A sudden outbreak of attacks and threats…

Just checking Newshound this afternoon, and what’s most striking is the number of attacks and/or threats against Sinn Fein offices, senior party personnel and a prominent journalist. Indeed the LVF has issued a threat against two journalists at the Sunday World. The LVF killed one of its journalists, Martin O’Hagan six years ago.

  • Pete Baker

    Not forgetting, as Paul Maskey appears to have done, this attack too.

  • parci

    these head-bangers need a kick up the backside so hard,
    that they’ll be wearing their arseholes as necklaces!

  • Belfast Gonzo

    Mick

    Surely you make a ‘complaint’ to the PCC?

  • The Dubliner

    PSF’s dilemma is that they can’t condemn the political dynamic of appeasing loyalists, demanding that they be treated as a criminals rather than an entity that must be pacified, without indicting and unwittingly condemning the dynamic and ‘new-age’ methods that brought PSF into the political process. Slippery slopes and all that…

  • Re the threats against the journalists, this is probably an appropriate time to mention that today is “International Right to Know(pdf)” day, hoping to promote the free flow of information, the open society and what have you.

  • Dave

    “Indeed the LVF has issued a threat against two journalists at the Sunday World. The LVF killed one of its journalists, Martin O’Hagan six years ago.”

    I take it that Martin O’Hagan was killed because he was a journalist??? Or.. was it because he was a member of the IRA who was caught and convited of Gun running??? can anyone clarify this or shall we just sweep it under the carpet a non responce will confirm you decision.

    For goodness sake lets call it as it is/was bad men murdered bad men.

  • J_K

    Martin I understand was murdered because he was exposing LVF drug dealers in the Lurgan/Portadown/Craigavon – as an aside I also ubderstand that they were Catholic drug dealers working for the LVF (and some allege one is the son of an SDLP councillor/ex-councillor)

  • lib2016

    J_K

    While I have every sympathy with your attempt to reason with those who would excuse the murder of those with whom they disagree, let’s face it – he was murdered because he was one of themmuns and it really doesn’t matter whether themmuns are Catholic or Protestant, Unionist or Republican because killing themmuns is always wrong.

    There are better ways to decide our future together. In fact it is those who refuse to recognise the primacy of politics who will lose in the long run.

  • Northsider

    They shouldn’t worry too much about being caught, cos they can always rely on their unofficial spokesman in the current Executive – good old Doddsey.

    Yes, just when his constituents who’ve been shot at, bombed, killed, threatened and generally abused by the UDA – and one of his cabinet colleagues has the balls to take them on – what does he do?

    Why he comes out with an utterly pathetic swipe at what he claims is hypocrisy from Margaret Ritchie.

    What a guy? And I hope his electorate remember this come election time.

    Surprised not to see this blogged today on Slugger.

    Maybe Fair Deal is too embarrassed.

  • [i]I take it that Martin O’Hagan was killed because he was a journalist??? Or.. was it because he was a member of the IRA who was caught and convited of Gun running??? can anyone clarify this or shall we just sweep it under the carpet a non responce will confirm you decision.

    For goodness sake lets call it as it is/was bad men murdered bad men.[/i]

    What a crock of shit, typical MOPEary from a loyalist appologist, you really think they waited all this time just to get one gun runner? Hell in likelyhood Martin did what he did before long before the asshole who murdered him was an itch in his daddy’s crotch. Many people in this country have a past, from the First Minister down, are you saying they can’t rise above it and make up for their crimes, Nelson Mandella was once considered a criminal, does that negate all the good he did?

    Tell you what get on the phone to Martin’s wife and kids and tell them that Martin was murdered because he was a convicted provie and not because he was about to expose some of your loyalist friends for the drug dealing parasites they are.

  • The Worst employs journalists? When did that start?

    Next you’ll be telling me the Sindo has stopped hiring tarts and boors to write for them.