Magazine article New Internationalist

Lethal Allies

Magazine article New Internationalist

Lethal Allies

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Lethal Allies by Anne Cadwallader (Mercier Press Price ISBN)

Of the 120 people killed in in Northern Ireland's 'triangle of death' between 1972 and 1978, only one was linked to a paramilitary organization.

In her shocking new book journalist Cadwallader tells of a police force that was out of control and colluding with death squads to target a minority.

People in pubs or going about their business are gunned down or blown up. The lack of any effective investigation raised suspicions that there was collusion between the loyalist killers, the British army and the Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC).

Lethal Lies now reveals that the British government knew that 15 per cent of the Ulster Defence Regiment (a division of the British army) were in Loyalist groups. …

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