tv Documentary RT February 25, 2020 4:30am-5:01am EST
there's no doubt that the creation of the else the defense regiment was influence for the british show me boy the experience in the employ of these kinds of locally regimens what controls and mom did by british offices and any intrinsic palls of the chain of command rich homie were common through all of the counterinsurgency campaign. there was a real and genuine hype at the instigation. that it would be truly crossed mean c. would be known 6 hereon in character but it became apparent very quickly that that was not going to be the case and the british army was willing to live with the consequences which was that this would be in many ways a sectarian. many people for a little of this community joined the regiment to get weapons training and to steal weapons and according to the official documents that we funded the u.d.r.
it was the largest single source of modern weapons flowing to the loyalist paramilitary groups it was a recipe for disaster. and one of the things we noticed whenever we started to do the research was the large numbers of gongs that were disappearing from both our you see and u.d.r. armories and places like. this is like the territorial army reserve own air force in. the can or to name but a few. now we have a pictorial of just the devastating effect that one of these columns get. this is a 9 millimeter starting submachine gong stolen from. the 20th 21st of man 1991 and subsequently used to kill a lot of people and seriously injure numerous other people and the attacks were these are the people that i. was with the card also shows us is who was using these columns and here we can see that some of the people who. are involved in using
these columns who are also members of the r.t.c. the u.d.r. . we also see as always going on one of those people who was killed and one of the fortunate acts with us. was with my own father who was killed and on the farms over a bridge. we do not as a matter of course as a matter of course a brief look in the process and terrorists that is the domain of the i.o.c. they are you see the police was created in the early one $920.00 s. at the same time as the state of northern ireland was created and it reflected the contested nature of the state it was almost 93 percent community and as a both part time element on a full time element there was a militarized force from the outset it was framed on the colonial model of pretty police and. very fraught and fractious relationship with the. nationalist community
. as a nonviolent civil rights movement korean force in the late 1960 s. it was the reaction of the r.u.c. to the. attacks on the 1st civil rights marches by the police that actually energies the movement. of people and let the fuse for the conflict at the time. then in the 1960 s. and 1969 in particular we had a situation where there was coordinated loyalist attacks protectee on the catholic population. tens of forced to flee their homes the irish army settled refugee camps along the border which put up the refugees flee in the north was striking about these attacks was that the are you see the police actually took part in the attacks. so instead of preventing them they were acting. participants in the burning of whole streets in belfast at the time.
976 the gang attacked a small pope called the rock bar near kiddie. called make me grow as he left the building. they then detonated a nail bomb which failed to explode. what was striking about this particular attack was that all those involved were members of the local police force the are you see. on duty as the attack took place . and so many up on and sentencing these police officers the lord chief justice went so far as to claim and i quote that they were trying to rid the land of pestilence but
that's the kind of language that nazi shoes but use. a very important landmark for the campaign and and 999 was the fact that we acquired affidavit of john we are who was a former sergeant and they are you say he had been convicted of the marge are all of a man called william strathairn and he had served 7 years in prison and prepared enough a.j. of outlining the activities of that land. it became available to us in the spring of $9099.00. for the 1st time ray realized that the job of monaghan bombings was linked to so many other attacks north of the border. into the miami show band. was linked to the don't. and the castle blaney bombings as well
and the merger of john francis korean all of which took place in the republic. february 2000 and more on judge baron who was conducting a inquiries into that album on him bombings mesh with john mayer and paris the 2 lawyers and myself all mesh with said john we are in paris at the same time and that was a separate nation and i know. we arranged for the pappano consented to arrange with them at that time. i think that the significance of the meeting with we're also we were able to test his offer to be able to test the evidence that we put out there and put detailed questions to him we spent several days with them to put different parts of the jigsaw together. we were thanks to him and thanks to all the evidence that was becoming available of course he was central to the killing so it was not a fatal me.
