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Started 6/1/18 by PTG (anotherPTG); 25373 views.
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From: Jenifer (Zarknorph)

Nov-21

adwil

From: adwil

Nov-21

Jenifer (Zarknorph) said:

"One hundred years ago, 14 people attending a Gaelic football game in Dublin were killed when British forces opened fire. The events left an indelible impression on Irish sport."

14?

The same number as the Brits murdered by the IRA earlier that same day. Very symmetrical.

One wonders why the Brits opened fire when their orders were merely to search the crowd for weapons. The alleged they were shot at, but nothing was ever proved or disproved.

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BerrySteph

From: BerrySteph

Nov-22

Jenifer (Zarknorph) said:

The 90 seconds that turned a football match into a massacre One hundred years ago, 14 people attending a Gaelic football game in Dublin were killed when British forces opened fire. The events left an indelible impression on Irish sport.

Not the only soldiers just come out of the trenches of WW1 to carry out such a massacre - there was a bigger one in India (Amritsar 1919).

Since very little like that happened before or since (Peterloo was 1819, 100 years earlier, Napoleonic War linked, the inexcusable "Bloody Sunday" in Belfast 60 years later) I don't think the WW1 link is just coincidence.

May even have been troops who were so damaged by PTSD that they could not be disarmed, kept on because it was considered the safest thing to do.

Why do I point at "Bloody Sunday" in 1972 as reflecting on us so much more badly? Because it was covered up - the guns disposed of, the inquiries incomplete. There were cameras there, it should not have been difficult to identify "Squaddy B". In fact, we know who it was and where he's been given refuge.

Meanwhile, Adwil is a notorious apologist for atrocity.

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From: Jenifer (Zarknorph)

Nov-23

slackerx

From: slackerx

Nov-23

"Hay un tigre sin comer"

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PTG (anotherPTG)

From: PTG (anotherPTG)

Dec-6

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