851 comments posted · 12 followers · following 7
Now can you imagine the look if it had been Maggie Thatch?
British intelligence is arguably one of the best in the world (if you'll excuse the whole supporting of George Bush's fairy tale of WMDs in Iraq) . Not too shabby in the counter-intelligence realm either. They gave the IRA more than a few fits in their time.
There is the aspect of "proof" in our legal system. What can be proven in a court of law. If MI5 kept surveillance on Marty they were either asleep at the wheel, which I sincerely doubt, or they could not come up with enough evidence to bring him to justice.
Do I believe Marty to be innocent? Nope.
But it's not what I or anyone else believes that matters. It is what can be proven in a court of law by evidence of wrong-doing.
Classic example of what stalls the actual peace in the North. Not being able to let go or acknowledge the fact that there were two-sides to the conflict both of which were woefully wrong and inexcusable.
The conflict was never one sided as wolfie's statement implies and whataboutery doesn't do anything but stir the pot.
No beans please. They give me the wind somethin fierce.
Wherever you roam
And admit that the waters
Around you have grown
And accept it that soon
You'll be drenched to the bone
If your time to you
Is worth savin'
Then you better start swimmin'
Or you'll sink like a stone
For the times they are a-changin'."
– Bob Dylan