Monthly Archives: November 2021

Wonderful News On The Covid Front….

You can read it here: https://crooksandliars.com/2021/11/televangelist-and-anti-vaxxer-marcus-lamb\


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Informers Or Agents Of Influence?

By Dr Declan Hayes

Ireland’s failure to differentiate her informers from Perfidious Albion’s far more insidious agents of influence is a historical constant. Though the late Denis Donaldson, for example, was an agent of influence, whose grooming emasculated militant Republicanism far more effectively than did Eamon Collins, Sean O’Callaghan or Stakeknife, those four were but the latest in an almost endless procession of agents and informers stretching back to the Nine Years’ War, where Hugh O’Neill, the main Ulster protagonist, was married, in an Anglican ceremony no less, to Mabel, sister of Sir Henry Bagenal, marshal of Queen Elizabeth’s Royal Irish Army.

Though O’Neill’s demands varied from one year to the next, one constant was his ultimately futile request for the English to treat the mercurial Fiach MacHugh O’Byrne, whose domain bordered Dublin, leniently. Although O’Byrne and many others like him were ultimately betrayed by informers, agents of influence, who could get tribes to switch alliances, were much more decisive in dooming O’Neill, O’Byrne and the intransigent O’Donnell.

The same was true of the Irish Civil War where the British Special Branch had the London and Belfast IRAs thoroughly infiltrated, of the O’Higgins and O’Brien murders and of Jim O’Donovan’s 1930s’ English bombing campaign, where Peter Barnes and James McCormack, semi-literates both, swung for the Coventry bike bombing that Joby Sullivan and Dominic Adams, Gerry Adams’ uncle, perpetrated.

The Coventry bombing is instructive as Harry White, Adams and Sullivan had their escape routes well-planned, whereas hundreds of others, who were not so well-connected, were sacrificed to the hangman’s rope and the prison cell as expendables, forerunners to the Provos’ own expendables.

As his confrères faced the hangmen and the firing squads, Dominic Adams settled down to a suburban life in 105 Sutton Park, just behind Kilbarrack Graveyard, where notorious informer and agent of influence Francis Higgins, the Sham Squire, was buried.

In Booterstown, at the far side of Dublin Bay, Archie Doyle, Timothy Coughlin and Bill Gannon gunned down agent of influence Justice Minister Kevin O’Higgins on 10 July 1927 in an unsuccessful attempt to get the Cosgrave government to outlaw Fianna Fáil, which was on the brink of power following their triumphant general election showing of a month earlier.

Doyle also orchestrated the 9 September 1942 murder of (the unarmed) Detective Sergeant Dinny O’Brien, which understandably greatly intensified the authorities’ crackdown on the IRA both inside and outside the prisons. Although Doyle, like O’Callaghan and Collins in our own time, wanted to be an agent of change, his only tangible legacy is that he forced De Valera to hang, shoot and imprison those of his IRA contemporaries, who drew the short straw.

That short straw is the key to understanding not only Archie Doyle but Joe Cahill, Dominic Adams, Harry White, Gerry Adams Snr and their Belfast contemporaries, who learned those hard lessons of earlier years and who felt life, rather than their own considerable short comings, had dealt them a bad hand.

When the Troubles erupted in the 1970s, these characters found themselves in the same situation Dan Breen did before 1919 where the RIC “knew even what you were thinking, even knew what you had for breakfast”. In the case of Gerry Adams Snr, Liam Adams, Billy Reid and other heavy hitters, that included child rape.

Although thousands of Volunteers swarmed into PIRA’s ranks, the RUC very much had the measure of those families, who were at the heart of Republican Belfast as they groomed them to move from the margins of society to its centre, from field hands to very compromised house slaves, if you will.

As the late Ruairí Ó Brádaigh said in his prophetic 1986 Ard Fheis speech, immediately after Gerry Adams tapped him on the shoulder, the road the Adams family chose was to take the road their enemies’ had prepared over the previous 65 years for them.

The New Year (2022) will see the Adams clan a staggering 24 years into milking the Good Friday Agreement (GFA) cow, the never-ending Peace in Our Time deal that disgraced politicians Tony Blair, Bill Clinton and their flunkeys negotiated as window dressing to their regimes’ ongoing wars of conquest elsewhere.

Although the GFA is held up as an Irish version of the Treaty of Westphalia, the Versailles Treaty or, heaven preserve us, the Congress of Vienna, locally it is only a tool for Ulster’s agents of influence to enrich themselves at the expense of the general public, as well as of their own expendables.

While John Hume and David Trimble were awarded Nobel medals and Nobel money for supposedly brokering this deal, the role Ireland’s other informers and agents of influence played in this ongoing soapie should also be recognised and, as they say themselves, further rewarded if their sell by date has not, however belatedly, passed.

(Dr Declan Hayes is a Dublin-based retired Finance Professor. Although his Declanito.com site focuses mostly on his humanitarian work in government-held Syria, he has also been active on Republican prisoner-related issues since the introduction of internment on 9th August, 1971)

What Happens In America When A Leftist Shoots One Of Trump’s Right-Wing Friends…

This sort of puts the Kyle Rittenhouse affair into perspective. Remember that after his killing spree in Kenosha, a heavily armed Rittenhouse walked unhampered through a convoy of police cars who basically ignored him. By contrast, you can watch the video describing the police execution of Antifa activist Michael Reineoehl here….and what happened to the policemen who gunned him down here. The killing Reineoehl was involved in followed an August 2020 ’invasion’ of Portland by armed Trump supporters. Reineoehl behaved in almost the exact same fashion as Rittenhouse – but his fate was starkly different.

Four Square Laundry Woman Reveals All (Well, Nearly All)

Thanks to NI Troubles Group 1969-2007

The Irish Story On Ian Paisley’s Place In Irish History….

You can read/listen to it here, Enjoy……

The Lunacy Of America’s Right-Wing……

This is difficult to believe but these people, and others like them, will probably make Donald Trump the Republican Party’s challenger to Joe Biden in 2024 – and judging by the collective cowardice gripping Trump’s adoptive party, he could well win. Yesterday, I was phoned by an elderly neignbour who proceeded to tell me in all seriousness that Biden, Hillary, the last two Popes, Francis and Benedict, had all been replaced by doppelgangers, the fake Hillary had killed a child and surgically removed its face for herself to use, America’s treasure was being stolen and the money funneled via a 150-mile undersea tunnel from Rome to secret stores in the Middle East, and so on and so on. She is an avid Trump addict and like millions of Trump’s supporters has no problem accepting that Biden et al stole the 2020 election. It is fashionable to read into all this a deeper neurosis that the White majority which for so long dominated America’s political, economic and social life is on the way out, which it is, and is taking refuge in irrationality. It is easy to dismiss and scorn such people but we should remember that not so long ago in the Germany of the 1930’s, a philosophy every bit as madcap and evil took power, persuading one of Europe’s more sophisticated people to elevate madmen to dizzy and deadly heights. Hitler, of course, had an evil dogma to guide him while Trump cares only for his own ego, wealth and adulation. That does not mean he will not invent one…..

How Left-Wing Is Sinn Fein?

Not very, according to Kieran Allen in this piece in rebel news…..

The Sickness At The Heart Of The US Political System…..

It is that voters care much more about their kids being taught in school that anti-Black racism is the foundation stone of American society than they do about the planet being destroyed by carbon consumption…….