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An Irish Agreement

 

Liam O Comain • 18 October 2006

It has been said and written that the Edinburgh Agreement will once and for ever bring an end to the so called 'Irish Problem'. But that also was said about the Belfast Agreement. Which confirms that the propagandists and the naieve who support this latest attempt to ensure the continual injustice of the denial of Irish self-determination are citizens of a political cloud cuckoo land. In fact their credibility is undermined by their use of the words 'Irish Problem' for there is no Irish problem — it is and always has been a 'British Problem'. A problem that can only be overcome by British dis-engagement from Ireland. In other words the cure for the centuries old problem is an 'Irish Agreement'. An agreement based firmly upon the democratic will of the Irish people. An agreement copperfastened by a true national referendum organised by the Irish themselves without any British influence.

Presumably, as in relation to the Belfast Agreement, the people of Ireland will be conned into participating in two referendums so that the pro EA propagandists can claim that 'the Irish people have spoken'. But that is not a national referendum for an authentic national referendum must take place without outside interference. Whereas in this potential case Britain would be participating as an organiser of a referendum in the northern 6 Counties and therefore interfering. In fact the origins of the referendum idea relating to the EA (as it was to the BA) is one of the most blatant butchering acts of the concept of democracy ever concocted.

As for the justice of Irish national self- determination it is obvious that where the Provos are concerned there is no longer a place for it in Gerry Adam's 'New Ireland'. This 'New Ireland' based upon the acceptance of British occupation and continual partition with the blessing of the Dublin Political Establishment supported by the Hierarchy of the Irish Catholic Church is but a model of conflict resolution at the expense of the human and spiritual values supported by Irish republicans since the era of the United Irishmen. For where is the united country, where is the free Ireland which countless Irish men and women suffered for, fought for, and died for over the centuries? It does not exist and will be prevented from existing by those hungry power seeking and financial seeking Lundies who have sold out the republican cause as never before. And what about the 3,000 plus of those whose lives were ended before their time? Was it worth it to pay out 3,000 plus lives for the continuation of foreign rule and undemocratic, sectarian based powersharing?

When the knot is tied between Adam and Paisley that will be the cumulative act of the success of Kitsonian ideas of counter insurgency. A part of which was infiltrating the guerilla organisation and through agents ensuring the guerilla movements defeat. For after all it has been alleged that the Provos so called chief negotiator has been outed as a British agent by the British spy Martin Ingram. If it is so that Martin McGuinness was an agent of the Crown then as so called chief negotiator of the Provos he was ideally placed to ensure the success of Britains anti insurgency policies during the recent struggle for national freedom. What Martin McGuinness should do is answer Ingram's request to publicly debate the allegations. If not, the idea of being an agent will hang around for ever and at least if a debate did take place then perhaps the person known as Ingram will be revealed for who he is and what he is. It would act to lift the dark cloud hanging around the Provos chief negotiator's persona and be a blow against the black propagandists of the forces of occupation as well as perhaps revealing the dirty tricks of those preventing the self-determination of the Irish People. Or is this a case of smoke arising from fire?

As for the hype surrounding the excitement (false or otherwise) of the Edinburgh meeting I have no doubt that the choreography in preparation to come by the participants will be of an equal variety as the people exeperences another onslaught of blatant propaganda. The result if the Edinburgh con was implemented would be another postponement of the inevetable- that is national unity. For the latter will come by hook or by crook inspite of the Belfast and Edinburgh agreements. An inevetability arising from a resurrected and vital revolutionary republican movement.




 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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25 October 2006

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Whither Irish Republicanism
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The Three Stooges
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Jockeying For Position
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An Irish Agreement
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Up the Garden Path
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A Gaelic Experiement
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Once Bitten
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Nobody Home
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'The Revolution is the People'
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