‘Irish-related’

Another thing, jackass:

BBC NEWS | Northern Ireland | 15% of MI5 workload is NI-related

The Intelligence & Security Committee Report has revealed MI5 allocated 15% of its resources in 2007/08 to what it calls “Irish-related terrorism”.

It also revealed that Irish-related terrorists allocated 50% of their resources to what it calls ‘MI5 payroll activies’.

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5 Responses to “‘Irish-related’”


  1. 1 Seán Báite March 6, 2009 at 1:46 pm

    Just a question from a jackass – if I have a distant cousin in the US army in Iraq torturing ten-year-olds with his cigarette lighter – does that constitute ‘Irish related’ terrorism ??

  2. 2 Hugh Green March 6, 2009 at 1:48 pm

    No, it doesn’t: it constitutes Irish-related enhanced terrorist interrogation techniques.

  3. 3 EWI March 6, 2009 at 3:17 pm

    It also revealed that Irish-related terrorists allocated 50% of their resources to what it calls ‘MI5 payroll activies’.

    Touché 🙂

  4. 4 coc March 9, 2009 at 11:14 am

    A spookily (pun intended) prescient post. Can we assume the RIRA direct debits will all be cancelled immediately?

  5. 5 Hugh Green March 9, 2009 at 12:06 pm

    I am kind of loath to give my own analysis of latest matters, since I have a tendency to go off the rails into conspiracy theorising when things like this happen, and whilst I know I shouldn’t fear getting lumped in with the 9/11 Bilderberg Lizard Truth Seekers if my perspective happens to coincide with them on certain things, I am weak.

    But a couple of things. If we look back at key events in Northern Ireland political history, the level of involvement of the security services is always higher than it appeared at the time. So with the Omagh bomb you had MI5 tracking the bombers, with Stormontgate it turned out that the mole, Denis Donaldson, was working for MI5. And with the Real IRA, turns out that they have form in carrying out activities which, it would appear, were being executed under the supervision of security services moles.

    Now I don’t think there is any need to imagine that there are is a shortage of committed Republicans out there who think the best way of putting SF into a tight spot and laying bare the facts of British military presence is by shooting a few soldiers and watching SF squirm. But if such people are actively involved in any group, that group is probably well infiltrated. So the question for me, since the Real IRA already admitted responsibility, is how closely they were supervised.


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