Skip to comments.IRA Expels Three Belfast Members
Posted on 02/26/2005 1:11:25 AM PST by r5boston
BELFAST, Northern Ireland - The Irish Republican Army (news - web sites) said Friday night it expelled three members implicated in the knife slaying of a Belfast man, a killing that has focused Catholic anger against the outlawed group.
In a lengthy statement, the IRA said it was doing everything it could to ensure that the killers of Robert McCartney, 33, were brought to justice.
The underground organization emphasized it would not tolerate any attempts to intimidate witnesses to the Jan. 30 attack on McCartney and his friend Brendan Devine, who had his throat and stomach slashed but survived.
The IRA said it already had compelled one of the expelled members to give a statement to a lawyer outlining his role in the Jan. 30 killing, a statement that may be forwarded to police. It said it had advised two others "in the strongest terms possible to come forward and take responsibility for their actions as the McCartney family have asked."
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The I.R.A.! Once in never out.
Overlooked fact about the IRA, they are COMMUNISTS!
The IRA covered up the crime and intimidated witnesses for three weeks as community outrage, led by the family of the dead man, built. Now that the intimidation has failed, they are attempting to take the moral high ground by expelling three scapegoats(when there were far more than three individuals involved in the crime and subsequent cover-up) and Adams is claiming that they are outraged. This is simply damage control on their part, and I suspect that the fact that the other man the shinner thugs tried to murder is still alive and willing to testify has also influenced the IRA's 11th-hour decision to throw three of them overboard.
It is good to see these scummies sweating for a change.
And now, Viola - three members expelled.
I must say, the more of this type of crap that goes on the better. Just shows up the 'RA for what they are. Treacherous, scumbag, racketeering, hitmen. (And not very good thugs at that!)
I'm trying to figure out which was the inspiration for the other; the IRA for the movie "the Gang that Couldn't Shoot Stright," or the other way around....
IRA are murderous traitors bump!