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    24 murders carried out with the knowledge of the same security agencies responsible for yesterday's report on the state of ceasefires.
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    While it is certainly possible that not every ex-IRA man is always on the right side of the law, and that previous Army Council bigwigs have a lot of influence over Sinn Fein (not news, really, given that MMcG and GA are SFs official leaders), I have to deplore all the screeching about this while completely ignoring appalling behaviour on the part of loyalists.!

    This electoral shape throwing is endangering the peace. Not because I think the old hands in the IRA are stupid enough to go back to war; they clearly aren't.

    Because allowing the loyalist paramilitaries to run riot unchecked will encourage a new generation of republican dissidents who are not under the control of the (cough) council of elders. And all of this aided and abetted by the Tories and FG....aargh.

    I'd have no problem with them chasing fuel launderers and the loyalist arsonists, but to have both the Southern and Northern governments chasing one side only is just plain wrong.

    And very dangerous, regardless of who has influence over SF.

    This wouldn't have happened under Bertie, Haughey or Reynolds, regardless of their other sins, they were good on the North.

    Aargh.
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    Here's the thing about all the loony gibberish in the likes of the Indo about this vast alleged tens-of-millions-of-euro fuel laundering empire that provides the funds for SF to fight election campaigns...

    There is zero evidence of any such thing actually existing.

    Despite years of raids and searches by both police forces across huge swathes of Armagh, Down, Monaghan and Louth (where most of this is allegedly going on) and despite the known fact that the intelligence services on both sides of the border have all sorts of agents inside both the remaining PIRA and the various dissident groups....now either the Gardai and PSNI are utterly, utterly incompetent (a distinct possibility I grant you); they are actively colluding with the smuggling empire warlords (again....this is Irish cops we're talking about so...); or the alleged criminal empires don't exist.

    Now of course fuel laundering happens, as does some other smuggling. I grew up right on the border. And anywhere in the world you have price differentials, currency and tax distortions caused by a border, some local lads will make a few quid from it. And it swings over time...in my lifetime the direction of travel of items like fuel, cigarettes and alcohol has switched back and forward from north to south and south to north as currency rates and taxes change the arbitrage calculations. And it is almost always cigarettes, alcohol and small household goods...easily transportable, easily hidden, don't take up much storage space, relatively high value for the volume.

    In most cases it is a couple of intermarried local families, usually with farms conveniently straddling the border, moving the odd Hiace full of stuff late at night. Usually they've been doing it for generations. And the stuff gets sold to their relatives and local mates. All very local.

    These vast industrialised smuggling empires of the Indo's imagination don't exist....which is why the cops can't find them and there is no evidence for them in the Villiers report. It also shows that the likes of Paul Williams, much-vaunted "crime" reporter, are either deliberately spouting nonsense they know to be lies, or they are simply clueless with absolutely no exposure to any sort of actual low-level petty crime ever in their lives. Hell, no exposure to common sense either. A smuggler working a border at night isn't going to be running goods that require entire convoys of heavy artics and a whole squad of men to move around FFS. It's two lads and a Hiace work, always has been always will be.

    But more than the likes of Williams or the other nutter fantasists writing for the Indo, you have to question the life experience, common sense and connection to reality of the people who believe this nonsense. Are there really so many people who are really so stupid/naive and divorced from daily reality as to swallow this crud?

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    There's less media coverage when sensational charges are withdrawn...

    Quote. Three relatives of prominent Lurgan dissident republican Colin Duffy have been acquitted of terror charges.
    They are Paul John Duffy, 50, of Ailsbury Gardens, Damien Duffy, 45, of Campbell Walk, and Shane Duffy, 44, whose address cannot be published due to reporting restrictions.
    Belfast Crown Court was told the prosecution was "offering no further evidence against any of the accused".

    The charges included conspiracy to murder police or prison officers. unquote. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-34606350
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    Freddie Scappaticci got a mention during a judicial review in Belfast today...

    Quote. Judicial review proceedings brought by the family of Caroline Moreland are now focused on ensuring outside investigators are brought in.

    Ms Moreland, a 34-year-old Catholic mother-of-three from Belfast, was abducted and murdered by the IRA in July 1994 for being an alleged British informer.

    In court on Thursday, a barrister for her family, Sean Devine, claimed: "This challenge concerns at its core a murderous campaign that a named individual, Mr Frederick Scappaticci, was allowed to engage upon whilst managed by the security forces in order, we say, to enhance his position as an intelligence asset. unquote. http://www.u.tv/News/2015/11/05/Scap...campaign-48321

    And quote. "We just don't have faith in the PSNI to investigate any further," she said.
    Her solicitor said the action went right to the upper echelons of British military intelligence.
    Referring to the possible political implications raised in court, he said: "It demonstrates the level to which this case goes." unquote. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-34735238

    The matter has been adjourned for 4 weeks, interesting development.
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    Do you remember the murder of Gerard ''Jock'' Davison?

