Wednesday, February 01, 2006

IMC Report

Well, it's out. The long-awaited first report of the year by the Independent Monitoring Commission. Although the DUP and Sinn Féin will be issuing their usual inflexible rhetoric, the report contains absolutely nothing we didn't know or expect.

Durng the period under review, the IRA has committed no terrorist offences, no beatings, no bank robberies. But some of its members are still involved in organised crime (inexcusable). And the IRA's still gathering intelligence (which might explain why Peter Hain's actions over the last 3 months demonstrate a growing lack of it).

The most interesting nugget is the IMC's statement that the IRA has made no recruitments. How does it know, I wonder?


At 9:21 p.m., Blogger KatDee said...

I have to shake my head every time this thing comes out.

At 10:00 p.m., Anonymous beano said...

I have to admit that I hadn't expected anything along the lines of intelligence gathering, but that'll teach me.

Everything else was fairly standard stuff. Standard response from Sinn Fein:

"... blah blah... securocrats... blah blah ... anti-republican ... blah blah ... political policing ..." repeat ad nauseum

At 9:29 p.m., Blogger B.U. said...

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At 8:36 p.m., Blogger Jo said...

Slightly disappointing, but progressive nonetheless less - Daily Ireland headline was "Bullshit" LOL

well its not often you see that word as a headline :)


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