Death On The Rock

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A ground-breaking TV documentary examining the shooting of three IRA terrorists in Gibraltar by members of the British Special Air Service (SAS). While on a mission to attack British troops in the mid-1980s, members of the Irish Republican Army were shot and killed before they had a chance to detonate over 100 pounds of explosives alongside a British military meeting point. However, the British current affairs programme This Week examined evidence that the IRA terrorists were not given the option to surrender when they were approached by the SAS and that they were essentially executed in the middle of the street. At the time, the British government attempted to block the broadcast of this programme, but when that attempt failed and the broadcast went ahead, the company involved in the broadcast – Thames Television – lost its London ITV franchise three years later, a regulatory action which many thought was directly influenced by the adverse impact of the documentary on Margaret Thatcher’s government.

 

 

Death On The Rock , 8.6 out of 10 based on 12 ratings

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  • sandlion

    Ah, what a shame….shooting known terrorists and preventing deliberate killing of innocent civilians…long may we use these people as target practice for our special forces

  • sandlion

    Ah, what a shame….shooting known terrorists and preventing deliberate killing of innocent civilians…long may we use these people as target practice for our special forces

  • dubabroad

    @ sandlon ,,,,, thats right !!!  the british gov./empire/military never killed innocent civilians ???

  • dubabroad

    @ sandlon ,,,,, thats right !!!  the british gov./empire/military never killed innocent civilians ???

    • Jessie

      Well done for completely missing the point of sandlion’s comment. Full marks for being a fuck wit.

      • Jim

        well done yourself jessie for not realising that dubabroad understood sandlions post. Full marks for being a moron!! HA ha ha

      • Jim

        well done yourself jessie for not realising that dubabroad understood sandlions post. Full marks for being a moron!! HA ha ha

        • dubabroad

          cheers Jim, Jessie that name suits you

        • dubabroad

          cheers Jim, Jessie that name suits you

        • Jessie

          Jim, very clearly dubabroad didn’t understand sandlions post; he noted that the deaths of these terrorists prevented the deaths of innocent people … , and yet in response dubabroad posed a question that the British government may have also killed innocent people.The latter is a different subject.

        • Jessie

          Jim, very clearly dubabroad didn’t understand sandlions post; he noted that the deaths of these terrorists prevented the deaths of innocent people … , and yet in response dubabroad posed a question that the British government may have also killed innocent people.The latter is a different subject.

      • dubabroad

        Criticism is what these are for ,, but are you one of those gobshites who feels brave calling people fuck wit on line and not face to face

        • Jessie

          OK then fuck wit let’s meet up

        • Jessie

          OK then fuck wit let’s meet up

        • Jessie

          OK then fuck wit let’s meet up

      • dubabroad

        Criticism is what these are for ,, but are you one of those gobshites who feels brave calling people fuck wit on line and not face to face

  • Dara

    What about a documentary about the thousands kill by the Republican scum?

  • Bambi1988

    The Irish Republican Army HAVE used terror tactics in their campaigns but their crimes pale in comparison to the brutality suffered by 60+ nations in the last 100 years by us Brits, and don’t forget the USA, always ready to put the boot in when a man’s down..

  • Bambi1988

    The Irish Republican Army HAVE used terror tactics in their campaigns but their crimes pale in comparison to the brutality suffered by 60+ nations in the last 100 years by us Brits, and don’t forget the USA, always ready to put the boot in when a man’s down..

  • Bambi1988

    The Irish Republican Army HAVE used terror tactics in their campaigns but their crimes pale in comparison to the brutality suffered by 60+ nations in the last 100 years by us Brits, and don’t forget the USA, always ready to put the boot in when a man’s down..

    • Anonymous

      Keep kicking yourself in the testicles dick head. I for one will stand and watch whilst you wallow is self loathing.I defecate on your forehead you brain washed creep.

      • Jim

        EnglishMadness, if ur going to vent ur spleen with childish use of language, maybe find this documentary on youtube and vacate ur anal cavity there. 

  • Patriclp4

    Terrorists? I wonder how the Brits would have reacted had the shoe been on the other foot. by the way, let’s see a list of those innocent killed by British imperialists all over the globe.

  • Anonymous

    Aww dear poor freedom fighters got shot before they could sneak there explosives into the path of innocent bystanders.The people of Northern Ireland want to remain in the UK.They had a referendum.These people like all people who blow innocent bystanders up are scum.That goes for all terrorists.The IRA is now defeated, with only die hard 18 year old council estate slum scum carrying out there evil deeds.Personally I think all sides are equally pathetic in Northern Ireland.Go and throw some house bricks at some school girls in the name of your Jewish created mind control stories.Dick heads.

