Whatever happened the Private Kelly "murder" investigation ?


Ardillaun

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What Rock is pointing out.. is that the faux outrage on behalf of Private Kelly is simply that.. faux outrage.

As was the outrage about Jerry Mc Cabe.

As is the outrage about Brian Stack..

Crocodile tears while dragging a corpse around
Such crimes should evoke deep concern rather than grief. Most of didn’t know these people personally but we do know the jobs they had when they were killed. These were attacks against our state. Some crimes may be more despicable; few are more serious.
 

Eoin Coir

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ROC has been peddling friendly fire for years,as if it would not leak out if it did happen
 

valamhic

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It was investigated at the time. As best as could by the Murder squad.

It is not widely known, That the Gardai had identified the location of the hide-out to the general Balinamore area of Co Lietrim several weeks before the search. They had not pinpointed the exact location. Senior Gardai had informed government and requested more time to carry out surveillance. The Commissioner at the time was Larry Wren, a disciplinarian with a dour boorish character. He refuse any delay and ordered an operation to locate and free Don Tidey. Fitzgerald was the Toaiseach and the Provos were a serious threat to Ireland.

The operation turned out to he a disaster, the Provos got away without being shot, great pity.

The correct way to handle this was to suspend the constitution and take out one provo from Portloise every day and execute him until they released the captive.
 

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The Uzi carriers nearly caused a revolt in the army with their shooting of Kelly and Sheehan.
 

valamhic

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What you're really trying to say is 'Waaah, the media are horrid to sf at election time' and you're using this killing to make your rather self pitying point to do it.

That's fine I suppose but please, spare us the 'in the interests of justice' nonsense - it's an insult to the family.
At that time most Irish people did feel sorrow when a Guard or Soldier of the state was killed. I did too and hoped for revenge.

The advent of social media has meant that it is chat host moderators who decide on the amount of sorrow and outrage readers must proclaim. Sign of the times, I reckon.
 

valamhic

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ROC has been peddling friendly fire for years,as if it would not leak out if it did happen
Both the deceased were in full uniform, both were shot in the head. One from in front and one from behind. So accidental friendly fire is highly unlikely. It was about 2 pm so it was bright.
 

valamhic

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The Uzi carriers nearly caused a revolt in the army with their shooting of Kelly and Sheehan.
There was a problem with Gardia with UZI's and Irish soldiers with rifles. In reality the last people wanted their were the army. They are not suited for it, but were there to add numbers for searching. Had the operation been delayed until after X mas, a more Speer headed search could have be done.
 
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