“And two events today exposed the double standards of Sinn Fein/IRA when it comes to terrorism. The first was Raymond McCartney’s comments on the Nolan Show this morning when, after being challenged as to the difference between the murder of Prison Officers by the Provisionals and yesterday’s murder, he justified the IRA campaign by saying that at time there was “no alternative”. Shameful the DUP chair of the Justice Committee who was appearing on the programme at the same time, Paul Givan, didn’t utter one word of challenge to McCartney’s disgusting comments.
“Later on, Gerry Kelly – who infamously shot a prison officer in the head – demanded the release of Padraic Wilson who today appeared in court charged with IRA offences. There was no suggestion from Kelly that justice should be allowed to run its course. Rather, he stated that Sinn Fein will continue to support Wilson.
“Just as the Provos did, so their blood brothers did yesterday. And Sinn Fein/IRA evidently remains wedded to the justification of terror.”
Sinn Fein Support for Terror as Clear as Ever | - Traditional Unionist Voice
Jim Allister believes no one from the Unionist government British Army/B Specials/UDR/RUC/MI whatever should be persued for any killing in Ireland.
Jim Allister (or unionism in general) will not discuss why the conflict exploded as it did in 1969. If Raymond McCartney's comments were "disgusting" shouldn't he tell us what alternative was available to nationalists?