    • Kevin

      Being English you have been bombarded with British imperialist propaganda your whole life. NI is more complicated than your pee brain could ever hope to understand. In 1920 when the treaty was signed giving the people of Ireland partial freedom there was supposed to be a commission set up to look into the creation of a border. County Derry is mostly catholic but for strategic and economic reasons Derry was not given freedom from British imperialism. The counties of Tyrone and Armagh also have a catholic majority. But if this commission had been set up and a fair border drawn then the protestants would have only 3 counties in NI. I also disagree with your “referendum” hypothesis. Any referendum which involves the future of the affairs on the island of Ireland should be put to the people of the whole island.

    • Kevin

      Being English you have been bombarded with British imperialist propaganda your whole life. NI is more complicated than your pee brain could ever hope to understand. In 1920 when the treaty was signed giving the people of Ireland partial freedom there was supposed to be a commission set up to look into the creation of a border. County Derry is mostly catholic but for strategic and economic reasons Derry was not given freedom from British imperialism. The counties of Tyrone and Armagh also have a catholic majority. But if this commission had been set up and a fair border drawn then the protestants would have only 3 counties in NI. I also disagree with your “referendum” hypothesis. Any referendum which involves the future of the affairs on the island of Ireland should be put to the people of the whole island.

  • Dave

    The reason they were taken out with no chance to surrender was to prevent any chance of them detonating the bomb remotely. Simple as that. The IRA were playing in the big boys world and they lost this paticular match. IRA -0 SAS -3

    Just for your information the IRA never gave any of the RUC members they killed over the years the chance to surrender. They bravely walked up behind then and shot them in the back of the head and ran away.

    They got what they deserved and then cried like the chicken shits they are when these three were  taken out while they were ready to kill people at a location they thought was a soft target.

    The SAS plays by the rules of the people or organisation they are pitted against at the time and are given the go ahead to act by the prime minister. Thank god they are not answearable to the weak livered  eveybody deserves a fair trial morons that allow murderers and rapists to walk the streets while they await their fair trial.

    The IRA knew that pitted against the Paras or the SAS they got their asses kicked and cried each time it happened.

  • gallantgesture

    The SAS what a magnificent group of professional soldiers. I learned more from 2 Aussie SAS on jungle warfare tactics in 3 days than 3 weeks training in the Corps. Charlie hated to walk into his own tactics and marines adapt and when we did the result was them no longer being an effective fighting force so they had to augment the regular army’s ranks as NVA and we killed just as many. But to our shame these people were fighting for their freedom and we had no business there. Thank you SAS if the truth be known courage as well as integrity belongs to you for you kill only when you know you should.

  • Zaphodity

    That’s what happens when you fuck with the S.A.S…Taking out the trash.

  • Zaphodity

    That’s what happens when you fuck with the S.A.S…Taking out the trash.

  • Bobbysands

    the sas r cowards up tha ra

  • bobby sands

    what is it with these scummy loyalists homo fucks can’t they tell the difference between the IRA AND THE UVF the loyalists moan about the IRA being terrorists for fighting british oppression but the dummy loyalists cunts glorify the UDA and the UVF who cowarldy plant bombs in pubs that are crowded with innocent catholics that have NO connection what so ever to any paramilitaries

  • Third lion

    Lets be honest here these people set out to Murder innocent people so no remorse was shown and that’s how it should be.
    The British empire is no more and not been for a long time.
    Finally does anyone expect anything else from the Irish? They talk about the wrong doings of the British empire and I will admit at times it’s been shocking but let’s look at the Irish, They stabbed the scots in the back twice,they hid away in 2world wars and helped and supported the nazis who funnily enough killed over 6m Jews yet they talk about the Brits killing innocent people lol.

    How anyone can even talk to these ginger headed midgets is beyond me! Ireland small nothing country that’s been irrevelant in history and will continue to be irrevelant for the rest of hits sad pathetic existence.
    Oh and just got helped by the British or it would have gone bankrupt.

    Oh and Bambi1988 remember 6m innocent Jews dead and your country backed,supported and helped the people who did it.

    • brady

      ha funny we irish stabed the scots in the back if my memory serves me right it was the scots who helped the english invade our land and stole the north.english
      Scottish scum

  • Grammer Police

    The comments here are, I think, quite the most stupid I’ve ever read. What a load of zenophobic tosh.

  • Jock

    They were Terrorists. They got what they deserved. End of story.