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Robert McCartney


Carol Mallon • 17 March 2005

I have written before voicing my opinion on the brutal death of Robert McCartney.

I'm formerly from the Short Strand living in the States with my two little girls.

My huge family circle live in the Short Strand and surrounding country side.

I have always been a republican. I went to every protest to support the "blanket men," the hunger strikers, and any other protest to support justice.

My grandmother was a well respected woman, who supported the cause all her

Gerry Adams always made his way to her house to shake her hand.

We have always been Sinn Fein supporters.

I'm totally horrified at the outcome of the investigation of Sinn Fein.

The dogs on the street are barking the names of ALL that were in that bar.

Sympathy is not lying with Paula McCartney and her sisters, instead the mentality of those in the Short Strand is laying with the IRA members who have been expelled....

The talk is now that "The McCartney's" have went too far, especially going to Washington; they as a family are being discredited: "They were never republicans," "They never showed their faces at one protest".

This is obviously the IRA at work.

Do people forget? These same "heroes" "who have now lost their jobs" danced
on Robert McCartney's head so much his eye came out??

Do they not feel the pain of a mother whose only remaining son was brutally kicked unconscious?

Do they not feel anything?

In my opinion I applaud the McCartney sisters. If it was my brother I would be standing in front of the doors of "the heroes" with a placard. And I don't give a fuck who it offends.

Shame on those who defend the poison that corrupts.

I feel if one of the so called "heros" had have met the same death as Robert McCartney, we would not be facing the middle finger the McCartneys are getting.

Thank God I DON'T live there.























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