June 6, 2000
back. Those fun loving criminals in the IRA
have just tried to blow up Hammersmith
Bridge in London. Of course, the badge under which they are
running is that of the continuity
IRA, but it is the same terrorists. This well-known military
installation has been the target of previous
bomb attempts, for the obvious reason that it is a strategic
asset in the continued British "occupation" of Northern Ireland.
That's right, the bridge served the nefarious purpose of allowing
London inhabitants to cross from one end of the Thames to the other.
Obviously a legitimate target in the struggle for liberation. However,
what does this mean for the much-vaunted peace
process in Northern Ireland?
of the most cherished myths is that the IRA
is not committing terrorist offences, so could not have committed
this. This is plainly wrong. The bomb that blew up Hammersmith Bridge
was made of Semtex,
just like the one that killed so many in Omagh. Only the IRA had
Semtex, which they received from the Warsaw pact during the Cold
War, and they were rather jealous of keeping it. If the Semtex was
genuinely stolen or given away by a defecting IRA quartermaster,
then there would be bodies
floating in various Irish lochs and tributaries, as stealing
weapons is considered a capital offence within the Provisional IRA.
The very fact that there has been Semtex used and no
retribution meted out on "splinter" groups, is evidence that
the work was carried out with the knowledge, approval and help of
the Provisional IRA. In effect, it was carried out by the IRA. No
amount of phony
condemnations can cover this. The IRA did it.
timing of this event was exquisite. The "peace
process" got back on track last week when the largest party
in Northern Ireland, the
Ulster Unionists accepted that the
IRA's plan for cursory audits of their arms dumps was acceptable
in lieu of decommissioning.
The IRA, through its front organisation Sinn
Fein, again has
a share in the government of Northern Ireland. Now it must keep
the momentum going. It wants the removal of British troops and the
emasculation of its most effective adversary, the Royal
Ulster Constabulary. While the removal
of British troops has been going ahead (freeing them up for
there has been serious disquiet over the disbanding of the RUC because
it will give
the IRA a free hand. As the IRA knows the best way for the British
government to dance to its tune is to start raising the spectre
of a London bombing campaign. Of course, they cannot take responsibility
for this outrage, so they will have to find someone else to do it
ideal vehicles for the continued terrorism of the IRA
are two minuscule splinter
groups, the Continuity
IRA and the Real
IRA. Both these groups were set up by those opposed to the "Peace"
process. There any similarity between the official history and the
truth ends. The two groups are remarkably inactive for two groups
who want to continue a terrorist operation. There has been no recruiting
of an American network of sympathisers to raise funds, no extortion
of Catholic businesses and no raids on the arms stockpiles of their
parent organisation. Recruitment apart, there has been no attempt
to build a credible terrorist threat. So how do these groups continue?
Through the blessing of the IRA. These groups have been infiltrated
by the IRA, how else could they recruit except through the IRA.
These moles keep a lid on the organisations, while at the same time
acting as a conduit for the armaments and intelligence that these
small groups cannot gather for themselves. In return they carry
out the operations that the now half-respectable IRA cannot carry
out for itself. If they did not exist, they would have to be invented;
in effect, they were.
NOT THE IRA?
amazing thing is that this is not reported in the British press.
There has been an orgy of denial. This is not just in the government
controlled BBC or the pro-IRA
Guardian, but among opponents of the peace deal such as the
Daily Telegraph. The use
of Semtex, the lack of activity and sudden ability to launch operations
"on the mainland" and the general uselessness of the splinter groups
are not commented on. Instead, the duplicitous "condemnation" of
the bombing, by the IRA commander Martin
McGuinness, is reported, as if that in itself proved that the
IRA did not do it.
have been here before. Last year the market town of Omagh was bombed
killing 29 people and maiming more. This was also done with Semtex.
A splinter group, this time the Real
IRA, claimed responsibility. Since then there have been no arrests,
leading many to ask whether this was a deliberate cover up by the
British government desperate to keep the IRA on board. The IRA and
their front organisation Sinn Fein were unwilling to help the police,
arguing that they were in Northern Ireland illegitimately. The subtext
was that they were not willing to allow the operatives to be arrested.
always, an almost obsessive interest in these matters has been played
Clinton. The pressure
on the British to keep up the increasingly thin
facade of the peace process has been immense. This has meant
that unapologetic terrorists are now in charge of schools and health
care in a province of the United Kingdom. It has at least partly
played a part in the escape
from justice of particularly nasty killers. It has also brought
back terrorism to the streets of London. It is not just Colombia
and Serbia that suffer from American interference (although they
suffer to a far greater degree). When the State Department next
compiles its list of terrorist supporting states, please be sure
they include Clinton's America there.