We'll murder police, says Real IRA

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  1. The Real IRA has threatened to "execute" police officers and warned that the Queen's first visit to the Republic of Ireland is an "insult".

    But the dissident republican group behind the latest threat to police officers in Northern Ireland was criticised for being "morally and politically bankrupt".

    A statement from the terrorist group was read by a masked man on Monday in a Londonderry cemetery at a rally organised by the 32 County Sovereignty Movement to mark the anniversary of the 1916 Easter Rising.

    It comes as security forces face a heightened threat after the recent murder of Catholic Constable Ronan Kerr, 25, in a booby-trap bomb under his car in Omagh, Co Tyrone.

    In a statement, the masked member of the Real IRA said: "Oglaigh na hEireann (the IRA) urge all self-respecting Irishmen and women to resist the upcoming insult that is the visit of a British monarch to Irish soil, the criminal free state government invite is not on behalf of the Irish people but to further the selfish interests of a self-serving elite.

    "Despite the best efforts of the media, big business, and other power blocks to portray this visit as acceptable we clearly state that the Irish people will not capitulate. The Queen of England is wanted for war crimes in Ireland and not wanted on Irish soil. We will do our best to ensure she and the gombeen class that act as her cheerleaders get that message."

    The Real IRA said police officers would be targeted "regardless of their religion, cultural background or motivation".

    Foyle MP Mark Durkan said their pretensions to legitimacy would impress nobody. Former SDLP leader Mr Durkan said: "The Real IRA's words are intended to intimidate everyone but their pretensions to legitimacy will impress no one. Politicians do not really have to argue that this group is morally and politically bankrupt when they are driven to attack and threaten nationalists who want to serve the community and their country through a policing vocation. Their statement speaks for itself."

    Amid the violence, the Queen's forthcoming visit to Dublin is an effort to strengthen ties between the two countries. Irish president Mary McAleese extended the invitation.

    This month motorists near Newry, Co Down, close to the border with the Irish Republic, drove past a car bomb when they moved cones placed there by police.

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  2. "The Queen of England is wanted for war crimes in Ireland and not wanted on Irish soil."

    Umm something a bit Irish about that statement.
     
  3. Whats also sad about this is that the use of the name "Oglaigh na hEireann" is in use by our own Irish Defence Forces. I hope no media gets mixed up between the two. D:
     
  4. Stupid *******.

    Its ok though, because they have given a warning and according to some on here that makes it ok.
     
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  5. Has the Deputy Leader of the NI Assembly made any comment as yet?
     
  6. Their berets looked like they where shaped by the RAF Regiment.
     
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  7. Chortle, Chortle! :thumright:
     
  8. BuggerAll

    BuggerAll LE Reviewer Book Reviewer

    Yes he has. He has condemned them in the strongest terms. They oppose his current position and he and the other one (whats-his-name?
    The tout?) don't like it when anyone disagrees with them.

    Sent from my iPhone using ARRSE so please excuse fat fingers and slips of the keyboard.
     
  9. Fury at McGuinness’s ‘glorification’ of IRA



    UNIONISTS have reacted angrily to claims from Martin McGuinness that the IRA were not “war mongers” but rather revolutionaries struggling for Irish unity.

    The UUP’s Danny Kennedy said the deputy first minister’s address at a 1916 Easter Rising commemoration in Co Londonderry yesterday was “wholly offensive” as it glorified the IRA’s “murderous campaign”.

    Mr McGuinness told crowds in the Loup: “The IRA fought a long guerrilla war in these hills and in towns and cities and villages across the north for over 30 years.

    “The IRA forced the British government to the negotiating table. But the IRA were not war mongers. They were a revolutionary force who when an opportunity to advance the struggle for Irish unity through peaceful means was established it removed itself from the political equation.”

    However, Newry and Armagh MLA Mr Kennedy said this was an insult to people who had lost loved ones due to IRA violence.

    He added: “The deputy first minister has a very significant journey still to go in persuading the unionist population of his genuineness and his bona fide status as a peacemaker.

    “He just has no concept as to how the wider community view the murderous actions of the republican movement.”

    Mr McGuinness also criticised dissident republicans in his speech, saying they are living in a “fool’s paradise” if they think they can reunite Ireland by violence.

    “People should be under no illusion – the small factions currently engaging in armed actions are not the IRA and they are not advancing national and democratic objectives by their activities,” he said.

    “Irish people are united in support of the Good Friday, St Andrews and Hillsborough agreements. Attempting to overturn the will of the Irish people is not only futile, it is stupid and selfish. Ireland can now only be reunited by the further development and outworking of the power-sharing and all-Ireland institutions which were endorsed by the Irish people in the referendum in 1998.

    “No act of violence will advance the cause of reunification by one millimetre.”

    The DUP’s Gregory Campbell said these comments were both “offensive” and “contradictory”, adding: “Murder by dissident republicans is wrong today but murder by the PIRA 30 years ago was every bit as wrong. The murder of RUC officers, innocent men, women and children was always wrong.

    “It doesn’t matter who was or is planting the bomb, there is no justification for murder. The more recent murders were as despicable as the other 303 police officer murders during the Troubles.

    “I am glad that Northern Ireland is now moving forward and Mr McGuinness condemns the murder of police officers today, but regardless of the motivation behind his comments he needs to accept murder was also wrong 30 years ago.”
     
  10. Now THAT would be a British war crime.
     
  11. Thank **** they've came out with that. I've been convinced up til now their intention was to murder and maim women and kids, and keeping the prison system and tout industry ticking over.
     
  12. And their waistlines look like they were shaped by McDonalds.
     
  13. Can't our jezza and marti keep these rabid dogs on a leash? Or at least let us know where they live, so we can pop round with 'tools, attitude, adjustment'.

    And what war crimes has Her Majesty been accused of? She's never even been to Ireland...
     
  14. That was really mean. No wonder they hate us.
     
  15. Mr_Fingerz

    Mr_Fingerz LE Book Reviewer

    I was always taught that the Irish Education system was one of the best in the world.

    They're clearly not enforcing their language skills (see what I did there (and again) grammar/syntax/spelling nazis?)

    The word that the mong in the balaclava was searching for was "invitation" (unless, of course, he was a Noraid Volunteer on work experince).