a second inquiry in the 2000's called the crime what it was: murder. The Police Service of Northern Ireland finally began a murder investigation, and now one former soldier has been charged with murder. But only one. As for the rest, the men who pumped bullets into a crowd, shot those trying to flee, and murdered those trying to help the wounded, they all get away with it. But it gets worse - because the reaction of the British government to this was not an acknowledgement of its past crimes and a desire that a prosecution might finally bring some justice, however imperfect, to its victims, but this:

Responding to the PPS decisions, the defence secretary, Gavin Williamson, said: "We are indebted to those soldiers who served with courage and distinction to bring peace to Northern Ireland. The welfare of our former service personnel is of the utmost importance and we will offer full legal and pastoral support to the individual affected by today's decision. This includes funding all his legal costs and providing welfare support.

"The Ministry of Defence is working across government to drive through a new package of safeguards to ensure our armed forces are not unfairly treated.

"And the government will urgently reform the system for dealing with legacy issues. Our serving and former personnel cannot live in constant fear of prosecution."

No, Cthulhu forbid murderers living in fear that they might finally face justice! Won't someone think of the poor, oppressed killers?

In case anyone needs reminding, the dead of Bloody Sunday were UK citizens, killed by their own government for daring to demand human rights. They deserve justice. But they will never get it from Britain.

Justice served from "laws of war" is ill-conceived and orphaned. I would think no one should need reminder at this time: What was done cannot be undone.

What can be is another proposition, one that immediately lends itself to skepticism toward melodramatic polemic and methodical investigation into current incitements to violence against peace with the United Kingdom, not the Republic, we shall note.

What messages do you intend to communicate? Is it that car bombs and incendiary envelopes signalling IRA agents' calumny appear, rather conveniently, to disturb the prosperity of manqué "Unionists"? Or is it that the Tory government in deed has abandoned its war with the Republic?

I bet, if I was Sigmund Fuckingfreud, I couldn't get an answer out of you. For a constructive response to current circumstance would advocate and require repair from by all peoples --a rest and a think about how to cooperate in an enterprise other than angst against the past and suffering by oneself.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Thu Mar 14th, 2019 at 05:38:32 PM EST
Whories gonna whore.
by rifek on Sat Mar 16th, 2019 at 03:10:37 AM EST

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