Wednesday, April 05, 2006
DAAD - Direct Action Against Donaldson?
Republicans murdered Donaldson. All that remains to be determined is which variety and with what authority.
How about this hypothesis. We know that the short term plan to have an Assembly without an executive is deeply unpopular with Sinn Fein. Posters on other blogs have asked why would the republican movement sanction a killing which would derail their beloved process. Perhaps the answer is this - the Donaldson murder was a tactical move to derail this stage of the process. It also sends the "we haven't gone away so don't even think about messing with us" message to the the government.
I heard the bumptious Jim McDowell boast on the BBC that his paper would know the identity of the killers by the week-end - I trust the public interest will be sufficient for that knowledge to be shared wit the rest of us.
How about this for Dennis 'the door nail'Donaldson : Dennis seriously broke the Republican code of conduct, and under any normal day would have been dispatched in the most grizzly manner possible, however given the current unique political initatives existing between new Labour and sinn fein, not least the partial legitimisation of the IRA, this is not any normal day, however to say that Gerry has won over the entire movement (or indeed the army staff) to this (compromised and hypocritical) method of advancement is untrue, Gerry must contend with the hawks of his own ruling body, people who in their own twisted way will have a sense of protocol and conduct, who (would have) been apoplectic at Donaldson's continued existence. Now, Gerry's brainier than some of the PIRA staff, and realises the incredible advantages of the openly partisan British government, is it not feasible that Donaldson's murder was conducted by 'dissidents' on the fringes of the popular organisation to placate the IRA hawks and South Armagh glory boys whilst leaving just enough smoke and daggers between the direct command and the Sinn Fein nucleus to fudge involvement ?
What cant be denied is that Donaldson was an IRA man who informed on the IRA, a crime for which the IRA in every other instance has killed the renegade IRA man without apology and insisted as only the IRA can that they had the full moral authority to do so, today though an IRA in a unique political position and with a disporia in its most militant adherents has condemned the killing of an IRA man who informed on the IRA, with the dead (sorry) certainty and gusto that only (a bare faced liar) the IRA can muster. the fact that this has made life easier among the grass roots electorate (think twinbrook)for Sinn Fein is beyond doubt.
could the senario be :
Gerry/ Martin (rhetorically)"Who will rid me of this troublesome tout?"
Man with shotgun and map of Donegal exits stage left in silence but with a knowing smile.
the timings of all this make it all the murkier:Blairs response, Adams call to the family and the time of death.