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Thread: McGuinness & SF try to discredit the McCartney Sisters

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    Default McGuinness & SF try to discredit the McCartney Sisters

    Sinn Fein MP Martin McGuinness has claimed that the family of murdered Belfast man Robert McCartney is being manipulated by anti-republican forces.
    Mr McGuinness yesterday warned the family that they were leaving themselves open to such manipulation by entering the political arena to canvas support for their campaign for justice.

    "There is a concern within Sinn Fein that elements in and around the McCartneys are trying to manipulate the situation in order to disadvantage Sinn Fein," Mr McGuinness said.
    Shocking attack by someone who should know better.

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    Default Reply from Catherine McCarthy

    Cathering McCartney responded this morning by saying she understood the situation.

    "We have to be very careful that we're not being used by anybody and that includes Sinn Fein and all political parties," she said.

    "We're not stupid women. We get the impression that someone thinks out there that somebody's behind this, pulling our strings.

    "The only person behind this is our Robert and he is the person pulling out strings."

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    1. He didn't attack them. He warned them that he thought they were being used.

    2. Willie O'Dea made a statement during the SF Ard Fheis accusing them of being used politically and everyone rowed in behind him.

    3. The McCartneys are being used by political elements to attack Sinn Féin. It's specifically because they know those people are doing this that they came to our Ard Fheis, to make sure people understood that.

    4. Is this really the best you can do?

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    that is not an attack try to think up an inclusive poll
    Revolution not devolution.

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    At least it's better than the snatch of the really rubbish interview I heard with McGuinness on RTE radio this morning, where the interviewer seemed convinced that it was a threat (I assume physical threat), and was stunned that McGuinness wouldn't admit this.

    ho-hum

    ETA: btw, the name in the title is wrong, TK.
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    Default Re: McGuinness & SF try to discredit the McCarthy Sister

    Quote Originally Posted by TKwhiskers
    Shocking attack by someone who should know better.
    If you are going to post a thread like this at least try to get their names right you dodo. They're called McCartney not McCarthy.

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    thats about as bad as calling the bar mcguinnesses when it is magenisses i read that in the indo during a bout of shinner bashing, it only shows that they are interested for one reason and that is to destabalise sinn fein
    Revolution not devolution.

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    The only thing Martin McGuiness’s amateurish attempt to discredit the McCarthy sisters accomplishes is to help stifle the their attempts at bringing Robert McCathy’s IRA murders to justice.

    Cain1798, if you cant see this you should really go back to SF propaganda 101!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TKwhiskers
    The only thing Martin McGuiness’s amateurish attempt to discredit the McCarthy sisters accomplishes is to help stifle the their attempts at bringing Robert McCathy’s IRA murders to justice.
    How does it do that?
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    I would regard his attack on the PSNI as more significant. SF does not accept the legitimacy of PSNI and have yet to advocate people providing evidence to PSNI, yet they have the audacity to say the police aren't moving fast enough on the murder of Robert McCartney.

    I would be interested to hear what the McCartney sisters have to say on this - do they think PSNI are dragging their feet, or do they think more responsibility lies on the side of SF/IRA? The Shinners are showing themselves to be hypocrites as well as criminals.

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