Irish fugitive found at U.S. checkpoint

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  1. Irish fugitive found at U.S. checkpoint
    Sean Gaffney
    January 30, 2008 - 11:20PM
    SARITA — U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested a man Monday at the Sarita checkpoint who fled a Northern Irish prison in an infamous escape 24 years ago, the agency said.

    The man, whose name Border Patrol refused to release late Wednesday night, is expected to soon be transferred to British custody. Reportedly a member of the Irish Republican Army, the man is accused of making a violent escape from the Maze prison in Northern Ireland in September 1983 along with 38 other IRA members.

    He was arrested at the Sarita checkpoint outside of Brownsville on Monday after he was unable to provide valid immigration documents. Agents did a background check through an international fingerprint system, which identified the man as having escaped from the prison.

    The Maze, the maximum-security prison from which he reportedly escaped, was home to some of the most notorious killers and bombers of the more than three-decades-long armed struggle against Britain to unite Northern Ireland with the Irish Republic.

    On Sept. 25, 1983, one prison guard was killed and another injured when 38 IRA inmates used smuggled guns and knives to overpower prison security personnel, according to news reports of the incident.

    Numerous terrorist attacks, and occasionally street warfare, killed more than 3,500 people during the more than 30 years of fighting between pro-Irish independence groups, such as the IRA, and British nationalist sympathizers. But since 1998, significant steps have been taken toward peace and the violence has all but ceased.

    Britain retains control of Northern Ireland in an elaborate power-sharing scheme with Irish separatist groups.

    Some former members of the groups have moved into national politics, including Gerry Adams, a former inmate at Maze who is now the president of the Sinn Fein party — the former political wing of the IRA. Adams was imprisoned at Maze in the early 1970s for his activities with the IRA. He is now a member of the Northern Ireland Assembly.
  2. Guess he didn't look Hispanic enough! :lol:
  3. The last 3 paragraphs of the article show just how much our American cousins understand about the conflict

    "killed more than 3,500 people during the more than 30 years of fighting between pro-Irish independence groups, such as the IRA, and British nationalist sympathizers"

    or murdering civilians, police and soldiers as I would put it

    "Britain retains control ... in an elaborate power-sharing scheme with Irish separatist groups"

    Not quite how I would describe it, but perhaps too close for comfort.
  4. ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

    wow thats cheered me up no end

    up his rusty ring- I hope when the yanks have him- some lad called bubba

    shows him some tender prison love
  5. seaweed

    seaweed LE Book Reviewer

    Reads as if the piece has been edited by Teddy Kennedy!
  6. Ord_Sgt

    Ord_Sgt RIP

    At least the yanks are doing the right thing and sending him back.
  7. I'm surprised they didn't give him a pat on the back and a medel. Given the amount of cash that flowed from the States to NI, to help fund those peacefull demonstrations against the evil imperial English overlord.

    Pre 9/11 I guess they would have done. Maybe they view evil murdering fucktards in a different light now. Shame it took so many lives to do it.
  8. If he's Gerry's age, don't think even bubba will be going for him!
    Then again, they could put him in with some priest...
  9. To a hero's welcome and a quick release no doubt.
  10. Biped

    Biped LE Book Reviewer

    You got there before me. He'll be pardoned and released because of the gobment's support for the IRA and their cause, and because Adams will be lobbying for his release, stating that, even though he's escaped justice and was part of a gang that killed a bloke whilst breaking out, he still comes under Good Friday.
  11. Isnt he an illegal combatant? Shouldnt that mean he goes into an orange bioler suit to G- Bay for 4 years to be interrogated???
  12. Although he will be released almost as soon as he is back at least they are returning him and not naming a street after him and giving him citizenship like they did with Joe Docherty.
  13. He will be on celebrity big brother before you know it.
  14. Unfortunately, is exactly what will happen. All ready noise about it in the Irish community over here.
  15. Yep, he'll be immediately let go and probably given a cash lump sum as he's been victimised and deprived of his rights.

    Complete crap the way these turds are treated these days.

    Hope he gets it up the bum while inside, then slowly killed in a prison brawl.