Stakeknife and Mr Alfredo Scappiticci

dead tout


Given rekindled interest in Stake-knife due to DPP, Barra McGrory’s,  demand for an investigation,

to-night’s Saturday Night Film is a BBC Spotlight programme that focusses  on Stake-knife and UK state involvement in his activities, using Ms Caroline Moorehead as an example of his victims. It comes in 3 parts.

Part 1

Part 1

a) See what they say about how Stakeknife, if Scappittici,was  recruited and what his motivation was. The report differs from other  references here

Make up your own mind

NB Mr Scappiticci strongly denies all allegations he is Stake-knife and proclaims his innocence. He has never been brought up to   court for any of these murders. He has never faced trial or been convicted. He is innocent until proven guilty.

b) Watch Eamonn Collin’s cameo performance.

c)FRU. You’ll find more info on FRU  here

d) Note how Caroline Moorhead was allegedly recruited as an “informer”

Check back to  to see the methods that were  used to recruit informers

Comment: Remember it took very little to terrorise people into informing.  Threatening to harm  her children was enough for Caroline

Part 2

Proof of theDirty War?

Part 3


Questions to hold in mind as we watch the film:

Who approved Caroline Moorhead’s murder?

If she was an informer why did the UK state   not save her?

If she wasn’t an informer, why was she killed?

What value has a confession extorted under threat?

Why is Stakeknife protected and hidden by the UK state?



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