Gerry Adams is explained by Kevin Myers who was there on the day and a first class journalist. He knows all about it, unlike the BBC patter merchants who might have read a book on the subject on the way over. Adams is a rather nasty Racist, an enemy of Ireland and the Irish. That is the reality of his enthusiasm for Illegal Immigration. Sean O'Callaghan, lately a senior man of the Provisional Irish Republican Army tells in his book, The Informer that Adams was at the heart of PIRA, just like Martin McGuinness. Adams claims that he was not in the IRA, Adams lied, Adams lies, Adams will keep on lying. Adams claimed that he knew nothing about Northern Bank Job.
Gerry Adams ex Wiki
The Wiki gives some background and skates over the real issue, to wit, how many kills he got. It completely ignores the murder of Jean McConville. Others do not. It also skates over his cover up of his brother's evil. See under for more and better details.
Gerry Adams and Illegal Immigrants [ 27 August 2006 ]
Adams wants Ireland overrun by blacks. He was at their demonstration telling anyone who cared to listen. Perhaps the men of the IRA who care about Ireland will wonder whether Adams is on their side, or ever was for that matter.
Kevin Myers On Adams And The Book Voices From The Grave
Kevin Myers: All republican violence has failed in its aims -- no one in 1916 wanted what we have today
THE electoral defeat of Peter Robinson in east Belfast effectively spells the end of political Paisleyism in the city. And Paisley, rather than the Provisional IRA, was perhaps the true begetter of the Troubles. They began at his command. They ended when he went into government and he was able to bring about what no government in Dublin, London, or Washington could achieve: the disarmament of the Provisional IRA.
In other words, a return to the status quo ante, for the IRA was effectively a disarmed force when Paisleyism unsheathed the sword of Protestant bigotry nearly 50 years ago.
And on the nationalist side, he had a most obliging enemy in that small band of republican lunatics who believed that you could befriend a political community by murdering enough of its members. Between them, these conjoined twins ruined thousands of lives.
Now, they have slouched off into the history books, without recant, regret or remorse. But they haven't gone away -- these political vampires wait in their tombs for the sunlight of reason to fade again, as it has faded so often before, and then they can slide the stone slab aside and once more stalk the earth.
Meanwhile, republican mythologists are forging enduring falsehoods. Brendan Hughes created his particular legend to be perpetuated after his death -- but is this not how republicans like their mumbo-jumbo to be revered, when they are in that hereafter, to which they have already consigned so many?
For such is the credulous nature of nationalist memory that a baseless myth, conveyed with suitable powerful conviction, will sweep aside historical truth. That is how it has always been. Fiction becomes part of the syllabus, while inconvenient truth vanishes.
This is especially true in west Belfast, whose mood of semi-permanent hysteria is sustained by a diet of mood-altering myths. What revelations, one wonders, would cause the electorate to reject Gerry Adams?
They know about Jean McConville. They know about Bloody Friday. They know about claims that he shielded his brother from child-rape allegations. They know about the informers who worked alongside him. It makes no difference. He is king of his kingless kingdom.
They worship myth there. Even when I lived in Belfast, children spoke lovingly of the Raglan Street ambush in 1921. This was nothing, a dismal gun attack on a Crossley tender and the murder of a single police officer, (Thomas Conlon, a Catholic from Roscommon).
Protestant attacks on Catholic areas then led to 20 deaths. The lesson from all these murders should surely have been: do not kill members of the security forces within such a bitterly divided community. Instead, republicans settled down to a decade or so of whingeing, balladic victimhood, before starting more of the same.
One of the myths that was celebrated by both Adams in his fact-free autobiography and Hughes in his tape-recorded reminiscences -- now available in Ed Moloney's 'Voices from the Grave', is the much vaunted "coup" against the British army's undercover unit, The Four Square Laundry.
A huge number of British intelligence officers were allegedly killed. Untrue. Just one soldier was killed, as the British army admits. But that's it: no more.
I know. As a young journalist hot on the trail of a story, I broke into the abandoned flat in Antrim Road, where an IRA massacre of British operatives had occurred. To my immense distress, I found no blood, no bullet holes, no disturbance, and worst of all, no story -- instead, just shiny Ministry of Defence toilet paper in the loo, and tins of MoD beans in the kitchen.
Hughes triumphantly spoke of the IRA's "execution" of two unnamed SAS captives. Let me name them now -- Captain Dent and Sergeant Davies. Fantasy again. Both men escaped.
