This video from Ireland is called British Collusion in Ireland part 1.
This is Part 2.
By Simon Basketter in Britain:
British covert military unit the Joint Support Group (JSG) works alongside US covert forces in the aptly named “Task Force Black”. …
The other unit is the Special Reconnaissance Regiment (SRR). …
“We got very good at doing this in Northern Ireland in the 1980s and 1990s, and now we want to transfer this capability to the global war on terrorism.”
SRR officers were apparently engaged in “low-level intelligence behind the scenes” when Jean Charles was shot. According to the “military sources”, this was the first time the new regiment had been engaged in an operation.
In December that year two British soldiers in the SRR were arrested by police in Iraq.
Who were the two men and what were they doing when they were seized outside al-Jamiat police station in Basra?
What prompted British soldiers to smash down the wall of the station and demolish several buildings inside the compound in the operation to snatch them back? …
It was claimed at the time that the two undercover men had opened fire when they were stopped at a police roadblock, killing at least one police officer. They were part of the Britain’s undercover war in Iraq.
Both the JSG and the SRR are run by Brigadier Gordon Kerr.
Kerr’s career has taken him to troublespots all over the world. An officer in the Gordon Highlanders, he served briefly in Cyprus before his first posting in Northern Ireland in 1972.
Tony Blair appointed Kerr to head up military intelligence in Iraq in 2003 – just two weeks after an inquiry into collusion with paramilitaries in Northern Ireland sent a file about Kerr to the director of public prosecutions. …
From the late 1970s, various British governments backed a secret unit of the army, the Force Research Unit (FRU), which, along with the special branch of the Royal Ulster Constabulary, supplied names, addresses and photographs of Catholic targets to Loyalist paramilitaries.
The FRU was led by Gordon Kerr. When Kerr became the FRU’s commander in 1986, the 100-strong squad adopted a more aggressive approach to the running of informers.
The key person supplying information was British army agent Brian Nelson.
He infiltrated the Ulster Defence Association (UDA), the biggest Loyalist paramilitary group.
His information was responsible for the murder of at least 30 Catholics.
These included many who had no connection to the IRA, including the Belfast solicitor Pat Finucane who was murdered in 1989 by the UDA’s death squad, the Ulster Freedom Fighters. …
Beyond Gordon Kerr, the Special Reconnaissance Regiment includes at least 100 other veterans of Britain’s dirty war in Northern Ireland.
How much does Tony Blair know about what they are up to?
This week saw renewed calls for a public inquiry into the 1989 murder of former republican prisoner Sam Marshall by the loyalist Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF) and allegations of security force collusion in the killing.
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