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Only Fit For A Noose

By ATWadmin On December 8th, 2006

A few days ago there was an aborted mortar attack on Craigavon police station.  The apparatus was described by Army bomb disposal experts as ‘viable’.  Presumably the IRAs newly-franchised operatives in ‘dissident’ groups were responsible.  Given that both police personnel and perhaps members of the public could have been killed or seriously wounded, it is surely incumbent on those in authority to persuade witnesses to assist the police in every way possible.

That is, of course, unless you are an IRA councillor in Craigavon.  David Simpson MP has issued the following statement in response to the refusal of IRA representatives to either condemn the attack or to encourage the public to cooperate.  He states:

‘Those responsible for Monday’s mortar bomb attack on Craigavon Police Station clearly couldn’t care less about human life and should be roundly and unreservedly condemned by all right thinking people.  Such evil people should be brought to justice and there is a duty upon everyone who cares about law and order to assist the Police in their enquiries if they can.  Sadly, Sinn Fein (sic) has once again shown their true colours. 

Despite the fact that this indiscriminate attack imperilled innocent lives, Sinn Fein (sic) could not bring themselves to vote in favour of my proposal in Craigavon Borough Council to both condemn this atrocity and encourage the public to pass any information they might be in possession of to the PSNI to help them catch those responsible.  How difficult is it for republicans to condemn those who have by their despicable actions put lives at risk and call upon people with information that could apprehend the culprits to make that information known to the Police?  We have always said that words alone from Sinn Fein/IRA are not enough, there must be credible actions also.  If Sinn Fein (sic) can’t support a motion such as this then it shows how far away they are from supporting the Police.    

Since the conclusion of the St Andrews talks, Sinn Fein/IRA have consistently shown no sign of delivery on support in both word and deed for policing, the Courts and the rule of law. They continue to abjectly fail in fulfilling the obligation that every democratic political party in Northern Ireland and the world over fulfils as a matter of course.  The DUP has consistently said that Sinn Fein’s (sic) commitment to the Police and the justice system must be tested over a credible period of time.  The clock continues to tick.  Each tick demonstrates the failure of republicans to act decisively on this issue and with it has adverse implications for the Government’s timetable.’

It was the same attitude displayed when the IRA decided to support the Garda in another pithy luke-warm play on words.  They will not ask people to come forward with information on the Omagh atrocity.  Nor will they condemn or disavow the murder of Garda Jerry McCabe.  And these are the people Simpson’s leader wants to jump into the political bed with!!!  As I’ve said before, the only place the IRA should be is six feet under.

27 Responses to “Only Fit For A Noose”

  1. I’d like to know the wording and the context of that motion before Craigavon Borough Council, but on the face of it, Simpson is right.

    This SF attitude should have stopped years ago; but it will, hopefully, change soon.

  2. SF, on the other hand, does gladly accept cooperation when it’s going in the other direction:

    http://www.rte.ie/news/2006/1208/northpolitics.html

  3. I can well understand why SF don’t support our local keystone cops. I mean they’ve demonstrably failed to put anyone away for either the worst terrorist atrocity in the history of the troubles or the largest bank robbery in the history of the UK.
    This sort of performance makes Chief Wiggum look like Hercule Poirot.
    No doubt Gerry and the gang are waiting until we get some proper policing in place.

  4. Erm – Gerry and the Gang are praying that the Police and prosecution service AREN’T allowed to put anybody away for the Northern bank Robbery …. Operation Taurus, Not in the Public interest, SF Negotiator ring any bells ?

  5. the A’town news recently ran an editorial opinion piece on how the Ulster Defence Association should be held to account for the actions of Michael "Rambo" Stone, and could not, given their role in his development simply morally divorce themselves from his actions. Clearly been in them UDA weapons dumps, apparently. No doubt the good Republican fairy got the conto their gear.

    Sinn Feins’ entrenchant empathy with violence must surely call into question the integrity of their verbal commitment to policing if and when it occurs.
    Mind you, Uncle Gerry is quick enough to come up with condemnations when American TV cameras are pointed at him.

    As with Martians presence at a recent dissident Republican event in Derry, the lines of clear and definite separation of republican factions are not entirely visible. When a signicant faction of historically influential republicans are still clearly aligned with those who practise terrorism, scepticism towards sinn feins’ intentions is not just prudent but, given the past damage inflicted on society, essential.

    For a party claiming to be committed to peace to refuse to condemn an act of violence is about a succinct an example of sinn feins’ opportunistic and cynical relationship with the peace process as you can get.

    if this unreformed terrorist faction are not brought to account on both sides of the border and in the USA then a peace process founded on farce can only end in tragedy.

    I would also like to see a member of the assembly challenge Peter Hain to give his opinion on the S.F. refusal and its implications on any expectation of good faith.

  6. "No doubt Gerry and the gang are waiting until we get some proper policing in place"

    Isn’t it funny how people need to slip into completely contrived fantasy in order to legitimise their support for the IRA political wing ?
    Its like the Frizzles’ myths "it was a magic bomb that was only meant to explode in an upwards vertical trajectory"

  7. This would be the same SF/MI5 that signed up to the Mitchell principles ?

  8. Hi there Mad

    Ive noticed your frequent use of SF/MI5. Just wondering what the intention behind it was. Obviously you are trying to push the point that Sinn Fein, in your opinion, and as played out by recent events, has a high level of MI5 infiltration. But the follow on logic from that would be that they are in some way directing Sinn Fein/IRA. Would that not mean that MI5 are controlled a terrorist organisation involved in killing British citizens ?

