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UTV 9.00 tonight - Insight:Operation Motorman




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Good programme, some archive footage of officials though the organisation not mentioned by name. Hopefully some of eejits doing the rioting and whinging about not have a flag flown 365 days a year would realise what violence and disorder we are trying to move on from by building a shared future for Belfast and Northern ireland. You contrast the Provisionals IRA/SF of that era with today's constitutionalist democratic Sinn Fien voting for flying the union flag at city hall it shows the hand that republicans have extended towards unionists/loyalists while unionists cling on to a fantasy of an orange state.
 

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Good programme, some archive footage of officials though the organisation not mentioned by name. Hopefully some of eejits doing the rioting and whinging about not have a flag flown 365 days a year would realise what violence and disorder we are trying to move on from by building a shared future for Belfast and Northern ireland. You contrast the Provisionals IRA/SF of that era with today's constitutionalist democratic Sinn Fien voting for flying the union flag at city hall it shows the hand that republicans have extended towards unionists/loyalists while unionists cling on to a fantasy of an orange state.
So Sinn Fein no longer supports widespread destruction and murder and we should congradulate them for that!

Fukk Sinn Fein!
 

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Some interesting stuff, Motorman didn't make any long term effect on the IRA, typical but laughable of the Brit saying it brought about the end of the troubles - which went on for another 22 years !!!! Of course their was no mention or a single question as to why the same wasn't done where the loyalist bombers and murderers were operating from. The answer of course is below -


Brits and UDA members on joint patrol at Clon Duff Drive in Castlereagh Road area of Belfast, 1972.

- Local & National, News - Belfasttelegraph.co.uk
 
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Tommythesash

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So Sinn Fein no longer supports widespread destruction and murder and we should congradulate them for that!
SF never supported widespread destruction and murder. Perhaps you have the infallible shinners confused with the British army.
 

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One of the soldiers who took part in the operation admitted to feeling disappointed that they met so little resistance. Couldn't help feeling that this disappointment let to the death of the young 15 year old who went to look at what was happening, along with his cousin. Both were shot, though the cousin survived. The BA claimed that the boy was armed, which years later was proven to be nonsense. The kid was simply out for a look, as teenage lads do.

The scale of the operation and the intent behind it was scary indeed, bearing in mind that this operation was unleashed on what was primarily a civilian population, the IRA having long retreated from the area as the commencement of the operation was common knowledge for days.
 

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One of the soldiers who took part in the operation admitted to feeling disappointed that they met so little resistance. Couldn't help feeling that this disappointment let to the death of the young 15 year old who went to look at what was happening, along with his cousin. Both were shot, though the cousin survived. The BA claimed that the boy was armed, which years later was proven to be nonsense. The kid was simply out for a look, as teenage lads do.

The scale of the operation and the intent behind it was scary indeed, bearing in mind that this operation was unleashed on what was primarily a civilian population, the IRA having long retreated from the area as the commencement of the operation was common knowledge for days.

Makes me so angry sir the way these people were treated by the very government who were responsible for the safety and well being of their citizens.............shame on the UN.
 

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You'se are still fill of crap.
It's a good job the British Army came in to save you. You were grateful to them at the start as the Loyalists were beating the crap out of the republicans.
 

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You'se are still fill of crap.
It's a good job the British Army came in to save you. You were grateful to them at the start as the Loyalists were beating the crap out of the republicans.
The BA were not sent on to the streets to protect the Catholics

- but rather to stave off the collapse of the Northern State
 

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You'se are still fill of crap.
It's a good job the British Army came in to save you. You were grateful to them at the start as the Loyalists were beating the crap out of the republicans.
You are one deluded, bitter, and decrepit fool.
 

death or glory

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Why did you welcome them with open arms, and cups of tea.
The BA were not sent on to the streets to protect the Catholics

- but rather to stave off the collapse of the Northern State
 

runwiththewind

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You'se are still fill of crap.
It's a good job the British Army came in to save you. You were grateful to them at the start as the Loyalists were beating the crap out of the republicans.
You approve of ethnic cleansing then? Thousands of Catholics had to fee over the border into the Rep for protection. Then the protestants in Monaghan and Cavan complained about the influx of Catholics because they were worried about being inundated.

But you're right, Catholics did initially welcome the BA because they though they were there to protect them from their protestant neighbours but it didn't take long for the BA to turn on the catholic community. All-in-all, it's a shameful period of NI history. All Catholics sough was better treatment. Had they been given that, NI wouldn't have had further conflict.

No fictional novelist could have written this narrative. You simply could not make this up.
 

runwiththewind

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Makes me so angry sir the way these people were treated by the very government who were responsible for the safety and well being of their citizens.............shame on the UN.
20,000 military in NI. Twice the number at any time in Afghanistan.
 

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