    Quote.. 47 year old Mr Davison was shot on Welsh Street as he walked to work at 9.09am on Tuesday 5 May 2015/ unquote.

    Do you remember how a police appeal [BBC crime watch] made much of the type of weapon used?.....

    Quote.. Appealing for information about the murder on the BBC Crimewatch programme this evening, Detective Superintendent Kevin Geddes from Serious Crime Branch said: “The weapon and bullets used were an Eastern European type called Makarov. These 9mm bullets are unusual in as much as they will not work in most types of Western handgun. They are a slightly different size and can only be fired using a Makarov type gun.

    “This type of weapon and ammunition are extremely rare in Northern Ireland. unquote. http://www.psni.police.uk/murder_of_...further_appeal

    Bearing in mind the last sentence above, look at which top loyalist has been caught in possession of a Makarov 9mm..

    Quote.. Standing in the dock of Lisburn Magistrate’s Court on Saturday, 48-year-old Harbinson, from the Sheepwalk Road in Lisburn, was accused of having a Makarov 9mm semi-automatic pistol, 28 rounds of suitable ammunition and a silencer with intent to endanger life "on a date unknown prior to 21 December 2015". unquote. http://www.u.tv/News/2016/01/02/Top-...tol-find-51438
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trow View Post
    There's less media coverage when sensational charges are withdrawn...

    Quote. Three relatives of prominent Lurgan dissident republican Colin Duffy have been acquitted of terror charges.
    They are Paul John Duffy, 50, of Ailsbury Gardens, Damien Duffy, 45, of Campbell Walk, and Shane Duffy, 44, whose address cannot be published due to reporting restrictions.
    Belfast Crown Court was told the prosecution was "offering no further evidence against any of the accused".

    The charges included conspiracy to murder police or prison officers. unquote. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-34606350
    I can never make this cat and mouse thing with Duffy out.

    Would you be able to explain it ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trow View Post
    Freddie Scappaticci got a mention during a judicial review in Belfast today...

    Quote. Judicial review proceedings brought by the family of Caroline Moreland are now focused on ensuring outside investigators are brought in.

    Ms Moreland, a 34-year-old Catholic mother-of-three from Belfast, was abducted and murdered by the IRA in July 1994 for being an alleged British informer.

    In court on Thursday, a barrister for her family, Sean Devine, claimed: "This challenge concerns at its core a murderous campaign that a named individual, Mr Frederick Scappaticci, was allowed to engage upon whilst managed by the security forces in order, we say, to enhance his position as an intelligence asset. unquote. http://www.u.tv/News/2015/11/05/Scap...campaign-48321

    And quote. "We just don't have faith in the PSNI to investigate any further," she said.
    Her solicitor said the action went right to the upper echelons of British military intelligence.i38

    The matter has been adjourned for 4 weeks, interesting development.
    This is getting to the heart of it.

    Much of the impetus behind the sectarian and divisive GFA was the mythology of endless "senseless sectarian killings" How many deaths were urged on, or given the nod, by the British Intelligence Services ?

    Scappaticci denies being the army's most prized agent within the IRA, operating under the codename Stakeknife.



    But legal action has been launched in a bid to secure a wide-ranging probe into the full circumstances surrounding a series of killings stretching back to the 1980s and attributed to the paramilitary organisation's internal security team.
    Last month Director of Public Prosecutions Barra McGrory QC called for police to examine Stakeknife's activities, along with what was known by RUC Special Branch and MI5.
    Although relatives of those allegedly killed by the IRA's so-called 'Nutting Squad' have backed that move, they are opposed to the PSNI taking charge.
    Judicial review proceedings brought by the family of Caroline Moreland are now focused on ensuring outside investigators are brought in.
    Ms Moreland, a 34-year-old Catholic mother-of-three from Belfast, was abducted and murdered by the IRA in July 1994 for being an alleged British informer.
    In court on Thursday, a barrister for her family, Sean Devine, claimed: "This challenge concerns at its core a murderous campaign that a named individual, Mr Frederick Scappaticci, was allowed to engage upon whilst managed by the security forces in order, we say, to enhance his position as an intelligence asset.
    "Scappaticci left Northern Ireland in 2003 when he was identified by the media as Stakeknife. But before quitting his west Belfast home he vehemently denied being a British agent.”
    With his alleged role now set to come under fresh scrutiny, victims' relatives want a thematic inquiry carried out without any delays.
    Their opposition to PSNI involvement is based a perceived lack of independence and the availability of resources.
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    Quote Originally Posted by C. Flower View Post
    I can never make this cat and mouse thing with Duffy out.

