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The Hypocrisy is Pathetic


Seamus Kearney • 23 November 2006

I am a former republican prisoner who for many years has been unhappy with the direction of the one time Republican Movement.

I left the movement in 1994 after being told too many lies. For the past 12 years I have heard nothing but more lies.

But like many others I bit my tongue and stayed silent.

However, listening to recent remarks by Martin McGuinness has prompted me to say something.

His claims that his life is under threat from other republicans seems the same as his many other claims over the years - pathetic rubbish.

It is meant to frighten his followers into saying nothing in opposition to Sinn Fein supporting the PSNI/RUC for fear that it might be said they too want to kill the Sinn Fein leadership.

Sinn Fein leaders seem upset that many republicans see them as traitors. But what do they expect?

According to the mother of Franko Hegarty her son came back to Ireland after being assured by Martin McGuinness that his life was in no danger after he had compromised an arms dump.

Franko Hegarty was later killed by the IRA on the grounds that he was a traitor. Yet he gave fewer weapons away than the Sinn Fein leadership.

This hypocrisy makes people want to laugh at Sinn Fein not plan to kill them.












































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Circling the Wagons
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