British soldier admits that squaddies hid behind children


Beachcomber

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Nothing is to low for the men who have and do wear that uniform.

Of course the PIRA would have killed those children if it suited them to do so.

I don't see what the problem is with the security forces using whatever cover is available..
 

Beachcomber

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Black Mountain Primary School used as a British Army Look Out Post onto Nationalist West Belfast,

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And why not?

That British Army facility was built at that school in order to prevent any further attacks on that state primary school.

It looked out onto nationalist west Belfast because that's where the sectarian attacks by nationalists came from.

The heroic security forces were there to defend those innocent children from sectarian Irish nationalist attacks.
 

Beachcomber

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And why not?
Looks like a new generation of squaddies will soon have to head up North if London imposes direct rule thanks to Brexit.

I'm sure they will follow the great English example of hiding behind children and killing unarmed civilians.

Why's that?

Are Ns and Rs going to get more violent again for no reason?
 

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The IRA were 'cowards' because they wouldn't shoot in case they hit innocent children. Says it all.
tbf the ira never really had a problem with killing Irish children they just preferred to use bombs
 

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But seriously mick just imagine using children...

Republicans have been accused of trying to cover up the deaths of IRA child soldiers - some 19 children between the ages of 12 and 16 - during the Troubles.

Recruiting and using child soldiers is defined as a war crime and against the Geneva Convention, as is the forced disappearance of victims in conflict.

Anyone responsible for recruiting, training and using child soldiers in armed conflict can be tried before the International War Crimes Court in the Hague.

The youngest recorded member of the junior IRA to die in the Troubles is thought to be Cathleen McCartland.

The 12-year-old was killed in what was described as a "roof-top" accident in west Belfast in August 1973.

She was claimed at the time as a member of the female junior IRA wing, Cumann na gCailini, but her name has been removed from republican memorials.

Another girl republican, Eileen Mackin (14) from west Belfast, was killed by the accidental discharge of weapon during an arms training session in Ballymurphy in May 1973.

Her name too appears to have been expunged from official republican records.

Troubles: The children killed in line of fire in Northern Ireland - BelfastTelegraph.co.uk

John McCaig a British soldier was killed here, he was 17 years old. There was a slew of soldiers killed when they were 18 years old but they commenced their tour of duty when they were UNDER 18 years of age. The British Army had to formally announce that they were withdrawing their CHILDREN ( because that was their legal definition ) from war duties.

Over to you.
 
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Talk Back

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The PIRA was well defeated.

It failed to get NI out of the UK.
You are deluded.

The real Irish army forced the British come to the table and sue for peace.

What do you think the GFA is for, other than the reunification of Ireland through peaceful means???

The IRA brought your sectarian cesspit of an orange statelet to its knees.

Locationally challenged Unionists trapped in Ireland, abandoned by the real British in Britain, are the ultimate losers - a forgotten footnote in the long history of Ireland.
 

between the bridges

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John McCaig a British soldier was killed here, he was 17 years old. There was a slew of soldiers killed when they were 18 years old but they commenced their tour of duty when they were UNDER 18 years of age. The British Army had to formally announce that they were withdrawing their CHILDREN ( because that was their legal definition ) from war duties.

Over to you.
So ye have nothing to say about the article?


Republicans have been accused of trying to cover up the deaths of IRA child soldiers - some 19 children between the ages of 12 and 16 - during the Troubles.

Recruiting and using child soldiers is defined as a war crime and against the Geneva Convention, as is the forced disappearance of victims in conflict.

Anyone responsible for recruiting, training and using child soldiers in armed conflict can be tried before the International War Crimes Court in the Hague.

The youngest recorded member of the junior IRA to die in the Troubles is thought to be Cathleen McCartland.

The 12-year-old was killed in what was described as a "roof-top" accident in west Belfast in August 1973.

She was claimed at the time as a member of the female junior IRA wing, Cumann na gCailini, but her name has been removed from republican memorials.

Another girl republican, Eileen Mackin (14) from west Belfast, was killed by the accidental discharge of weapon during an arms training session in Ballymurphy in May 1973.

Her name too appears to have been expunged from official republican records.

Troubles: The children killed in line of fire in Northern Ireland - BelfastTelegraph.co.uk


Back to you dear...
 

Mickeymac

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So ye have nothing to say about the article?


Republicans have been accused of trying to cover up the deaths of IRA child soldiers - some 19 children between the ages of 12 and 16 - during the Troubles.

Recruiting and using child soldiers is defined as a war crime and against the Geneva Convention, as is the forced disappearance of victims in conflict.

Anyone responsible for recruiting, training and using child soldiers in armed conflict can be tried before the International War Crimes Court in the Hague.

The youngest recorded member of the junior IRA to die in the Troubles is thought to be Cathleen McCartland.

The 12-year-old was killed in what was described as a "roof-top" accident in west Belfast in August 1973.

She was claimed at the time as a member of the female junior IRA wing, Cumann na gCailini, but her name has been removed from republican memorials.

Another girl republican, Eileen Mackin (14) from west Belfast, was killed by the accidental discharge of weapon during an arms training session in Ballymurphy in May 1973.

Her name too appears to have been expunged from official republican records.

Troubles: The children killed in line of fire in Northern Ireland - BelfastTelegraph.co.uk


Back to you dear...

Please try to stay on topic, your whataboutery re the deaths of young combatants has SFA to do with the thread which is all about Brit soldiers hiding behind young kids.
 

Talk Back

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So ye have nothing to say about the article?


Republicans have been accused of trying to cover up the deaths of IRA child soldiers - some 19 children between the ages of 12 and 16 - during the Troubles.

Recruiting and using child soldiers is defined as a war crime and against the Geneva Convention, as is the forced disappearance of victims in conflict.

Anyone responsible for recruiting, training and using child soldiers in armed conflict can be tried before the International War Crimes Court in the Hague.

The youngest recorded member of the junior IRA to die in the Troubles is thought to be Cathleen McCartland.

The 12-year-old was killed in what was described as a "roof-top" accident in west Belfast in August 1973.

She was claimed at the time as a member of the female junior IRA wing, Cumann na gCailini, but her name has been removed from republican memorials.

Another girl republican, Eileen Mackin (14) from west Belfast, was killed by the accidental discharge of weapon during an arms training session in Ballymurphy in May 1973.

Her name too appears to have been expunged from official republican records.

Troubles: The children killed in line of fire in Northern Ireland - BelfastTelegraph.co.uk


Back to you dear...
Seem to remember the enemy British army used child soldiers as cannon-fodder in WW1.

Could you post a link to your fake indignation posts on that topic, anywhere on this Irish site???
 

Niall996

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So. No issue with state forces using innocent passing infants as human shields! Beachcomber. The daft depraved gift that keeps on giving. Priceless. And horrific.
 
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