5/02/2006

Collusion - not an illusion


Very interesting to see that today's Irish News contained an expose on the collusion between the UDR and loyalist paramilitaries. Now, of course none of these comes as a surprise to anybody with the wit to realise the truth behind the real involvement of Security forces in the "Troubles". I haven't read today's paper yet so I can't comment on the detail but what I do find interesting is the changing attitude towards collusion by the section of Nationalism which the Irish News is seen to represent politically.

When the issue of Collusion between Security forces and Loyalists was raised, SDLP figures dismissed it as Republican propaganda and refused to take the issue seriously. Now that the passing of time has shown that collusion was not propaganda but rather a sustained and central tactic of the British government, those same people have been forced to radically change their perspective.

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