The “Boston Tapes” controversy just grows murkier by the day. I’m not saying I fall on the side of the conspiracy theorists, by no means, but it’s hard to escape the conclusion that the inspiration for the whole project seems to have arisen from the confluence of several disparate elements, both academic and political (or indeed ideological). Journalist and author Paul Larkin has some more interesting articles over on Cic Saor: “Lord Paul Bew tries in vain to whitewash his Boston tapes…” and the follow-up “In February 2001 Lord Paul Bew signed an employment contract between Ed Moloney, Anthony McIntyre and Boston College…”. Meanwhile Anthony McIntyre’s website features two guest posts which make some very fair points though some of the conspiratorial assertions don’t stand up to close scrutiny: “THE WAR OF THE WORDS” and “THE DIRTY WAR IS FOUGHT ON MANY FRONTS”. As always try to read all the claims and counter-claims in order to make up your own mind.
From my own personal view I can say that what is needed is a cooling of the rhetoric being employed by all the interested parties. This applies first and foremost to Republicans of all strands who need to put their opinions faoi smacht. Former comrades taking bites out of each other serves no one but the common enemy of both. That’s your real conspiracy.