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    30years later - Death on the Rock "Operation_Flavius"

    So it's 30 years on since members of the SAS shot dead unarmed members of an IRA bombing team on a roadside in Gibraltar.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Flavius

    Operation Flavius (also referred to as the "Gibraltar killings")[1][2] was a controversial military operation in which three members of the Provisional Irish Republican Army (PIRA) were shot dead by the British Special Air Service (SAS) in Gibraltar on 6 March 1988.
    The three—Seán Savage, Daniel McCann, and Mairéad Farrell—were believed to be mounting a bombing attack on British military personnel in Gibraltar. Plain-clothed SAS soldiers approached them in the forecourt of a petrol station, then opened fire, killing them.
    All three were found to be unarmed, and no bomb was discovered in Savage's car, leading to accusations that the British government had conspired to murder them. An inquest in Gibraltar ruled that the SAS had acted lawfully, while the European Court of Human Rights held that, although there had been no conspiracy, the planning and control of the operation was so flawed as to make the use of lethal force almost inevitable.
    The deaths were the first in a chain of violent events in a fourteen-day period; they were followed by the Milltown Cemetery attack and the corporals killings in Belfast.

    There is an old thread but it appears to be closed:
    "Death on the Rock": 21 years later and still the official version lives on
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    Quote Originally Posted by cozzy121 View Post
    So it's 30 years on since members of the SAS shot dead unarmed members of an IRA bombing team on a roadside in Gibraltar.
    They shot hundreds of unarmed people. Kneeling them down on their door steps & shooting them unarmed & pleading for their lives, often in front of their wives and children - they can hardly whinge about being unarmed.

    The paramilitaries took not a single surviving prisoner - they can hardly cry foul.
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    It was a law and order issue hence the shoot to kill policy
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    Quote Originally Posted by rainmaker View Post
    They shot hundreds of unarmed people. Kneeling them down on their door steps & shooting them unarmed & pleading for their lives, often in front of their wives and children - they can hardly whinge about being unarmed.

    The paramilitaries took not a single surviving prisoner - they can hardly cry foul.
    So we hold the British state to the same standard as the Provos?
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    Wannabe murderers get murdered.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The_SR View Post
    So we hold the British state to the same standard as the Provos?
    Sometimes you have to fight fire with fire.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mr_anderson View Post
    Wannabe murderers get murdered.
    Unarmed, no bomb, soldiers breaking multiple aspects of the Geneva Convention.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mr_anderson View Post
    Sometimes you have to fight fire with fire.
    But their intelligence was wrong. So tbey ended up executing an unarmed woman in broad daylight. Foot on her neck while shooting her in the head.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cozzy121 View Post
    unarmed members of an IRA bombing team
    Yes. The definitely deserve their own special victim category.
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    people killed on their way to kill people..seems fair enough..
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