Death to Democracy
More interesting comments on the latest attack on democracy by a former IRA murderer. Patrick Magee, who planted the 100lb bomb in the Grand Hotel in Brighton, killing two people.... perhaps I should underline that "KILLING TWO PEOPLE." This seems to be forgotten in the spin doctoring of the pan-nationalist front. Somehow it is ok for Magee to plant bombs and kill innocent people, but not ok for the tiniest suggestion of collusion in the murder of IRA-sympathist lawyer Pat Finucance. Somehow the fact that Finucane specialised in getting murderers off the hitch more than smacks of the kind of morals that existed in the 1920s Chicago court system. The two people who died in Brighton were entirely innocent bystanders. They were not political apologists and they had not signed away their lives for any cause. Finucane, on the other hand, by virtue of his close association with the Provisional IRA, set himself up as a prime target. I presume this would have been one of the arguements that he himself gave to those he defended when accused of killing members of the Crown Security Forces - that they were "legitimate" targets. So then, became he himself, also a legitimate target. As the old saying goes, you live by the sword, you die by the sword.