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Loveulster - bomb Dublin
This article was originally written to provide background information on the discussion on the loyalist demonstration in Dublin taking place in January 2006.
Might actually be worth pointing out to some of our southern chums that this is not even an Orange order parade . Willie Frazers Loveulster rally was banned last month from Belfast city centre by the police , so why it should be let through Dublin city centre is a bit of a mystery . Mr Frazer had basically warned the PSNI not to show their faces anywhere near his parade on the Shankill and said he had no problem with loyalist paramilitaries taking part in it . This was in the aftermath of UDA gun and bomb attacks on the PSNI in Belfast . A bit of a strange attitude for a campaigner on behalf of murdered security forces personnel dont you think ?
Not altogether surprising saying that prominent loyalist paramiltaries from the UDA ,including their "brigadier" Jackie McDonald mimicked the landing of the UVFs guns in 1912 at Larne at Loveulsters launch by collecting the bundles of Loveulsters newspaper at Larne harbour in a recent publicity stunt . Jackie McDonald is a well known ( and convicted) paramilitary gangster , extortionist and purveyor of all manner of goods as is commensurate with his standing as UDA brigadier for south Belfast , which he doesnt deny . And hes also a senior activist within Loveulster .
Basically it was the UDA and other paramilitaries which were involved in distributing the Shankill Mirror "Loveulster" news sheet . When this parades organisers talk of loyalist "community activists" attending thats basically what it means . Killers , gangsters , drug peddlers , you name it . Some of the community activists who blockaded Harryville chapel and orchestrated the Holy Cross abomination where sectarian abuse , balloons filled with urine , pornography and even a pipebomb were thrown at primary school children by loyalist "community activists from the shankill" .These same community activists are now prominent in attending the Loveulster rallies were claims that protestants are being ethinically cleansed etc are par for the course without a tongue in cheek in sight ..
A regular attendant and helper outer at Loveulster events is the UDAs new Shankill brigadier who was chosen by others such as Jackie McDonald . This overweight thug just happens to be a convicted rapist as well as being heavily involved in the local drugs trade . Updates on his drug dealing activities are an almost weekly feature of northern Sunday tabloids .
Hardly a surprise then that Mr Frazers other " victims" group was banned by Newry and Mourne council from using council property and Mr Frazer himself has had his personal protection handgun removed from him by the authorities because of some of the questionable company he keeps .
A few other facts about this parade and its organisers people may be unaware of . Willie Frazer from Markethill in S Armagh also campaigns on behalf of his self created victims group FAIR . Its based in SArmagh and deals solely with complaing about the killings of local RUC and UDR men from that area . The residents of Dublin may not be aware that it was a gang of UDR and RUC from that very area which bombed the heart out of Dublin in 1974 , killing and maiming dozens of innocent Dubliners in a series of no warning carbombs . Indeed the bombs were constructed and ferried to Dublin on the farm of an RUC man in South Armagh , with the assistance of local UDR men and officers and British army intelligence . They were also responsible for a wave of brutal sectarian atrocities both sides of the border , where families were lined up and shot in their farmhouses and no warning bombs targetting civilians were a trademark .
Some examples of Willie Frazers RUC/UDR "victims" handiwork were the random abduction and murder of 2 GAA supporters near Newtonhamilton (were recently the local council banned Willie Frazers group from using the community hall) . The killers were local UDR and RUC , who wore their uniforms and set up a checkpoint in order to kill the first "taigs" that passed . South Armagh based UDR and RUC men were also responsible for the co ordinated massacres of the Reavey and ODowd families , both lined up in their isolated homes and riddled with UDR issue weaponry .
While some will no doubt point out that not all UDR and RUC men were loyalist killers its worth remembering that there werent exactly very many RUC/UDR from an area like S Armagh . The proportion of security force members from that small area involved in paramilitary murders and organisations was quite high by any standards ( particularly Newtonhamilton and Markethill) . And among those that were executed by republicans much higher still . People fom S Armagh know exactly who and what many of Willies "victims" were all about and what they did . As does he .
The mother of the Reavey brothers reported that when she was returning home from the hospital morgue after identifying the bodies of her family she was stopped in S Armagh by the RUC who knew exactly who she was and were she was just coming from . Despite this they forced her out on the road and made her open the boot of the car . Inside the boot were the bloodstained and bullet riddled clothes of her family which the RUC threw on the ground , trampled and then spat on . Mrs Reavey is not a republican and has no reason whatsoever to recount a story like this to a newspaper unless it happened as she said .
Its hardly a surprise then that the IRA in south Armagh went after the RUC and UDR around Markethill and Newtonhamilton with a vengeance . A number of those "victims" Willie Frazer complains were ethnically cleansed have since been identified as leading members of a gang which committed mass murder throughout the S Armagh area , Dundalk , Monaghan and Dublin .
They wore their uniforms again in order to stop and murder the Miami Showband . In fact a surviving member of that gang , former UDR man James Somerville , whose UDR brother Wesley died attempting to blow up the Miami could even possibly be in Dublin for the parade . Maybe the guards would like to have a wee chat with him about the Dublin Monaghan massacre and a few other random murders around Dundalk ?
Mr Somerville did a wee spot behind bars for the Miami massacre and was a key member of this gang . Hes also a very vocal supporter and attender of these Loveulster events when not attending to his flock on the Shankill rd . Mr Somerville is a born again bible bashing bigot currently in cahoots with another bible bashing bigot , convicted bomber and long time associate of the Adair family Pastor Clifford Peebles . Both men recently took over the fundamentalist Bethel tabernacle church on the Shankill rd . When not railing from the pulpit against catholics ( whom both men have bombed) , gays and muslims they both attend Loveulster rallies and parades .
The orangemen in attendance will of course be those from the Shankill who recently went berserk when their parade through a catholic area was rerouted 50 yards and burned , bombed and shot all over Belfast for 3 nights running . Dozens of automatic rounds and blast bombs were thrown at the PSNI which these orangemen refused to condemn . It was clear they were up to their necks with the people behind it .
So there you have it . the loveulster afficionadoes , a motley crew of religious fundamentalists , drug dealers , pipe bombers and God knows what else being welcomed to Dublin .
It would almost be funny were it not for the fact that Willie Frazer and his fellow campaigners on behalf of South Armaghs UDR and RUC " victims" that bombed Dublin and Monaghan will be marching waving union jacks and banging a big drum only yards from the spot were one of those South Armagh RUC/UDR car bombs ripped through a street full of Dublin citizens . Willie will be complaining to the world how South Armaghs fallen RUC /UDR victims were ignored and foully murdered . Only yards away theres a small monument to the many victims of Willies UDR/RUC "victims" . Yet those innocents who fell at the hands of South Armaghs RUC / UDR wont be getting a parade , were ignored totally for 30 years and still cant get any help from the Garda . Therell probably be as many Garda man hours spent protecting this band of bigots as were expended on the entire farcical Dublin Monaghan investigation . To me thats a disgrace . These bigots should have no place on the streets of Dublin or any other civilised town ,especially not just yards away from the Lower Parnell street area .