Quote of the week..

This is from one of our long term readers, one Jimmy Sands in response to Sinn Fein’s criticism of the Police service’s investigation methodology:

The provos have as much business telling the police how to investigates crimes as the police would have telling the provos how to commit them.

  • PaddyCanuck

    They did not have any issues when directing Loyalists in the murder campaign against the Nationalist community.

    The RUC/PSNI are quite adept when it comes to directing crime, turning a blind eye to crime, and covering up for crime when it suits them.

  • barney

    Isn’t that like the old saw “Capitalism is all about one man exploiting another man, Communism is the exact opposite”.

  • barney

    maybe jimmy is advocating provos on the police board??

  • Malachy

    Maybe the PSNI could pass their notes on the Finucane murder along.

  • PaddyCanuck

    By the way Mick, there is the usual long list of Sinn Fein bashing threads on this site, why is there no reference to the comments of my compatriot Judge Cory.

    I think the way the British evade the finucanes right to justice, is a interesting counterpose to the McCartney case, especially as it displays a degree of duplicity on the behalf of the British government. They are of course calling for Sinn Fein to act on the McCartney case, while running away from their responsibilities in the Finucane case and others.

    Sorry I posted here, but as you have niot deemed to create a thread elsewhere, I had to post somewhere.

  • Mick Fealty

    Paddy, glad to look at it if you’ll punt it along. Unfortunately Slugger’s site search is not working at the moment, but if you have the google tool bar you’ll be able to find ample references to Judge Cory.

  • PaddyCanuck
  • Jimmy Sands

    Paddy,

    I agree with Cory’s remarks, and I’m glad that someone is holding Britain’s feet to the fire. It must be clear surely to those who support the Finucanes that the provisionals face a fundamental credibility problem in seeking to do this.

  • PaddyCanuck

    Jimmy,

    I think you miss the point, it is the British who face a fundamental credibility problem.

  • Jimmy Sands

    Paddy,

    I haven’t missed that point at all. We are in the realms of that dread Irish disease of whataboutery. I can assure you that I was horrified by what I read in Cory’s report and regard the British response as unacceptable. I find the tendancy I have observed by SF representatives to use this case as if it were somehow a defence to accusations made against their own organisation as tacky in the extreme. I’m glad to see Ahern taking this up and hope he will display more vigour than he has up to now. The reality is that nothing said by SF on the subject of justice is going to be taken particularly seriously.

  • spirit-level

    “The reality is that nothing said by SF on the subject of justice is going to be taken particularly seriously.”
    Agreed I for one am fed up with taking SF seriously , its time to take the piss.

  • Mick Fealty

    Jimmy, do you fancy blogging for Slugger? Drop me a line if you’re interested?

  • fair_deal

    Paddy canuck

    “The RUC/PSNI are quite adept when it comes to directing crime, turning a blind eye to crime, and covering up for crime when it suits them.”

    The RUC had a significantly better clear-up rate for loyalist terrorism during the troubles than they did for republican terrorism.

  • Cthulhu

    fair_deal says…”The RUC had a significantly better clear-up rate for loyalist terrorism during the troubles than they did for republican terrorism.”

    Of course they did… Since they were actively allied with and directing the activities of at least some of the Protestant paramilitaries, when you have men inside ordering the crimes, how bright would they have to be to catch the very thugs they dispatched?

  • PaddyCanuck

    Mick,

    Why ask jimmy, are you short of Anti Sinn Fein bloggers? Not enough republican bashing blogs?