'On the blanket'. INLA H-Block recollections.

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Tony O'Hara (brother of Hunger striker Patsy) along with Rab Collins, Republican Socialist OC of the H-Blocks during the blanket/no wash & Hunger Strike period give their moving and vivid account of the time. Followed by award ceremony for INLA Hunger Strikers families. Historically significant alternative narrative to the solely Sinn Féin given account in the '66 days' movie.

[video=youtube;F_mOyZ4wzQU]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F_mOyZ4wzQU[/video]

[video=youtube;h7CzQrTBpo4]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h7CzQrTBpo4[/video]
 


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Such veneration for terrorists convicted of deplorable acts of barbarism against their fellow citizens.
 

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INLA: Used by Sinn Fein to follow their business careers.
IRSP: members beaten up by Sinn Fein hirelings to further Sinn Fein's business ventures.

The IRSP should be happy with that turn out. A more honest and less polished bunch than the Sinn Fein mega buck franchise.
 
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Mickey Devine beat up his wife regularly.

It's detalied in this book.



Then his wife started having and affair with the milkman when he was in jail. The INLA went around heavies to "rough up" her and her new partner.
 

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... Historically significant alternative narrative to the solely Sinn Féin given account in the '66 days' movie....

No CM, both "narratives" were just propaganda, and only confirm how deluded they all were.

My sympathy goes to that Dublin dentist John O'Grady, who was kidnapped for extortion, and had his finger chopped off:

Dentist who was kidnapped and tortured by republican Dessie Fox 30 years ago laid to rest - Irish Mirror Online


..and they're still at it. Bandits justifying thefts because of our sad history of 200-300 years ago, sorry that doesn't cut it for me and 99% of Irish people, they are just family groups of thieves.

Men in Cork kidnap plot jailed for INLA membership
 

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AFAIR, Micky Devine had just six months of his sentence to serve when he died.
Remember being struck by that at the time and trying to imagine his thoughts in his final days.
 

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Mickey Devine beat up his wife regularly.

It's detalied in this book.

Then his wife started having and affair with the milkman when he was in jail. The INLA went around heavies to "rough up" her and her new partner.
That would have been quite traditional back in the day before PIRA started riding prisoners' wives, girl friends and children. Think ladies' man Denis Donaldson and Liam, Adams, the boy wonder.

AFAIR, Micky Devine had just six months of his sentence to serve when he died.
Remember being struck by that at the time and trying to imagine his thoughts in his final days.
At least he died to enrich Sinn Fein.
 

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Do the animals 'recollect' all the sh it spreading on the walls??

As filthy and stinking as their tawdry cause.:cool:
 

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I would much rather set myself on fire than go through that. It is still incredible to me that the leadership allowed such a thing to happen to their own men.
 

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Such veneration for terrorists convicted of deplorable acts of barbarism against their fellow citizens.
Does someone actually have to point out the following to you . . . .
One man's freedom fighter is another man's terrorist.
 

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Achieved nothing. Killed many. Never had a plan or credible mandate. Never developed a role in the peace process.

Good riddance to the lot of them.
 

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How many INLA did the PIRA kill?
 

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Does someone actually have to point out the following to you . . . .
One man's freedom fighter is another man's terrorist.
That's almost as profound as saying "one mans arse is another man's elbow."

In the final analysis, it means sweet fukc all but is used by apologists as a kind of yellowpack whitewash to excuse various acts of barbarity.
 

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How many INLA did the PIRA kill?

Thank god both groups aren't running anybody's justice system.

I don't like slow and expensive, but it's better than a bullet in your thigh after a kangaroo court (no offence to any kangaroos out there)
 

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Some of the comments on here are indicative of a national self loathing that is truly sickening to observe.
The weapon of Hunger Strike, the most passive gesture known to man kind and with a legitimate place in the Irish psyche, utilized by men who would not accept Britain's claim that Irish aspirations for independence were 'Criminal' by nature.

The H-Block martyrs reached levels of sacrifice their critics on here couldnt cope with in a million years, and still they receive bile for their efforts as opposed to a genuine critique.
Pathetic.
 

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Thank god both groups aren't running anybody's justice system.

I don't like slow and expensive, but it's better than a bullet in your thigh after a kangaroo court (no offence to any kangaroos out there)
Fine Gaels Irish Justice system where you can beat up And rob your neighbours and generally do as you want knowing nothing will happen you is as bad...Travellers wouldnt be beating the pulp out of old people if they knew there were PIRA or INLA heads living close by!!
 

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Some of the comments on here are indicative of a national self loathing that is truly sickening to observe.
The weapon of Hunger Strike, the most passive gesture known to man kind and with a legitimate place in the Irish psyche, utilized by men who would not accept Britain's claim that Irish aspirations for independence were 'Criminal' by nature.

The H-Block martyrs reached levels of sacrifice their critics on here couldnt cope with in a million years, and still they receive bile for their efforts as opposed to a genuine critique.
Pathetic.
where does the sh1t on the walls fit in the Irish Psyche, I would say it was a very good fit.
Plentyofrebmartyrs.com
 


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