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15 August 2008

10 Years On - The "Obscenity" of Omagh ...

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Shown below are 28 faces of 29 mass murder victims.
At their family's request, the face of the 29th victim was never published for 'public consumption'.



Today's post is in respectful memory of the 29 innocent Irish civilians callously murdered in cold blood by cowards, in Omagh, ten years ago today.











Our only comment is this:

Our father came from a Scottish 'orange' Protestant family. Our mother came from an Irish Catholic family. Against the wishes of their respective relatives, they married -- and produced four sons and a daughter, including ourselves of course.

None of us have turned out be terrorists. Nor have any of us become murderers, nor extremists nor even plain old ignorant bigots.

Moral of our personal story?

You tell us.

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4 Comments:

Anonymous bootlean said...

For thirty years, Irish terrorists were [partly] funded by many gullible Americans. Not the government, but American people themselves. Usually those of Irish descent but without a clue about was really happening over in Ireland or over here in mainland Britain.....to innocents.

Thanks for remembering, Richard. May they all be resting in peace, and may the guilty rot....slowly.

11:44 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Amen.

8:04 pm  
Anonymous R J Adams said...

Another case of the gullible misled into believing murder was okay in a 'cause'. Those who control and indoctrinate seldom get their hands bloody. They designate their gruesome deeds to the simple and easily-led. Your parents were right to defy the narrow-minded religious bigots - on both sides. Integration is often the only way to prove their so-called 'causes' are nothing but a load of hogwash.

11:54 pm  
Blogger Wisewebwoman said...

I was in Ireland when this happened, Richard, and no one has ever been charged with it. The film "Omagh" helped me understand what was going on, the smack of the cover-up and the guilty being protected.
It is appalling in this day and age that there hasn't been full accountability.
XO
WWW

4:21 am  

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