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I am sure you recall what happened to Irish policeman Jerry McCabe. He was shot to death by an IRA gang in 1996. At the time, Gerry Adams explained that the IRA had nothing to do with his killing. Turns out they did – but then Gerry never was good with the truth. Now he has changed his tune..

” The Chairwoman of the RUC George Cross Widows Association has welcomed Gerry Adams’ apology to the family of Garda Jerry McCabe. The Irish police officer was murdered by the IRA in 1996. Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams made the apology in the Irish parliament and said “dreadful deeds cannot be undone”.

Phyllis Carrothers, whose husband Douglas was murdered in 1991, would now like to hear an apology to the families of RUC officers.

The republican movement have issued apologies before, notably in 2002 and 2003, to what they termed non combatants. The IRA also acknowledged the grief and pain of the families of police and soldiers – and it is to that group that some now believe the IRA should apologise. In 1991 Douglas Carrothers an RUC reservist was killed when the IRA booby-trap bomb exploded under his car in County Fermanagh. His widow, Phyllis Carrothers, says it is now time the IRA apologised to RUC families.

Quite so. Let them apologise to the RUC FAMILIES and THEN let them provide the Police which details of who carried out these VILE murders and who authorised such horrendous atrocities as La Mon House Hotel. I am certain Mr Adams will want to do both…..

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30 thoughts on “SORRY SEEMS TO BE THE EASIEST WORD

  1. Adams was right to apologise, and yes he should come clean about everything as should all other parties to the conflict.

  2. Once the shooting started, the IRA simply became careless of life in general. It was indifferent to the sufferings of its “enemies”, but also seemed to care about deaths on its own side only to the extent that they led to a fall in support. Of course it also killed more than enough of its own members on the flimsiest of excuses.

    From a political p.o.v. the IRA was never justified in killing any Irishman on either side of the border, regardless of his job or political background. Even if they had got the Grand Inquisitor from Castlereagh barracks in their sights, they should have refrained from taking his life.
    Northern Ireland is just too much the “narrow ground” for that kind of thing.

    And in view of all that, it really says something about the political state of Northern Ireland that the people who did all this are now in government.

  3. We’ll take it he also apologised to the witnesses to McCabe’s murder who suffered severe IRA intimidation.

    But what is this, a tacit admission? Only an IRA man can apologise for the IRA. Either Adams is in a position to apologise, in which case he was an IRA man all along (never!), or he wasn’t, in which case it’s no apology.

    We’ll note also that SF/IRA did everything possible to secure the early release of McCabe’s murderers and publicly welcomed them on release.

    Crocodile tears.

  4. Adams is a terrorist, you all know that. If You voted for him for public office you condone the killing of people to gain political office.

    It’s as simple as that….

  5. Adams is a terrorist, you all know that. If You voted for him for public office you condone the killing of people to gain political office.

    Hypocritical crap from a man who openly supports the terrorists who founded the state of Israel using exactly the same tactics as the IRA,and who’s leaders reached the highest office in the land on several occasions.

  6. keep telling yourself that subby. You worship scum.

    If the Irish had been marched into ovens I would give them a pass. They weren’t. The IRA/SF are just terrorists and you accept and condone murder for the simple reason of political gain.

    While at the same time you condemn a people for their actions when they were brought to the brink of genocide. No it is you that needs to reevaluate your hypocrisy.

    but you can’t can you? I pity you and all like you.

  7. //You worship scum. //

    So do you, Troll.

    //If the Irish had been marched into ovens I would give them a pass.//

    Well, now we’re getting somewhere! It isn’t terrorist tactics or lack of mandate or murder of innocents, etc. that are in themselves bad – it’s simply a matter of historical justification, and of course whether or not they are Troll’s chosen people.

    BTW, VERY interesting revelations from Shin Bet members reported today, regarding the occupation of Palestine, the insanity of making a single-race state in a place that has people of a dozen ethnic origins and the danger that the said occupation has for the occupiers.

    Of course, as Pete Moore says, someone around these parts has been saying the same thing for years…..

  8. Were they IRA correct in defending their areas and communities when loyalist mobs attempted, (and in one case succeeded), to raze nationalist areas of Belfast to the ground in 1970 Troll?

    If the Irish had been marched into ovens I would give them a pass.

    You really love that emotive phrase ‘being marched into ovens’ doncha?

    First of all, it’s not for you to give a ‘pass’ to anyone but Noel is correct, with you it’s simply a matter of historical justification which suits your political narrative.

    I’ve asked this question before: Does the ferocity, proportion, demography etc of the atrocity influence who gets a terrorist ‘pass’ from you or do the just have to be the chosen ones?

  9. Adams is a terrorist, you all know that. If You voted for him for public office you condone the killing of people to gain political office.

    Troll wished the children of SF members would be killed in a car bomb. Not someone to take moral lessons from.

  10. //Troll wished the children of SF members would be killed //

    For Troll it’s obviously: “Shin Bet good, Sinn Fein bad”.

  11. Troll you vote for a terrorist government every 4 years, how do you feel about that

  12. The only reason that Gerry Adams has political office is because the people of Belfast and then the people of Louth voted for him. He did not gain political office by killing people.

