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Provisional Surrender a Sell-Out

Joe Dillon, Chairman, Irish Freedom Committee • 30 July 2005

The July 28th announcement by the Provo leadership of their intention to totally disarm has engendered both shock and fear within the 6-county Republican/Nationalist population. For now, Messrs Adams and McGuinness and Co. have finally done the unthinkable; in surrendering all weaponry these servants and agents of the queen will have put in jeopardy the health and safety of their own people, who will face and be threatened by the massive fire-power available to the loyalists, as well as the British occupation army and police. It is scandalous that the alleged 'leadership' of the Provos had not demanded a wholesale stand-down of loyalist and Brit weaponry prior to even considering handing in their own!

Of one thing we can be certain: those whom the media have described as "dissidents" in Ireland are definitely not those patriotic men and women who will continue to strive for Ireland's unity and sovereignty, but those faux-republicans who are now unilaterally disarming at the demand of the terrorist state, England, which is their centuries-old and only enemy. Their shameless surrender will, unfortunately, result in future unrestrained attacks and murders upon the very people who have depended upon the Provo IRA for a modicum of protection.

But no one should be totally surprised at this abject obeisance to a foreign queen, for in a "Sunday Times" item of March 28, 1999, Francie Molloy, a Provo member of the British parliament in Ireland, is so quoted: "Republicans are prepared to work an executive. We are really prepared to administer British rule in Ireland for the foreseeable future. The very principle of partition is accepted." In conclusion, to quote Thomas Davis, the renowned patriot-poet of Irish Freedom: "Hell is not hot enough to scathe the lowly wretch who breaks his faith!"

Our American-based Irish Freedom Committee, Inc. will never desist in demanding political status for today's incarcerated republican prisoners and, when possible, to offer aid to their deserving families.

Tiocfaidh ár Lá! Our Day Will Come!


































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