- Mar 20, 2008
It just lays bare the loyalist tactics. Also I think they were afraid they couldn't compete. We all know about the well known loyalist inferiority complex, when comparing themselves to the IRA.Given the IRA's previous behaviour of using catholic bars to prime bombs or prepare for attacks it's not surprising the RUC suspected it was an 'own goal' at first.
Its highly likely the perpetrators were acting under the direction of Agents of Her Majesty's Forces
Just before 8pm on Saturday 4 December, a customer in the bar on Belfast's North Queen Street thought he could smell a stink bomb being let off. Many victims were buried under the wreckage of the pub
It was in fact a UVF bomber lighting the fuse on a 50lb bomb.
Seconds later it exploded almost completely destroying the pub, claiming 15 lives.
It was the UVF's first major atrocity and to this day the biggest loss of life in Belfast in one incident during the Troubles.
Among the dead were the wife and daughter of the bar's owner, Thomas McGurk.
Philomena McGurk had been upstairs in the living quarters with 14-year-old Maria when the bomb went off.
Official sources initially claimed that the IRA had been responsible for leaving the bomb, a myth which held sway for years after the attack.
But in 1978, a UVF man received 15 life sentences after he was convicted of the bombing.
he give himself up after a few years, nothing to do with r.u.c, eh..police work.
Two idiots not making a lick of sense between them. Why would Loyalists do the dirty work of the security services only to get 25 years in jail???Because largely they were blinded by their paranoia, the same sort you're evidencing.
Now you quote Python. You've got nothing but propaganda, one liners and a big orange font.Run away plastic paddy, run away!
You are the one running away from a debate Yank.Now you quote Python. You've got nothing but propaganda, one liners and a big orange font.
I'm sure everyone else is noting, as I do, that your facade of intellectual debate falls apart as soon as you run out of propaganda to regurgitate. That's when you resort to this tactic.
Why didn't the RUC free him?Because Guilt got the better of him...
He wasn't caught by the RUC
- he turned himself in.
They had no choice but to act upon his own confession & charge him.