More on the IRA: Lord Mountbatten's Assassination

Randy Black writes: "According to a former IRA operative, a world-wide network of terror was behind Lord Mountbatten's assassination in 1979. Mountbatten, appointed Supreme Allied Commander in Southeast Asia during World War II, was killed along with two other people when his fishing boat in Donegal Bay, Ireland, was blown up by an IRA bomb.

Former IRA official, Sean O'Callaghan, told Britain's Sunday Telegraph that the IRA received 2 million pounds from Syria for the hit. He mentioned the involvement of the Russian military intelligence, Libya and the PLO--the details of which are not yet known. The motivation of the countries behind this operation is also speculative. But it is clear that the IRA had been attempting to establish links with the Syrians and the PLO since the 1970s.

O'Callaghan was a member of the IRA since the age of fifteen. He recently revealed to the viewers of a British television program that he switched sides after his extended service as head of the IRA's Southern Command. He became a double agent, relaying the activities of the IRA to the British authorities. After serving a commuted eight-year prison sentence for the murder of two people, he is now an outspoken opponent of the IRA".

Sources: CNN, Sunday Telegraph, Reuters



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