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Your Comments: Omagh - What the Police Were Never Told

Police officers at scene of Omagh bomb
Ten years on no-one is in jail for the Omagh attack

Thank you for sending us your comments on Panorama: Omagh - What the Police Were Never Told.

The debate is now closed but a selection of your views are published below.

Panorama: Omagh - What the Police Were Never Told was shown on BBC One at 8.30pm on Monday 15 September 2008.


I was appalled at the content of your programme last evening. If the facts are as stated, and I do not doubt what was said, it says two things to me. First this is probably the best single argument for allowing intercepts to be used in court proceedings. Second it shows just how hollow were the words of Tony Blair were when he said that in conjunction with the government of the Republic no stone would be left unturned. It would appear that quite a few stones were left undisturbed. My heart goes out to the families, I have visited Omagh on business and found it to be a charming and attractive town now scarred forever by an act of senseless barbarism.
Frank Spence

As a nation, Britain has NO defence without intelligence and Britain has no intelligence without some confidentiality. While programmes like Panorama continue to produce shows like this the rot is setting in. As far as I'm concerned, what may have made Britain great is fast disappearing leaving us open to attack from many sides. While some BBC programmes marvel at the efficacy of Bletchley Park they now scoff at GCHQ, showing how short sighted and blinkered it is as an organisation.
Ros

An excellent and moving programme in the best tradition of Panorama which deserved more than the 30 minutes allocated.
John

Terrible for the families of the Omagh bombing ten years ago that nobody so far has been brought to justice when it seems now they should and could have been had full co-operation been given to the police. The police who were investigating this terrible tragedy should have been given every assistance and intelligence reports should have been shared by the relevant organisations. I think tonight's programme raised great concerns about the Omagh bombings especially for the still grieving families, some of whom we saw tonight. This incident brought great tragedy into their lives, they fully deserve to see justice done with all the promises that were given at the time by politicians and the police, that it would be. I very much hope that these evil men who committed this terrible crime will be brought to justice even after ten years since this dreadful incident took place.
Steve Fuller

As an ex-member of the security forces that worked with GCHQ and in NI, I find that your programme has crossed a line that will result in giving current terrorist cells more information than they should have. There are some things that even in a democracy that should be kept quiet; the use of telecommunications and the interception of such is one of those. Sorry BBC, I think you screwed up this time.
John Hartley




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