Posted by: the watchmen | March 14, 2009

Come on, Gerry and Martin. Hand them over!

Callous murders put demand for answers on Sinn Fein leaders

The decision of Chief Constable Sir Hugh Orde to use Special Forces in the ongoing war against terrorists in Northern Ireland was described by the Deputy First Minister, Martin McGuinness, as ‘stupid and dangerous’.

He went on to describe it as ‘a danger to the community’.

While I have no ‘love’ for the Chief Constable, I feel he has made a brave decision in the face of the growing terrorist threat which resulted in the cold-blooded murder of two soldiers at the weekend. My deepest sympathy goes to the families of those killed and the injured men.

The latest incident is the culmination of attempts by terrorists to return Northern Ireland to the state of anarchy which the Deputy First Minister and his colleagues in the Provisional IRA achieved in 30-plus years of terrorism.

The Government, the Assembly and the police have a duty to protect the citizens of the state. That is a basic human right. Similarly, our soldiers, police and civil servants have a right to go about their lawful business unhindered.

If it takes a Special Forces unit to remove these dissidents from our society, so be it. If the Deputy First Minister and former Provisional IRA Commander Martin McGuinness and the leader of Sinn Fein, Gerry Adams, believe in the peace process and do not want Special Forces used to root this terrorist unit from the province, perhaps they would reveal all they know about who ‘jumped ship’ when the IRA decommissioned the majority of its weapons.

Perhaps now is the time for names to be named and intelligence provided to police so that these people can be removed from the streets.

Will Sinn Fein push the IRA Army Council to reveal all it knows about these dissidents? Will Sinn Fein support the police and the security forces in their attempts to apprehend the murderers and accept that counter intelligence and Special Forces are required in such a situation?

If not they cannot remain in ivory towers at Stormont and say they believe in democracy when it appears that the rule of the Armalite over the ballot box may return to our streets.

CLLR Ross Hussey (UUP)



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