Would I Spy?

Several of todays papers are making the claim that Martin McGuinness has been a British Agent within Sinn Fein and the IRA.

The Sunday World story is front page news and declares that “McGuinness was Brit Spy.” According to the Sunday World, Martin Igram, the former handler from the Force Research Unit supports his claim with documentary evidence.

The Sunday World claims to have obtained a transcript of a conversation that Ingram claims is between McGuiness and his handler. Again, according to Ingram, McGuinness was known as agent J118. Martin’s brother Willie is alleged to have been agent J119.

Ingram told the Sunday World “The most significant thing for me in this transcript is the fact that McGuinness’s handler is the driving force behind the human bomb campaign.” This is a reference to the human bomb campaign waged in the early 1990’s where indviduals were forced to drive a bomb to a destination and effectively became unwilling suicide bombers. The campaign was largely centred in the North West and Ingram’s claims appear to suggest that there was a determined effort to keep this type of campaign away from Belfast and the East coast.

Many of us are well familiar with the claims that there is a high level mole in SinnFein, and indeed for qutie some time some very high ranking names have been bandied about.

From my perspective, if there was any truth to this as yet unfounded allegation, the questions I would have would be much more focused on who drove the peace process, when and why. Unless there is a satisfaction among members of SF that the process belongs to them, to the rank and file, there is a real and present danger of increasing defection to splinter groups.

These are dangerous allegations by the Sunday World indeed, and the fact that they have been printed appears to suggest that they are confident about their sources and their substantiation.

Sinn Fein are calling the claims nonsense, so we must just wait and see what transpires over the next few days. As the Chinese tell us, we are indeed blessed to live in interesting times.

I am having trouble posting the links to this story, but good resources are at indymedia.com and breakingnews.iol.ie

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113 thoughts on “Would I Spy?”

  1. Look guys, stop bickering. My new book will be on the shelves soon and you will all see what a clever man I am, single handedly exposing the biggest secret in British/Irish Republican history.


  2. Oh the fun being had on Slugger speculating on the murder of a human being. On the toilet, shitting himself. Hilarious.

  3. Very good Walter.

    I believe you also said “I cannot tell how the truth may be; I say the tale as it was said to me”

  4. Taigs,

    I didn’t say anything about accepting it. I just published a link.
    You can make what you want of it for yourself.
    I could say also, why would anyone accept the word of an unnamed self serving person such as Ingram? That’s not a real name.

  5. Martin Ingram Aka Ian Hurst is a liar.Soldier of Fortune.Mercenary.Only interested in making money.He is a con-man who will sell his lies to anyone who will pay for them.
    The person who calls himself Martin ingram but is in fact ex Int Corps SSgt Ian Hurst (known as rocky) is a liar of the highest order. His book STEAKNIFE is almost complete fiction, as are his assertions that Martin McGUINNESS was an agent of the state. He is dementedly lying completely about his past service in FRU. He only ever served in sleepy backwaters of the Province and never came face to face with anyone except low level eyes and ears agents. He never ran STEAKNIFE or even met him. In short, his book is a complete fabrication based on god knows what. He endangers the lives of serving and former soldiers as well as civilians with his ridiculous fairy tales. Hopefully he will appear in court at some of the current inquiries and investigations so he can be shown to be the liar he really is.

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  6. Martin Ingram represents British attitudes of the Irish.He is a mouthpiece for the Brish Ruling Class.

    “In a calculated blow, Diana went on to suggest Charles was not fit to be king and that her son, Prince William, should carry on the succession after Queen Elizabeth II’s death.
    A Machiavelian struggle for political influence began, with sections of the ruling class and the media stoking up the conflict between the Windsors and the Spencers to strengthen their own political standing.
    The erosion of all the institutions through which some form of popular control was exerted over the ruling elite, the narrow base of official politics, pose grave dangers to the democratic rights of the working class. The type of skullduggery exposed in the palace is the expression of a diseased social order. It should not be seen as the exception, but the rule. There is no reason to believe that the rest of Britain’s ruling elite will prove any less willing than the Windsors and the Spencers to employ whatever means are deemed necessary in order to preserve their own privileged existence.”

    More news at http://www.jackgrantham.blogspot.com/

  7. Its hardly suprising that Sinn Fein consider rumours about their politicalm leaders to be “nonsense” in considering the debacle that surrounds the steaknife affair. On what basis could the British Government decide that it would be appropriate to tout the informant name of its most prized agent inside the IRA to the nation press which consequenced in those same agents, alledgedly, being named and their lifes put in danger. Why would the British government/security services set out to destroy its own credibility by having its own “national assets” lifes put in danger. What about the very substantial interests that the IRA has in drug trade? Check out http://www.marginalfootnotes.com and follow the links at the bottom opf the page. The whole story reaks of bullshit. Whats the meat of story is what the general public wants to know. What has this steaknife done requiring such transparent plots to be hatched. Is steaknife the steak and knife? Was steaknife involved in the Manchester bombings in the 1990’s? Was it his idea? What about the Omagh bombings? Was that his idea – i mean look actually happened there. Did steaknife mastermind the 911 hijackings resulting in the death of around 3,000 people? “Dont be so ridiculous” you say? “Steaknife was a national asset as if he would do that”! The British government should concentrate on protecting their assets and where appropriate those of their allies, not fabricating bullshit stories to protect weak, but obvioulsy well connected agents that should never been recruited into the intelligence services and should never have been supported by us in their terror campaigns.

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