McGuinnesss Anger Following Bloody Sunday

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  1. McGuinness's Anger Following Bloody Sunday

    Northern Ireland Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness
    said today he would have killed every single British soldier
    in Derry in the aftermath of Bloody Sunday if he had been
    able to.

    The self confessed former IRA man said feelings were running
    so high in the wake of the killings he would have had no
    difficulty killing every soldier in the city.

    A total of 13 civil rights marchers in the Bogside area of
    Derry in 1972 were shot dead by paratroopers. A 14th died
    later from his injuries.

    Derry born and raised Mr McGuinness, the Sinn Fein MP and
    MLA, said the shooting "hardened our attitudes considerably".

    Speaking during a wide-ranging interview on RTE - the Irish
    State radio - he said: "There is no doubt whatsoever that in
    the aftermath of Bloody Sunday there was a renewed
    determination to oppose the British army and the RUC."

    "If I had had the ability to kill every single British
    soldier that was on the streets of Derry I would have killed
    every single one of them without any difficulty whatsoever."

    The report of the official inquiry into Bloody Sunday is
    still nowhere near being ready the British government
    revealed recently.

    What has become the longest running inquiry in UK legal
    history has run up a bill of £181.2 million (£1 = $1.94) so
    far, Northern Ireland Secretary Shaun Woodward revealed in a
    Commons written reply earlier this month.