Spooks refuse to learn lessons of history…

“THE skeletons rattling in the Irish cupboard are a reminder of what can happen when security services are not held accountable”, argued Matthew Carr in the wake of a blunt Dail committee report into British security force collusion with loyalist terrorists. But with the war on terror in full swing, the First Post reporter believes that lessons have not been learned. With MI5 refusing to answer to a House of Commons committee about rendition flights or speak to the relatives of the Omagh bomb victims, little appears to have changed since the case for collusion became overwhelming. And despite Sinn Fein’s belated call for no MI5 involvement in civic policing here, its lack of any accountability here or anywhere else in the UK seems highly likely to continue. One wonders how many more innocents will have to die for the greater good.