reading the article Tangled
Times by Eamonn McCann I was struck by one particular
paragraph where he says "Suggesting that the
British have issued the Provos "a licence to
murder" stretches credulity beyond breaking point."
Is this the same British who, while working with the
UDA Intelligence Officer, Brian Nelson, colluded in
the murders of God knows how many Republicans and
Nationalists, and who, basically, wrote the book in
would suggest to anyone who believes the above statement
to read the books "Low Intensity Operations"
and "Gangs and Counter-Gangs" by Brigadier
Frank Kitson, which really became the manuals for
British counterinsurgency in Malaya and Kenya.
would also point to the case of Albert Baker, whose
gang operated in Belfast in the early 1970`s. Baker`s
gang were responsible for the notorious "Romper
Room" murders, where Catholics were beaten, tortured,
mutilated and finally shot. Baker who was sentenced
to life imprisonment in 1974, admitted his role as
a British agent and said "the murders were designed
to fit into a British Intelligence plan to terrorize
the Nationalist community and push off support for
am not suggesting, nor do I believe, that this is
the case within the Provisional movement but would
only ask readers of THE BLANKET to keep these facts
in mind when pondering statements like Eamonn`s.
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