McColgan killer an SB agent?

More spying allegations. This time Alban McGuinness has alleged that the killers of a young Catholic postman on the edge of Rathcoole Estate just three years ago, are being protected to cover government agents.

  • Mickhall

    Articles like this simply highlight the necessity of getting to the bottom of the collusion in criminality by the police, army intel and the security services with both loyalist and Republican para military groups. How can anyone trust the PSNI when we know it has officers serving within it who have colluded with murderers. This is not an issue for the nationalist community but all the people of the north and indeed the rest of the UK.

    Can you imagine the media and public outcry if any other UK police force had colluded with criminals in committing serious crimes including murder. Anyone who trusts this force must be totally gullible and what is the police ombudsman for, she carries on as if she is dealing with a normal police-force.

    Im not suggesting the majority of those officers who serve in the PSNI are criminals, but a number of them are and some will now be serving at a high level within the force. The majority of decent members of the PSNI know who these people are and give them shelter.

    This whole collusion business and the informers who were part of it, is a cancer, and until it is cut out the north can never even have the pretense of being a normal civilized society. And any politician who believes it can is betraying those they represent

  • J Kelly

    It is interesting to read the comments by Alban McGuinness and the tone of his comments in my opinion they imply that this is new information, that somehow he has only learnt of it or the murder happened very recently. The most revealing aspect of all was that he said that he will contact the family. This family and many like them have been saying this for years but the SDLP will only take notice of it when a priest says it. This young man was murdered by the UDA/PSNI four years ago and the SDLP are only going to raise it at the PBNI now. This shows their real concern for the victims of collusion.

    By the way was Sam Kinkaid in charge of investigating this murder.

  • No it was DI Roy Suitters, whose father was a UVF man murdered by the IRA. Check the CAIN webstie.

  • Pat Mc Larnon

    J Kelly accurately sums up the opportunism that seeps from the SDLP over the issue of collusion.

    Roy Suiters was also the detective who took the lead over the murder by the UDA of 19 year old Gerard Lawlor who was shot dead on the 22nd july 2002 on the Whitewell Road.
    A year after the murder Suiters was forced to admit that although they knew who carried out the murder there had been no arrests and not one house had been raided.
    No need to tip off the media for a few set piece raids then.

  • elfinto

    The murders of Danny McColgan, Gavin Brett, Gerard Lawlor and Trevor Lowry and the associated campaign of loyalist terror along the interfaces of north Belfast occurred within a very specific political context.

    The Unionist Party under Trimble had gone into an Executive with Sinn Féin. Darker elements within unionism and the ‘security forces’ were determined to end this arrangement through subterfuge. A breach of the IRA ceasefire was what these people really wanted. Thus the campaign of terror. When the anticipated breach didn’t arise along came the Stormontgate affair to allow unionism off the hook and the rest is history. Very convenient.

    Soon after the collapse of the executive the level of loyalist violence against nationalists dropped off sharply.

  • Yoda

    Articles like this simply highlight the necessity of getting to the bottom of the collusion in criminality by the police, army intel and the security services with both loyalist and Republican para military groups. How can anyone trust the PSNI when we know it has officers serving within it who have colluded with murderers. This is not an issue for the nationalist community but all the people of the north and indeed the rest of the UK.

    Hear, hear.

    Well said, Mick.

  • elfinto

    S’funny I thought MI would have had something interesting to say on the subject of UDA/PSNI agents but apparently not. Perhaps they don’t suit his agenda which I had been led to believe was justice and truth for victims.

  • Wouldnt suprise me. Nothing would any more. I’ve jsut read Into the Dark, by Johnston Browne and I’m halfway through the Committee by Sean McPhilemy.

    Some of what’s in those two books beggars belief.