The fuppin bastards.
The SAS men were questioned in connection with numerous recent murders in the area.
Seamus Ludlow was killed in the same area a few days before they were captured, he was a completely innocent civilian. His family say that he was an innocent victim of either loyalist or British forces who mistook him for a senior member of the IRA, he was killed with identical weapons and was also stabbed numerous times with a dagger similar to the one found in the car of the SAS men.
This incident where the SAS men were captured aroused already widespread suspicion that the British were operating in the Republic near the border.
The investigation into the Ludlow murder was dropped 3 weeks later, this is similar to the Dublin Monaghan bombings when government interference led to the investigation ending prematurely. I can't speak about the Ludlow murder but the Barron inquiry found that the investigation into the Dublin Monaghan bombings was likely stopped because the FG government was worried the results of the investigation would "play into the hands of republicans". The investigation into the Dublin Monaghan bombings was stopped two months after the bombings.
I wonder where on this island was this taken British soldier in plain clothes with a pump action shotgun
Someone in the Dail claimed that in the outrage that followed the capture, it was part of the section of this article I quoted.
OK, so we have no concrete evidence of your view?
This thread is more conspiracy than CA or history
Concrete evidence? No I don't, I never claimed I did, it's unlikely the SAS would leave behind any "concrete evidence". I'm relaying the suspicions of the guards, the Dail and general public had at the time.
So, maybe you should change your thread title so?
Why? The thread is about the SAS operating in the Republic and the suspicions the guards and Dail had about murders in the area.