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35 Years Ago — The Brighton Bombing (October 12 1984) [Understanding the Lockerbie Solution]

“Mrs. Thatcher will now realise that Britain cannot occupy our country and torture our prisoners and shoot our people in their own streets and get away with it. Today we were unlucky, but remember we only have to be lucky … Continue reading

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On This Day — Lord Louis Mountbatten Killed by IRA (August 27 1979) [2019]

“The IRA claim responsibility for the execution of Lord Louis Mountbatten. This operation is one of the discriminate ways we can bring to the attention of the English people the continuing occupation of our country. (…) The death of Mountbatten … Continue reading

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On This Day — The Great Gardner Museum Heist (March 18 1990) [2019]

“This [$10m] reward demonstrates the commitment of the museum and its board of trustees to the recovery of these important works. We are the only buyer for these works and they belong in their rightful home.” Steve Kidder — President … Continue reading

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On This Day — IRA Launches Mortar shells at 10 Downing Street (February 7 1991)

“It was a remarkably good aim if you consider that the bomb was fired 250 yards [across Whitehall] with no direct line of sight. Technically, it was quite brilliant and I’m sure that many army crews, if given a similar task, … Continue reading

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On This Day — The Brighton Bombing (October 12 1984)

“Mrs. Thatcher will now realise that Britain cannot occupy our country and torture our prisoners and shoot our people in their own streets and get away with it. Today we were unlucky, but remember we only have to be lucky … Continue reading

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On This Day — Lord Louis Mountbatten Killed by IRA (August 27 1979)

“The IRA claim responsibility for the execution of Lord Louis Mountbatten. This operation is one of the discriminate ways we can bring to the attention of the English people the continuing occupation of our country. … The death of Mountbatten … Continue reading

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On This Day — The Great Gardner Museum Heist (March 18 1990)

“This [$10m] reward demonstrates the commitment of the museum and its board of trustees to the recovery of these important works. We are the only buyer for these works and they belong in their rightful home.” Steve Kidder — President … Continue reading

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