"This war is to the end. There will be no interval where we put away our guns, Britain will be out of Ireland and an Irish democracy will be established in the 32 counties with a national government."
- from the PIRA New Year Message 1984
There are many of us still waiting for this dream. It isn't looking like the Provos are helping it much. All they are doing is reinforcing the concept of an illegal border and a military occupation by the "perennial oppressor" mother Britain. Provisional Sinn Fein are betraying the memories of many good men on that Roll of Honour they like to espouse.
The are giving up weapons that are not theirs to relinquish. The arms dumps that they are turning over to the enemy are property of the Irish people; a contingency the Provos no longer represent.
I hope that some day in the future, some of those mesmerised by the power of the Provos will wake up and realise the path of treachery
that the new Fianna Fail has undertaken.