British also involved in Ireland’s carnage

Posted By: March 29, 2013

Baltimore Sun. Thursday, December 30, 2004

Letters to the Editor
Todd Richissin’s article “Peace has turned Dr. No into Dr. Maybe” (Dec 26) contained an extraordinary error.
It says, “Together, the Catholic and Protestant paramilitaries are blamed for some 3,600 deaths” – as if the British government (the British army, special forces, intelligence, police, etc.) were not involved.
British forces killed hundreds of Catholics in Northern Ireland. And the British government established, armed and trained Protestant murder gangs that assassinated many Catholics.
By now the entire world knows all this, except Mr. Richissin and the fact-checkers for The Sun.

Father Sean McManus
The writer is president of the Irish National Caucus.