They have been into "organised crime" for years. I wonder if the Serious and Organised Crime Agency (SOCA) will be on their trail or will that be too political? AND No the IRA Army Council have not disbanded, they still meet on a regular basis at Stormont to plot their campaign against the Brits.
They've handed in the knackered, jarked or black-listed weapons, sold the crap to gangsters and kept the good stuff, no doubt biding their time and storing cash from organised crime. In fact, the government is probably paying them to do so, so that they can pretend that the problem no longer exists.
The clue is that Bobby Sands murals, tricolours, ONWARD TO VICTORY slogans and murals of ****-ugly men in balaclavas are still being painted. Just because no houses are being built nearby doesn't mean the construction company has disappeared...
If it's any consolation my sound recordist caught G.Adams esq. a fair old crack round the ear with his boom pole once.It was outside the House of Commons just before Adams was due to press the flesh with the Paisley where the 'accident' occurred.
The "war" is over and the ones who haven't "resettled" are now ordinary criminals. The British public has been lionising gangsters for decades - as long as they aren't killing squaddies or ordinary people then why should anyone be worried? Those murderous bastardos have lots of blood on their hands but surely that puts them on a par with some of our political allies across the globe. Does anyone seriously think the IRA would, or could, regroup and launch a military campaign? Does anyone think think the public in NI have any appetite for another deadly sectarian war? Absolutely no chance.
You should recall the three fcukwits who pitched up in Colombia to sub contract their skills to FARC. This murderous little trio had been put away by us, but released under the Good Friday Agreement. When picked up in Colombia as..... ahem...... tourists, managed to 'walk out' of one of the most escape proof prisons in South America to pitch up in Ireland again.
The Grinning One and his sidekick, the bankrobber Hain have a lot to answer for.