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Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Dissident Threats, New IRA, Sinn Fein, Gerry Kelly

New IRA Threats

New IRA ‘Threats’, are they Real or simply more twisted logic from the backroom boys in Sinn Fein/PIRA who are working with their MI6 Handlers and trying to leverage their way into Government in The Irish Republic?

Sinn Fein/PIRA’s Gerry Kelly has publicly stated that the PSNI have warned him that The New IRA is going to attack members of Sinn Fein/PIRA. Gerry Kelly MLA, the PIRA Old Bailey bomber turned Stormont Minister, being the man who confirmed that he received a “royal prerogative of mercy”, from Queen Elizabeth at a time in the 1980s when PIRA volunteers and their families were being butchered in their dozens in County Tyrone.

Sinn Fein's Gerry Kelly has hit out at a "stupid" New IRA threat to car bomb a party member, saying they "have families too" who are being put in danger.

Is there a real threat to Sinn Fein/PIRA from The New IRA?

The simple answer is no, there is no threat against Sinn Fein/PIRA members from The New IRA or any other organisation. The key reason that there is no threat is because The PIRA Army Council remain armed to the teeth thanks to their MI6 Handlers who ensured that decommissioning did not include ‘Defensive’ weapons, and as Spike and the lads will tell you, Sinn Fein/PIRA were allowed by their MI6 Handlers to bring in clean weapons even after the signing of The GFA. If any attack does emerge it will simply be street theatre directed by Sinn Fein/PIRA people who think they are smarter than everyone else.

What is a ‘Dissident’ Republican?

A ‘Dissident’ Republican is a person who is opposed to the surrender of militant Irish Republicanism by the Sinn Fein/PIRA leadership.

Is there any relationship between Sinn Fein/PIRA and ‘Dissident’ Republicans?

Yes, there is a relationship between Sinn Fein/PIRA and ‘Dissident’ Republicans, for example, following the PIRA Army Convention in 1997, the Sinn Fein/PIRA leadership took no action against Michael McKevitt and others who were raiding PIRA arms dumps in order to form the Real IRA. 

The Sinn Fein/PIRA leadership believed that, “The odd bomb going off here and there would keep Unionists focused on working with the Doves” (Kevin McKenna, 1997). This tactic back-fired with the Omagh Bomb, and only then did Sinn Fein/PIRA direct Michael McKevitt and others to desist from taking their weapons and explosives, however, at that point the dumps were empty.

Before Gerry Adams ran for election in County Louth there were many meetings between leading Sinn Fein/PIRA members and the Real IRA leadership, to ensure that Gerry Adams would get safe passage in Louth.

There is a constant cross-fertilisation between Sinn Fein/PIRA and their ‘Dissident’ cousins in many parts of the country, it is not universal, but extensive.

Could the Sinn Fein/PIRA sell-out of Militant Republicanism to their MI6 Handlers have been foreseen?

Yes. In February 1994, an Irish Republican published articles in The Irish News and The Irish Press in which he stated, “So I would ask you Irish men and women within the ranks of The PIRA to check the motivation of your leadership before checking the timer on your bomb” (Vincent McKenna, 1994).

Following these articles in The Irish Press and Irish News The PIRA Chief of Staff, Kevin McKenna, gave an interview to Eamon Mallie from Downtown Radio, in which McKenna said, “As long as the boys with the balaclavas are at the table I am happy”. McKenna had already been warned by Vincent McKenna that Martin McGuinness was an MI6 Agent, not a James Bond type agent, but simply a puppet-on-a-string.

Nobody wanted to listen, yet the writing was on the wall, the full scale of The Sinn Fein/PIRA treachery is now fully laid bare, Comfort Letters were to be given to the ‘chosen ones’ some of whom were on the run for sex crimes and not PIRA activity, Thomas ‘Slab’ Murphy was given assurances that his self-profiteering operations would go untouched by the British security services, the list is endless.

The final insult would come on St Patrick’s Day 2002, when a PIRA Unit broke into Castlereagh holding centre in Belfast, believing that they may be able to identify a senior informant within the Belfast Command Staff, they found more than they bargained for, the intelligence discovered showed that the northern delegation attending the PIRA Army Convention in 1997 in Donegal had more British Agents and Informers than it did actual PIRA members.

The PIRA Army Convention in Donegal was a piece of theatre were The British effectively surrendered to themselves. Does this mean that the British wanted The PIRA Army Council to end its campaign violence? Absolutely not, MI6 were happy to keep their Agents in place and went along with the idea of allowing ‘Dissidents’ to bomb by proxy until Sinn Fein/PIRA got their demands, on the ground people such as Freddie, Eddie, Sean and so forth would be allowed to continue to impose their will on the nationalist community, in effect, doing a better job than The Black and Tans.

