“Real IRA” butcher Sean Hoey was yesterday cleared on charges relating to the mindless slaughter of 29 souls in Omagh, this 1998 atrocity being the biggest single loss of life within the UK during the ongoing conflict.
Death in the afternoon as a bomb ripped through the market town on a bright August Saturday.
The part of the brain that registers revulsion must have been removed from the perpetrators of such a heinous act.
But even worse for me than the sick minds that devised such an act, is the inaction and tacit condonence of such vileness by Gerry Adams and Deputy First Minister and chief ghoul Martin McGuiness.
The thought of a man of such untainted evil holding such an office, whilst the UK Government bleats on and on about the War on Terror using at as a means to effectively suspend Habeas Corpus, just defies any rational belief. Satire is alive, in rude health and operating at Stormont.
Adams, McGuiness and the Provo Leadership know exactly who is responsible.
But when approached by the families in 2000 Adams said; “Sinn Fein has repeatedly refused to co-operate with the investigation into the atrocity, because of the involvement of the Royal Ulster Constabulary”.
He went on to say; “I’ve listened very intently to what has been said and I want to go off and reflect on that. I really have nothing to add to that at this time." Callous doesn’t even start to describe such a statement.
If we as Irish and British Citizens are ever to put the appalling acts of the past behind us, then Sinn Fein/IRA must make a start by giving evidence in camera if necessary, to a Gen. De Chastelain or George Mitchell type figure as proof that they have truly left violence behind and really mean it when they utter mealy mouthed “apologies” for the brutal actions carried out by this blood soaked, and chillingly amoral organisation.