Blogroll Me! How This Old Brit Sees It ...: Uh, oh!

24 April 2005

Uh, oh!

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Alan Rimmer, of the UK's Sunday Mirror, published an 'exclusive' today [Sunday 24th April]. It wasn't many words long. It wasn't given much space nor prominence; it made it, only into a corner of page 30 -- in an 80 page edition. The word "murder" wasn't used -- the word "killing" was.

Upon reading, I immediately thought it strange to learn the body in question was found a full week earlier -- yet I'd been ignorant of it until today. Seemingly, a post mortem's already been held -- confirming cause of death as an abdominal gunshot wound. Also, the very next day an inquest was opened -- then immediately adjourned. The next tid-bit really struck me as odd -- the claim that a 'senior' Metropolitan Police officer had been 'informed'. That, is highly unusal.

Apparently, the dead man was a 57 year old, un-named, ex-soldier. His body was found a week ago, slumped at the wheel of his BMW, parked in a quiet West London street.

Rimmer's 'exclusive' included the following information:

The deceased was not just any ex-soldier:he was a former SAS member.

He'd served with the Coldstream Guards -- in Londonderry, Northern Ireland -- in January 1972 -- when 13 civilians were shot dead by the British Army on the infamous, 'Bloody Sunday'.

The plot thickens even more.

In the British government's recent Bloody Sunday enquiry, the dead man is said to have given evidence -- under cover of a special codename.

I repeat: "Uh, oh!" I add: "Keep your eyes & ears open."

5 Comments:

Blogger Elaine Supkis said...

Executions, Mafia style.

Read at the BBC that suddenly, right after Bliar said the election is "in the bag" the WAR is an ISSUE!

Well, heaven's to Betsy!

2:54 pm  
Blogger Richard said...

The Lib-Dems 'planned' to leave 'the war' till closer to the election - now the Cons have started the same tactic. Both know they're not going to win, but they're now going after the waiverers & undecided - in a BIG way. Taking enough seats from Blair, to slash his overall majority is now THE order of the day. I hope it works - maybe we'll see the retun of true democracy if it does - ie: government by cabinet.

4:52 pm  
Anonymous harper said...

Hmmm...

What does "informed" mean in this context, Richard? Is it like "being questioned with regard to...?"

4:58 pm  
Blogger Richard said...

No, Harper. It's coded language. As in, something faaaaaar too sensitive/special to let ordinary cops deal with. Get the picture? Hush-hush, M15, etc. Nothing will be left to chance. The government will get the outcome it wants - the outcome it will demand.

5:26 pm  
Anonymous harper said...

Ohhhhh.

6:06 pm  

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