Some time ago I published photos on An Sionnach Fionn featuring British soldiers serving in Afghanistan making Nazi salutes while posing in front of a British terrorist flag. Last week it was taken up by the news media in Britain, in particular the Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday newspapers. Now I have images from the so-called Royal Irish Regiment or RIR showing further displays of support for the separatist terror factions of the British Unionist minority community in Ireland. In addition there are photographs showing members of the British Army wearing the regalia of the Orange Order, an oath-bound Protestant fundamentalist organisation violently opposed to the Roman Catholic faith in Ireland, Britain and elsewhere.
During Britain’s decades long counter-insurgency war against the Irish Republican Army many observers believe that there was frequently little to distinguish between British soldier and British gunman, British police officer and British car bomber and witnessing members of the British Armed Forces readily associating themselves with terrorist gangs who inflicted untold misery in Ireland simply adds to that belief. Furthermore the visible proof that the British Army and government permits a sectarian and racist movement like the Orange Order, a “British KKK”, to openly recruit and organise in the ranks of the military says much about Britain’s role in the war that disfigured the north-western edge of Europe.