Many of the Sinn Fein/PIRA sex criminals were already known in the 1990s and as we know these sex criminals were not only protected by The Sinn Fein/PIRA Command Staff in Belfast and other parts of the country, but were actually afforded full style PIRA funerals (Ruby Davidson, Gerry Adams Snr etc), Republicans of whatever brand must face up to the reality of what Sinn Fein/PIRA were and remain.

Dissident Threats, New IRA, Sinn Fein, Gerry Kelly

Saturday, February 15, 2020

PSNI Chief Constable, Sinn Fein, PIRA

PSNI Chief Constable Simon Byrne under fire after deflecting questions on Provisional IRA status

For those who wish to remember, in 1999, the British Secretary of State for the north, Mo Mowlam, stated that the kidnapping, torture and murder of 22 year old Catholic Charles Bennett by Sinn Fein/PIRA was not a breach of the Sinn Fein/PIRA cease-fire agreed with their MI6 Handlers, but the murder of Catholics by Sinn Fein/PIRA was viewed by the British as “Internal House-keeping”, in this assessment Mowlam also included the 5,000 women and children who were known at that time to have been raped by Senior members of Sinn Fein/PIRA and those rapists protected by the Sinn Fein/PIRA leadership and their Handlers.

Initially, in 1999, Mowlam had stated that neither she nor the NIO could say who murdered Charles Bennett, and that such a determination was a matter for The Chief Constable of the RUC. When Sir Ronnie Flanagan responded to Mowlam’s assertions on UTV and stated unequivocally that The PIRA had murdered Charles Bennett, Mowlam openly declared the collusion that existed/exists between Sinn Fein/PIRA and the British establishment, an establishment that has a share-holding on the PIRA Army Council.

What then has changed since 1999, are Sinn Fein/PIRA still agents of the British State?

PSNI Chief Constable Simon Byrne has come under fire after declining to answer questions from the Stormont Justice Committee about the status of the Provisional IRA.

Quizzed on the matter yesterday 14th February 2020, Mr Byrne directed questions around an assessment of the Provisional IRA to the secretary of state and the Northern Ireland Office (NIO).
Mr Byrne replied: “The status of the Provisional IRA is not for me to comment on.”
The Northern Ireland Office has been asked to comment.

Mr Byrne’s comments have drawn attention in light of a statement from the PSNI to the Belfast News Letter in November 2019 which affirmed the continuing role of the Provisional IRA.

Four months ago the PSNI told the Belfast Newsletter there had been “no change” since the 2015 government assessment; Prompted by the murder of Kevin McGuigan, the 2015 report said that the PIRA Army Council was still overseeing both Sinn Fein and the remaining structures of the Sinn Fein/PIRA organisation with an “over-arching strategy”.

“With regards to PIRA, there has been no change since the Paramilitary Assessment in 2015,” the PSNI told the Belfast News Letter in November 2019.

The government report, published in 2015 and based in part on PSNI assessments, concluded that the second largest political party in both the north and – now the Freestate also – continues to be overseen by the PIRA Army Council, which although much reduced in scale and “committed to the peace process”, still has “specific” departments and “regional command structures”, gathers intelligence, retains weapons and has been involved in “isolated incidents of violence, including murders”.

Jim Gamble, former head of PSNI Special Branch in Belfast, said Mr Byrne had “got caught between a rock and a hard place”.

“He has come into the role and is doing the best he can. But unlike [previous Chief Constable] George Hamilton, who had grown up with the RUC and PSNI and who had a deep understanding of the nuances here, Simon is only beginning to go through that particular learning curve.

“There is absolutely no doubt that the volume on IRA historic and contemporary links to politics has been turned right down, because they are not the same as other terrorist organisations; None can compete with the fact that Sinn Fein is inextricably linked to the IRA, and given the Good Friday Agreement and the work towards peace, then of course no other organisations would have the influence over the direction of policy within a political organisation that the IRA Army Council has [with Sinn Fein].”

TUV leader Jim Allister took issue with the Chief Constable’s reaction to questions yesterday.
“The Chief Constable’s comments to the Justice Committee about the status of the PIRA being a matter for the Secretary of State reminds Northern Ireland that there are double standards when it comes to criminality and terrorism in Northern Ireland,” he said. “Let’s not forget that the PIRA remain the deadliest murder group in Western Europe - something to which the graveyards of our Province bare chilling testimony”.

Ken Funston, SEFF’s Advocacy Services Manager said it was “precisely the Chief Constable’s role” to respond to MLAs’ questions.