  9. give that man a cigar !

    collusions not an illusion, you know kloot,

  10. Its a bit worrying though is it not Juan.

    Intelligence agency’s are murky lots

  11. >>When a signicant faction of historically influential republicans are still clearly aligned with those who practise terrorism, scepticism towards sinn feins’ intentions is not just prudent but..<<

    There are better arguments around than that silly one, Jaun.

  12. they sure are kloot, when you look at the other side too, particularly with the personalities involved in the formation of the loyalist sub-group the UFF, you really do have to ask yourself to what extend did intelligence agencies manipulate the situation.

    cunningham,
    tell me all about it.

  13. Kloot – suggest you read up on the theory and principles of counter-insurgency. The War of the Flea by Robert Taber is a good start.

    I wonder which senor SF figure Sammy Wilson was talking about Yesterday in parliament?

    <Q> A senior Sinn Fein politician was the mastermind behind a horrifying IRA ‘human bomb’ attack 16 years ago, it was claimed in Parliament today.
    DUP MP Sammy Wilson used Prime Minister’s Questions to allege that the person behind the killing was both a top republican politician and MI5 informer. </Q>

    http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/local-national/article2054974.ece

  14. Cheers Madradin, Sounds like an interesing book. Something to read over christmas.

    I suppose there is two ways of looking at MI5s influence

    1. IRA/Sinn Fein members were informers to MI5
    2. MI5 had agents within IRA/Sinn Fein.

    Either way MI5 plays a roll in the direction of the organisation. MI5 arent on their own there Irish Military intelligence ( no jokes folks please ) and the Gardai also have their moles and agents within the organisation.

    I wonder what one of the meetings is like, everyone sitting around, wondering who is working for who 🙂

  15. Gerry Kelly can hardly be described as a mastermind ;>

  16. >>wonder which senor SF figure Sammy Wilson was talking about<<

    Seriously, does anyone know who this is supposed to be?
    I vaguely remember reading about it recently. Did he mean Conor Murphy?

  17. "No doubt Gerry and the gang are waiting until we get some proper policing in place"
    Isn’t it funny how people need to slip into completely contrived fantasy in order to legitimise their support for the IRA political wing ?”

    Sorry Juan my post was dripping with sarcasm. It’s perfectly obvious that the PSNI haven’t been allowed to apprehend any Mr.Bigs on these two operations.
    My post was entirely tongue-in-cheek.

  18. There was once a G.K. Chesterton book, from aroudn the turn of the 19th/20th C,, about a group called the "Inner Circle of Anarchists" or something, where 9 of the 10 members were actually working for the police.
    Strange it hasnt been revived.

  19. it was very executed Mr. Animals, you sounded like all the world like an a-typical Saint Gerry fanboy.
    Bravo :>
    I bet old Jaun wasnt the only one duped.

    but we can share a joke, just look at my 11:59AM and cunninghams 12:00PM

  20. Kloot – it’s a huge issue that is worthy of sensible debate. Nobody claims that the Brits set up or started the Provos. So, once it was in existance, was it justifiable to defeat it by tactics such as having agents inside it who made it damage itself by internal warfare and having it’s terrorists activities – which it would have been doing anyway – influenced so as to give it massively damaging publicity ? I don’t know the answer to that one to be honest. They had to be defeated, they were.

  21. >>was it justifiable to defeat it by tactics such as having agents inside it who made it damage itself<<

    The question is: was it justifiable to defeat it by tactics such as having agents inside it murdering UK citizens, including policemen and British soldiers?

  22. Thanks Juan. Maybe I could become a script writer for the DUP and SF. On reflection, I’d probably only need to write two speeches and they could endlessly repeat them.

  23. Cunningham – are you saying that without British Agents like Scap SF/IRA wouldn’t have killed UK citizens ? Gerry Kelly and the Old Bailey bomb proves you wrong.

  24. >>>it’s a huge issue that is worthy of sensible debate. Nobody claims that the Brits set up or started the Provos. So, once it was in existance, was it justifiable to defeat it by tactics such as having agents inside it who made it damage itself by internal warfare and having it’s terrorists activities – which it would have been doing anyway – influenced so as to give it massively damaging publicity ? I don’t know the answer to that one to be honest. They had to be defeated, they were.<<<

    its a massive issue worthy of massive debate. the world knows only a miniscule amount of what covert operations have occurred in the past. the big problem i have with infiltration, is that success generally means the possible end of jobs for the boys. like anyone else, how can we be sure that most of these guys are committed to ending the violence as opposed to protecting their high adrenaline careers.

    as an ex mossad chief once said: mossads greatest victory is that not one of its major operations has ever been revealed to the public.

    btw mad, is that book about the counter-insurgency against the mau-mau?

    another good book is ‘NATOs Secret Armies’, forgot the author.

  25. <i>Sinn Fein (sic)</i>
    I don’t know if the sic is your work or Simpson’s but you’re dead right – there should be a síneadh fada on the e – Sinn Féin. Well spotted Andrew. Looks like your Gaelic heritage is breaking through at last.

  26. >>Cunningham – are you saying that without British Agents like Scap SF/IRA wouldn’t have killed UK citizens ? <<

    Eh? Just because agents killed UK citizens doesn’t mean all UK citizens were killed by agents.

  27. Daytripper – Covers quite a few areas.