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Thread: How will the Minister for Justice respond if the Orange Volunteers attack members of the Irish Guards?

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    Default How will the Minister for Justice respond if the Orange Volunteers attack members of the Irish Guards?

    Following the killing of Garda Adrian Donoghue in County Louth, and the discovery of the getaway car in Armagh, and considering the fact the Government have suggested that it was in fact 'An Assasination', it is now quite reasonable to suggest in polite society that a shadowy Loyalist Death Squad could carry out such an attack.. If the Orange Volunteers carried out this 'assasination', where does that leave us?



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    Are they going to start launching bomb attacks on pubs in the south, like the Ulster Volunteer Force did in 1994 in Pearse Street when it targeted civilians having a few pínts?



    Are we going to be building more memorials like this one commemorating the victims of 1974?

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    Probably issue a European arrest warrant if they are identified and have the PSNI arrest them.
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    How about we stop indulging in such crackpot notions that the Garda was murderred by Loyalists?

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    It's an interesting hypothesis nonetheless. The Indo would be indignantly highlighting some action of the Irish state which had provoked the poor loyalists into behaving in this manner. Rowing in behind them would be John Bruton and Michael McDowell.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cathalbrugha View Post
    Following the killing of Garda Adrian Donoghue in County Louth, and the discovery of the getaway car in Armagh, and considering the fact the Government have suggested that it was in fact 'An Assasination', it is now quite reasonable to suggest in polite society that a shadowy Loyalist Death Squad could carry out such an attack.. If the Orange Volunteers carried out this 'assasination', where does that leave us?



    The Widow Scallans Bar - Pearse Street.

    Are they going to start launching bomb attacks on pubs in the south, like the Ulster Volunteer Force did in 1994 in Pearse Street when it targeted civilians having a few pínts?



    Are we going to be building more memorials like this one commemorating the victims of 1974?
    I used to think you were a sensible poster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by meriwether View Post
    How about we stop indulging in such crackpot notions that the Garda was murderred by Loyalists?
    A crack pot notion it is, but it's not my 'notion', the Orange Volunteers are fundamentalists.. They've made public statements threatening such actions.. One of their pastors is linked in with the East Belfast faction, the ones behind the 'flag protests', whose spokesman wrote a book advocating killing people in the name of God.. They've actually carried out an attack like this, in their own 'jurisdiction', only last week, when they tried to burn a police officer to death with a petrol bomb.. What's a 'line' on a map to someone like that? 'tis not like they haven't done it before ye know..

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    Quote Originally Posted by cathalbrugha View Post
    A crack pot notion it is, but it's not my 'notion', the Orange Volunteers are fundamentalists.. They've made public statements threatening such actions.. One of their pastors is linked in with the East Belfast faction, the ones behind the 'flag protests', whose spokesman wrote a book advocating killing people in the name of God.. They've actually carried out an attack like this, in their own 'jurisdiction', only last week, when they tried to burn a police officer to death with a petrol bomb.. What's a 'line' on a map to someone like that? 'tis not like they haven't done it before ye know..
    The OP reads like wishful thinking - surprised at you.

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    Probably the same as they'd do with any other paramilitary organisation that's linked to a specific crime. As in, arrest members to try and link them with said crime. Otherwise, let them go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Little_Korean View Post
    Probably the same as they'd do with any other paramilitary organisation that's linked to a specific crime. As in, arrest members to try and link them with said crime. Otherwise, let them go.
    Yeah pretty straightforward.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Little_Korean View Post
    Probably the same as they'd do with any other paramilitary organisation that's linked to a specific crime. As in, arrest members to try and link them with said crime. Otherwise, let them go.
    the fg/labour coalition doesn't have a very good record when it comes to catching loyalists for mass murder unfortunately. Theyd blame the IRA for making the loyalists kill the garda

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