“He is a civil servant who must be accountable to those who are in positions of governance in this land,” he said. “He deliberately avoided the question rather than having to give an answer that others might have an issue with. If he had been asked a similar question on the status of republican dissidents or loyalists, there is little doubt that he would have answered the question. His failure to do suggests that he is allowing politics to interfere in the discharge of his role responsibilities”.

Asked to address the apparent discrepancy between the November statement and the Chief Constable’s comments yesterday, the PSNI gave a short comment and a link to the 2015 report.
“The assessment commissioned in 2015 by the then Secretary of State on Paramilitary Groups in Northern Ireland has not changed,” a PSNI spokeswoman said.

In November the editor of a leading NI blog said that it was “extraordinary” how little attention was given to the PSNI revelation that the IRA Army Council still oversees Sinn Fein strategy.

Slugger O’Toole Editor Mick Fealty told the Belfast News Letter: “We have accommodated ourselves to profoundly undemocratic norms. And one of the ways this shows itself is a general unwillingness to subject certain groups to the norms of accountability... And the idea that some people can be excused from that accountability on the basis that it is too political to subject them to accountability is a perfect example of that departure from democratic norms.”

Last week the Belfast News Letter reported that Provisional IRA members were linked to 26 murders since the signing of the Good Friday Agreement in 1998, recent examples being, Paul Quinn murdered by Sinn Fein/PIRA in Monaghan in 2007 and Kevin McGuigan murdered in Belfast on the direct orders of The PIRA Army Council which is now exclusively made up of Sinn Fein/PIRA members based in the north only.

Although it is not possible to give exact figures, an examination by the Irish Independent in 2005 carried a detailed profile of 39 individual murders it said had been committed by members of the IRA from its 1994 ceasefire up until 2005. If accurate this would now equate to 26 murders since the Good Friday Agreement (GFA) in 1998.

A common theme, the Irish Independent found, was of individuals who had challenged IRA members in their own communities and paid a fatal price, some such challenges involved young men who had been raped by Sinn Fein/PIRA members when they were children. In 2018 academic and NI Policing Board member Paul Nolan found that 38 Catholic civilians had been killed by non-specified republican organisations since the GFA - a figure of similar proportions to the Independent’s. 

However, dogs on the street know well that Sinn Fein/PIRA continue to murder, mutilate and rape at will, Sinn Fein/PIRA continue to ghost their rapists into the Freestate without notification to An Garda Siochana or Tusla.

Overall, Mr Nolan said republicans had taken 74 lives since the GFA.

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Continuity IRA, MI5, Newry

Continuity IRA, MI5, Newry

Seven men pleaded guilty to charges arising out of a covert MI5 bugging operation against the Continuity IRA in Newry over five years ago.

The men had been due to go on trial next Monday over the undercover eavesdropping operation on a bungalow at Ardcarn Park in the city in 2014 where CIRA meetings had been held. Liam Hannaway, below:

At Belfast Crown Court on Wednesday, the seven defendants were re-arraigned before Mr Justice Colton.

Patrick Joseph ‘Mooch’ Blair (64), of Lissara Heights, Warrenpoint, Co Down, Liam Hannaway (50) of White Rise, Dunmurry in west Belfast, John Sheehy (35), of Erskine Street, Newry and Colin Patrick Winters (48), of Ardcarn Park, Newry, all pleaded guilty to charges of belonging or professing to belong to a proscribed organisation, providing weapons and explosives training, conspiring to possess explosives, firearms and ammunition with intent to endanger life.

They further admitted conspiracy to possess explosives, firearms and ammunition with intent, along with preparing acts of terrorism.

Blair, Hannaway and Winters also admitted collecting information likely to be of use to terrorists.

Sheehy further pleaded guilty to attending a meeting at Ardcarn Park for the purposes of terrorist training. Winters also admitted to allowing his Ardcarn Park home to be used for the purposes of a terrorist meeting.

Seamus Morgan (64), of Barcroft Park, Newry, Kevin John Paul Heaney (46), of Blackstaff Mews, Springfield Road in West Belfast and Terence Marks (49), of Parkhead Crescent, Newry, all pleaded guilty to belonging or professing to belong to a proscribed organisation.

Marks also admitted to a further charge of receiving training in the making or use of explosives for terrorism.

All of the offences took place on dates between August 11, 2014 and November 11, 2014. Mr Justice Colton said he would release all seven defendants on continuing bail.

In a previous court hearing in 2014 it was stated that police believed Winters’ home at Ardcarn Park was being used to host meetings of the Continuity IRA.

MI5 had gained access to the property and planted secret listening devices in a number of rooms. The court heard that suspects in the property had been recorded discussing potential targets for attack, including specific police officers.

A PSNI detective told the court that the suspects were “leading key figures of a proscribed organisation”.