Bloody Sunday: 18 soldiers 'considered for prosecution'

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  1. Miles Platting Irish Mancunian Gold Member

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  2. Seán Mac D Gold Member Gold Member

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    11am for the verdict of whether the Brit soldiers will stand trial for murder and attempted murder. Hope the families get the outcome they are looking for.
     
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    Started a thread for this in H&P also.

    This goes right to the top, for that reason I don't foresee much justice being done today.

    On the other hand I wouldn't put it past the establishment to use these soldiers as scapegoats to cover up for the rats that sent an elite unit with live ammunition into a hot area, knowing full well what the outcome would be.
     
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    I worry they might find some bullshit loophole to try and kill this.

    I have bad feeling about it. As I'm rather ignorant to the sensitivities of this, I just wanted to ask a question that I totally respect will be seen by most on here as utterly stupid.

    Should this get swept under the rug and those 17 soldiers don't have any further action taken against them, could this cause some physical tensions (putting it politely) on the streets?.
     
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    One being done with two murders and four attempted murders, soldier F

    Edit only * one * being done, wouldn’t surprise me if F was * terminally ill, that would be a coincidence that.
     
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    So only 1 solider is to now be charged out the 18 involved.

    Out of the 2 involed on the IRA neither will be charged.
     
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    Very disappointing

     
  8. angusceltic67

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    They say there is not enough evidence to bring about any more convictions, with over 600 witnesses participating in the Savelle inquiry alone I find that very hard to believe.

    To quote one British soldier who is now under a witness protection programme and was present that day.......

    "I have always been satisfied in my own mind that Lance Corporal F and Soldier G probably shot eight or 10 people that day," he said. "I thought it was their aggressive, positive actions which incited a few other loonies to join in. Unspeakable acts took place on * Sunday. There was no justification for a single shot I saw fired."
     
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    Wouldn't do for the Establishment to have seen fit for Her Maj Lizzie to hand out medals and honours to soldiers due to the events and actions taken that day, only to then have to bring prosecution to such a number of said soldiers. There is probably little doubt 'Soldier F' invariably did what he did and that they cannot avoid sending him down, partly as a scapegoat, to be shown that they have taken action, albeit 50 years after the events of that tragic day.

    Justice has not been served. The question is, has the truth?

    How long, how long must we sing this song?
     
  11. Seán Mac D Gold Member Gold Member

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    It's an absolute certainty that the 1 soldier charged will be found not guilty or the case will be dropped. He's a sacrificial lamb to make it look like they're not whitewashing it; when infact they are.

    Interesting that the UK Defence Minister, Gavin Williamson, has came out and said they'll fund all the legal costs for said soldier and 'provide welfare support'

    Following it up with... "We are indebted to those soldiers who served with courage and distinction to bring peace to Northern Ireland,"

    You could not mark their necks with a blowtorch. State-sponsored terrorism.
     
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    They can't admit they are wrong. It is the same part of the mind that still(* still!) makes them think that Brexit will be on their terms. The same part of the mind that says Winston Churchill was infallible. The same part of the mind that says the British Empire was the bedrock of modern civilisation. That same part of the mind that thinks the least democratic parliamentary system in western Europe is the 'mother of parliaments'. The same part of the mind that takes pride in how Britain abolished slavery, while completely ignoring how the families of slave-owners are still rich (including the * who has caused the Brexit mess).
    I could go on and on, but the bottom line is a refusal to ever admit that Britain can ever have been wrong. The funny thing about it, is that it is themselves they are holding back. The majority of people don't associate the modern German state with Hitler or WW2 because they took responsibility for their mistakes and are in a far better place for it. Admit your mistakes, you stupid *.