Arselves Alone, Councillors Stage Walk Out In Protest At SF Chairman's Enniskillen Bomb Comments

between the bridges

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Councillors from SDLP, UUP and DUP have staged a walk out in protest against at what they see as support for the Enniskillen Bomb by the council chairman...

In an interview with the Impartial Reporter earlier this month Mr McCann said that he would not "go down the road of condemning" the Enniskillen bombing, the thirtieth anniversary of which will be marked in November.

In the interview he also praised former IRA volunteer Seamus McElwaine saying that he had "set the tone for a peaceful resolution to where we are going".


Councillors walk out in protest at Sinn Fein chair's Enniskillen bomb comments - BelfastTelegraph.co.uk

The chairman has claimed that despite the 3 other major parties walking out he is a chairman for ''all''...

The Sinn Féin Chairman of Fermanagh and Omagh District Council Stephen McCann has said he “will continue to be a Chair for all” after a mass walk-out from the Council meeting last night.

“Eulogising a cross-border serial assassin as a super-hero and in not condemning the Enniskillen bomb, you have brought shame and disgrace to the office you hold and untold hurt to communities and victims you are meant to represent as Chairman of this Council.”

Sinn Fein Chairman Stephen McCann: 'I'll be Chair for all' says SF Chairman after DUP, UUP and SDLP walk out (From Impartial Reporter)

The original interview...


Sinn Fein Councillor Stephen McCann, who took up the position last month, would not denounce the IRA attack which killed 11 people and injured 63 people in one of the darkest days of the Troubles.

Council Chairman Stephen McCann will not 'go down the road of condemning' Enniskillen bombing (From Impartial Reporter)

Of course this kind of statement is not uncommon in the Janus project...

A Sinn Fein politician who declared to a stunned council chamber in the town he once bombed that he is "a proud ex-IRA man" has refused to retract his comments.

"This sort of statement is utterly shameful and completel"This sort of statement is utterly shameful and completely inexcusable, particularly given that Councillor McGlinchey said it in the council chamber of the town where he murdered six people in bomb explosions in 1973.''

Fury at Sinn Fein councillor's 'proud ex-IRA' outburst - BelfastTelegraph.co.uk

As for the Enniskillen bombing...

Many have long thought the bombing must have been an unauthorised, one-off operation by a local unit, believing it to be inconceivable that the IRA would mount such an attack on civilians as they remembered their dead.

It was nothing of the kind.

Three IRA active service units are believed to have been involved - one in the north (Fermanagh) and two in the south (Donegal and Monaghan).

A second attack on another Remembrance Day parade in the border village of Tullyhommon, in Fermanagh, was also planned but the bomb failed to go off. Clearly the two attacks were co-ordinated.

At the time, local IRA units were given a degree of operational autonomy but attacks of this magnitude against such sensitive targets would not have been carried out in isolation.


BBC NEWS | UK | Who knew about Enniskillen plans?

Even Sf/Ra ally Colonel Gaddafi managed to condemn it as terrorism... " Libya is aware of the difference between legitimate revolutionary action and terrorism aimed at civilians and innocent people. This action does not belong to the legitimate revolutionary operation."

Enniskillen survivors plea to McGuinness over attack - BBC News

Can a chairman who is unable to condemn the murder of 12 and the maiming of 63 innocent peolpe in his constituency truly claim to be representing all? Shin Flake the Janus projects equality is a Trojan horse...
 


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Threads like this only lend further credence to establishing a truth and reconciliation commission.
 

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Threads like this only lend further credence to establishing a truth and reconciliation commission.
Do you believe that a chairman claiming to represent 'all' should be able to condemn the murder of 12 and the maiming of 63 innocent peolpe in his constituency ?
 

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Threads like this only lend further credence to establishing a truth and reconciliation commission.
Bit late with PIRA dropping like flies. Most were poisoned off by the Brits.
 

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Do you believe that a chairman claiming to represent 'all' should be able to condemn the murder of 12 and the maiming of 63 innocent peolpe in his constituency ?
Yes.

Do you believe that a government should be able to engage in systemic, institutionalised collusion with terrorist groups to murder those who it claims are its own citizens?
 

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Yes.

Do you believe that a government should be able to engage in systemic, institutionalised collusion with terrorist groups to murder those who it claims are its own citizens?
Do you believe that a government should be forced to contain members of a terrorist group that murdered it own citizens?
 

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He was five when the Enniskillen bomb happened, it was a shameful act by the IRA, no one disputes that.
Unionists should be careful when they insist on people using the word condemn.

Talkback just had a more reasoned debate than I expect we'll get here.
 

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Do you believe that a government should be forced to contain members of a terrorist group that murdered it own citizens?
Why is there a terrorist group?
 

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He was five when the Enniskillen bomb happened, it was a shameful act by the IRA, no one disputes that.
Unionists should be careful when they insist on people using the word condemn.

Talkback just had a more reasoned debate than I expect we'll get here.
SDLP councillor John Coyle branded Mr McCann’s remarks “disgusting”.

Council walkout over SF chairman
 

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Threads like this only lend further credence to establishing a truth and reconciliation commission.


Unionists and the British sir ruled out such a Commission some years back and in reply to yet another "politics of condemnation" thread I believe the Chairman covered this by his remarks as follows......

Down this road of condemning'

Asked about the Enniskillen bombing, he said it was "a dreadful day".
However, when he was asked if he would condemn it, he said: "You see, you can go down this road of condemning this and commending that, and commending this and condemning that.
"But it was wrong and Sinn Féin came out at the time and said it was wrong. I am happy with that."

If you notice in the above statement he avoided 'whataboutery' and in the interests of good relations he is encouraging people to not go down that avenue, really folks who wants to see mass walkouts in councils all over the six counties if unionists refuse to condemn the many atrocities and injustices committed against the CRN community this past century since the false statelet was established?
 

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Councillors from SDLP, UUP and DUP have staged a walk out in protest against at what they see as support for the Enniskillen Bomb by the council chairman...
I think they can run the council without the as they have 50 % of the elected representatives.
 

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Yes.

Do you believe that a government should be able to engage in systemic, institutionalised collusion with terrorist groups to murder those who it claims are its own citizens?
That has been apologised for many times. That activists haven't always been able to get all the inquiries they want shouldn't take away from this fact.

https://books.google.ie/books?id=dRmpDgAAQBAJ&pg=PT85&lpg=PT85&dq=blair+apologises+for+collusion+by+security+forces&source=bl&ots=6kxE1MiOb4&sig=SqR1QA89wwa87snMKOVZF14Ace4&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjTluaJiKzVAhWqB8AKHeyeCYMQ6AEINDAD#v=onepage&q=blair apologises for collusion by security forces&f=false
 

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The SDLP condemned all violence, unionists didn't.
I repeat, be careful demanding the word condemn, it will come straight back at you.
 

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Three cheers to the Provos, why don't the cenotaph huggers fu*k off back to where they came from.
 
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