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Old 14th May 2020, 14:03
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Originally Posted by Una Due Tfc View Post
Okay so, a not obviously armed civilian, running away from the soldiers constitutes a fair target? And each soldier initially saying they couldn’t remember who opened fire, the rifles then disappearing? There’s certainly a smell of a coverup, which isn’t unusual for these incidents.
That's one version of what happened. I'm sure there are others. And it takes no account of all the circumstances at the time when the troops may have been under attack.
The whole philosophy of the terrorists was to put the troops under pressure and lead them into traps. It's a common tactic for innocent people to be pushed in front of troops, as cover. Of course mistakes are made under such circumstances, and when an innocent person was shot that was a victory for the IRA and their sympathisers. They were entirely comfortable with innocents being killed, as demonstrated by their bombing campaign.
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