Il Papa Francisco, il Giudice Rosario Livatino e l’IRA

Sua Santità, Papa Francisco, Ho letto recentemente che porterà a termine la beatificazione come martire di un Giudice italiano – Rosario Livatino – che fu assassinato dalla Mafia. Vorrei raccontarle degli innumerevoli giudici, avvocati e familiari che furono assassinate nell’Irlanda del Nord dai militanti dell’IRA. Vorrei considerasse la beatificazione come martiri anche di tutte queste innocenti vittime. Le scrivo come un ex membro dell’IRA che … Continue reading Il Papa Francisco, il Giudice Rosario Livatino e l’IRA

El Papa Francisco, el juez Rosario Livatino y el IRA

Querido Papa Francisco: He leído recientemente que va a beatificar como mártir al juez italiano Rosario Livatino, asesinado por la mafia. Quiero hablarle de varios jueces, abogados y familiares que fueron asesinados por terroristas del IRA asesinados en Irlanda del Norte. Querría que se considerase la beatificación como mártires de estas víctimas inocentes del IRA. Yo mismo fui miembro del IRA y le escribo como … Continue reading El Papa Francisco, el juez Rosario Livatino y el IRA

Pope Francis, Judge Rosario Livatino and the IRA

Dear Pope Francis, I read recently that you are going to beatify as a martyr an Italian judge – Rosario Livatino – who was murdered by the Mafia. I want to tell you about a number of judges, lawyers and family members who were murdered in Northern Ireland by terrorists of the IRA. I want you to consider beatifying as martyrs these innocent victims of … Continue reading Pope Francis, Judge Rosario Livatino and the IRA

When Ulster Loyalists Bombed London

It was just a week after the IRA’s “Balcombe Street Siege” unit had been arrested in December 1975 – the unit’s members shown surrendering from the flat where they had taken hostages in a vain attempt to escape capture – and when Londoners thought the threat of more bombings and murders had receded that another no-warning bomb exploded in London. The IRA “Balcombe Street Siege” … Continue reading When Ulster Loyalists Bombed London

The Essential Guide to Colum Eastwood, SDLP Leader

Colum ‘the north‘ Eastwood has long been a critic of British Tories’ “English nationalism” – that narrow-minded and selfish English ‘ourselves alone’ “take back control of our future” Boris Johnson-style rhetoric: There’s an equally narrow-minded and selfish Irish ‘ourselves alone’ “take back control of your future” Colum Eastwood rhetoric: Is there much to choose between a narrow-minded, selfish English nationalist and a narrow-minded, selfish Irish … Continue reading The Essential Guide to Colum Eastwood, SDLP Leader

The IRA’s “Special Advisors”

Although the Gerry Adams‘ version of the IRA was defeated in its ‘armed struggle’ to try to force a United Ireland by wholesale murder, bombing and Human Rights’ atrocities, and although it surrendered most of its weaponry and disbanded most of its lower ranks as the price of admission to shared power in the partitionist UK parliament of Stormont, it needed various fig leaves to … Continue reading The IRA’s “Special Advisors”

When Gerry Kelly shot Prison Officer John Adams Through the Head

The “Report of an Inquiry by HM Chief Inspector of Prisons into the security arrangements at HM Prison, Maze” records that Gerry Kelly shot Prison Officer John Adams through the head for attempting to obstruct the escape: 2.05 One member of staff who attempted to resist the takeover was Senior Officer ***. While he and Acting Principal Officer *** were being covered by [Brendan] Mead, … Continue reading When Gerry Kelly shot Prison Officer John Adams Through the Head

RTE, Unquiet Graves and the Unquiet Facts

In 2001, University College Dublin’s prestigious Smurfit Business School was informed that one of its Senior Lecturers – “Dr” Gary Santry – had faked his Masters in Business Administration from Notre Dame and his PhD from the Southern Methodist University in Texas and yet had been hired and had taught successfully for over 4 years, even receiving an award from UCD for outstanding service through … Continue reading RTE, Unquiet Graves and the Unquiet Facts

Jane Fonda, Martin McGuinness and the Bloody Corpse

For many years there has been a movement intent on deodorizing Martin McGuinness’ legacy of mass murder during his 30 years as an IRA leader and chosen career as a direct and indirect executioner and unmatched liar. There were many occasions when bloody bodies were carried into homes in Derry/Londonderry and the householders were not always even sympathetic to the IRA. In August of 1971, … Continue reading Jane Fonda, Martin McGuinness and the Bloody Corpse

El obispo Edward Daly frente al IRA

Edward Daly, el sacerdote que se hizo famoso por agitar un pañuelo blanco en el Domingo Sangriento (Bloody Sunday en inglés), fue consagrado obispo de Derry el 31 de marzo de 1974. Seis meses después el IRA asesinaba a un buen amigo suyo, según recuerda en su libro de memorias “A Troubled See“: ‘En septiembre de 1974 me llamaron para celebrar el que sería mi … Continue reading El obispo Edward Daly frente al IRA