The true story of an SAS execution squad assigned to "The Troubles"
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The Nemesis File
A lot of people are under the impression that the war on terrorism began as a direct result of a dispicable terrorist attack upon the "Twin Towers" on the 11th of September. This is untrue, a war against terrorism has raged for centuries. The Nemesis File is a small insight into how this kind of dirty war, that is fought with no rules of engagement and with only one aim (destroy the enemy by any means) is carried out. There is no honour nor glory in war.
Two days later Joe McCann. a well known and leading mamber of the IRA, had run away when challenged by a Paratrooper on patrol in the Market area of Belfast. The Paratrooper opened fire, killing McCann with one round. IRA chiefs were furious, accusing the British Army of assassinating one of their most senior officers. Within 24 hours three British soldiers had been shot dead, murdered while on patrol, the IRA declared the Turf Lodge area of Belfast a "no-go" area and shootings, stoning and riots broke out afresh in Belfast and Londonderry. Throughout February, March and April our thankless task continued. As before, we were given orders to rendevous at one or another map reference on the border and we would collect another prisoner, another victim to be executed. We noticed, however, that a change had come over the prisoners. They seemed semi-comatose, drugged, barely aware of what was happening and with no fighting spirit about them. Indeed some seemed so semi-concious and relaxed that they didn,t even bother to talk, behaving as if totally unaware of what was happening. This made our task much easier for not one of them wanted to argue, make a run for it, put up a struggle or even say anything as we drove them on the 30 minute journey to Blackskull Lane. When we asked them to leave the car, it seemed that they were resigned to their fate, as though not caring if they lived or died.