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Republican Murder Gangs Target Terminally Ill Cancer Patient


between the bridges

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However, within two hours of arriving home he was visited by police carrying a warning that dissident republicans were planning an attempt on his life.
Dissident death threat to Willie Frazer hours after release - Headlines - Belfast Newsletter

Is there no end to the depravity of these sectarian gangsters? targeting a terminally ill civil rights activists is surely an all time low even for violent republicanism...





Seriously while I have no sympathy for WF's brand of politics, I do have some sympathy for the man himself he is a product of the troubles and his experiences have made him what he is*. While many/most have moved on (too various degrees) there are those on both 'sides' of the divide that still live in the conflict.

As for those who wish to dismiss the 'dissidents' as irrelevant, imho they are the biggest** threat to normalisation of our society, there have been over 1000 Republican attacks since the GFA.
"In total, over 700 people were injured and an additional 59 were killed by Dissident Republican groups between 1997 and 2011."
Violence returns to the streets of Northern Ireland

* insert ones own colorful opinion.

**in built tribalism in both communities is also a major problem, but I do genuinely believe that given time and a peaceful environment we will over come this.
 


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Didn't know he had cancer. That's sad. Death threats are sick, but it seems they are being handed out by the barrel load recently with Martin McGuinness getting them too.

No need for them and do nothing to move this country forward.
 

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Incurable cancer is an appalling vista for anyone to be faced with. Very, very sad, and I hope the people responsible for this are caught and brought to justice.
 

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Dissident death threat to Willie Frazer hours after release - Headlines - Belfast Newsletter

Is there no end to the depravity of these sectarian gangsters? targeting a terminally ill civil rights activists is surely an all time low even for violent republicanism...





Seriously while I have no sympathy for WF's brand of politics, I do have some sympathy for the man himself he is a product of the troubles and his experiences have made him what he is*. While many/most have moved on (too various degrees) there are those on both 'sides' of the divide that still live in the conflict.

As for those who wish to dismiss the 'dissidents' as irrelevant, imho they are the biggest** threat to normalisation of our society, there have been over 1000 Republican attacks since the GFA.

Violence returns to the streets of Northern Ireland

* insert ones own colorful opinion.

**in built tribalism in both communities is also a major problem, but I do genuinely believe that given time and a peaceful environment we will over come this.
I in no way advocate violence or murder.

It is ironic however that this is being discussed after the flag protests which stopped people getting to hospital (where on one occasion an old man was taunted and laughed at by thugs) and other health workers could not reach sick patients because of road blocks.

It's important to put everything in perspective. The recent protests caused injury, harm and chaos to people's lives; is that the price people are willing to pay for a flag? (Apparently yes).

*And of course you can say the same about dissident republicans.
 

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A load of bollox. Anyone believing this is of their rocker. The man is the gift who keeps on giving. I know anti-GFA republicans who enjoy his madness and want him to live a long life in his role as #fleg man and prominent unionist spokesman.

The usual forces at work here, just like the mortar tube found today - nothing to do with Irish republicans
 

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A load of bollox. Anyone believing this is of their rocker. The man is the gift who keeps on giving. I know anti-GFA republicans who enjoy his madness and want him to live a long life in his role as #fleg man and prominent unionist spokesman.

The usual forces at work here, just like the mortar tube found today - nothing to do with Irish republicans
Given WF's 700 odd votes the last time he stood for election just how 'prominent' of a 'unionist spokesman', do you believe he is? The fact he feeds your need to demonise unionism puts your views on a par, but sure you are ready know that global jamie...
 

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Given WF's 700 odd votes the last time he stood for election just how 'prominent' of a 'unionist spokesman', do you believe he is? The fact he feeds your need to demonise unionism puts your views on a par, but sure you are ready know that global jamie...
Come on now, stop trying to downplay his role and influence recently. He's a prominent dissident loyalist lol
 

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Interestingly tonight I heard that a few years back when Willie's wife was manning the calls for FAIR which also had a 24 hour mobile line that she texted pictures of ballied UDA men to those who she had a disagreement with, including republicans who phoned up to take the piss lol
 

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Come on now, stop trying to downplay his role and influence recently. He's a prominent dissident loyalist lol
if a high level of media coverage makes one a prominent leader one can assume Justin Bieber is a shoo in as next Canadian prime minister... id say Mr Harper is quaking
 

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Does it make a difference if he has cancer or not?
 

vinoboy

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A load of bollox. Anyone believing this is of their rocker. The man is the gift who keeps on giving. I know anti-GFA republicans who enjoy his madness and want him to live a long life in his role as #fleg man and prominent unionist spokesman.

The usual forces at work here, just like the mortar tube found today - nothing to do with Irish republicans
Mortar tube nothing to do with Irish republicans ????? You are starting to sound like disso parrot , pick that up from Ir.net ?
 

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Wullie is a fantasist. He falls out with Bryson and gets his car burned – who does he blame? Republicans. If they wanted Frazer dead he would be years ago. Like Paisley he is more useful to Republicans alive.
 

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Why would any dissident Republican bother trying to kill him if he is terminally ill? I would imagine though, there is more of a chance of him getting nutted at the hands of loyalists with a view to blame it on Republicans..... These are definitely trying times for Willie.....
 

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Are the IRA responsible for Willies illness?
 

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Is Willie actually terminally ill ? I read incurable cancer but is that necessarily terminal ? Could it not be a benign cancer ? Just a bit suspect why the papers said incurable as opposed to terminal.

Regardless, the man has my sympathy. Dissidents like Willie, cause people hassle and traffic delays. In the grand scheme of things, they shouldn't be taken too seriously.
 

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Are the IRA responsible for Willies illness?
They could be. Cancer has often been ascribed to major traumatic events in people's lives. Having numerous members of your family murdered by the IRA surely constitutes a trauma?
 

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