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The reacitivation of the Provisional IRA.


davidcameron

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Provos on the rise while gardai struggle to hold Thin Blue Line - Independent.ie

Gardai who had been closely involved in the war against the IRA, and their counterparts in the old Royal Ulster Constabulary Special Branch, took a different view. In their work against the IRA, these officers had infiltrated the terrorist group up to senior levels. Various and sometimes dubious methods were used to "turn" IRA members into informants. Some of these gardai and ex-RUC officers privately held the view that the IRA had sold Gen de Chastelain's committee a pup. They believed, based on intelligence sources they had nurtured over the years, that the material that the monitors had seen being destroyed consisted of weapons and equipment that were no longer of use to the IRA, in other words, rubbish. In the rush to welcome Sinn Fein into constitutional politics these warnings west unheeded*. The RUC Special Branch was disbanded and gardai withdrawn from the Border.
*I corrected a spelling mistake in the article.

Not far from Beechmount is the family home of the man who is believed to be the head of the re-formed Provisional IRA. He has a considerable republican pedigree.

In recent years this man and former Provisional IRA associates has been planning the relaunch of a new campaign. His re-entry into terrorism has stimulated other former Provisionals to rejoin and become active again.
The reactiviation of the Provisional IRA is a frightening development. Anti-terrorism operations must be protected from the financial axe.

It is shameful that FF and the British Labour Party turned a blind eye to the continuing activity of the Provos, e.g. the late Mo Mowlam's reference to Provo punishment attacks as "housekeeping".

May God forgive the fools on both sides of the Border who vote for SF.
 


davidcameron

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Provisional IRA? Why do we call them that? Wouldn't criminals be a better word? After all, that's all these so called republican groups are just a bunch of low life criminals.
The Provos were and are criminals, e.g. Guildford, Birmingham, La Mon, Enniskillen, Warrington.
 

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So you believe that the cops on both sides of the Border who believe that the Provos deceived the de Chastelain committee are liars?
Yes and then some.
 

artfoley56

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So you believe that the cops on both sides of the Border who believe that the Provos deceived the de Chastelain committee are liars?
the cops made up by the sindo? yep, i believe they are liars
 

duthealla

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The only reactivation I saw recently of interest was that the Jackson 5 were going on tour again but obviously without poor old Michael.
 

off with their heads

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The only reactivation I saw recently of interest was that the Jackson 5 were going on tour again but obviously without poor old Michael.
or the British govt trying to retrospectivelty charge the people who organised the convention that wound up the I.R.A
 

CarnivalOfAction

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So you believe that the cops on both sides of the Border who believe that the Provos deceived the de Chastelain committee are liars?
The same ones who told gullible Cusick that the IRA killed Seamus Ludlow? No, they'd never tell a lie.

BTW: the clueless Cusick regurgitated this bilge for over 20 years altho the names of the 4 murderers [3 British soldiers and a British Agent] were in the public arena for most of that time; what an "investigative" "journalist".
 

Goa Tse

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I implore the Provisional IRA not to reactivate, as it would only serve to legitimise the Sindo.
 

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