“The reason the past cannot be dealt with is that it isn’t over”. A pithy statement by Eamonn McCann.
Let’s imagine in what civilised country the murders of two pensioners in 1990 by a terrorist organisation would be variously regarded by the Chief Constable as “a legacy issue” or by the pro-GFA press as ‘the past”.
Just a note of caution here. Every government seeks, by whatever means , to shape events and opinions. History tells us that the British target journalists. See Kim Philby, working for the Observer and the Economist. Frederick Forsyth , also a spook. How many of our ‘respected’ journalists are working for the state, being fed information and shaping stories to suit their masters? How many have skeletons which have been dangled before them by the spooks? Each time you read an article in the local press or on TV , ask yourself, who wrote it and why.
I digress. Crimes such as the murder of my parents in 1990 would be relentlessly pursued by the Israelis.
Well, twenty five years and more on the past isn’t over, no matter what the state tells Dr Maguire , the Police Ombudsman.
No matter what the OFMDFM told the Victims’ Commissioner, when they appointed her.
I will be returning to that august body in my next blog.