a member of our special patrol group special patrol. a section of the or you see. the the antiterrorist squad the death. of the story. we did not deal with ordinary police. to the truck to. be like the type of auction so it would have attracted officers who would tend to be more militant than the ordinary police. i was approached by gary armstrong in
that show they explained to me. we should take the wall to the all year instead of setting box because i think a lot of people's belief that the all you're in a was being a lawyer to operate without much opposition much endurance the experience to me they had already started this by gone gone the bomb attack on the rock bar outside. the os me if i would be interested in joining what they were doing. i told them i would need to know more about a ts of course i would be interested they did explain to me that the was quite a number of people involved. after the odd her meeting was arranged bangalore and speak to her was there. in
6 to me douglas on the right he should tell me about a lot of jobs had been gone up until that. such as dublin monaghan bombings. really fees. bridge. bar bombing and shooting. the russian state television propaganda machine propaganda our propaganda tools we are in an information war. we can change the world tomorrow. we send out you tube videos the biggest restaurant. it could be
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become a battleground in the u.s. in vermont people have demanding the shutdown of a local plant for my yankee is right now my focus because it's a very dangerous air power plant the owner is attempting to run the reactor beyond its operational limit this case just sort of puts a magnifying glass on where's the power in this country where is it going is it moving more towards corporate interests or is it more in the idea of a traditional participatory democracy as are power lie with the people this case demonstrates that struggle in the very real ways. a struggle. the point is should we actually be charging for it because this is when we charge for things is because it's been a benefit to the person who's buying it and that's the audiology took over education about 30 or 40 years ago but the perspective of education was originally
that education is a benefit for saudi in general i wouldn't want to live in a society without doctors or engineers all saw what happened without economists. saying it of being a profit benefited norrin the public means that we're ignoring that the skill bias we need for a sophisticated society and putting the burden of that school biases on the individuals and what we turned it into is just now the trying institution of higher education become a form a version of a real estate scam that is not devices for a functional saudi lab. some of the are you see man we are names were involved over many years a number of failed to bombings and shootings alongside paramilitaries in the australian tearful. they include are you see man william r. cafe a self-confessed killer. also r.u.c. reserve constable lawrence mcclure police to be one of the gang's most experienced
bomb makers who was convicted of causing an explosion and possession of firearms at the rock bar for which however he only received a suspended sentence or you see constable ian mitchell was also convicted of causing an explosion at the rock bar and possession of firearms but similarly only received a suspended sentence gerry armstrong who were also names escaped in a conviction in the rock bar attack a lower the historical enquiries team a police unit set up to investigate historical murders says he was clearly a principal of fandor in later books penned by armstrong after his release from prison he clearly details his role in the rock bar attack in a chapter called on fulfilled potential. between the middle of night in 72 when the guy really started its work until the end of 975 that's less than 3 years
the guy had killed 89 people. in one month alone in april 9075 1st person they killed was dorothy trainer a protestant woman walking home with a catholic husband through portadown. within 3 days they'd killed martin mcveigh who was murdered as he cycled home from work in the same town portadown a couple of weeks later they blew up a little cottage that was being renovated killing 2 brothers and a sister and the sister's unborn baby girl. and by the end of the month they'd also killed a man called owen boyle who had been sitting at his kitchen table looking at photographs of his newborn baby girl so there in just one month in one small geographic. larry and you had 4 separate attacks in which 7 people were killed in these attacks were remorseless and they ratcheted up the pressure until the end of 975 when
a completely new development took place. as with previous attacks the modus operandi of the gang was to strike 3 targets almost simultaneously. in a white cross country the revie family sat down to watch a popular t.v. show when gunmen entered the family home 24 year old john martin was hit as he sat in his chair while 22 year old brian was shot in the back trying to escape into a nearby bedroom. anthony the youngest brother dived underneath the bed for cover before the gunmen sprayed the bed with bullets. a little while later on they heard them all night through the front door and dead men the baby now then a bride i had him on the bad and i was surprised and brian who is in the bible has a file these posts on you that he was dead. and adding them all up into the guts and then on john martin he was lyin in a pearl of blood on
a child as paul's on it on a new it was all the dead. at around the same time gunmen burst into the home of the old guard family only 17 miles away and barely dog and country done. again the intention was to wipe out an entire family. as they rushed their way into the house they opened fire and barney wood who was hit a number of times his brother joe who attempted to charge the gunman was killed instantly while i was shot 1st and may our. spawn may or are. they a by the time i knew. a body was dead. because a. a version or. at every were in. but i crawled out into the hallway. back to the body was layin there are you there were those in
intensive care of course i was there for a week. the doctor here marar not mourning it. has years should be real hey if things are banned accordant logic if you shouldn't be here. because those are a ball of go one step for your heart. for noble perjury and the word they used. the word no they're both are grossly nor muscle to stop what but a thoroughbred 90 percent term and took great kidney with. as the smoke settled 3 members of the old guard family and 2 review brothers lay dead 17 year old anthony revie died later in hospital. the tally ition from the men's killings was swift brutal. the following evening a minibus of textile workers was stopped by members of the ira in king's mills not
far from the review home where the killings had taken place the night before. these pictures tell the story of the horror that followed. up to 20 gunman surrounded the minibus it's catholic driver taken to safety the bus it's on board moaned on most of us like. policemen who arrived shortly afterwards told of bodies piled on top of one another. the gore and the personal effects give a hint of a conic. when we met joan we're from paris one of the burning questions we had is why he and the others in the gang and not retaliated for the king's will massacre. as for was chilling he told us there was a plan and the plan was to attack a primary school to kill all the children in the school to kill the teachers we asked him why it didn't go ahead and he told us because the e.v.f. leadership in belfast believed that the plan came from army headquarters came from
military intelligence not a been planted that milledge intelligence wanted the whole situation to spiral out of control and this was too much for the e.v.f. and they refused to go ahead even for them it was a step too far. the plot. that was decided on. was to shoot top were a school. in belief. just on the outskirts of leaks. so we say sure don't screw him in show the procedure the screw children teachers yes. yes. there is a loser into those. 'd yes i do indeed yes i do indeed. move.
