The British and Irish media have been singing the praises of Field-Marshal (retired) Henry Wilson, assassinated outside his home in London on 22 June 1922 by two members of the IRA, seemingly on the orders of the IRB (i.e. Michael Collins).
Wilson was a former chief of staff of British forces, then a Unionist member of Parliament and military adviser to the Ulster Unionists.
What the Irish media are not so keen for you to know is that in May 1920, during the War of Independence, Wilson had advocated shooting five hostages for every member of the RIC killed (which at that point included the Black and Tans) and “a clean-cut policy on shooting by roster.” He it was who, in keeping with this policy, instigated what are known as the “Curfew Murders,” carried out by Auxiliaries with the collaboration of British soldiers.
On 6 March 1921 the mayor of Limerick, George Clancy, the previous mayor, Michael O’Callaghan, and another man were victims of this murder policy.
A successful campaign was launched by Ian Paisley Junior to have a memorial plaque erected in the House of Commons to add to those honouring members of Parliament who were “killed in action or by terrorists.” It’s hardly necessary to say that the Dublin political class and their servile media gave it their full support, asserting, with their customary clichés, that the Irish people have “matured” (whatever that means) and now support “reconciliation”—i.e. reconciling us to our subordinate status as junior (very junior) partners of imperialism, so putting the finishing touches to Redmondism, now the accepted if not admitted ideology of all the political parties.