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Gerry Adams and GOD – Why the IRA hasn’t Repented

In 1971, there was a stand-off or virtual split for a very short time in the Derry Brigade of the IRA. Creggan and other units wanted a particular IRA man to be the new O.C. – Roddy – while the Bogside and Brandywell units wanted a different IRA man – Robby – to be the O.C. It wasn’t a stand-off that was likely to be … Continue reading Gerry Adams and GOD – Why the IRA hasn’t Repented

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The IRA’s Use of Torture

It is a strange quirk of history that the IRA’s early practice of extreme torture on its abducted and soon-to-be murdered prisoners occurred just as its political wing and proxies were protesting about the treatment of the very first internees back in 1971 who were later termed ‘the hooded men’. The IRA quickly developed its own hooded men and women who were not merely to … Continue reading The IRA’s Use of Torture

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The IRA’s Legacy of Lies

Gerry Adams’ Cult mantra of late has been: “the IRA has left the scene”. Not so, Gerry – virtually all IRA members and prominent leaders have been absorbed into Sinn Féin and there they remain under the new disguise of democratic politics without a shred of remorse, repentance, truth or integrity. Look around you, Gerry, at the many self-confessed IRA shooters and bombers known to … Continue reading The IRA’s Legacy of Lies

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IRA Prisoners – POWs or Terrorists?

Was the recently disbanded and self-styled ‘Irish Republican Army’ entitled to claim the term ‘Prisoners of War’ for its captured combatants? To qualify under the Third Geneva Convention, a combatant must be part of a chain of command, wear a “fixed distinctive marking, visible from a distance”, bear arms openly, and have conducted military operations according to the laws and customs of war. Since the … Continue reading IRA Prisoners – POWs or Terrorists?

The IRA, the Catholic Church & Big Lies

Northern nationalism has entered a moral ice-age largely ushered in by Gerry Adams’ strategy. Lies – Very Big Lies – are the order of the day and all who wish to be northern nationalists must lie and be complicit in lies, even the Catholic church. The Biggest Lie of All is Gerry’s lie that he was never a member of the IRA – FFS Gerry, … Continue reading The IRA, the Catholic Church & Big Lies

The IRA’s Lie of “The Necessary Armed Struggle”

How have we ended up in a situation following a peace process and an agreement in which half of the political establishment in Northern Ireland expresses the belief that the murders of approximately 1,700 men, women and children by the Provisional IRA were wholly legitimate, necessary and to be celebrated for ever into the future? How is it possible in a normal democracy to regard … Continue reading The IRA’s Lie of “The Necessary Armed Struggle”

Martina Anderson, Diputada del Parlamento Europeo, el IRA y sus víctimas desaparecidas

Martina Anderson se unió al IRA en 1979 junto a otras adolescentes. Su primer destino, dentro de la banda, fue una pequeña unidad de hombres mayores, algunos de los cuáles, amigos míos, ya habían cumplido penas de prisión. En ese momento, todos los miembros de este grupo estaban informando a un conocido Comandante del IRA en Derry, apodado “Ducksie”. Peter, el hermano mayor de Martina, … Continue reading Martina Anderson, Diputada del Parlamento Europeo, el IRA y sus víctimas desaparecidas

John Finucane and the IRA’s Human Rights’ Violations

In May, 2017, Sinn Féin announced that it was nominating John Finucane as its candidate in the Belfast North constituency Westminster election taking on Nigel Dodds of the DUP. John’s candidacy was billed as the first “generational change in Sinn Féin” – apparently meaning – in layperson’s terms – out with the old jailbird murderers, bombers, terrorists and recipients of OTR letters, etc., who’ve infested … Continue reading John Finucane and the IRA’s Human Rights’ Violations

EL LEGADO DE MENTIRAS DEL IRA

El mantra de Gerry Adams en los últimos tiempos ha sido: “el IRA ha abandonado la escena”. No es así, Gerry. Prácticamente todos los miembros y líderes importantes  del IRA han sido absorbidos por el Sinn Féin y allí permanecen, bajo el nuevo disfraz de la política democrática sin el menor remordimiento, arrepentimiento, verdad o integridad. Mira a tu alrededor, Gerry, mira a todos los … Continue reading EL LEGADO DE MENTIRAS DEL IRA

Martina Anderson, the IRA and her Disappeared Victims

Martina Anderson joined the IRA in 1979 with a number of other teenage girls, initially hanging around in a small unit of older men some of whom – friends of mine – had already served prison sentences. At that time, they were all reporting to a well-known IRA Commander in Derry, nicknamed “Ducksie”. Her older brother, Peter, had been a prominent republican a few years … Continue reading Martina Anderson, the IRA and her Disappeared Victims

Paradojas de “la lucha armada” del IRA

El movimiento disidente del “IRA Provisional” surge desde la mayoría marxista existente dentro del IRA en 1969. Este movimiento, que había reevaluado Irlanda del Norte después de la fallida “Campaña Fronteriza” acometida por el IRA entre 1956-62, decidió que la guerra de clases y la agitación no sectaria podrían funcionar mejor que las actividades armadas que habían fracasado recientemente. La posición del IRA Oficial cambió … Continue reading Paradojas de “la lucha armada” del IRA

Brian Rowan – “No Parade of Shame for Paramilitaries”

The BBC’s former great, Brian Rowan, has developed into a sorry peddler of two or three threadbare tenets these days, repeating them ad nauseam “like a stuck record” (if anyone is old enough to remember vinyl records): “You can’t have a peace process that releases prisoners and a past process that sends people to jail.” “Paramilitaries must not suffer “a parade of shame” over legacy … Continue reading Brian Rowan – “No Parade of Shame for Paramilitaries”

The Irish Language in Derry in the late 1960s/70s

I passed the dreaded 11-Plus examination in 1966 and was sent to St. Columb’s College ‘grammar school’ in Derry as a day-boy where students of the calibre of poet Seamus Heaney, singer Paul Brady, playwright Brian Friel and politician John Hume had lately preceded me. Two ‘dead’ languages were obligatory at St. Columb’s College in those years, Latin and Irish. By ‘dead’ I mean that … Continue reading The Irish Language in Derry in the late 1960s/70s

Thomas Ashe Mellon III – the new Martin McGuinness

Much of the international reportage of 29-year-old Lyra McKee’s murder centred on descriptions of her as a ‘ceasefire baby’, a woman whose early years were brightened by what was promised to be peace during the post-Belfast Agreement period when the IRA movement was supposed to end all hostilities. Much of the international reportage of 42-year-old Thomas Ashe Mellon has centred on his leadership of the … Continue reading Thomas Ashe Mellon III – the new Martin McGuinness