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Mahmoud Bazzi in custody


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,814 ✭✭✭sparky42

    I thought it's already been announced that he will be released under the amnesty for the Civil War?

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 257 ✭✭dandyelevan

    The murder of peacekeepers shouldn't fall under any Amnesty Agreement, but it would not surprise me if Mr. Bazzi walks free and waltzes back home to Marajoun, what used to be the Lebanese version of South Armagh.
    There seems to be little or no interest here in Ireland re the arrest and extradition of Mr. Bazzi, except for the families, and those who actually served with the lads who were murdered, or the members of IUNVA; without whom there would be no extradition IMO.

    Cynically, IF there IS a trial in Beirut the cost of our army witnesses travelling will no doubt be questioned;
    Who's paying for it?
    The UN ?
    The Irish taxpayer?
    If the UN pays for everything it'll be fine, but if a cost arises to the Irish taxpayer there will be questions, believe me!
    A few years ago I was in Beirut, the guest of a Lebanese Government Minister and I took the opportunity to discuss with him the case of the missing Irish soldier Pte. Kevin Joyce.
    To my surprise the Minister knew nothing at all about the missing Irish peacekeeper, in direct contradiction to what our own Government spouts when asked about Kevin Joyce down through the years - 'We are in constant communication with the Lebanese Government re Kevin Joyce.' etc etc.

    Bull*hit of course, because the truth is they really don't give a flying f*uck, and never did, as long as the UN money keeps rolling into the Irish Government coffers.

  • Registered Users Posts: 449 ✭✭earlytobed

    sparky42 wrote: »
    I thought it's already been announced that he will be released under the amnesty for the Civil War?

    The amnesty does not apply to former members of the SLA/DFF
    It was reported he could avail of amnesty