Skip to comments.Gerry Adams arrest: NI police granted extension
Posted on 05/02/2014 1:30:24 PM PDT by BlackVeil
Police in Northern Ireland have been given more time to question Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams in connection with the 1972 murder of Jean McConville.
... An initial 48-hour deadline to either charge or release him was due to expire at 20:00 BST on Friday, but the police successfully applied for more time to question him. ...
(Excerpt) Read more at bbc.com ...
However, it cannot be easy for LE to connect any dots unless they have a very solid informant.
A terrorist was arrested in UK???
Oh, he’s not a Muslim.
In any case - not just this one - I would say that crimes which took place earlier than 1985 are almost impossible to prosecute, because so many decades have passed.
Good! The talking heads in Northern Ireland are threatening that the peace accords will be broken if this psychopath is put on trial for this brutal murder. As one Guardian poster said: then it’s not much of a peace, is it?
Have we heard any bleating from Peter King yet?
Actually, the Muslim terrorists learned how to make car bombs from the IRA.
We have Dolours Price’s very relevant testimony as to Adams’ involvement. The McConville family have the names of the men who dragged Jean McConville out of her tub in 1972. We also have the tape recordings from Boston University. A judge has ordered a portion of them released. Bad times for Gerry.
Many of the crimes can’t be prosecuted because of the amnesty agreement as part of the peace agreement. Gerry should be fine.
I also thought there was an amnesty agreement as part of the peace process, similar to the one in South Africa. But I think it was a one-time deal: if something wasn’t aired there, then it could later be prosecuted.
“I also thought there was an amnesty agreement as part of the peace process, similar to the one in South Africa. But I think it was a one-time deal: if something wasnt aired there, then it could later be prosecuted.”
Maybe; I’d think some of the people involved would have a hard time recalling all of the things they’d done (it had gone on so long).
Could be. The article at the link mentioned allegations of ‘dark forces’ in the new police service there, the old RUC. So maybe it’s revenge from those still in position there now that the IRA has been defanged while the British Army is still in full tooth, rather than the stated goal of going forward and leaving the past in the past, belief in the sincerity of which is what convinced the Republicans to disarm. But if I were one of her 10 children, I wouldn’t have forgotten about it either. I can’t really speculate though, not knowing much about this.
He’s a mordorin’ bastard, so he is...
At least partly funded by US citizens. Who should stand trial as well.
However, it was he who also developed the dual campaign .... politics on the one hand, with "military" pressure on the other. These fellows financed themselves with drug dealing and contributions from Massachusetts and NY. They were also the beneficiaries of Soviet largesse funneled through the DDR, who hooked them up to receive training and weapons through Libya and Ghadaffi
The Peace also depends a lot on prosperity. Northern Ireland is hurting, with the Sinn Fein base still on the dole. and the UK less able to buy them off. Unfortunately, the Irish Republic can afford them even less.
Mystery to me: everyone knew the obvious about Gerry. Why arrest him now, exactly?
And yet Gerry - through all the drug-running and Soviet activity, still had time to have a young mother dragged out of her house while ten children wailed and screamed and then had her secretly murdered. Now that’s a dedicated commie careerist!
I’m not sure why the arrest has happened now. I have been following the story for the last two years and it certainly has a lot to do with those notorious Boston tapes.
...or so the IRA commies would have you believe that the cops are actually old RUC types.
I would really advise that you read up on this atrocity. It is certainly up there with the murder of Lord Mountbatten. In fact, it is worse. Mountbatten, at least, was a political and royal figure who knew the dangers of Northern Ireland’s problems. Jean McConville was a mother of ten who had the audacity to offer comfort to a dying British soldier. Given her sad life story, unlike Mountbatten, I wonder if she ever had a happy day in her life.
The British Army hasn’t been an issue there for years; they wanted to leave after The Troubles flared up (since Northern Ireland had transformed from an industrial area to a population on the dole), but Protestants threatened to bring the bombings to England if they were abandoned in the North.
Northern Ireland has been a drag on the British economy for decades.
In what I posted I did mention that they were allegations, and in the article it points to where from. I also pointed out I’m not up on this case much beyond this one linked article, though I’ve heard about it over the years, and left the reminder too that her many children can never forget the loss of their mother, regardless of whatever peace process and its bilateral sincerity, or lack of. If you’re outraged at the IRA, fine, but calling them commies isn’t accurate or helpful to someone unfamiliar with this - they were called fascists during WWII when that was the more serious allegation. And there was, and is, a strong socialist element, but if we’re talking about the Provisional IRA as we are here, not the INLA or some other faction of militant Irish nationalism, it’s not a good fit. I’m sure you with your intelligence can think of better slurs to express your genuine, and shared, disgust with this killing.
I think the Protestant threat then is important to note, along with the very real Protestant threat of terrorism at the time of partition, which led Britain to ignore the Ireland-wide referendum for independence. If Scotland goes in September it will be even more difficult for Unionists to keep the British interested in the six counties. And I’m not sure we will even be using the term British then, since it was created to have a term to refer to the people of a united England and Scotland. Wales, the descendents of which are the actual Britons more than any other, didn’t seem to count because at the time it was joined to England modern ideas about repressing rebellion and separatism hadn’t come in yet.
I think by joining the EU many countries gave up much of the independence we associate with “nations” today. I don’t think Scotland’s “independence” will mean much when you look at a country like Canada; it still features the English monarch on its money, maintains an official residence and some kind of governor, yet some still consider it an independent country.
I though “British” was simply a reference to those on the island of Britain, or had their roots there; Catholics in Ireland (north or republic) never viewed themselves as British, while Protestants shipped over to lay claim to the Catholic land may well have considered themselves as such (since their roots were “British”).
I don;t believe Wales had enough of a sense of nation when it was absorbed by the larger population of the island of Britain centuries ago; while they have their own language and customs, I don’t think there was an ancient nation to which they can harken back today.
The IRA had strong ties to the PLO and at one time to the Soviets. They have always been a bloodthirsty, murderous bunch, commie/fascist, what you will.
As I recall, I only suggested you read up on this case. The allegations are pretty strong - especially those of the late (and completely crazed) Dolours Price who drove the “getaway” car. This case has taken off within the last two years since the Boston “experiment” has come to light and writers from the left-wing Guardian to the historian Amanda Foreman have taken up the cause of Jean McConville.
It’s a compelling story. There are at least two books on it, if you are interested.