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In a shocking revelation that will surprise nobody a former member of the IRA army council has said that Gerry Adams was not only a member of the IRA, but chairman of the army council....

He said: “The chairman of the army council would turn up to the executive meetings – we were meeting at least every four months.”

When asked who the chairman of the IRA army council was, Mr Long said with exasperation: “Gerry Adams.”

When it was put to him that Mr Adams says he was never in the IRA, Mr Long laughed and said: “You can’t be on the army council unless you’re a volunteer. And you can’t be chairman of the army council unless you’re a member of the army council — and I sat opposite him...and I’m saying that now, having sat opposite him in the meetings. Probably get shot for it. But I’m saying it.”

The programme contains an interview with another former IRA man questioned the purpose of he and his colleagues had done.

Former IRA member Tommy Gorman broke down after saying of the IRA’s long campaign of violence: “What the f**k was it all about?”

Sobbing, he said; “I could have done a lot of better things. It was a waste of time and a waste of life.”



One wonders what if anything will make the drones accept what everyone else already knows...
 


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Well at least he didn't fiddle his parliamentary expenses for an ornamental duck pond.

One can be forgiven for pretty much anything but that.

Gerry Adams was once also a member of the House of Lords but is it enough to convict him, I wonder?
 

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Everyone of the armani council that sided with Djarrygandgo is like himself a millionaire, he must wake up everyday and laugh his ballix off at all the drones...
 

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Break the mould of working for forty years on building sites, did they? Considering the security pressures on the Army Council and the constraints under which they worked they certainly did better than many a corporation boardroom.

At least they believed in something. Unliked noted socialist and inveterate liar, and self promotor Tony Blair.

Highly likely to turn out to be a spy for the Americans when the books are finally open.
 

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Wonder who 'Observer B' happens to be? According to the front page the last post on this thread was by 'Observer B' even though my post above was the last post on the thread :)

To go back toward the subject, I always found it quite funny when the UK news organisations had to have Gerry Adams dubbed/subtitled as Thatcher objected to hearing his voice in the news.

What was particularly amusing was when Adams mentioned Sinn Fein would be in contact with the IRA Council on any proposal or subject, and Martin McGuinness standing at his right shoulder ostensibly watching an interesting seagull in the distance...

'look out... behind ya'.. :)
 

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In a shocking revelation that will surprise nobody a former member of the IRA army council has said that Gerry Adams was not only a member of the IRA, but chairman of the army council....

He said: “The chairman of the army council would turn up to the executive meetings – we were meeting at least every four months.”

When asked who the chairman of the IRA army council was, Mr Long said with exasperation: “Gerry Adams.”

When it was put to him that Mr Adams says he was never in the IRA, Mr Long laughed and said: “You can’t be on the army council unless you’re a volunteer. And you can’t be chairman of the army council unless you’re a member of the army council — and I sat opposite him...and I’m saying that now, having sat opposite him in the meetings. Probably get shot for it. But I’m saying it.”

The programme contains an interview with another former IRA man questioned the purpose of he and his colleagues had done.

Former IRA member Tommy Gorman broke down after saying of the IRA’s long campaign of violence: “What the f**k was it all about?”

Sobbing, he said; “I could have done a lot of better things. It was a waste of time and a waste of life.”



One wonders what if anything will make the drones accept what everyone else already knows...
Former IRA member Tommy Gorman broke down after saying of the IRA’s long campaign of violence: “What the f**k was it all about?”

I suspect there must be many Republicans who see things this way. Mental breakdowns, alcohol abuse, prescription drug abuse, broken marriages, sleepless nights. In a way my heart goes out to them.
 

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Former IRA member Tommy Gorman broke down after saying of the IRA’s long campaign of violence: “What the f**k was it all about?”

I suspect there must be many Republicans who see things this way. Mental breakdowns, alcohol abuse, prescription drug abuse, broken marriages, sleepless nights. In a way my heart goes out to them.
Might be something called "karma".
 

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Des Long, the main who claims Adams was once the chairman of the Provisional IRA's Army Council, is an interesting individual for those with an interest in purist, 'traditional' or dissident republicanism. He is the hardest of hardcore republicans in terms of retaining his belief in republican abstentionism and the supposed inherent right to use physical force against the PSNI and British army.

- pre-1969 IRA volunteer, longtime Provisional IRA Executive member
- He was a close ally of Ruairí Ó Brádaigh for many decades
- was part of the group who split from the Provos and Sinn Féin in 1986.
- helped form Republican Sinn Féin, who currently have a grand total of one councillor and are closely aligned with the Continuity IRA.
- allegedly a former 'Chief of Staff' of the Continuity IRA

Yet Mr Long and a number of other RSF members in Limerick split (or were expelled, depending on whom you talk to) around 2009 after Des Dalton won the Presidency of Republican Sinn Féin rather than the long-serving Des Long, as well as disagreements over the use of a 'broad front' with other dissident republican groups. (Ó Brádaigh had stepped down after leading the party from the beginning in 1986, and died in 2013.)

Since then a tiny group based in Limerick known as Continuity Sinn Féin and a Continuity IRA splinter group have emerged, but many of their most prominent members were arrested during a meeting in a house Newry a few years ago and charged with being members of a terrorist organisation, due to a covert MI5 bugging operation.


 
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Everyone of the armani council that sided with Djarrygandgo is like himself a millionaire, he must wake up everyday and laugh his ballix off at all the drones...
Often wonder about the drones on both sides and how they feel about what they did now. Are they regretful about their deeds or resentful of the wealth and political power achieved by those they served under.
 

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Former IRA member Tommy Gorman broke down after saying of the IRA’s long campaign of violence: “What the f**k was it all about?”

I suspect there must be many Republicans who see things this way. Mental breakdowns, alcohol abuse, prescription drug abuse, broken marriages, sleepless nights. In a way my heart goes out to them.


The Irish government should be obliged to provide them with state pensions for their service to this country.
 

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It is regrettable that this former volunteer feels this way.

Do you see now what your community did to those brave men and women? You drove them to the gun and bomb.
There's always an excuse for wetting the bed!
Take responsibility for your own actions instead of blaming us British for your savagery and brutality.
 

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In a shocking revelation that will surprise nobody a former member of the IRA army council has said that Gerry Adams was not only a member of the IRA, but chairman of the army council....

He said: “The chairman of the army council would turn up to the executive meetings – we were meeting at least every four months.”

When asked who the chairman of the IRA army council was, Mr Long said with exasperation: “Gerry Adams.”

When it was put to him that Mr Adams says he was never in the IRA, Mr Long laughed and said: “You can’t be on the army council unless you’re a volunteer. And you can’t be chairman of the army council unless you’re a member of the army council — and I sat opposite him...and I’m saying that now, having sat opposite him in the meetings. Probably get shot for it. But I’m saying it.”

The programme contains an interview with another former IRA man questioned the purpose of he and his colleagues had done.

Former IRA member Tommy Gorman broke down after saying of the IRA’s long campaign of violence: “What the f**k was it all about?”

Sobbing, he said; “I could have done a lot of better things. It was a waste of time and a waste of life.”



One wonders what if anything will make the drones accept what everyone else already knows...
Good man Bridget, and in other news it has been revealed that the Pope is Catholic!
 

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In fairness, you guys are past masters0cbacb140a891eed0563959839601410.jpg
We were always your masters, past and present.

For we'll not be mastered by no fenian.....
 


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