>> 11 Sep 2004

Gerry's Repetition



Once again, the sanguine hacks at the BBC are desperate to put the words of Sinn Fein leader, Gerry Adams, into a positive context. This morning Gareth Gordon quotes the bearded wonder repeating his opinion of the circumstances that must arise in order for his illegal buddies in the IRA to disappear into the ether. Adams always gives the same parroted answer when challenged about the potential for IRA disbandment - ie. it would only occur in a process of 'sustainable change.'



Not only does Adams use the term in this BBC article, but he also used in in an interview to the Irish Times in August; in a speech to a gathered audience at St Malachy's College, Belfast in January; and in an address to the vermin gathered at the Sinn Fein Ard Fheis earlier on this year. In actual fact, Adams has been saying more or less the same rubbish since proponents of democracy first took it upon themselves to ask for Europe's most prolific terrorist killing machine to go out of business six years ago.



We all know what Adams means when he says 'sustainable change'. He simply means that the IRA will disappear when the constitutional framework it murdered to achieve has been established. In other words, when the UK has abrogated its democratic responsibility to its citizens, delivering them on a plate to the clutches of Irish republican rule, the IRA will vanish. Dressing up appalling ambitions in media-friendly language does not detract from the evil of intent.

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