A Former Soldier Is Arrested For His Part in the Bloody Sunday Massacre

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The police in Northern Ireland arrested a 66-year-old man on Tuesday in connection with Bloody Sunday, the infamous massacre of unarmed civilian marchers by British soldiers in Londonderry on Jan. 30, 1972. It was the first time anyone had been arrested in the massacre, for which the British government formally apologized in 2010.

The former soldier, whose name was not made public, was arrested in County Antrim and taken to a police station in Belfast for questioning. The BBC reported that he was a lance corporal in 1972 — identified in a 2010 report by the pseudonymous initial “J.” He is believed to have been involved in three of the 13 killings that day. A 14th victim died months later.

J was a member of the Parachute Regiment, the army unit most hated by Catholic nationalists during the Troubles, the 30-year struggle over the status of Northern Ireland. Five months before Bloody Sunday, members of the regiment fatally shot 11 unarmed civilians in Belfast. In retaliation, the Irish Republican Army blew up the regiment’s base in Aldershot, England, in 1974, killing seven people.

The Troubles, which claimed 3,600 lives, largely ended with the 1998 Good Friday agreement, when paramilitary groups like the IRA agreed to cease hostilities and the governments of Britain and Ireland, along with the major political parties in Northern Ireland, agreed on a complex set of power-sharing arrangements for the British territory.

  • Exile1981

    It looks like they will have to try him for a war crime rather than murder as the statue of limitations for murder looks like it expired already as it’s been 43 years,

  • T.C.

    No sign of arrests for the murders of Joseph Rafferty, Paul Quinn, Jerard Evans, Andrew Kearney, and Thomas Oliver by the IRA / Sinn Féin. Guess it’s easier to conduct an investigagion when a bureaucrat at the pension office can provide the cops with a mailing address.

  • Shebel

    I am a Protestant . wooooo do you really hate me?

  • Shebel

    Dirty fucking Dogans .

  • Shebel

    Glad to see that the ” Troubles” are cleared up.

  • Shebel

    We all kind of like your new POPE .
    He is as much of a Pussy as rest of you wimps.

  • Shebel

    Any time you fucking Dogans want to ‘break bread’ —
    We will be more than receptive.
    Bring your fucking pussy Pope —if it makes you feel like Men.

  • Minicapt

    Throw Gerry Adams into solitary for a couple years, then mention the Para Regt.

    Cheers

  • Shebel

    These wars only lead to more immigrants.

    On a cold day—-I sometimes think that is the objective.

  • Shebel

    Korea -Viet Nam – Iraq- Afghanistan –Syria—

    Fuck You.

  • Shebel

    Sometimes we get tired of the game that makes us Fools.

  • Shebel

    Sometimes , I like talking to my self.

    • T.C.

      Hey Shebel, crazy people talk to themselves. Get some help.

  • Shebel

    Sorry. Some things make me get carried away.

  • Clausewitz

    So are they still tracking down IRA bombers? Yeah, thought not.