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    Interesting article in yesterday's News Letter (not often I say that). Controversial victims' campaigner Willie Frazer has met with the Historical Enquiries Team regarding its ongoing enquiry into the Kingsmills shootings, which claimed the lives of ten Protestant millworkers as they travelled home from work on a dark night in January 1976.

    With the HET planning to arrest suspects the enquiry is far from concluded but nonetheless some interesting tit-bits have emerged, not the least of which is confirmation that the man who directed the ambush spoke with a distinct English accent. Frazer believes that this figure may have been British Army Captain Robert Nairac who was subsequently abducted and murdered by a group of south Armagh republicans.

    Frazer has previously stated his belief that Nairac had managed to infiltrate the IRA by passing on information about local members of the security forces - including some of Frazer's own relatives - who were involved in a 'counter-gang' he was working with. This theory is corroborated by the affadavit of former RUC sergeant John Weir who was himself a member of such a counter-gang. A republican informant, Packy Reel, told Weir how Nairac was present at IRA meetings. Testimony from Tory MP Patrick Mercer relates how Nairac was able to drink in pubs in Crossmaglen while in uniform, providing further evidence that the IRA found him useful.

    It seems that loyalists and nationalists, who have long suspected that Nairac was involved in the attack on the Miami Showband, have found a common villain. Captain Robert Nairac remains one of the most enigmatic characters of the Troubles.

    Adds: the above linked info is summarised in this excellent article by Liam Clarke. Fascinatingly Nairac even told a close friend in England that he had infiltrated the IRA to such an extent that he had become a commander. Was he telling the truth?
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    Didn,t Nairac go to the same school as Guy Fawkes?
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    Funny then how the IRA killed him and desecrated his body. This is just an attempt to take some heat off the IRA ethnic cleansers.

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    If the IRA killed Nairac,why hide the body?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tomas Mor View Post
    Funny then how the IRA killed him and desecrated his body. This is just an attempt to take some heat off the IRA ethnic cleansers.
    Desecrating bodies is British thing so I thought you would approve that Tomas...Nothing like cutting the ears of kids you have freshly butchered for a souveiner or the emptying your rifle into the skulls of the deceased to prevent their families' having a proper funeral as your beloved British Army knows only to well, eh Tomas?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Éireann go Brách View Post
    If the IRA killed Nairac,why hide the body?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tomas Mor View Post
    Funny then how the IRA killed him and desecrated his body. This is just an attempt to take some heat off the IRA ethnic cleansers.
    A drunk IRA man, Liam Townson, killed Nairac. The IRA did not kill Nairac.

    Those who abducted him were not IRA men, knew nothing about his activities and were acting off thier own bat. They got Townson from a pub, carried out a farcical interrogation and then Townson shot Nairac.

    There is no doubt that an IRA unit carried out the Kingsmills massacre - but was it commanded by Robert Nairac? It is by no means as fanciful as it sounds.
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    Quote Originally Posted by picador View Post
    Interesting article in yesterday's News Letter (not often I say that). Controversial victims' campaigner Willie Frazer has met with the Historical Enquiries Team regarding its ongoing enquiry into the Kingsmills shootings, which claimed the lives of ten Protestant millworkers as they travelled home from work on a dark night in January 1976.

    With the HET planning to arrest suspects the enquiry is far from concluded but nonetheless some interesting tit-bits have emerged, not the least of which is confirmation that the man who directed the ambush spoke with a distinct English accent. Frazer believes that this figure may have been British Army Captain Robert Nairac who was subsequently abducted and murdered by a group of south Armagh republicans.

    Frazer has previously stated his belief that Nairac had managed to infiltrate the IRA by passing on information about local members of the security forces - including some of Frazer's own relatives - who were involved in a 'counter-gang' he was working with. This theory is corroborated by the affadavit of former RUC sergeant John Weir who was himself a member of such a counter-gang. A republican informant, Packy Reel, told Weir how Nairac was present at IRA meetings. Testimony from Tory MP Patrick Mercer relates how Nairac was able to drink in pubs in Crossmaglen while in uniform, providing further evidence that the IRA found him useful.

    It seems that loyalists and nationalists, who have long suspected that Nairac was involved in the attack on the Miami Showband, have found a common villain. Captain Robert Nairac remains one of the most enigmatic characters of the Troubles.

    Adds: the above linked info is summarised in this excellent article by Liam Clarke. Fascinatingly Nairac even told a close friend in England that he had infiltrated the IRA to such an extent that he had become a commander. Was he telling the truth?
    I was looking forward to reading this and then I see you are relying on information from willie frazer. FFS, is there anyone more unreliable?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tomas Mor View Post
    Funny then how the IRA killed him and desecrated his body. This is just an attempt to take some heat off the IRA ethnic cleansers.

    It's Willy Fraser who is suggesting that Nairac was involved in the massacre.

    Why would Willy Fraser want to "take heat off", or exonerate, the IRA?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SevenStars View Post
    Desecrating bodies is British thing so I thought you would approve that Tomas...Nothing like cutting the ears of kids you have freshly butchered for a souveiner or the emptying your rifle into the skulls of the deceased to prevent their families' having a proper funeral as your beloved British Army knows only to well, eh Tomas?
    Where and when did these things happen, or are they just another of your sick fantasies?

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