Alex Maskey: “this particular development is a little bit interesting but it’s certainly not one that I would support.”

The short BBC report on the police being attacked with fireworks in the Markets area of Belfast last night, as they investigated the shooting of a 20-year-old man in the legs, has few details to go on. 

UTV, on the other hand, have a straight-foward statement, condemning both incidents, from local Alliance Councillor Catherine Curran, and something odd from Sinn Féin MLA, Alex Maskey.

Mr Maskey explained the initial incident.

“Two people went to a house and asked for an individual by Christian name and then began to shoot another different-named person in the ankles or lower legs,” he said. 

“It would look like a paramilitary-style shooting, but there’s no organisation in that area.

“Whether it’s some individual taking it upon themselves or an organisation trying to impose themselves or create something for themselves, I don’t know.

“Therefore this particular development is a little bit interesting but it’s certainly not one that I would support.”

“It’s not entirely a surprise, but it’s not a welcome development,” said Mr Maskey.

And on the subsequent attack on the police

Mr Maskey said the incident should not be taken “out of proportion”.

“I don’t want to see any attack on anybody and I think even the police are saying this was [not?] a serious incident so I don’t think too much attention should be paid to that,” the local MLA said.

“That’s not to minimise any attack on anybody but I don’t think it should be taken out of proportion.

“I don’t want to see anyone attacked, I want to see people working together,” he said.

Hmmm…

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  • keano10

    Hmmm what?

  • Joe Bloggs

    And so soon after the Provisional IRA stabbing of Mr Henry in the same area a few weeks ago….

  • Limerick

    “Whether it’s some individual taking it upon themselves or an organisation trying to impose themselves or create something for themselves, I don’t know.

    “Therefore this particular development is a little bit interesting but it’s certainly not one that I would support.”

    Now why would anyone suggest that he would support it?

  • Cynic2

    A shooting is a ‘little bit interesting’. Presumably a big bit interesting to the man shot and his family.

  • AGlassOfHine

    Hmmmmm…………policing shinner style.

  • Davy McFaul

    So did the Army Council order Mr Henry’s stabbing Joe or did it come from GHQ?

  • Joe Bloggs

    Probably the PIRA Markets leadership.

    You know the ones responsible for the stabbing of Robert McCartney.

    What is it with knives and these people???

  • Davy McFaul

    Ah, probably?
    Ok then.

  • Mark

    Should we be giving out baby wipes and towels gents ?

  • Limerick

    “Should we be giving out baby wipes and towels gents ?”

    For the forensic clean up? Surely that has already been done.

  • Mark

    not that kinda clean up limmy

  • Joe Bloggs

    Limerick (profile)
    21 September 2011 at 9:05 pm

    “Should we be giving out baby wipes and towels gents ?”

    For the forensic clean up? Surely that has already been done.

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    I was in the toilets with Deidre – seen nothing…….

  • carl marks

    Joe Bloggs (profile) says:
    21 September 2011 at 6:59 pm

    And so soon after the Provisional IRA stabbing of Mr Henry in the same area a few weeks ago….

    breaking news joe show us your proof

  • Joe Bloggs

    Read the papers Carl.

    And not the Provie propaganda dirtsheets.

  • carl marks

    Joe Bloggs (profile) says:
    21 September 2011 at 10:06 pm

    Read the papers Carl.

    And not the Provie propaganda dirtsheets.

    what papers i read the irish news and the and the irish times , i dont read anybodys dirtsheets, which ones do you read. again show us your proof

  • carl marks

    Joe Bloggs

    i see no proof just your own propaganda dirtsheets.
    try to get over the hate you will feel better for it.

  • Joe Bloggs
  • carl marks

    you have to forgive me you see it says the man involved WAS a member of the provos at the time of the mc carthy murder. dont see anything about present membership or indeed anything about the provos involved as a group.
    so let me get this right if a ex UDR man does something does that mean the UDR organised it.
    but dont let the facts stop you after all it never has before.

  • Joe Bloggs

    carl marks – 21 September 2011 at 10:33 pm

    so let me get this right if a ex UDR man does something does that mean the UDR organised it.

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    That’s pretty much how it works for Nationalists anyway! LOL

  • carl marks

    ach joe again your proof( now i know you hate that word) but alas the rest of the world (those not blinded by bigoted hatred) insist on it

  • tomthumbuk

    Carl Marks
    I agree with you, without proof you are innocent. that’s the law and that’s that ,innocent.
    Sure, in America, didn’t they try to stitch up O.J Simpson.
    Fortunately justice prevailed.