IRA solely responsible for murder of Mrs Moreland
Malachi O'Doherty's article (DebateNI, June 16) was disappointing. He asserted that Caroline Moreland was a British agent and also was stereotyping the Army as "plummy generals making glib, superficial statements".
Imagine I said, "All Irish people have thatched cottages and pigs in the kitchen"? It would - and should - not have been allowed.
Regarding Mrs Moreland, I watched Panorama and at no stage was proof given that she was an agent. We did hear a taped "confession" that she was an agent; that other agents should come forward and that no harm would come to them.
After several days of mental and physical torture, anyone - when presented with a prepared statement and a promise of freedom - would have agreed to anything.
As it turned out, the IRA - as usual - lied and brutally murdered this poor woman by shooting her in the back of the head.
I attended Queen's University Belfast and lived in the city during the early-1970s. The IRA were the most brutal terrorist organisation, which killed innocent people without thought - one example being Bloody Friday in 1972.
Finally, one of the first duties of a government is to protect its citizens. If it is confronted by a brutally mad terrorist organisation, such as the IRA, fighting a dirty war, I expect the government to fight an even dirtier war.
So I congratulate the security forces and especially the RUC for stopping this country descending into civil war.
As for Mrs Moreland's daughter, my deepest sympathies. It was the IRA - and it alone - who murdered her mother.
If she wants answers, there are people in Stormont whom she can ask.
Portrush, Co Antrim