The real danger of securocrats?

Mick Hall is not one of the usual suspects that have consistently got on the collective backs of Sinn Fein. But he argues that the insistence on blaming annonymous Securocrats is beginning to get on the nerves even of those well disposed towards the party. Not only is getting harder to sustain belief in, but in continuing to push it may lead the party into some politically dangerous areas:

…by suggesting these securocrats are a rogue element within SIS and the NIO who can go about their business without fear of exposure, Sinn Fein may well be treading a very dangerous path indeed. The whole basis of the demand for a public enquiry into collusion by the British State with loyalist paramilitaries, plus strategically placed PIRA volunteers such as Freddie Scappaticci is that this collusion was not a matter of a small number of British intelligence operatives overstepping the line without the knowledge of their superiors, but it was part and parcel of British strategy within the north of Ireland, which had been agreed upon at the highest level of the British State.

  • Belfast Gonzo

    Want to take another look at the party mentioned in that first sentence again?


  • peteb

    A Freudian slip? 😉

  • Davros

    The “Fada Police” won’t be happy !

  • Pat Mc Larnon

    A good article by Mickh

  • Belfast Gonzo

    Mick Hall

    Am I right in thinking that you are suggesting that Sinn Fein should quit being paranoid about securocrats and concentrate on the bigger conspiracy?

    After cracking the Da Vinci code the other day, I discovered that Tony Blair is actually in the Illuminati, George Bush keeps the Holy Grail in a hidden drawer in the Oval Office and Paisley and Adams had a holiday together in 1974.

    Anyone have a spare tinfoil hat?

  • cgmoron

    Excellent article

  • aquifer

    Sinn Fein are paranoid about people who secretly tap their phones, frustrate IRA terror operations, and put operatives in jail or worse. Whats the surprise here. So long as republicans contemplate violence they ARE out to get you.

    But the solution is in SF hands.

    Decommission or disown the IRA.