The greatest hallucination of Hughes's recollections was the imaginary conspiracy which led to the actual murder of eight "British agents" (the so-called Heatherington gang) by the IRA and UDA, working together in an ecumenical project that was pure Kafka.
To deny membership of the conspiracy was confirmation of one's participation. To admit it was to die.
ONE of the IRA interrogators told me: "We kept torturing them till they told us what we wanted to hear. And it was all shite. But then we nutted them any way."
Hughes confessed to the IRA's cigarette-end torture of gang-suspects. But of course, these revelations have escaped the censure of that curiously elastic moral organ, the conscience of west Belfast. Yet as Hughes ruefully reflected: "As everything has turned out, not one single death was worth it."
Well, what a surprise. It never is. All republican violence in Ireland has failed in its aims. No one in 1916 wanted what we have today: a divided Anglophone island, with British rule in the North being implemented by one set of heirs to the Rising and limited self-government being implemented in Dublin by another set of heirs, within the most capitalist society in Europe.
Meanwhile other, more marginalised heirs chafe in their covens, waiting for the day when they can kill again.
All they need is another Paisley and another triumphalist 1916 commemoration. They have the latter, slated for 2016. Is another Paisley gestating in Ulster's toxic womb? We have six years to find out.
Kev is a first class journalist who was there on the day but this sounds a bit convoluted to me, an outsider blissfully ignorant of most of the thoroughly nasty goings on.
Gerry Adams Had Jean McConville Disappeared
Gerry Adams should be arrested and questioned about the murder of a Protestant mother of ten children after a former Provisional IRA bomber made allegations about his role, a daughter of the dead woman told The Times yesterday.
Mr. Adams, who has always denied being an IRA member and who last night presented a Channel Four documentary about Jesus, rejected the allegations made by Dolours Price, who in 1973 was convicted of a London bombing campaign which blew up the Old Bailey. But Ms Price will this week give vital new information to the Independent Commission for the Location of Victims Remains (ICLVR), an organization established in 1999 by the British and Irish governments to search for the bodies of 15 people who were “disappeared” — murdered and secretly buried by republican terrorist groups.
I never liked the man; politician, liar, evasive, on the make; much like Blair in fact.
Gerry Adams Should Be Arrested Over The Murder Of Jean McConville
Brendan “darkie” Hughes, a former commander of the IRA in Belfast, has claimed posthumously that Gerry Adams ordered the killing and burial of Jean McConville, the mother-of-10 shot dead by the IRA in 1972. He also suggested that Adams gave the order for the Provisional IRA to hang one of its own members in Long Kesh in June 1973 after the 22-year-old cracked under police questioning. Hughes also boasted that he personally ran a personation campaign for Adams’s election as MP in west Belfast in 1987, and again in the council elections of 1989, stealing a “massive” number of votes.......
“I find it so difficult to come to terms [with] the fact that this man has turned his back on everything that we ever did,” Hughes said in an interview before he died in 2008. “I never carried out a major [IRA] operation without the okay or the order from Gerry [Adams]. And for him to sit in his plush office in Westminster or Stormont or wherever and deny it, I mean it’s like Hitler denying that there was ever a Holocaust.”
Adams has moved on. Adams has plenty of money coming in. You have to believe that. Services past, present and future; of course that applies to murder threats as well.
Gerry Adams Connection To Jean McConville Murder May Be Proven [ 10 January 2012 ]
The British government is waiting to hear whether a U.S. appeals court will allow the release of interviews with former IRA members purportedly accusing Gerry Adams of running a secret death squad.
A court in Boston heard evidence from lawyers on both sides of a protracted battle over tapes from a Boston College oral history project which obtained testimonies from two convicted IRA members between 2001 and 2006. Adams, the president of Sinn Fein, has always denied being an IRA member, let alone heading a security unit which was responsible for kidnapping, torturing and killing suspected informants....
Mrs. McConville was abducted from her Belfast home in December 1972 by a gang of up to 12 IRA members on suspicion of passing information to the British Army - a claim her family deny. After being tortured, she was shot in the back of the head and buried on a beach across the border on Shelling Hill beach. Her body was not discovered until 2003.
Anyone who believes that Adams was not in it up to his neck really should see a good psychiatrist.
Gerry Adams Set Up IRA Murders - Allegedly [ 15 March 2015 ]
Gerry Adams claims that he never murdered anyone. Adams claims that he was not in the IRA. Is anyone in Ireland stupid enough to believe him? Sean O'Callaghan certainly does not and he was in the IRA too.