On the BBC news 'First Warning?"

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from PANews via Scotsman website
10:55pm (UK)
'Stay Out of Politics', Mcguinness Warns Mccartney Sisters

By Alan Erwin, PA

Sinn Fein chief Martin McGuinness tonight urged IRA murder victim Robert McCartney’s sisters to stay out of party politics.

The Mid Ulster MP warned the family that they could risk losing popular support for their campaign to get justice over the pub brawl killing.

As it emerged that one of the chief suspects in the inquiry is to be questioned by detectives, Mr McGuinness told BBC Radio Ulster: “The McCartneys need to be very careful.

“To step over that line, which is a very important line, into the world of party politics, can do a huge disservice to their campaign.

“In fact, it can dismay and disillusion an awful lot of people, tens of thousands of people who support them in their just demands.”

Mr McGuinness also stressed that any witnesses who were in the Belfast bar on the night of the attack should contact the Police Ombudsman, Nuala O’Loan.

He later insisted that his comments, made as Sinn Fein President Gerry Adams was bracing for a fierce US backlash over the murder, had been taken out of context. ...
full story at http://news.scotsman.com/latest.cfm?id=4255809
 

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Adams was on BBC1 news at 10 O'Clock last night warning the sisters. Looked like a threat to me.
 

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What do McGuinnis and Adams know about party politics?

Party politics is about working for and persuading people to your point of view - not shooting, bombing and threatening them to your point of view.

Messrs McGuinnis & Adams - for your information, your type of 'party politics' is called TERRORISM.
 
#7
I guess they have finally realised how damaging the mcCarney affair has been for them and their coffers.

McGuiness is snivelling excuse for a man and should be strung up scrotum first!
 
#8
Let's not get too sorry for the 'Sisters of Mercy'.

The whole family were/are card carrying fully paid up members of Sinn Fein/IRA. They appeared to be quite happy to vote for Adams, McGuiness and the rest of their murderous chums for the past 30 years or so. You reap what you sow.

Incidentally, I saw McGuiness give what certainly appeared to me to be a thinly veiled threat to the McCartney family on the telly the other night. What are the odds on a tragic car crash somewhere near the border happening which mysteriously wipes the whinging covan out when all the fuss dies down?
 
#9
There has been talk of one of the sisters standing in the general election. I doubt they'd have to do much campaigning, their very presence is a reminder to all of what Sinn Feinn/IRA has come to (no matter what their original aim/behaviour).
 
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Queensman said:
What are the odds on a tragic car crash somewhere near the border happening which mysteriously wipes the whinging covan out when all the fuss dies down?
Think a quiet kneecapping in a Short Strand back street is more likely. Sinn Fein/IRA are hardly famed for their subtlety.
 
#12
If the two 'sudden;y diappear' it woulld be the nail in the coffin for Schitt stain/PIRA.

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SKJOLD said:
If the two 'sudden;y diappear' it woulld be the nail in the coffin for Schitt stain/PIRA.

sk
Sinn Fein/PIRA would only blame it on the Security Forces trying to blacken the good name of Adams & McGuinness......
 
#14
Heard on the news that he did not threaten them.

When is a threat not a threat? Not when it's got McGuinness or Adams name attached to it.

Same old intimidation, been happening for years but now the family have a forum.

Even if the family are Sinn Fein/IRA in-breds, if they can in anyway help to break this lot up good on 'em.
 
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Cutaway said:
SKJOLD said:
If the two 'sudden;y diappear' it woulld be the nail in the coffin for Schitt stain/PIRA.

sk
Sinn Fein/PIRA would only blame it on the Security Forces trying to blacken the good name of Adams & McGuinness......
There's got to be an arguement here for Security Forces to do it first then?
 
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Murielson said:
Heard on the news that he did not threaten them.

When is a threat not a threat? Not when it's got McGuinness or Adams name attached to it.

Same old intimidation, been happening for years but now the family have a forum.

Even if the family are Sinn Fein/IRA in-breds, if they can in anyway help to break this lot up good on 'em.
Of course it was "friendly advice" from Mcguiness on radio 4 this am
 
#17
It would be my opinion, and 'tis opinion only. That the allegation that the family were all "card carrying members of SF" is incorrect.
Particularly in the case of the deceased member of the family.

Did that mean they liked you when you worked here or wanted you to?

No.

Deal with it.

Have they done more harm internationally and perhaps more importantly, domestically, to SF than anyone politician in the last decade?

Better believe it...
 
#18
Whilst I am eternally glad that the McCartney Sisters campaign is exposing the SF/IRA for what it is I feel little sympathy for them.

They were a part of the silent majority of Catholics and republicans that supported the IRA in it's campaign of terror, not in an overt way, but by doing exactly the same thing they are acusing everyone of at the moment; staying quiet even though they knew who the muderous thugs were that we killing and bombing across NI.

Only once it affected their family did they decide to speak out against the culture of silence. The tacitly joined in with it for many years and so cannot expect everyone else to have such a sudden conversion as they have.

You reap what you sow
 
#19
Nelson Mandela was a convicted terrorist who only just escaped the rope. The rest we all know. Sometimes, things can change from within

The McCartney's are just like anyone else. It's not your problem until it directly affects you, It has affected them, now they have reacted. SF/PIRA have shown tremendous resilience to external pressure for some time, but against internal pressure, they start to fold like a house of cards.

The question is , how far are the McCartney sisters prepared to push this? Yes I know there is a danger of their house spontaneously combusting , but everyone will know who is responsible, and it might yet give PSNI a foothold back in areas that traditionally did not co-operate with them.

I am not prepared to specualte as to whether their NOK were players or not. What I can see though, is pressure on SF/PIRA to start thinking about the good of thir people and Ireland as a whole, as opposed to just lining their own pockets, whilst proclaiming they are there for the people.

It now transpires, that there were at least 2 SF politicians in the bar that night.

Curiouser and curiouser says the little girl with the long blonde hair.
 
#20
I can't honestly say I feel any particular sympathy either.
But then I realise that for the most part they represent the vast majority of the entire N.I population who are, regardless of what they express in public, entirely ambivalent to anything which happens to the "other" community.
 

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