tv Documentary RT June 20, 2020 1:30am-2:01am EDT
1000000 barrels of oil. take a look at this map who really owns what kind of says no it belongs to us india says no we claim that that belongs to us both of these countries have nuclear weapons capabilities there is reason for concern so that's why we're going to drill down on this story for you today right here on the news with rick sanchez where you know as we always like to say we do believe by golly it's time to do news again. amanda margaret found it impossible to touch the man she witnessed shooting her husband at point blank range was robin jackson. jackson was
a portadown loyalist who became one of the conflicts most prolific killers. he was also an r.u.c. agent nicknamed the jackal. 5 days before pat campbell's murder a man in whose home police had found 64 kilograms of explosives 2 grenades and over 5000 rounds of assorted ammunition had named jackson as his accomplice. however police failed to arrest jackson meanwhile he is of liberty to murder part campbell. jackson of being a member of the ulster defense regiment then the largest regiment in the british army. he was later involved in the massacre of the miami showband in july 975 when 3 band members were killed by members of the clan and gang as they attempted to plant a bomb on the musicians boss. loyalist paramilitaries harris boyle and wesley somerville were killed instantly as the bomb exploded prematurely.
well the ulster defense regiment was the largest regiment in the british army it was geographically recruited here and the north of ireland and it only served here in the north of ireland it was essentially a counterinsurgency unit that was set up the beginning of the troubles. that itself took over from the discredit the specials which was a special place chill it thought it existed since the 1920 s. . and it was clear from the outset that the u.d.r. was set up to recruit from within the loyalist on the unionist community. they were almost entirely drawn from within not 20. declassified documents from british sources from the prime minister's office from the ministry of defense secretary of state's office make it quite shockingly clear that from the perspective of the british government it was acceptable to recruit so
into the regiment who was an octave loyalist paramilitary who was a member of a loyalist paramilitary group. 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 commanded by british offices and any intrinsic halls of the chain of command which show me were common through all of the counterinsurgency campaigns there was a real and genuine hype at the instigation of the regiment that it would be truly crossed me to see 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 following this community joined the regiment to get
weapons training and to stick to 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. armory and places like. this is like a territorial army that was our volunteer force in. the can are to name but a few. now we have a pictorial of just the devastating effect that one of these going to get out. this is main millimeter starting submachine gong stolen from. on the 20th 24th a man one thing to have a new one 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 charge also shows is who was using these columns and here we can see that some of the people who were involved in using these columns were also members of the r.u.c. on the u.d.r. . and we also see as the who all was killed on one of those people who was killed and one of the force that acts with us was used was with my own father who was killed and on the farms over a bridge. behind. we do not as a matter of course as a matter of. a brief looking process terrorists that is the domain of the i.o.c. the r.u.c. the police was created in the early 1920 s. at the same time as the state of north there it was created and it reflected the contested nature of the state it was almost 93 percent drawn 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 british 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 absolutely 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 population of belfast tens. forced to flee their homes the irish army set up refugee camps along the border which put up the refugees flee in the north was striking about these attacks was that the r.u.c.
the police actually took part in the attacks on the catholic community and belfast at the time. so instead of preventing them they were active participants in the burning of whole streets in belfast at the time. on the 5th of june 1906 the gang attacked a small rural pope called the rock bar near kiddie. approaching the pope they shot a local man 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 r.u.c. with some on duty as the attack took place.