    Also the Jews were the victim of a genocide. The perpetrators where the Germans. I could understand your reasoning if their attacks where against the Germans but they weren’t. Their use of terrorism where against two groups (the British and the Arabs) who had nothing to do with their genocide.

    Also in terms of both the Cromwellian war and the Famine it could be argued that the Irish were the victims of not one but two genocides in our history.

  13. The Jewish terrorist attacks on the British were particularly indefensible, as the British played a major part in ending the genocide in Europe, in the same time frame!

    How’s that for gratitude?

  14. I remember a few years back using the term ‘Jewish terrorists’ in exactly the same context as Phantom does above and “ANTI-SEMITE” was screeched at me by five or six different people. Now we have Allan, an actual (and proud) anti-Semite, spouting his hatred of Jewish people and denying the Holocaust, and most people don’t seem too bothered.

    Things do change I guess…

  15. no Petr things don’t change. It’s just not worth pointing out.

    You spew nonsense just like those above and get upset if people hold you to standards, so how can you expect to hold other cretins to standards.

    That is a bed of your own making Tovarich

  16. You spew nonsense just like those above and get upset if people hold you to standards

    Held to standards? what standards would that be?

    Troll, your problem is that when you jump in and bluster about things that you know little or nothing of, (which seems to be fairly often in terms of things outside the US), you are invariably shown up to be hypocritical and, your hypocriscy isn’t even intelligent hypocriscy.

    At least when David is shown to be hypocritical regarding victims and selective condemnation of violece etc he has the good sense to keep schtum.

  17. There is little point in dusting down the old arguments about any of this but on a very practical level there are many people who might want to tell the full truth about what they did either in the IRA or on the British side. But nobody acted alone and implicating others, former comrades, is something that would be a big problem for people.

    I think a general amnesty for everything related to the troubles would be the best way forward. It would allow for the truth to be told.

  18. //It would allow for the truth to be told.//

    Dunno. It didn’t help the soldiers tell the truth to Saville.

    There are simply too many interests to be defended, destroyed, manipulated etc. for the truth to come out. Basically, as long as the political wheel in NI is still in spin the truth is too damaging for any side.

    Actually, I thought the approach taken at those famous Boston College interviews was interesting, where each interviewee could say his piece on condition that it won’t be revealed until after his death. That was obviously suitable for the few individuals involved; but with a more general application it could be arranged that the interviews won’t be published until some time in the distant future, maybe 20 years.

  19. I don’t find Adams to be overly sincere in this, which seems to me to be offered more in current posturing as opposed to past posturing. If the widow accepts it all well and good.

  20. Sorry is the easiest word and has been used before to specifically avoid apologising whilst managing to convince a lot of people that you have.

    There is nothing in the article which shows he has apologised. Saying he woukd like to is not doing it. Saying dreadful things happen etc also doesn’t equate to apology.

    In this context an apology ha to include unequivocal declaration that the action was morally wrong.

  21. If the Irish had been marched into ovens I would give them a pass. They weren’t. The IRA/SF are just terrorists and you accept and condone murder for the simple reason of political gain.
    While at the same time you condemn a people for their actions when they were brought to the brink of genocide. No it is you that needs to reevaluate your hypocrisy.
    but you can’t can you? I pity you and all like you.

    A couple of points troll. One I do not and never have supported the IRA or any form of terrorism, you can check all my posts on this site.

    Two you support Jewish terrorism and claim that because of the holocaust they get a pass despite the fact that the Jews were engaged in acts of terrorism at least ten years before WW 2 and almost fifteen year’s prior to the holocaust becoming known. As other’s have stated you support terrorism if it fits with your warped view of the world . That makes you a hypocrite and a fool.

  22. my comment was in response to Aileen

    No sub boy I have said they get a pass for actions taken at the Time of the foundation of Israel that is all I have ever given the Jews a pass on.

    You can call me a hypocrite and a fool, but your wrong. You listen to the cretins who still support people that have continued their terrorist behavior and refuse to even acknowledge that any happened and how they characterize my support of the jews. Your conclusions are not based on my words only their interpretation by Irish terror sympathizers and fellow cretins.

    Most of the people that excuse the IRA/SF condemn the jews yet you have no condemnation or demand for consistency from them.

    I also have never supported terror, as you say others say I have yet the proof of that never manifests.

    My theories on how to conduct war are extreme, but war is always the last move and should therefore when used be extreme to discourage it from being brought to that point.

  23. Only the morally corrupt give any legitimacy to anything that a monster like Adams has to say in the first place.
    Who really wants to listen to crocodile tears from the likes of him?
    Better to treat this and anything else that comes from the likes of him and the rest of his ilk with the utter contempt it deserves.

  24. The Adams apology is insincere and insulting. He and his cohorts should have been put on trial for their ‘war’ crimes. Letting him and others slip the noose was a major error.

  25. The bar stool warmomgers here want others to fight the wars, and, as they hate taxes oh so much they evidently want their wars to be paid out of thin air.

    Just like the others in America and the UK who want free stuff.

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