History has a way of linking events many years apart. I read today that Edward Kennedy had died on the 30th anniversary 0f the assassination of Lord Mountbatten.
Lord Louis Mountbatten British admiral and statesman , the Queen’s cousin and WW2 hero, was killed by a bomb blast on his boat in Ireland. One of the earl’s twin grandsons, Nicholas, 14, and Paul Maxwell, 15, a local boy, also died in the explosion. His biographer, recounts his naval service in Norway, India and Burma between 1939 – 1945, noting : “Remember, in spite of everything, he was a great man."
This act of terrorism at Mullaghmore was followed hours later by the massacre of 18 British soldiers, killed in two booby-trap bomb explosions near Warrenpoint.
Kennedy will not be mourned in England where he is most remembered being involved in the death of Mary Jo Kopechne, leaving her to die in a submerged car, having been unfaithful to his pregnant wife. He also supported noraid [which contributed cash to the ira terrorists in Britain and provided them with arms, one example being a large consignment of arms stolen from Camp Lejeune, NC in 1979]. This american money of course bought armaments from President Gadaffi who donated enough weapons to arm the equivalent of three infantry battalions. Kennedy was condescending, and a loser with no morals. He will not be missed in Britain unlike the thousands left dead and injured in the wake of the terrorists whom he supported.