Don’t be fooled it’s business as usual on our streets.

PARAMILITARY PEACE PROMISE ALL HOT AIR

THE absurdity of Monday’s announcement that loyalist paramilitaries are now fully supportive of the rule of law will not be lost on those who know the nature of the beasts.

Simply being a member of the UDA, Red Hand Commando or UVF is enough to put you behind bars for up to 10 years – not that anyone in authority seems to care. If we are to take ageing terror chiefs Jackie McDonald and Jim Wilson at face value you can expect to see the membership of these organisations dramtically decrease, because, according to Jackie, those involved in criminality are “masquerading as loyalists” and will be expelled. He’s said it before, yet the organisation he heads continues to be deeply involved in the drugs trade, extortion – of which Jackie is a bit of an expert – punishment attacks and putting people out of their homes.

CONCERNED

There was an air of desperation about Monday’s announcement. The flow of cash from the public purse has continued, against the better judgement of many people who are rightly concerned at the over-indulgence of illegal organisations who have been too slow to move with the times. But there is now a real threat to the liberty of many of the men under McDonald’s command.

The paramilitary Crime Task Force has been slowly turning the screw, targeting the UDA’s criminal endeavours on the Shankill and more recently in North Down. Arrests are being made and charges pressed.

Stringent conditions governing the release of grants threaten to slow the cash flow, and we all know there’s nothing like putting liberty at stake and cutting the cash to focus the mind of a loyalist paramilitary. It would be wonderful to think there is a genuine desire to move away from criminality and there is no question there are many, many veteran paramilitaries who have turned their backs on their organisation, appalled at their involvement in drugs.

Equally there are many paramilitary leaders who continue to grow fat on the proceeds of organised crime – don’t expect that to change. Monday wasn’t a red letter day. No one doubts the sincerity of the church leaders and community activists who helped ‘broker’ this week’s announcement, but away from the hallowed walls of the Linen Hall Library it was business as usual.

A death threat issued against a journalist, a man lucky to be alive when shots were fired as he walked the streets of north Belfast, a show of strength in Bangor and a hoax pipe bomb thrown through a window of a family home in Ballymoney. It will take more than the pious words of Jackie McDonald and Jim Wilson to convince anyone that after all these years they are finally going stright.

With many thanks to the: Sunday World and Richard Sullivan for the origional story.l

FIND IT IN YOUR HEART TO HELP A POOR PROD

TODAY we launch an appeal for much-needed funds for loyalist paramilitaries and Loyalist Communities Council (LCC).

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After giving up their criminal campaign, 20 years after they last promised to give up their criminal campaign, the Re-home a Red Hand and Adopt a UDA Man (RRHAUDAM) appeals urgently need your help. For just £50,000 a year could give idle buggers like Sammy from the Shankill a community worker’s job.
It would help to pay for the three holidays a year and the top-of-the-range car which he and his family so badly need. In return, he’ll promise to enrich the culture of his community and lay off doing anyones’ knees. Obviously he’d still be good for a bit of blow (weed) but keep it to yourself. But the suddenly contrite paramilitaries aren’t looking for charity. They will be bringing important job skills to any cushy number they’re offered. They have maths skills from years of working out if Jonty has a kilo of weed how many half ounces can he knock out if he expects a 50 per cent mark up.

Or if a local businessman refuses to pay his £80-a-week protection money how many bricks will it take to do his windows. They have invaluable people skills, honed over decades of dealing with the local community – the bookies, the bar men, the travel agents, the car dealers, the wee girls in the off-licence. And all they want is the chance to give back to their community by getting the jobs few of them have ever bothered getting before. They long to experience life on minimum wage and a zero hours contract because who needs qualifications when you have an overwhelming sense of entitlement. Our appeal so far has raised £1 million from the Tony Blair’s an Angel Who’s Still Fixing the World Foundation.

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VITALLY

It’s a tiny amount compared to the £26 million which was raised by the PIRA in their Northern Bank fundraiser but it was either that or cupcake sales for the next millennium. It’s vitally important that the paramilitaries are shown our love because otherwise they might just keep doing what they’ve always done for the last 20 years. There will be some strays from the path of peace, like Tyrone, South East Antrim, East Belfast and the UPRG who aren’t ready to leave the old ways behind. They will be humanely arrested for blatantly breaking the law, even though they’ve miraculously got away with a life of crime up to now. So please give what you can – support your local loyalist so he doesn’t have to.
With many thanks to: Roisin Gorman. http://roisin.gorman@sundayworld.com. Sunday World.

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.

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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.