"The biggest cunt I noticed today was on HYS (no, really?) who is now calling for an inquiry into the Birmingham bombings "because that was the real crime"."
The Birmingham bombings that they've already convicted innocent people of?
The calls for investigations into IRA atrocities sum up a very key part of the whole debate. What Saville has found, after years upon years of fudge and denial, is that the people murdered on Bloody Sunday categorically were not IRA, either provisional or official. This, however, will not penetrate a certain psyche, found in common across hardline Unionism, Tories and the usual Our-Boys-Pudding-Pullers. Any open expression of Irish Nationalism, Irish Nationalist Politics, even mere Irishness whilst living in the Wee Six was and is morally identical to being a member of an IRA ASU. To them, NICRA was the IRA. So was the SDLP. Essentially, any gathering or organisation within NI or the Island of Ireland that was deemed to have too many Taigs in it was effectively, the IRA. It made a fine excuse, an easy justification. When the Miami Showband got shot up (by a gang including Police and Army), they were just dirty fenians running guns for the IRA. When Dublin and Monaghan were bombed (with assistance from the same gang as mentioned previously), well, that was merely fair play against those Irish cunts who supported the violence. When some fella left a GAA club or a Hibs hall after a few beers and caught a bullet in the head, well, sure everybody knew they were only IRA social clubs and playgrounds anyway. Essentially, and you'll see it as you scroll up and down the Mail comments, the notion that a Nationalist/Catholic could possibly be an innocent victim is anathema. It cannot possibly be considered.
As for the Shinners gunning down the Paras, though. Fuck. That. Noise. The innocents of Bloody Sunday have dealt long enough with the stench of false association with the IRA, and the various cunts and cornerboys of "The Provisional Wing" have had their step up on the corpses. I think, much like the victims families, in fact, that a vindicated, dignified rest is what they deserve now.
(In the interest of honesty, and full disclosure, I have a particular dog in this fight. My Grandmother and Grandfather were shot to ribbons by the UVF, in an incident which isn't entirely clear of the spoor of Police collusion. They had the misfortune to share a surname, but not a gene nor a drop of blood with an IRA man who lived some 20 miles away. You won't hear the likes of the above to your face, no, but I've heard it more than once behind my back. They must have been relatives. They must have been at something. Sure no smoke...)