The Newsletter’s leader this morning notes that the pressure on the Repoublican movement is twofold, locally in the Short Strand area, and internationally from the local US Consul General, Dean Pittman. It refers to the IRA’s statement last night as a surprising and unprecedented intervention.It notes:
This in effect comes very close to suggesting that anyone with information about the murder should pass it on to the legitimate law-enforcement agency in this jurisdiction, which happens to be the PSNI.
And ends by speculating that:
…a strategy is now being prepared which may attempt to get Sinn Fein off the hook on the serious misdeeds currently under police investigation on both sides of the border.
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