if that's hard hop and. i think there is neatly d'art. there would have been a shocking retaliation. from the republican side. retaliation from the republican side. it would have eventually. in a fairly short time i should say they told us quite the contrary into. proper. our civil war situation and i think the country was almost already in a cell for the war situation but if that happened. even the moderates. on both sides were going to have to take sides and there was going to be.
there was going to be a serious serious civil war. we had a meeting with the chief constable the most senior police officer and the p.s.l.e. accompanied by an assistant chief constable at their headquarters. we asked them. what they intended to you but the fact that a former police sergeant william mcarthur out about it publicly that he was also part of the plan to kill 30 children. and their teachers. there was a pause they looked at each other and they told. tension for doing anything. to be real he wasn't to be arrested. to be reinvestigated nothing would happen. and i think at that moment after we left. we talked about it and we realized that where else in europe a former police officer matti a plan to kill a large number of children and
a school former employer would say that he had no plans to reinterview him as a result. of dunning street in london the british prime minister harold wilson was faced with what he called himself an apocalyptic crisis. and was spinning out of control. war could not be ruled out. amongst the options he considered were dried withdraw and. if the people of the north were on governable he could not go. in an atmosphere of near panic wilson called a council of war at his official country retreat checkers in the peaceful countryside. also present was the secretary of state for defense. and the secretary of state for northern ireland race on the security side the team was headed by so david house the general officer commanding northern aren't. well wilson attempted
to control the worsening situation the hawks within british military intelligence hoped for a different outcome. one where all out war could be waged on the ira. in the meantime the glennon gang were slaughtering anyone but. targets. so we asked ourselves why why these people and we drew up 2 lists one was the people who are unlucky enough to be caught up in indiscriminate car bombs and the other this was a people who were targeted or watched chased hunted. or at their home and we discovered to our surprise that every single one of those. people were making something of their lives they were ordinary people and then we asked ourselves why why these people. and the ferry we came to was that frank kitson in his classic manual of counterinsurgency operations roads that if you can't catch the
fish either by rod net then poison the water and author areas that these ordinary people were targeted to persuade other ordinary people to repudiate the to withdraw support from the ira course didn't work had the opposite effect violence begets violence if people can't trust the law they would take the law into their own hands it was completely counterproductive as well as illegal and immoral i think we've reached as. a legal cooperation. cooperation between members of the security forces. sometimes as. to actually in the 1980 s. and ninety's. there was no crime of collusion. with
criminal acts by police officers. throughout the troubles. years deniable 3rd forces in order to enter insurgency. i think the trees here was very summer they did what the security forces felt that they could cause and theory. by the rule of law and so they could use deniable 3rd forces to do it for the. plane. flew. the floor.
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40 years ago but the perspective of education was originally that education is a benefit for saudi in general i wouldn't want to live in a society without doctors or engineers but it happened without. seeing it or being a private benefit ignoring the public means that we're ignoring that the skill bias we need for a sophisticated society and putting the burden of that skill on the individuals and what we're trying to do into is just now the trying institution. has become a form of a version of a real estate scam that is not the basis for a functional. nuclear become a battleground in the us. and people lived among the shutdown of the local plant from yankee is right now my focus because it's a very dangerous. power plant the owner is attempting to run the reactor beyond its
operational limits this case just sort of puts a magnifying glass on where's the power in this country where is it going is it moving more towards corporate interests or is it more in the idea of a traditional participatory democracy is. our lie with the people this demonstrates that struggle is very real ways. struggle. today we still. storage.
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