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Subversion of an Irish Peace Plan

 

Brian Wardlow • 3 October 2006

The sequence of elaborate British schemes beginning in 1920, and continuing today with the Good Friday Agreement, are all part of a vast British war strategy utilized to undermine any initiative towards a just and lasting peace in Ireland.

The British war apparatus is comprised of politico/military structures carefully designed to defuse the Irish cause, and eventually contain it. One of the most sinister tactics utilized by the British, is the employment of psychological operations (psyops). Vital facets of these operations include the identification of malleable personalities within the leadership of the Irish republican movement.

The various British attempts to implement these political schemes - marketed as peace solutions- were motivated by the advancement of Eire Nua (New Ireland); an Irish formulated solution promoted by the Irish republican leadership of that time. In the context of a British withdraw, the Irish proposal would provide for an all inclusive, unified federal Ireland with devolution of power down to the local levels.

In the early stages of British psyops they recognized the proponents of Eire Nua as non - yielding, and a serious threat to the British agenda. Utilizing every aspect of their war machine, the British were eventually able to marginalize the proponents of Eire Nua, and unjustly labeled them as, ‘opponents of peace’, essentially commandeering the Irish republican movement.

The British government were shrewd in creating pseudo political assemblies in which they could promote the malleable personalities in the movement as valuable assets within the British state; creating the illusion of power and progress, utilizing all means to carry this out. All along, the plan – as it is in any counter insurgency situation - is to win over widespread support of the population in order to control them at a later time.

Under the swathe of the Good Friday Agreement, the British government is now attempting to portray Ireland as a normal society. The everyday realities of Irish society, coupled with various social and political reports, contradict this absurd portrayal.

Today, we see the ongoing struggle for political status escalating, as witnessed on the streets and jails of the 26 counties and occupied 6 counties of the north. We are witnessing the escalating tensions across sectarian lines, resulting in the loss of life. We see a political and social landscape in the occupied six counties reminiscent of the late 1960’s and early 70’s.

With this, it is up to the reader to make an assessment on what is really happening, or better yet compare the facts on your own. The struggle for Irish freedom continues, the promotion of Eire Nua is ongoing, and will continue until the never failing source of all political evils in Ireland are gone.



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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10 October 2006

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HET: History of Whitewash Continues
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To Deal or Not
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One Small Step for Paisley, One Giant Step for Ireland?
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The Haunting
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Subversion of an Irish Peace Plan
Brian Wardlow

Working Class Hero
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Federal Unionism—Early Sinn Fein: Article 15 - 22
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Racism: The Social Cancer
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Forced Out
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When Fear Trumps Reason
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Stay Out of Neo-Con Mire
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Who really is the Biblical Anti Christ?
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Serving Judas, Not Justice
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