THE CONCLUSIONS ABOUT EACH PARAMILITARY GROUP.

MONITORING REPORT

REPUBLICAN GROUPING’S

Provisional Irish Republican Army (PIRA).

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Provisional Irish Republican Army (PIRA)

The structures of PIRA remain in existence in much reduced form. This includes a senior leadership, the ‘Provisional Army Council’ (PAC), and some ‘departments’ with specific responsilities. At lower level, there are some regional command structures. At this lower level, some activity takes place without the knowledge or direction of the leadership. We do not beleive the group is actively recruiting. The group took part in decommissioning between 2001 and 2005 but continues to have access to some weapons. PIRA has not conducted organised procurement of new weaponry in the period since the last IMC report of 2001. PIRA members believe that the PAC oversees both the PIRA and Sinn Féin (Shame Féin) with an overarching strategy. We judge this strategy has a wholly political focus. PIRA members have been directed to actively support Sinn Féin (Shame Féin) within the community including activity like electioneering and leafleting.

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PIRA on training exercise in Ireland

Some PIRA members are involved in gathering information of interest to the group including details of DR (dissident Republican) activities and the attempted identification of covert human intelligence sources (MI5), (undercover British Army) and (SAS). A small number are involved in the storage of remaining weaponry in order to prevent its loss to dissident republicans. Individual PIRA members remain involved in criminal activity, such as large scale smuggling, and there have been isolated incidents of violence, including murders.
The investigation into the murder of Kevin McGuigan is still ongoing;

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Catholic Protestant Dissenter

However, we judge that the assessment put forward by the Chief Constable in his public statement on 22nd August remains accurate. The group is not involved in targeting or conducting terrorist atracks against the state or its representatives. There have only been very limited indications of dissent to date and we judge that this has been addressed effectively by the leadership.

Irish National Liberation Army (INLA).

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Irish National Liberation Army (INLA) guard-of-honor at the funeral of Peggy O'Hara - mother of INLA hunger-striker Patsy O'Hara.

THE structures of INLA remain in existence but there is little indication of centralised control from the leadership. As a consequence, groups accross the North of Ireland operate largely independently of each other. There are indications that INLA is attempting to recruit new members. The group decommissioned weapons in 2010 but continues to have access to some weapons. There have been some efforts to redirect INLA towards community initiatives and a small number of members have taken roles in republican politics with the Irish Republican Socialist Party (IRSP).

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Members of the Irish National Liberation Army (INLA), prepare to fire a volly of shots over the coffin of the late Peggy O'Hara

However, INLA members have continued to be heavily involved in criminality including extortion, drug dealing, distribution of stolen goods and fraud.
INLA has also been responsible for paramilitart-style assaults and intimidation attacks against alleged drug dealers. These activities have a significant impact on the local community.

LOYALIST GROUPINGS

Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF)/Red Hand Commando (RHC).

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Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF), Preparing For Peace - Ready For War

THE structures of the UVF remain in existence and there are some indications of recruitment. A top leadership sets strategy for the group but there are lower levels of leadership who have some independence in decision making. The group took part in decommissioning in 2009 but continues to have access to some weapons.

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Red Hand Commando (RHC) a cover name that was used by the UVF.

The UVF leadership has attempted to steer its membership towards peaceful initiatives and to carve out a new constructive role. A small number have taken up roles in the politics with the PUP.
However, a large number, including some senior figures, are extensively involved in organised crime including drug dealing, extortion and smuggling.

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The UVF are involved in conducting paramilatary style assaults. In some cases UVF members are heavily involved in violence and crime.
The UVF leadership is committed to transforming the purpose of the group to community focused initiatives but have only limited control over the activities of its membership.

Ulster Defence Association (UDA).

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Ulster Defence Association (UDA) with members posing at one of their many wall murals. Remembering their dead.

THE UDA structures remain in existence but have become increasingly fragmented. The organisation is split in a number of geographical areas, each with its own structures which act almost completly autonomously.

The UFF ( Ulster Freedom Fighters), previously used as a front (cover name) for the UDA, no longer exists.

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Ulster Freedom Fighters (UFF).

Organisation decommissioned in 2010 but continues to have access to some weapons. There are some indications of recruitment. There are members who have continued to steer the group into positive community based activism. However, others have been resistant to change and remained active in criminality and violence. Individual members and senior figures within many UDA areas are involved in organised crime including drug dealing, robbery, extortion and the distrubution of conterfeit goods.

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Ulster Defence Association (UDA).

There has been an increase in paramilitary activity in the North Antrim area resulting in a murder (Brian McIlhagga) for which a murder investigation is ongoing.
The UDA leadership are committed to transforming the group but have only limited control over its membership.

South East Antrim UDA

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South East Antrim UDA (SEA UDA)

SEA UDA remains a separate entity from the mainstream UDA. It retains structures similar to those within the mainstream UDA and its membership is engaged in the same types of criminal and violent activity.

During the Union Flag protests in 2012 individual members were believed to have been involved in serious disorder in the Carrickfergus area.

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South East Antrim UDA (SEA UDA)

Loyalist Volunteer Force (LVF)

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The late Billy Wright founder of the Loyalist Volunteer Force (LVF) and murdered in the Maze prison by the INLA

THE LVF exists only as a criminal group in Antrim and Mid-Ulster.

