Tuesday, January 12, 2010

British Government's State Terrorism in Ireland

British State Terrorism in Ireland with their loyalist death squads have been well documented in several high profile cases in Ireland. British Government terrorism was institutionalized from the start of the troubles, when Britain, trained, armed and directed their paramilitary forces for use against the minority in the north east of Ireland. The McGurk's Bar Massacre of the 4th December 1971 was to be the first public bloody signpost of this terrorism that then led directly to Bloody Sunday, the New Lodge Six, the Dublin and Monaghan bombings and Omagh.

Evidence found of British RUC/PSNI collusion in bombings

A two-year investigation, inspired by the Pat Finucane Centre when investigators talked to PSNI Chief Constable Hugh Orde and two members of the loyalist gang who carried out some of the killings on relatives of the victims.

A panel of highly respected international investigators revealed overwhelming evidence of British Government collusion in the Dublin-Monaghan bombings. Over two years, investigators examined 25 separate cases involving the murder of 76 people which occurred all over Ireland during the Troubles.

They concluded that members of the British forces the RUC/PSNI and UDR colluded with loyalists in decades of sectarian murders of Catholics. The British Government chose to ignore evidence made publicof it from the early 1970s.

Investigators discovered that senior RUC/PSNI police were "extremely close" to loyalist paramilitaries but the warnings were ignored. In 24 of 25 cases investigated they found evidence of British forces collusion and recommended a public investigation to examine the murders.

"As early as 1973, senior officials of the United Kingdom were put on notice of the dangerof the facts of sectarian violence by UDR soldiers using stolen UDR weapons, ammunition, and trained by British forces" the report stated.

"At least by 1975, senior officials were also informed that some RUC/PSNI police officers were 'very close' to extremist paramilitaries." Thirty-three people were killed in the Dublin-Monaghan bombings. The British Government has refused to release files on the atrocities to the Irish Government.

The panel determined collusion between the British forces and loyalist murder gangs in the July 1975 Miami Showband Massacre, when three of the band's musicians were shot dead by members of the UVF and UDR.

Materials that Killed 33 people in Dublin and Monaghan Came from the British Army.

Material for bombs that killed 33 people in Dublin and Monaghan came from the British Army, according to an official inquiry into the atrocities.

The inquiry has been given evidence that army members supplied loyalist terrorists with explosives that had been confiscated by the army from the IRA and that these were used in the three bombs which exploded in Dublin during rush-hour traffic.

The findings of the inquiry into the bombings, on May 17, 1974, are being written up by Mr Justice Henry Barron, a retired Irish judge. He has been forced to delay his inquiry repeatedly because British authorities have been slow to give him vital information. The report, due to be completed in April, will fuel persistent allegations that the bombings were engineered by undercover agents working inside loyalist paramilitary groups.

More Evidence of British Government Sponsored Terrorism

Metropolitan Police chief Sir John Stevens found that the British army and its agents were directly involved in the killing of civil rights lawyer Patrick Finucane in 1989.

More evidence has come to light which shows that BritishForces infiltrated and dominated all Loyalist terrorist groups in Occupied Ireland was of staggering proportions.

The Sunday Business Post concluded that "almost all of the Loyalist paramilitary activity over 30 years was largely, secretly and carefully controlled and organised by British intelligence".

The Stevens' Report identified a man called Brian Nelson as being instrumental in the killing of Finucane in 1989. Nelson was an agent for British intelligence. The British Observer named Ned Greer as another British spy who was "at the helm of a death squad". Greer was a member of the army's Force Research Unit (FRU) operating inside the loyalist Ulster Defence Association. Greer passed information to select leading republicans to be murdered. These murders included councilor Eddie Fullerton in May 1991 and Padraig O'Seanachain in August 1991.

British Army Intelligence Officers revealed that they carried out illegal surveillance operations in the Irish Republic despite repeated assurances to the contrary by Westminster to Dublin.

The operations were ordered by Gordon Kerr, military intelligenc eofficer who controlled the ultra-secret Force Research Unit. The surveillance by the army's FRU, and its double agents, included planting bugs. The FRU staged its illegal incursions from British military bases along the border. Ordinary Irish citizens were also bugged by the FRU.

Military intelligence also revealed that a number of pubs frequented by republican sympathizers, were bugged in Louth, Cavan, Monaghan, Leitrim and Donegal.

"If we received information that there were arms in a certain location in the south or that republicans and IRA men were meeting in a specific house, then FRU officers would cross the border under cover to either place listening or tracking devices or carry out surveillance," one military intelligence officer said.

A spokesman for the Taoiseach's office said: "It has long been suspected that this kind of activity was happening. It is intolerable that a foreign country's agents entered Ireland for espionage and surveillance purposes without the authority of this government. Feelings of outrage and betrayal will remain until this is resolved."

Sir John Stevens, Scotland Yard's commissioner, headed an inquiry with detectives who found the fingerprints of FRU personnel on documents used by loyalist gunmen to carry out assassinations.

Kerr's FRU passed information on Catholics and Republicans to loyalist murder gangs via agents like Brian Nelson, the Ulster Defence Association's chief intelligence officer. These documents were used by loyalist assassins.

British Captain who Worked with Hitmen received the British Empire Medal

Captain M's British Empire Medal was granted as a direct result of her undercover work in Ulster, proving her alleged illegal operations were sanctioned by military top brass and the government. Captain M, who was commissioned as a captain in 1998 was directly answerable to Gordon Kerr. Anything she did was okayed by the establishment."

Captain M arranged for two computers to be bought one for an assasin called Nelson and one for the FRU. Information held on the British military computer on potential targets could then be downloaded onto floppy disks for Nelson which he could study at home and use to draw up assassination plans.

Captain M a name used to avoid a Ministry of Defence gagging order allegedly handed information to loyalist killers which resulted in at least 14 deaths, including five Catholics with no terrorist links. These  are just a small example of British terrorism between loyalist terrorists and the British State Forces in Ulster.

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