Wednesday, March 18, 2009

I am torn

I used to think Gerry Adams and Sinn Fein were heroes.

I used to believe that Sinn Fein would finally bring unification to Ireland.

11 years now since the Good Friday Agreement which brought peace to Ireland.

Where's the unified Ireland we were promised? The one where all of Ireland, the whole 32 counties would be one country again, free to determine her own destiny?

All I know is that Gerry Adams, president of Sinn Fein since 1983 has been sitting on the new Northern Ireland assembly as MP for West Belfast. Don't get me wrong, Adams and Sinn Fein, along with the IRA really did believe once. I don't know if they do anymore. Adams and Sinn Fein have proven totally ineffectual to stop the Democratic Unionist Party dominated Assembly from forging even closer ties with Britain. The Brits are more firmly entrenched in the north than ever before.

It seems that the days of the people of Ireland waiting patiently for unification is drawing to a close. So called "dissident" or "splinter" groups of the IRA, lets just call them "republicans" have had enough. So it seems. But I'm not sure about that either. With the two atacks last week that killed British soldiers and police, have these republicans simply attacked the peace process as Adams suggested?

Were these attacks REALLY the work of the republicans?

Has anyone else detected an element of foul play in these killings? For 23 years the Continuity IRA failed to land a single hit on a British soldier, and for 12 years the Real IRA could not hit the side of a barn, never mind score a hit against the Brits.

Then all of sudden we have the reports of British special forces being brought into the 6 counties to counter the 'dissident threat'?

Bringing special forces in to counter a nonexistent threat? What for?

Fast forward 72 hours later and what do you know? The RIRA discover how to use their guns after 12 years and kill two soldiers.

And then the CIRA come out of semi-retirement after 23 years and they get a kill.


I have been told by some folks in the know in Northern Ireland that the Brits have their agents very well placed in these "splinter" groups.

We'll have to wait and see what is really going on.

It's all so very complicated.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

These so called Republicans are in fact traitors to Ireland. Whether they be the "Real IRA", "Continuity IRA", "Low Fat IRA", "Lactose Intolerant IRA" or "I Can't believe it's not the IRA", whatever they call themselves, they are total traitors. The people of this island voted overwhelmingly for peace and an end to sectarian violence. There will always be a small bitter minority who won't forgive, and they choose to hold hate in their hearts, they want to bring us back to the dark days. It was the so called Real IRA who blew up Omagh killing innocent shoppers on that terrible day in 1998.
We as the people of Ireland will never give in to those who seek to drag us back into the past. I hope we have a united Ireland some day, but only by democratic means, not through the pathetic violence of a tiny minority, their day is gone. They have no support north or south. We cannot allow outside influences and foreign "plastic paddies" who claim to be Irish yet finance our killers, to destroy our country and damage the hard won peace we now thank God for.
We the people of Ireland have voted for peace and no Irish-American funded republican splinter group, British, European, Martian or anyone else will be allowed to wreck it. Sin e sin agus go n-eiri an t-adh leat.
Proud Irish Catholic 2009