Posted by: Yankee | December 17, 2010

Lest We Forget

“And what country can preserve its liberties, if its rulers are not warned from time to time, that this people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms. What signify a few lives lost in a century or two? The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time, with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is its natural manure.”

Thomas Jefferson, 1787

And what about the blood of innocents?

Harrods Bombing, 17 Dec 1983

17 December 1983 Brown McKeown (40) Protestant
Status: Ulster Defence Regiment (UDR), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Off duty. Shot at his workplace, shop, Maghera, County Derry.
17 December 1983 Noel Lane (28) nfNIB
Status: British Police (BP), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed by car bomb which exploded outside Harrod’s Department Store, Brompton Road, Knightsbridge, London. Inadequate warning given.
17 December 1983 Jane Arbuthnot (22) nfNIB
Status: British Police (BP), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed by car bomb which exploded outside Harrod’s Department Store, Brompton Road, Knightsbridge, London. Inadequate warning given.
17 December 1983 Philip Geddes (24) nfNIB
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed by car bomb which exploded outside Harrod’s Department Store, Brompton Road, Knightsbridge, London. Inadequate warning given.
17 December 1983 Kenneth Salvesan (28) nfNIB
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed by car bomb which exploded outside Harrod’s Department Store, Brompton Road, Knightsbridge, London. Inadequate warning given.
17 December 1983 Jasmine Cochrane-Patrick (25) nfNIB
Status: Civilian (Civ), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Killed by car bomb which exploded outside Harrod’s Department StoreBrompton Road, Knightsbridge, London. Inadequate warning given.
17 December 1983 Stephen Dodd (34) nfNIB
Status: British Police (BP), Killed by: Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Injured by car bomb which exploded outside Harrod’s Department Store, Brompton Road, Knightsbridge, London. Inadequate warning given. He died 24 December 1983.

What is so civil about war, anyway?

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