    Would you be able to explain it ?
    That's just the way it is. If you come to prominence in anti GFA circles there's a baggage that comes with it. At every turn the powers that be will look for ways to ''eff you up.''

    Colin himself is no stranger to the extremes of ''payback'' having been ambushed while signing bail...

    Quote.. He [Duffy] was with Sam Marshall, 31, as he was gunned down after leaving Lurgan RUC station, Co Armagh, on March 7, 1990. A preliminary hearing of an inquest into his death was held on Tuesday in Belfast.

    Eight undercover soldiers were deployed nearby at the time of the killing, but an independent investigation found no evidence of state collusion.

    Peter Corrigan, solicitor for Mr Duffy and Tony McCaughey, told the coroner’s court his clients should have access to documents disclosed by the security forces.

    “The state, we would say, is playing an active part in colluding to murder them in the same incident, 50 shots,” Mr Corrigan added.

    “They are not witnesses, they are victims, innocent victims.” unquote. http://www.newsletter.co.uk/news/nor...ears-1-5900409

    The extremes to which the state and it's agents will go is born out in the case of Colins former lawyer Rosemary Nelson, murdered....

    Quote.. She attracted RUC and loyalist hatred by providing legal representation in a number of prominent cases. Firstly, she was hired by Colin Duffy, thought to be member of the Provisional Irish Republican Army, and successfully quashed Duffy’s conviction for the murder of John Lyness, a former member of the Ulster Defence Regiment.
    For the crime of providing legal advice to a republican, Nelson herself became a target. A note was left on her car windscreen stating, “We can get you any time”. unquote. https://wikispooks.com/wiki/Document..._assassination

    A similar message is being sent to the Duffy's, in particular Colin. In a previous trial over the Masserene attack in which Colin claimed he believed dna evidence was planted and was subsequently acquitted, would only serve to enhance his prominence as a hate figure among Loyalists and rogue security force members.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trow View Post
    Do you remember the murder of Gerard ''Jock'' Davison?

    Quote.. 47 year old Mr Davison was shot on Welsh Street as he walked to work at 9.09am on Tuesday 5 May 2015/ unquote.

    Do you remember how a police appeal [BBC crime watch] made much of the type of weapon used?.....

    Quote.. Appealing for information about the murder on the BBC Crimewatch programme this evening, Detective Superintendent Kevin Geddes from Serious Crime Branch said: “The weapon and bullets used were an Eastern European type called Makarov. These 9mm bullets are unusual in as much as they will not work in most types of Western handgun. They are a slightly different size and can only be fired using a Makarov type gun.

    “This type of weapon and ammunition are extremely rare in Northern Ireland. unquote. http://www.psni.police.uk/murder_of_...further_appeal

    Bearing in mind the last sentence above, look at which top loyalist has been caught in possession of a Makarov 9mm..

    Quote.. Standing in the dock of Lisburn Magistrate’s Court on Saturday, 48-year-old Harbinson, from the Sheepwalk Road in Lisburn, was accused of having a Makarov 9mm semi-automatic pistol, 28 rounds of suitable ammunition and a silencer with intent to endanger life "on a date unknown prior to 21 December 2015". unquote. http://www.u.tv/News/2016/01/02/Top-...tol-find-51438
    I'd be interested to know the forensic history of this ''extremely rare'' hand gun, given it was a similar weapon that set in motion a chain of events that almost brought down power sharing at Stormont recently.

    There was ''much-a-do'' about Republicans at the time but ''what if'' this weapon was the one used in the Davison killing?
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    Gary Haggarty [supergrass] appears in court and pleads guilty to 200 terror charges, including murders, conspiracy to murder and attempted murders. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-40379903
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    I think this was expected...

    Quote.. The dissident republican paramilitary group, Óglaigh na hÉireann (ONH), has declared a ceasefire.

    In a statement, it said that "at this time the environment is not conducive to armed conflict".

    The group said it would "suspend all armed actions against the British state" with immediate effect. unquote.. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-42786530

    Quote.. Óglaigh na hÉireann (ONH) gave a statement to the Irish News, ahead of an official announcement on Tuesday by senior trade union figures that met with members over the past two years.

    A statement from the group said: "While ONH accept that the right of the Irish people to use armed disciplined force to end the violation of Irish national sovereignty is unquestionable, our review has concluded that, at this time, the environment is not conducive to armed conflict.

    "Therefore the leadership of ONH are announcing that with immediate effect we will suspend all armed actions against the British state." unquote.. http://www.itv.com/news/utv/2018-01-...ces-ceasefire/
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