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Probes into our bloody past seem one-sided

Published 11/03/2011

Uncovering who did what in our murky and bloody past seems to be a particularly one-sided affair.

Reports into Bloody Sunday, Pat Finucane, Rosemary Nelson, Robert Hamill and now the HET investigation into McGurk's bar are but a few notable examples.

Statements and allegations about UVF bombers, loyalist mobs and security force collusion with loyalists abound.

All this one-sided attention seems to be disproportionate to who actually did most of the killing.

I would like to know what progress the HET are making into who ordered the planting of bombs on Bloody Friday, at the Abercorn, La Mon House, Lower Donegall Street, Callender Street and the Droppin' Well (to name but a few); who actually did the planting and who were accessories after the fact.

If the plan is to put equality at the centre of our future, then surely equality should be put at the centre of uncovering our past?


Ballyclare, Co Antrim

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