Diary of a dark week - fudge, fog, feeble silence
Sunday - On this day, August 23, 1939, Stalin's Soviet Union and Hitler's Nazi Germany signed the Molotov-Ribbentrop plan. Appeasement was in the air.
But the Sunday Independent headline today, "Tissue of Lies", is not appeasing. The comprehensive coverage of the PSNI Chief Constable's statement comes to two conclusions.
First, the IRA has morphed from a paramilitary terrorist force into an armed mafia - Rafia IRA - whose victims are mostly Catholics and civilians.