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British government awaiting release of US held IRA tapes
The Daily Mail ^ | 1-9-12 | Tom Leonard

Posted on 01/09/2012 1:54:32 PM PST by afraidfortherepublic

The British government is waiting to hear whether a U.S. appeals court will allow the release of interviews with former IRA members purportedly accusing Gerry Adams of running a secret death squad. A court in Boston heard evidence from lawyers on both sides of a protracted battle over tapes from a Boston College oral history project which obtained testimonies from two convicted IRA members between 2001 and 2006. Adams, the president of Sinn Fein, has always denied being an IRA member, let alone heading a security unit which was responsible for kidnapping, torturing and killing suspected informants.

It follows a request last year by the Police Service of Northern Ireland, which is investigating the IRA murder of widowed mother-of-ten Jean McConville. Mrs McConville was abducted

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Philosophy; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: gerryadams; ira; kennedy; terrorism Comment #1 Removed by Moderator

To: afraidfortherepublic

Original healine reads: British government awaiting verdict from the U.S. over the release of IRA tapes ‘linking Gerry Adams to ruthless death squad’


2 posted on 01/09/2012 1:55:58 PM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Please.

Do we really need the tapes to know the truth about Adams and McGuinness?


3 posted on 01/09/2012 1:57:02 PM PST by ConservativeDude
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To: ConservativeDude

Apparently the British do.


4 posted on 01/09/2012 2:06:56 PM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

There is an interesting angle here.

I would’ve thought that when, as I firmly believe happened, Adams cut his own deal with the British, that he would have made sure that he was never publicly outed either as an IRA man or as a British agent.

Maybe the British are going to get the last laugh here. Maybe they are ultimately going to have their cake and eat it too and nail Adams. I guess after all they have all the cards. Hmmmmmm


5 posted on 01/09/2012 2:13:28 PM PST by ConservativeDude
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To: ConservativeDude

I want to know how much Kennedy money has gone to the IRA.


6 posted on 01/09/2012 2:14:20 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

I’ll bet Teddy’s friends with the KGB have some pretty solid numbers in that regard....


7 posted on 01/09/2012 2:16:46 PM PST by ConservativeDude
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Sounds like these “testimonies” are just repeating gossip. It may very well be true, but not the kind of “true” that holds up in a court of law.


8 posted on 01/09/2012 2:29:50 PM PST by risen_feenix
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9 posted on 01/09/2012 2:31:37 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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