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March 10, 2009

We are staring into the abyss

This could get out of hand.

Williamson said police studies of TV surveillance footage had documented how two masked Real IRA men armed with assault rifles waited in bushes across the road as off-duty, unarmed soldiers walked out of their fort to collect pizzas from two Domino's Pizza couriers. He said the attackers fired more than 60 bullets in about 30 seconds, closing quickly on foot to fire rounds point-blank at the prone victims.
In its statement of responsibility the Real IRA said it deliberately shot the Domino's workers because they were British "collaborators" providing food to the enemy.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at March 10, 2009 10:07 AM


Senseless fratricidal violence has been a hallmark of Hibernian culture since the time of Fiacha Finnolach. We should be careful not to judge the exercise of their ancestral hunting rites by our modern morals. After all, they never had a subprime mortgage crisis—clearly the greatest moral failing of all time.

Posted by: Chris Taylor [TypeKey Profile Page] at March 10, 2009 12:24 PM