We can’t get over Kingsmills

Operating Room''Accident and Emergency, A+E, A&E, Hospital.
Operating Room''Accident and Emergency, A+E, A&E, Hospital.

No stone left unturned. No safe haven for terrorists. We will hunt them down.

These are the words that I can remember as a 15-year-old, the words spoken by politicians, police and government ministers after my older brother and his nine workmates were brutally murdered in cold blood at Kingsmills on January 5, 1976.

This massacre was carried out by evil IRA animals who were filled with hatred and bigotry.

Animals only kill for food. but obviously these evil men killed for pleasure and to satisfy their hatred.

The shameful, disgusting acts by politicians, police and both governments that innocent victims from both communities have had to endure is incredible.

The latest in a long line of distasteful events is the on the run revelation that suspected terrorists got ‘comfort letters’ giving them exemption from their crimes and even exempting them from questioning for the crime they may or may not be guilty of.

It is in my opinion unlawful and those responsible are guilty of treason to the people they swore to serve and protect.

I was not just surprised but shocked to see that only two suspects received on the run letters concerning the Kingsmills massacre.

I am shocked that no more letters have been handed out, but then how could one accept the word of the giver and how could I trust their word given their past history on such matters?

After all, these are the same bodies who said ‘no stone left unturned, no safe haven for terrorists, we will hunt them down’.

As we approach another anniversary of the Kingsmills massacre all innocent victims of terrorism in this country have had to endure so much pain and now corruption so high:

We can’t get over it,

So deep we can’t get under it,

So wide we can’t get around it,

The only way forward is to go through it and see who is behind it.

May Almighty God bring forth truth and justice to heal our land because no man can.

Colin Worton

Innocent victim
Kingsmills families