ADAMS & CO. (A & Co) - patriots or traitors?
You decide: "by their fruits ye shall know
them." Here are their fruits.
Denis Donaldson, top Sinn Fein (SF) operative and
head man at SF's Stormont Castle offices, was a
key Adams confidant for more than three decades
until being "outed" last month. On RTE
television he admitted being a paid operative for
Britain's MI5 for at least the past two decades.
How did MI5, through Donaldson, get SF to front
for the reimposition of British rule in Ireland?
If A & Co were not complicit with Donaldson
how could they have possibly failed to notice the
new Brit policy that MI5 was imposing on Occupied
Ireland? After all, the treason was inescapably
obvious for years to the casual observer even here
Michael Flannery. As far back as 1986 this
New York life-long supporter (R.I.P) of Irish freedom,
spotted A & Co as traitors and permanently severed
ties with them. He also resigned from A & Co's
subservient Irish Northern Aid (INA) and re-established
the Friends of Irish Freedom (FOIF) in the U.S.
The FOIF supported the SF'rs who had not sold out.
These were (are) led by the O Bradaigh family, Dathi
O Connell (RIP) et al who still operate as Republican
Sinn Fein (RSF). At that time I was of the opinion
that the split of SF in Ireland would not cause
splits in Irish-America (IA) if we were careful.
Flannery remained faithful to republicanism until
his death in his 90s. A & Co attempted to marginalize
him for rejecting the sell-out and exposing it.
A & Co. Alienate the US. In 1989 at INA's
national convention in Toledo, Ohio, Donaldson's
predecessor (Brian O'Donnell), was SF's rep in the
US. He managed to alienate nearly everyone present.
In retrospect, that is probably why he was sent
to the States. Chicago INA officers told O'Donnell
that they were finished with SF and INA. Soon thereafter
they allied with the true, RSF and joined Flannery's
FOIF, leaving behind a rump INA in Chicago that
continued to tout Adams (perhaps still does). Donaldson,
upon his replacing McDonnell as A & Co rep in
the US, continued their policy of rancor and division
in NY. He removed the officers of The Irish People
newspaper and put Atty. Martin Galvin in charge
of it. Not long thereafter A & Co replaced Galvin
with McDonough and Boyle. Later they, too, were
removed. Some time later the Irish People, Irish
republicanism's main voice in the US, died. It is
now clear that A & Co killed it.
A & Co. Oppose Truth about the Irish Holocaust.
This truly shocked us. When an "Irish Famine"
book was being promoted in east coast cities from
Boston to Miami, its author was met by groups demanding
that she stop covering up the Food Removal. The
groups (I came to know some of them) distributed
to the author and attendees copies of my Mass Graves
of Ireland; 1845-1850 pamphlet. The distributors
were physically attacked; not by Brits or KKK members,
but by A & Co. affiliates. One such person whose
group also destroyed boxes of pamphlets identified
herself as Padraigin Newell, leader of A & Co's
support group at George Mason U. Newell stated that
she was an officer of A & Co's SF and was acting
as such. This was borne out by her associates.
Adams' Visit. While in the US Adams wrecked
IA's clout in Washington. The damage seems to be
permanent. Prior to Adams' visit IA had some 150
congressmen on our side after years of careful cultivation.
Here is how Adams wrecked us politically. Hoping
for the best re his impending US visit IA had lobbied
for a visa for him. But then we noticed that it
was the pro-Brit pols including Kennedy and Moynihan
who postured as pursuing the visa. Upon Adams' arrival
he snubbed the 150 congressmen who had supported
Irish republicanism. He thanked the half-dozen or
so pro-Brit congressmen and gave them the photo-ops
and political credit for the reduction of violence
in Occupied Ireland. By this means he betrayed IA
and the 150 congressmen who had been supportive
of justice and freedom for Occupied Ireland. Politics
is a rough business; pols had rightfully expected
recognition for standing with IA. Having received
nothing but insult from Adams and IA's news media
as reward for their support for IA, they obviously
decided that it is too dangerous to ever again support
issues such as the MacBride Principles, the Birmingham
Six, or freedom for Joe Doherty. (In the late '60s
and early '70s IA had the support of four powerful
politicians known as "The Four Horsemen."
They were Sens. Ted Kennedy and Dan Moynihan, House
Speaker "Tip" O'Neill and NY Gov. Carey.
But after Bloody Sunday in 1973 the Brits, alarmed
by the international and, in particular, US outrage,
began a campaign of subversion of IA political support.
We don't know the means used, but within months
all four "Horsemen" turned against us
and never again voted in favor of justice for the
Adams' Escorts during his Chicago visits were
two MI5/FBI moles. In a letter we handed to
Adams in Kroch & Brentano bookstore on LaSalle
St. we alerted him that one of them was a mole (we
didn't know the other was also a mole at the time).
