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Well, I suppose this is as inevitable as night following day…

“A prison officer has been murdered after shots were fired at his car, which then crashed on the M1 in Northern Ireland. The shooting happened on the Belfast bound carriageway between the M12 Portadown exit and the Lurgan interchange at 07:30 GMT on Thursday.

The man who died was very experienced and had worked through the Troubles. Police are investigating a link between the attack and a burnt-out car found in Lurgan, County Armagh. NI’s first and deputy first ministers condemned this “brutal attack”. In a joint statement, Peter Robinson and Martin McGuinness said there could be no justification for this murder. “People who work for the Prison Service play a crucial role in our community and any attack on them is an attack on all of us,” they said.

How touching of former Provo godfather and now pillar of the appeasement community Martin McGuinness to point out the vital role played by our Prison Officers. His IRA killed 30 of them over the years and injured hundreds more. Who is responsible for that, Marty? If it is wrong NOW, was it wrong THEN? The hypocrisy of the politicians here is limitless. They are the people who institutionalised terrorism and we see the likes of Gerry Kelly as a senior much loved Sinn Fein figure and putative future Justice Minister. You WILL recall Kelly shot a prison officer IN THE HEAD. 

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27 thoughts on “JUST A LITTLE MURDER BETWEEN FRIENDS…

  1. David,

    At this stage, it seems you and the IRA dissidents might have more in common than the Shinners and the dissidents?

  2. Indeed Pinky. While the tactics used by the malcontents who murdered this man may differ the common enemy and objective of ultra unionism and dissident republicanism is the same.

  3. Oh my.

    Right, let’s sort you out,

    1. Those who supported the release from prison of hundreds of killers would seem to have MUCH more in common with those who killed this morning than I. Rather self evident

    Fews – I am sure the next of kin will value your considered response.

  4. David,

    The next of kin might have also consider you jumping so quickly to use this to score some political points on the internet.

    We need peace. That’s what these murders prove.

  5. Those who supported the release from prison of hundreds of killers would seem to have MUCH more in common with those who killed this morning than I

    Except they don’t. Those that voted for a package of reforms in the Belfast Agreement, one of which was the release of prisoners, wanted to try a new political experiment.

    You, like the killers of this man, want to wreck that political experiment.

  6. “Fews – I am sure the next of kin will value your considered response.”

    Fews wasn’t addressing the next of kin, he was addressing you, David. He’s correct, too.

  7. Those that voted for a package were conned by the liar Tony Blair who promised in writing no prisoners would be released until there was decommissioning. They couldn’t get the prison gates open quick enough after the vote. I wonder where the gun used today came from?

  8. “You, like the killers of this man, want to wreck that political experiment.”

    The killers are simply doing what republicans have done for decades – killed for political gain. Those who once supported or excused it are in no position to get all squeamish now about it.

  9. I dion’t know how accurate Henty’s article is Katey, if DR’s wanted to reignite retalitory secterian shooting all they’d have to do is attack a senior loyalist.

    I wonder where the gun used today came from?

    Maybe one of the Ulster Resistance / MI5 ones that have never been located?

  10. I won’t hold my breath waiting on anyone being convicted for todays murder the usual suspects in North Lurgan will probably be arrested , held for a while and released as per usual. They’re either very good or very useful to the authorities.

  11. if DR’s wanted to reignite retalitory secterian shooting all they’d have to do is attack a senior loyalist.

    True, but Henry could be flagging up unintended consequences of this action.
    I can see the reasoning of why they did, just don’t see how it will achieve better conditions within the jails. Ford is useless, imv this should be laid at his door, if he’d dealt with the issue of strip searches this would not have happened?

    I mean to introduce technology to avoid strip searches is a good idea in my opinion, why didn’t Ford do it?

    Expect a round up of the usual suspects and more internment without trial, this place never learns even from its own bad mistakes. One would expect better behaviour from elected officials and those in charge of prisons that they would have acted properly and not have allowed things to deterioriate this badly. Bad and inhumane treatment of prisoners should not be tolerated in any civilised society, though taking life to achieve your aims is totally wrong and has never achieved anything.

    Really this should never have happened.

  12. Fair point Katey but I’d imagine that loyalists would be a bit too savvy to get involved in a sectarian shooting match and bring down the heat on their leadership, particularly with the Police Ombudsman’s investigation into loyalist / security force collusion.

    I really can’t see why technology to avoid strip – searching hasn’t been introduced to Maghaberry, it’s the operational norm in both Magilligan & Hydebank.

    I’m sure the dissis are salavating at heavy – handed police raids, arrests and remand incarcaration. It’ll do their credibility wonders.

  13. Irish Republican logic redux; It is OK when WE decide to KILL Prison Officers but not when others follow our example

    Although there may have been a few who I wouldn’t have shed any tears over as they actively delighted in physically torturing prisoners it wasn’y ok then and it’s not ok now.

  14. I’m looking forward to the peace loving people of North Lurgan giving the police information about the killers, somebody must have seen them walking home from the burning getaway car.

  15. Indeed. I don’t think anyone was ever convicted of the murder of Prison Officer Jim Peacock either were they Turk?

  16. Paul
    Jim Peacocks murder was just as bad as todays and if anyone knows anything about the killers and doesn’t tell the police they’re no better than the scum that pulled the trigger.

  17. Good man Turk. I’m glad you don’t make a difference between the peace loving people of North Lurgan and the peace loving people of loyalist North Belfast

  18. I see the usual suspect Colin Duffy has been arrested this morning ,I wonder how long it will take his handlers /lawyers to get him released this time.

  19. I wonder how long it will take his handlers /lawyers to get him released this time

    If that’s true Turk then it unfortunately proves that the ‘security services’ are still controlling murder in the state. I think that that’s lawyers are supposed to do with their clients or are you implying something more sinister?

  20. Paul
    No nothing sinister just an opinion that for someone to be arrested ,charged,convicted,cleared or acquitted as many times they must have very good lawyers or someone else looking out for them.

  21. Terrible!

    and horribly poinient for my cousin as her husband, murdered by McGuiness’s gang of thugs was also called David Black.

    This time of year is bad enough.

    We have had the press at the Ely Centre because of the 25th anniversary next week. They will hopefully relay our sympathies to the family.

    RIP. both David Blacks

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