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Old 04-04-2006, 02:22 PM   #1
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Ex-Sinn Fein negotiator/British agent shot dead

http://www.sky.com/skynews/article/0...217712,00.html


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Old 04-04-2006, 02:32 PM   #2
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Let the conspiracy's start
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Old 04-04-2006, 03:00 PM   #3
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^ Yep.
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Old 04-04-2006, 03:52 PM   #4
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Disgusting.
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Old 04-04-2006, 04:51 PM   #5
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Seeminngly this guy had been hiding out in a remote cottage in the north west of Ireland ever since his exposure as an agent working for the British security servces. Only a week or so ago, a Sunday newspaper published a photo of the cottage he was living in and an interview with him - questions will be asked as the assassins, whoever they were, could possibly have used this information to track him down.

As Justin24 said there'll be all kinds of conspiracy theories over the next few days and weeks.
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Old 04-04-2006, 05:48 PM   #6
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An update on CNN says he was tortured before being killed.

http://www.cnn.com/2006/WORLD/europe....ap/index.html
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The torture makes this even more disgusting.
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^exactly.
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Old 04-07-2006, 04:35 PM   #9
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Family of murdered N. Irish spy accept IRA denial

Reuters, April 7, 2006

BELFAST--The Irish Republican Army was not behind this week's murder of an Irish nationalist who spied for Britain, the dead man's family said on Friday, in a statement that criticized the media for revealing his whereabouts. "We acknowledge the speedy statement from the IRA disassociating themselves from this murder," the family said in a statement issued by their solicitors in Northern Ireland. "We believe that statement to be true."

The guerrilla group, which last July pledged to pursue its goal of ending British rule in the province through peaceful means, issued a swift denial on Tuesday after Denis Donaldson was shot at a remote hideout in rugged northwestern Ireland.

Police have launched a murder investigation, but say they have yet to identify a motive for the killing of the former IRA bomber who last year admitted to spying on fellow Irish nationalists on behalf of British security forces.

"In December, Denis left his home in Belfast and moved to Donegal where it was his desire that he be left alone to rebuild his life," the family said on Friday. "Unfortunately, he continued to be pursued by sections of the media, some of whom gave details about his whereabouts...We would ask those politicians and media commentators who have sought to use this tragedy to score cheap political points to stop doing so."

Senior members of the IRA's political ally, Sinn Fein, have pointed out that Donaldson's former British spy masters may also have wanted to silence him while others have pointed to dissident Republicans looking to settle old scores.

"The difficult situation which our family has been put in is the direct result of the activities of the Special Branch and British Intelligence agencies," Donaldson's relatives said. Sinn Fein has repeatedly pointed out that Donaldson, whose Republican credentials had been thought to be beyond question, only became an informer after being compromised by Britain.

The timing of the murder, two days before a meeting between British and Irish heads of government, also sparked speculation the killers wanted to disrupt Thursday's last-ditch bid by London and Dublin to persuade the province's politicians to share power.
How likely is it that this statement merely reflects loyalty regardless of events to the republican cause--or self-protection-- on the part of Donaldson's family? I really am not familiar with the background of his case and the "compromised by Britain" aspect.
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hmm that's an interesting development.
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Old 04-09-2006, 05:36 PM   #11
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The torture makes this even more disgusting.
Well the last I heard about the tortue aspect, the police have said there wasn't any, the wounds on his hands and arms were caused by him trying to shield himself from a shotgun blast.
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im in no way defending this, that being said, when you become a british spy in Sinn Fein it sort of comes with the territory.
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How Real IRA Killed Denis Donaldson
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Ah..."The Troubles" are back. I've always been rather disgusted by that terminology. It is that British/Irish way of speaking that minimizes, and makes sound polite, murder and terror. Call it what it is.
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Ah..."The Troubles" are back. I've always been rather disgusted by that terminology. It is that British/Irish way of speaking that minimizes, and makes sound polite, murder and terror. Call it what it is.
Where are you from, Knuckle, if you don't mind my asking?
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