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Stand Down, Mr Hyde

Liam O Comain • 28 February, 2004

Is it not time for the Provisionals to decommission Mr. Hyde and allow Dr. Jekyll to get on with helping the unionists to govern this statelet on behalf of the British Government.

Now that they have become part and parcel of the partitionist set up there is no logic for the Provisionals having a military wing. Unless its continual existence arises from the alleged statement of a member of the Policing Board that de Valera knew how to deal with dissinters or dissidents. Thank God that was not the fate of young Tohill.

The continual mantra issued by Martin McGuinness of denial, half truths, and untruths is beginning to wear thin and the Provisionals should solidify their embracement of partitionism by standing down their military wing and let authentic republicans get on with opposing partition and the British presence.

The media should also bear in mind that once the Provisionals decided to enter Stormont and Leinster House they are no longer entitled to be called the 'IRA' for the authentic IRA owes its allegiance to the 32 county Irish Republic proclaimed in 1916 and refuses to recognise or participate in the partitionist parliaments. In conclusion, to borrow words from one of the Provisional leaders, the authentic IRA has not gone away.


























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Index: Current Articles

1 March 2004


Other Articles From This Issue:


The Enforcers

Anthony McIntyre


Reference Guide to Provisional IRA Attacks on Republicans, 1998-2004


Stand Down, Mr Hyde
Liam O Comain


Civilian Administration?
George Young


Adams Nearly Quit Sinn Fein - Peace Process Hero Angered by IRA's Violence
Barney de Breadbin and Eamonn Codswallop


Double Standards - Questions Need Answering
Raymond Blaney


Brilliant, Bloody Brilliant
Brian Mór


POWs and the Challenge of Partnership
Aoife Rivera Serrano


25 February 2004


Naming Bobby Sands Street

Pedram Moallemian


Suspended Belief
J. Sean Burns


Kelly's Cellars
Anthony McIntyre


Stop Press!
Jimmy Sands


PSNI/RUC Occupies POW's Family Homes
Marian Price and Martin Mulholland


Did the Black and Tans Run From the Rifles of the IRA?
Liam O Ruairc


Stevens, Inquiries, Resistance to Change
David Michael


Provisionals Attempt to Censor and Exclude RSF in Scotland
Seamus Reader


Provisional Police?
George Young




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