With many thanks to: The Irish News.

Do you really beleive that the UVF/RHC are really on Ceasefire ???

IMC report on Bobby Moffett’s murder

The Belfast Telegraph is reporting that the Independent Monitoring Commission’s investigation into the murder of Bobby Moffett has concluded that his murder was sanctioned by the UVFleadership.

Ulster Volunteer Force

From The Belfast Telegraph:

The IMC has found that the UVF leadership decided Moffett should be shot to eliminate the threat he posed to individual members of the organisation and to send a wider message to the loyalist community that the UVF would not tolerate its authority being flouted.

If anyone hoped that this hardly startling revelation would result in the IMC deciding that the UVF ceasefire was no longer valid, they may be disappointed. The Telegraph further reports:

Although the IMC has concluded that the murder of Moffett was extremely serious, it has decided not to recommend that the Northern SecretaryOwen Patterson should “recategorise” the UVF

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as an organisation not on ceasefire.

The distinct impression is left that the IMC are happy to pretend the UVF are on ceasefire provided they restrict their criminality to murdering working class unionists, drug dealing, racketeering, prostitution and the like. It looks suspiciously as though the problems faced by working class unionist communities do not matter to the IMC. This should hardly be surprising: there have been multiple previous murders by the “on ceasefire” loyalist terrorists.

Mick pointed out below that the McClean enquiry redefined collusion as sins of commission. It seems however, that the IMC define the commission of murder sanctioned by the UVF leadership as not a corporate sin at all. The IMC should maybe reflect on the implications of its finding: the logic could have profound consequences for the concept of Common Purposein law. It implies that a criminal ordering a murder is not remotely the same thing as committing it.

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Clearly the law is not going to be changed but the hypocrisy of Lord Alderdice and his cohorts in the IMC is utterly nauseating. The report states:

We are aware of the view that the murder was the result of particular
circumstances and will not be repeated.

Since there have been almost two dozen murders since the loyalist “ceasefire” that can only be described as utterly dishonest nonsense except of course that the UVF cannot murder Mr. Moffett again: just whomever else they may chose to instead.

The IMC further states (20):

We still believe that the leadership of the organisation wants to pursue the 2007 strategy

The UVF 2007 strategy (helpfully stated in part 14 of the report) was:

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Paramilitary activity such as recruitment, training and targeting
would stop;
– So-called active service units would be stood down and the
organisation would be down-sized;
– The involvement of members in crime would be in contravention of
the “command” of the leadership.

Exactly how the UVF leadership’s belief in the above can be squared with Moffett’s murder is difficult to establish though one expects criminals to tell lies. The fact that Lord Alderdice claims the UVF leadership supports its strategy places him in as dishonest a position as the UVF leaders.

A UVF mural in Carrickfergus

Maybe one day there will be a serious attempt to stop the general criminality of loyalist terrorists by robust police action. However, whilst the IMC, which was set up to adjudicate on the ceasefires, continues to participate in and even coordinate the utterly dishonest game of see no evil, hear no evil; there is little chance of that happening.

 With many thanks to : Slugger O’Toole

Moffett nephew beaten in attack

 

The nephew of Bobby Moffett, who was gunned down on the Shankill Road in 2010, has been brutally beaten during a weekend attack.

James Kelly was attacked in a house in Belfast‘s Daisyfield Street shortly after 8pm on Saturday.

The 23-year-old’s mother explained what happened when four men pushed their way into the house that her son was in.

Lily Kelly said: “They held his arms down, searched him and then they asked what would they do with him, would they take him away?

“One of them shouted: ‘We’ll beat him’. That’s when they held him out and beat him with hammers and bats.”

After the gang left, James phoned his mum and left the house, walking out onto the Shankill Road.

There, the men who had beaten him attacked him for a second time.

Ms Kelly met him outside the bar where the gang told her she “would be next”.

She said “the blood that met my eyes was unbelievable.”

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The young man’s mother believes the gang wanted to kill her son.

“I can’t go on anymore,” she added.

James Kelly’s injuries are not life-threatening. Police say they do not believe the attack was paramilitary related.

Mr Moffett, a former loyalist prisoner, was shot in broad daylight in May 2010 in what police branded a “public execution”.

I would like to stress this point out once again that the RUC/PSNI released this statement to the press. Police say they do not believe the attack was paramilitary related !!!  Lies Lies & more Lies i say the Police Ombudsman should be asked to look into the RUC/PSNI claims !!!

 

IF YOU KNOW HIM SHOP HIM

This is also a disgrace and should not be allowed to be happening why do people want to go around defacing the graves of anyone i can never understand. This Man thought it was funny please if you know him inbox me his name & details and i will pass it on to those who are supposed to be upholding the law.Defaced on the Falls Road.

I also do not know why Sinn Fein are not condeming these attacks on the graves & the wall murels on the Falls road. You can only conclude that they are afraid of upsetting their DUP colleages & they don’t want to rock the boat. People must open their eyes and see what is going on around them. IF YOU KNOW HIM SHOP HIM !

This has to stop someone knows the people who are behind it and the the so called power sharing Goverment have to speak out clearly and with one voice condeming these dispicible acts of pure & evil hatered.