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Sunday August 04, 2013 15:20 by Ernie O'Malley
those who oppose the take over of republicanism by 'former' pia men of newco are being threatened and shot. soe of those shot were involved in crime, crime that was supported by those who now claim the are involved in a 'clean up'. those being shot and threatened also not coincidently oppose the take over by outside forces. thos ebeing threatened include a mother of a fallen volunteer.
'NewCo/NIRA' have been shooting various individuals either associated or formerly associated with the 32csm/RIRA in Dublin. Far more have been threatened with death. Some of these were involved in criminality. crime that was fully permitted and encouraged under the new six county 'leadership' who were more concerned with money in the short term, then in the inevitable repercussions to both working class communities and republicanism.
But there are others now being threatened and in the latest instance even shot not over any criminality but because they are standing up for their political beliefs and 32csm were founded around the concept of national sovergnty and the new 'bosses' are not a bit interested in such ideas. lets be clear, this is not a 'clean up' but a hostile takeover by a northern based gang of 'former' PIRA men who see any resistance to such takeover as a hurdle that must be jumped by brutal armed force. if you oppose this takeover by these provies you are under threat at the moment. The same situation is now about to unravel in other areas , as 32 members and supporters who do not tow the 'newco' line are being sidelined and threatened with violence..
This is the 'success' vaunted of the takeover by 'independent Republicans'/ 'former PIRA' yes men from Lurgan and the east Tyrone area.
It gets even more ludicrous, not content with those that were until very recently were muscle used by the Gerry's 'kitchen cabinet' against principled Republicans and the 'dissidents', this 'newco' leadership then merges with outright MI5 outfit RAAD. This group operates loosely under numerous monikers; NIRA, Friends & Family, 1916 Societies, etc. They must be opposed. Francie Mackey has bravely spoken out at the 32csm Wolfe Tone commemoration against this take over. There are many who support him in this. To repair this they must oust those that supported the take over and resist the introduction of redmondite poll ', the Adamsism without Adams' line of the newco front group the 1916 societies as other Republicans are refering to the 'republicanism' of the 'border poll' and so called 'independent' events and commemorations organised by and for newco. In fact, a new nickname has appeared in Republican circles, as 32, irsp, eirigi and rsf members talk about 'the tuffies'. at first, i didn't understand how sucha nickname came to be, then i was told it was a joke that referred to both the 'hard man' strut of these newco tough men and it also rhymed with the face of NewCo. While humourus is the nickname, the iron fist they seek to impose is far from funny.
What they have engaged in Maghaberry is certainly not a joke. The Armagh man thought to be behind the merger managed to get a well respected Republican, since released, thrown into SSU. Other prisoners were attacked for not accepting this man as 'boss'. Michael Campbell case completely forgotten about. One could easily wonder if the internment cases against Marion Price was connected? Is the case of Martin Corey linked to all this. the connection? Would Marion allow 32csm to cheer the criminal provo takeover who have taken over the 32cs? She has since left the 32csm. Would Martin, a well respected Republican veteran be able to talk younger people away from the clutches of any of these people who promise them 'action'?
And now we have the Dublin feud. A rather one sided feud where only those who oppose the takeover are dealt with. And the free state media is lapping it up. Enough is enough. Republicans who believe our cause is noble are duty bound to speak out. Let them call it what they like, remember it is principles that matter, not numbers. Remember what these people are and what they have done: In all cases, they are being utilised to confuse and demoralise and are useful to maintain an eye on younger, naive Republicans who are foolishly drawn to these groups with their promises of 'action'. They are poisoning our communities and destroying republicanism. While the joke about ' the tuffys' those in eirigi, irsp or rsf should not feel immune. the iron fist of newco will come to your door as well eventually. this seek total control. Stand up, now because as the gunshots ringing out in the capital city tell us, they have already arrived.