PatMcL said:Nimrod said:PatMcL said:As far as I am aware the IRA was not involved in the official investigation into the attack, the Gardai were. They did not find any evidence at all of a gunbattle. It is telling that in your rush to defend a murder you put store on a mural, what kind of evidence is that? Doesn't matter about actual evidence or forensics and even scenes of crime investigations, someone painted a picture on a wall and you construct an excuse around that.LordWestBritofKingstown said:PatMcL said:One of the excuse makers for the British Army has alleged that following the Warrenpoint operation there was a gun battle between what was left of the Paras and an ASU on the southern side of the water.
There is no evidence at all of any such gunbattle. The only person killed by gunfire was an Englisgman who had been fishing near the scene.
The Gardai found no evidence at all of spent cartridges on the southern side of the border. Of those killed or injured on the British side not one had a gunshot wound.
The only possible conclusion one can come to is that either in sheer panic or in a malicious act of revenge on a person presumed to be Irish the BA murdered a man. The 'gunbattle' story was invented to cover up an act that can only be described as murder.
So why do the PIRA have a mural depicting them firing down on Warrenpoint/Narrowwater ?
As for murder, it was a tourist fishing in the river opposite, wrong time, wrong place to be standing with a rod which could have been mistaken from a distance an aerial, a tragedy but hardly 'murder' :roll:
As for the murder of the fisherman the 'wrong time, wrong place' is all too familiar of the dismissive attitude adopted when BA members are in the frame for a crime.
Just admit that your account of a 'gunbattle' was dishonest and an attempt to mislead contributors to the thread.
So lets get this right the soldiers who survived Warrenpoint and in the confussion of the moment fired on and killed a fisherman are murderers and those that planted the bomb are simply the victims of soldiers false claims.
Is it any wonder there can never be a full resolution to the problems in NI, when republicans are so inherently dishonest ?
I am afraid you are a bit confused as to the argument here and suggest you re-read the posts. A contributor to this thread stated categorically that in the aftermath of the Warrenpoint attack a gunbattle ensued, in that gunbattle a fisherman was killed. I pointed out that no evidence of a gunbattle existed and thus the killing of the fisherman was murder. Those who planted the bomb etc were not even mentioned.
Yet again another apologist is attempt to construct an argument on a falsehood.
But how is mistakenly firing on and killing a fisherman in the confussion after two massive bomb blasts a murder ?
Seems your the apologist for the bombers, trying to create a an argument that the soldiers some of whom were 18 and 19, the youngest victim at Warrennpoint was 17(?) were the bad guys and 'murdered' a fisherman.
The survivors would have been deafened and in the smoke and mass confussion they would not have been able to tell if they were still under attack, they saw a guy in the distance holding what looked like an antenna and fired on him, possibly even thinking of a third possible explosion.
Thats the reality.