Wednesday, August 01, 2007

And so it ends, Operation Banner is no more

Thirty eight years ago, Harold Wilson the Prime minister in 1969 sent in the British army, not to put down an insurgency, but to protect Roman Catholics from the Royal Ulster Constabulary.

Time moved on, and at a pace, leaving all confused.

The Provisional IRA took to arms, with their own aims, even going to the disgusting and depraved levels of kidnapping and murdering a mother of 10 who's only transgression was comforting a dying soldier.

There has been much that would revolt decent people from both sides, but at least there is now peace.

Long may it last.

May all the dead rest in peace, and may God watch over them wherever they be.

The BBC has this.

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