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Dead Horse BS: British Army at it again (148* d) RE: BS: British Army at it again 15 Oct 12

Disjointed thoughts on the subject:
The chart is NOT accurate. At best it relies on available information.
There is still a lot of information that is not available.
I am sure Malcolm Sutton will admit to that.
All sides tried to cover up so many details and will not admit those details to the general public.
I have seen transcripts and spoken directly with soldiers who were at some of the disputed events, particularly Bloody Sunday.
I am quite satisfied that shots were fired at the troops before the paras engaged. McGuiness has admitted (after first denying) that he was there.
My cynical side leads me to believe that the republican terrorist of today is merely putting on a face of being against the ongoing drug problem among their own youth, while unofficially backing their own suppliers to the trade. But then I am biased by my more formative years in the province. I admit to that.
The whole trouble lies with folks not letting go of history - in many cases they delight in perpetuating that history and to instilling it in their kids.
Some of my colleagues have returned to the province and have come back amazed at the difference now. One of them told me that he actually had a pint in a well known drinking haunt on the Lower Falls and was asked by a local if he had been there before. "Yes" he replied, "but last time I came in here we kicked the doors in to gain entrance" The barmen overheard and gave my mate a pint 'on the house' and the locals wished him well. All except one who said something in gaelic and was promptly told to shut up by the others. What an example of modern progressive thinking, eh?
The open-top bus tours are always a source of amusement too, especially when the 'auld boyo' acting as tour guide realises who he has got as passengers. The commentary gets a bit more interesting then. lol
"And if ye look to yor roit, you will see where dem bold bastards blew up da post office, causing widespread hardship among all de publicans and bingo halls for moils around on dat Froiday night."
By the way Martin, I am not Dark Horse, I am Dead Horse, named after the sea shanty and not anything sinister. I often forget how my chosen name may tend to give the wrong idea about me. :-)

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