The Humpty Dumpty World Of The Chief Constable

The Broken Elbow reproduces an article wholly sceptical about the claim by PSNI boss George Hamilton that the Provisional IRA is harmless bunch of old comrades. 
Hear! Hear!
Originally posted on seftonblog:

“When use a word” , Humpty Dumpty said in a rather scornful tone,”it means just what I chose it to mean, neither more nor less”. [Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and through the Looking -Glass]

For a masterly summary of the position, see Ed Moloney in today’s Irish Times.

And so to George Hamilton’s finessing of Supt Geddes’ last statement. Goodness know how many lawyer hours went into it. How many drafts the SOS rejected. What Box had to say about it.

George says that PIRA is a paramilitary organisation, devoted to peaceful means, just like the Salvation Army.

Here are my questions for George:
  1. Has this organisation access to arms and explosives?
  2. Has it killed anyone in the last twenty years?
  3. Who shot Martin McGartland?
  4. If PIRA is committed to politics, who are its politicians?
I’ll bet that I won’t get a reply.

Hamilton says that they will go where the evidence leads. It’s a statement like Hercule Poirot saying ” I suspect everyone and I suspect no-one” [you do the Belgian accent].

In the twenty five years since the murder of my parents, the police have declined to follow the evidence, to the Belfast brigade of the IRA and onwards to McGuinness.

What hope is there that anything has changed?

So, when George uses a word, it means precisely what his political masters, who appointed him and who control him, want it to mean.

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Anthony McIntyre

Former IRA prisoner, spent 18 years in Long Kesh. Free Speech advocate, writer, historian, humanist, and researcher.

3 comments to ''The Humpty Dumpty World Of The Chief Constable"

  1. Inspector Clouseau - Who suspects everybody and nobody" - is amused! Poirot leaves stage.

  2. Everyone knows the I.r.a.are still an active force ,note it was amusing to see spike Murray outside ruc....psni headquarters yesterday , was it not he who was accused of smuggling guns after gfi signing,all almost comical

  3. When S/F signed entered Stormount in a powersharing governmental arrangement, unless they systematically set out to "wreck it from within" they basically in one full 360 degree swift swoop became part of the Establishment.

    There is no reason to sugarcoat this assertion. We all know that all establishments are protected and held up by various social apparatus such the courts, police, media, church, education system and other beneficiaries.

    "The humpty Dumpty World of the Chief Constable" really does not have any other choice but to protect and uphold this arrangement.

    We live in a banana republic, maybe this was the republic the Shinners wanted all along. Whereby, power, wealth, prestige and nepotism would ensure they basically have become the new closer to home Malaysia, only with a christian belief system in place to govern the place.


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