In retrospect it is revealing that Adams did not
Adams and "Terrorism." In that
same letter we begged Adams to use his media moment
to win America for Ireland by making it clear that
the Brits are the terrorists. For example, of the
174 children murdered in the post-1969 phase of
the struggle, all but twenty of them were murdered
by British forces. In case he didn't have the homicide
facts on his tongue-tip we also handed him a copy
of Sutton's undisputed An Index of Deaths from the
Conflict in Ireland; 1969-1993. But on network TV
that night and others, Adams smirked his acquiescence
to being labeled an "ex-terrorist" by
show hosts. Only he can explain why he thus used
his media moments by abetting Britain's Big Lie
and falsely incriminating as unreconstructed "terrorists"
all who had not sold out with him.
Activists Replacement. Having wrecked IA's
political effectiveness by alienating the 150 supportive
congressmen, Adams further marginalized IA activists.
He, with hidden help, set up groups whom he fraudulently
credited (accepted by the imposters) with the years
of successful lobbying and organizing that the actual
activists had performed. IA's corrupted news media
participated in the build-up of the imposters and
recorded their visits to the White House as if they
were legit. Not a one of the imposters had ever
supported the cause or won over a politician. Many
of them had actively opposed our efforts; but now,
like A & Co, they posture as the political activists.
Peace." A & Co and the pro-Brits around
them point to MI5's Good Friday Agreement as having
delivered peace to Occupied Ireland. They don't
dare to even mention justice seeing that the Brits
are again torturing republicans as in pre-Hunger
Strike days. As to "peace," they depend
on the news media to keep IA disinformed and unaware
that the homicide rate in Occupied Ireland peaked
way back in 1972 and has been on a sharp decline
ever since and had dropped to small numbers well
prior to A & Co's sell-out.
War Crimes Trials? There won't be any. The
reason? Nearly all of the mass murders and other
war crimes were perpetrated by Brit forces. A &
Co's sell-out made the Brits the winners, and winners
never try themselves for war crimes. The Brits always
got the news media to blame atrocities on the IRA
but the truth always prevailed, usually within days.
Reasonably well-informed people know, despite the
news media, that British forces were the terrorists
in the Anglo-Irish conflict - they always were,
throughout history. But to the extent that the public
depended upon the news media for their "takes"
on Occupied Ireland, they were misled into believing
that the terrorists were Irish.
Article 2 and 3 of Ireland's Constitution.
These were the prominent two articles that laid
permanent claim to all of Ireland's national territory
and adjoining seas. It is hard to believe, but they
were rescinded under the Good Friday Agreement that
A & Co were sent to the US to promote. The sixty-seven
pages of the Good Friday Agreement were filled with
baffle-gab, contradictions and aspirational posturings.
There was only one-third of a page of clear language
that was not contradicted elsewhere. It was the
language that rescinded Articles 2 and 3 thus giving
Ireland's Six Counties to Britain. That is what
Ireland voted on when they were told to "Vote
Yes For Peace." Adams was not alone in promoting
this unprecedented reduction of national territory.
It is hard to believe, but the Irish gov't were
full participants in it.
A United Ireland has always been the goal of Ireland's
patriots. Britain had proved over the centuries
in Ireland that rule-by-murder is its permanent
policy. Now Adams claims that reunification is his
goal, too. He had better first explain how his successful
campaign to abolish Articles 2 and 3 advanced that
Martin McGuinness, Adams' partner, was the subject
of a radio show last weekend. By phone, NY Radio
Free Eireann show-host John McDonagh told me that
last Saturday his show featured ex-MI5 mole Martin
Ingram. Ingram has gone straight and is now blabbing
on his ex-handlers. On air he reported that McGuinness's
Brit handlers protected him from prosecution for
the earlier murder of a Brit spy; and that the reason
for protecting McGuinness was to enable McGuinness
to continue doing the more important work of winning
the war for Britain and securing the Six Counties
for it. Radio Free Eireann can be heard live each
Saturday at 12:30 to 2 pm Chicago time at www.wbai.org
or recorded on www.irishfreedom.net. It is tragic
about McGuinness. Many doubted that Adams had sold
out, not because they trusted Adams, but because
they trusted McGuinness, and they believed that
Adams could not have sold out without McGuinness
Denis Donaldson and Martin McGuinness, now both
positively exposed as Brit agents were not as noticeably
sell-outs as Adams was in his public actions. Adams'
own deeds nailed him. The other two could have continued
operating for MI5. But to be innocent they would
also have to be considered blind to not have noticed
Sad World! All that danger and death! All those
dead hungerstrikers! All now betrayed. A victory
turned into ignoble defeat. Those three were the
undisputed leaders of Sinn Fein, a once-proud party
of patriots, now destroyed. But the 32-County Sovereignty
Movement continues as does Republican Sinn Fein.
They are not likely to be bought by anyone.