I see that the UK city of culture is living up to expectations;
Four live mortar bombs were intercepted by police in Northern Ireland minutes before being launched, a senior detective has said. Avan had its roof cut back to allow the mortars to be fired. Police believe the target was a Londonderry police station. Three men have been arrested in the operation linked to dissident republicans. Chief Supt Stephen Cargin said the bombs could have caused mass murder.
I listened to a Sinn Fein politician on the radio explain why this was wrong and why violence must not pay.
The IRA bombed and butchered their way into the heart of Government and that’s the truth of the matter. In Londonderry, they loved to bomb the Strand Road police station, the likely target for this mortar bomb attack. WHY was it right for the Provos to bomb and commit mass murder but wrong when “I can’t believe it’s not the IRA” do it? I will tell you why. When Sinn Fein condemn this latest attempted killing it is because it seeks to ensure that all “legitimacy” for terrorism resides with the IRA. Basically, they do not want to pass their terrorist credentials to “dissidents.” And as for the notion that terrorism must NOT be seen to pay, have a look at this!