and so many up on and sentencing these place 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 999 was the fact that we acquired they. was a former sergeant and they are you say he had been convicted of the marge are off a man called william strathairn and he had served 7 years in prison. prepared enough. it became available to us in the spring of $9099.00. for the 1st time really away realized that the job of monaghan bombings was linked to so many other attacks
north of the border. into the miami show band. and the cast as well and the merger of john francis korean all of which took place in the republic. in 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. said john we are in paris at the same time it was a separate nation and i know. we arranged for the pappano concentric to mate 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 and began to understand who were thanks to him and
thanks to all the evidence that was becoming available of course he was central to the killing. of. the special patrol special patrol. section of the or you see. the. terrorists. the death. of the disk. our bones. we did not deal with audrey police to teach us to distracted men. who liked that type of
auction so it would have attracted officers who would tended to be more militant than the ordinary policeman. was approached by gary armstrong in that so they explained to me. we should take the war to the are your ear instead of setting barge it was i think a lot of people's belief that they are your it was being allowed to operate without much opposition much endurance the experience to me they ahd already started this by gone gone 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 it yes of course i would be interested but they did explain to me that the wall quite a number of people involved. passed without
we go to work. straight home. we started at the garage so you forgot can each. other the know you meant for us one. but on the butter side going into the book are useless all that business for me just. consider moving. my emotion learning teavana month to do i feel still really stuck or your muscles in the course of your knee which misses jim but of course just woken. up to go chill the church. will settle into business compassion. we think he minds be soldier dicky's off the boot she's wearing. to church so the soul looks
like the movie the apostle opinion was in the book and then you and i get on the show stuck in the summer watching a police force send us all the. aha no team no crowd. no shots no. action to help speed up. the well it's true no 1st. point should your thirst for action. some of the r.u.c. men where names were involved over many years and
a number of fatal bombings and shootings alongside paramilitaries in the all-star volunteer force they include are you see man william mcarthur a self-confessed killer. also r.u.c. reserve constable lawrence mcclure police to be one of the gangs most experienced bomb makers who was convicted of causing an explosion and possession of firearms at the rock bar for which are ever the 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 gary armstrong who were also names escaped any 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 a later book 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 gang really started its work until the end of 975 that's less than 3 years the gang had killed 89 people. in one month alone in april 9075 the 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 care. a man called when 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
geographical area 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 2 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 i heard them all night through the front door and get. paid now then
a bag that i had among the bad. brian who was in the bible as a valdés polars knew he was dead. and them all up into the guts and then john martin he was lyin in a pearl of blood on a field as paul's on on a new year with all the dead. at around the same time gunmen burst into the home of the old guard family only 17 miles away and by a 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 they are. fun mayor are. condé by that time and years. the body was dead. because. he was in the ring at every
were in. but i crawled out into the hallway. back to the body was left and there are 2 you say well i was in intensive care of course and was there for a week. the doctor here marar not mourning it. has years should be really hey if things are banned according to logic if you shouldn't be here. because those are a ball of go one step for your heart. for no will perjury and the word they used. the word no they're both are grossly. up but for the thread 90 percent term and took great kidney with. as the smoke settled 3 members of the old guard family into revie brothers they
dead 17 year old anthony revie died later in hospital. in 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 protestants on board moaned on most of us late. 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 shown 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 well massacre. as for was chilling he told us there was
a plan and the plan mostly 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 tours because the e.v.f. leadership in belfast believed that the plan came from army headquarters came from military intelligence and a been planted the military intelligence wanted the whole situation to spiral out of control and this was too much for the a.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. in police. just on the outskirts of leaks. so we say sure don't screw curing show the procedure the screw children
teachers yes. yes. british military. yes i do indeed yes i do indeed. move. if that's hard hard and. i think there is nearly died. there would have been a shocking retaliation. from the republican side. retaliation from the republican side. it would have eventually in a fetish my should say they told us quite the contrary into. prop. civil war situation i think the contrie was almost already in
a civil war situation but if that happened. even the moderates. on both sides were going to have to take sides on the 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 i accompanied by an assistant chief constable at their headquarters. and we asked them. what the they intended to do but the fact that a former police sergeant william a cry out about it publicly that he was also part of the plan to kill 30 children at a school and their teachers. there was a pause they looked at each other and they told us that nothing of being don't know intention or 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 would a former police officer 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. the narrative was spinning out of control. war could not be ruled out. amongst the options he considered were our dried withdraw and self government 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 greece 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. where all out war could be waged on the ira. in the meantime gang were slaughtering anyone but republican targets. so we asked ourselves why why these people and we drew up 2 lists one was a people who were unlucky enough to be caught up in indiscriminate car bombs and the other this was a people who were targeted or watched chased hunted at their work or at their home and we discovered to our surprise that every single one of those bar one. self starters people were making something of their lives they were ordinary people and
then we asked ourselves why why these people. and the theory we came to was that frank kitson in his classic manual of counterinsurgency operations rhodes that if you can't catch the fish either by rod or by a net then poison the water and author areas that these ordinary people were targeted to persuade other ordinary people to repudiate the ira a 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 the stage we've reached as a longer stand. the legal cooperation. cooperation between. members of the security forces loyalist paramilitary groups sometimes as
hop. and sometimes as hardened on a more structural level in the 1980 s. and ninety's. the crime of collusion in the. material before the number of criminal acts by police officers or soldiers and it's been a phenomenon through the troubles. collusion of many. shoes and soon to gunning so he's deniable 3rd forces in order to search and see but not tonight. i think the rule of loyalist paramilitaries here. they did what the security forces felt that they couldn't do because and theory they were by and by the rule of law and so they could use deniable 3rd forces to do it for them. join me every thursday on the alex salmond show and i'll be speaking to the world
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