Sunday, June 20, 2010

Mail article on Bloody Sunday

A Saville scapegoat, and it was never going to be McGuinness
I think Ted Heath’s government should have fallen immediately after Bloody Sunday. It was their fault, and if – as I believe – Londonderry is a British city, such a major miscalculation and blunder should have brought them down.

Imagine if the killings had happened in, say, Portsmouth.
The resignation of Mr Heath would have been an apology worth having – as well as perhaps sparing us several other horrors of that nasty Cabinet, which took us into the EU, massacred scores of good grammar schools and destroyed traditional local government.
So, for me, the Saville inquiry comes a long time too late, and is too hard on the Army, especially Lt Col Derek Wilford, who has been unfairly treated because of the need for a scapegoat.
But there is one good outcome. We can now quote Lord Saville’s report as confirmation that the sinister and unrepentant Martin McGuinness was ‘adjutant of the Derry Brigade’ of the Provisional IRA.

In other words, the man shamefully elevated into ministerial office by that modern-day Munich deal, the Good Friday Agreement, was the senior godfather of a criminal murder gang.
We are also told: ‘He [McGuinness] was probably armed with a Thompson sub-machine gun, and though it is possible that he fired this weapon, there is insufficient evidence to make any finding on this.’
Well, I think it interesting that Martin McGuinness is given the benefit of the doubt

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