Originally Posted by Boredstiff666
I dont doubt anything you say but nobody has ever explained why all these people had such a hatred of Irish people that they would send the army into Ulster on the sheer pretense of stopping catholic people being burnt out of their homes and killed just so they could shoot them at will. Doesn't make any sense at all.
Being as about 30% of the British population at that time was Irish, why all this hate to go to Ireland and kill them?
Regards Bloody Sunday. When there are shots going off. You honestly cant tell where they are coming from. The sound of bullets close to you and ricochets.
It was just racism - and British superiority complex. ''The Irish not fit to govern themselves,' and they are useful cannon fodder in Britain's wars, hardworkers who are good at digging roads etc. You see the same kind of rhetoric and attitude towards the Windrush generation, Gurkas, Asians etc. from Tory Governments.
Can you just get it into your head that the presence of the British Army was requested by the unionist Stormont Government. One of the reasons for Chichester-Clarke's resignation was because Heath/Maudling would not send enough troops to Northern Ireland.
As for Bloody Sunday - Tell that to a court of law if you didn't know what was going on around you. Whats the problem? Is the British justice system not fair and just?