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Tuesday, June 15, 2010


Talk about justice delayed

In 1972, 27 protesters in Derry, Northern Ireland were shot by British soldiers in what is known as the Bloody Sunday massacre (the subject of the U2 song "Sunday, Bloody Sunday"). 13 of them died.

26 years later, in 1998, the British Government ordered an investigation into the massacre.

Today, 12 more years later, the British Government released the results of that investigation, which finally acknowledges that the attack was "unjustified and unjustifiable," that the 13 dead were entirely innocent, and that British soldiers had fired first and even killed injured protesters trying to flee.

Perhaps in 2048 we can look forward to an Israeli government report acknowledging similar conclusions about their massacre of nine unarmed, innocent people about the Mavi Marmara (and the casualties inflicted upon dozens of others).

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