British hypocrisy over shoot-to-kill policy

Unlike most Republican's I don't blame the British for having a shoot-to-kill policy. The IRA were combatants and the IRA had a shoot-to-kill policy in relation to Crown forces.

All is fair in love and war as the saying goes.

What does bother me about their policy is the blatant hypocrisy of it.

On one hand they present themselves to the world as an independent referee between two warring factions yet all the time arming, training and directing their death squads and actively engaging in a shoot-to-kill policy with the IRA.

I would have more respect for them if they just came out and said "Yes, we were in a war with the IRA and we actively directed our forces to shoot-to-kill. We make no apology for that"

This ridiculous "who me?" is starting to wear a little thin.

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