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Dwyer worked for Shell Security Company in Mayo

category national | anti-capitalism | news report author Sunday April 19, 2009 23:33author by Sean Report this post to the editors

Man Killed in Bolivia was employed by a security firm to keep out protesters at the Bellanaboy site

The security firm employed by Shell to stop protests by locals against the building of the gas pipeline had employed Tipperary man Mike Dwyer at the site in the past.
Mike Dwyer seen on right filming protestors at Shell to Sea protest
Mike Dwyer seen on right filming protestors at Shell to Sea protest

Our investigations on Dwyer who was killed by a Bolivian Special Forces unit during the week in the city of Santa Cruz throw up some interesting findings. He has worked for security firm Integrated Risk Management Services IRMS based in Nass, County Kildare. It is owned by Terry Downes and James Farrell. Both Downes and Farrell are former members of the Irish Army Rangers. IRMS personnel have being working closely with the Garda at the site and one photo of such activity shows Dwyer as one of two men seem filming protestors .
Photos on Dwyer’s Facebook page show that he was not moving in mainstream circles since he arrived in Bolivia in November. He is seen in the company of wealthy European types in Santa Cruz city, the heart of the right wing opposition in Bolivia. Including one of him relaxing by a swimming pool, not images one associates with the ordinary people of the poor South American nation.

author by jeffpublication date Sun Apr 19, 2009 23:40author address author phone Report this post to the editors

...that's him in the picture there for certain?

author by Kevin Muphypublication date Mon Apr 20, 2009 00:16author address author phone Report this post to the editors

we need to be sure . He cant be positively identified from that photo

author by regpublication date Mon Apr 20, 2009 00:32author address author phone Report this post to the editors

apparently it said on his facebook he worked there as security, although that page has been removed afaik.

author by dunkpublication date Mon Apr 20, 2009 01:13author address author phone Report this post to the editors

heated debate / arguments on politics.ie including views from Mr Crowley in Tir Eoighain
http://www.politics.ie/foreign-affairs/61194-irish-invo...74910

I'm not the one who has been posting about these Fascists as if I knew them all intimately. You (Thac0man) have been very quick with details about all of them and have left messages of support for them on other sites.

The question remains, 'how did Dwyer get in touch with Flores?'. This most likely occurred before he left Ireland as Irish kids wouldn't be in the habit of taking off for Bolivia in search of work.

Some Fascist scumbag made the introductions and you are certainly coming across as a Fascist scumbag. I have had you tagged as a right wing, Pogon type (or sockpuppet) for quite a while.

author by theroyalwepublication date Mon Apr 20, 2009 02:38author address author phone Report this post to the editors

If this is true it would indeed be a scoop. But you need to back up your story with more information. Furthermore that photo is as clear as mud, it could be anyone. What evidence can you provide to back up your claim that it is Dwyer in the photo?

"Our investigations on Dwyer"
You might also like to say who you are representing when you use the "Our".

author by Viva Evopublication date Mon Apr 20, 2009 09:10author address author phone Report this post to the editors

For what it's worth (not much usually), but the Irish Daily Mail (no online edition) reported today that Mr. Dwyer had worked in security for Shell.

The Irish Times says:

"The Irish Times understands Mr Dwyer was working for Mr Flores as a security guard. The Irishman graduated from Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology last summer. He had worked as a security guard for a Galway firm while in college and began working for them full-time after graduation. He went to Bolivia on a three-month training course last November. It appears he met Mr Flores in January and was offered work by him. Mr Dwyer’s family are said to be keen to find out the nature of Mr Flores’s firm’s work and what Mr Dwyer knew about it. A family spokesman said they had many unanswered questions."

http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/frontpage/2009/0420....html

author by Check Factspublication date Mon Apr 20, 2009 09:53author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Actually The Irish Times says "had worked as a security guard for a Galway firm" - no mention of Shell, and the firm whose employees are pictured above is Kildare based. In addition the authors of the original news report above need to substantiate their claim.

author by Anto_Dubpublication date Mon Apr 20, 2009 10:45author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Seems to me some one has just copied a photo from IRMS on wikipedia.
All the same...quacks like a duck etc????

Related Link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Integrated_Risk_Management_Services
author by Seanpublication date Mon Apr 20, 2009 11:09author address author phone Report this post to the editors

I can confirm that one of Dywers friends stated on Facebook that he was shocked by the death and he had worked together with Mike Dywer in security at the Mayo protest site. Now Mike Dwyers Facebook site has being changed to a private setting since last night. Make no mistake this guy was no saint and it seems some people here are simpy in denial. Is it because he is Irish. Get Real Please.

author by Wait.publication date Mon Apr 20, 2009 11:16author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Look, it seems to me that this Dywer character was certainly caught up in some serious business over there. You only have to look at who he was associated with to start figuring out a pattern. But, on this Facebook thing. The whole world knows the site automatically sets your damn profile to private when you sign up. You can see a list of friends alright, something that lets you gauge if you know the person. But unless someone has this chap's password for his profile, no one would have been able to change it's privacy setting. It just bugs me that with so much obviously dodgy links on this one, that people have to go create conspiracies where reality is in plain site.

author by ogipublication date Mon Apr 20, 2009 12:23author address author phone Report this post to the editors

very strange situation indeed. squabbling aside,, this is an extremely dark story..
i read in the irish times that before going to bolivia.. he went to the states... and from there to bolivia... also.. the people he was with were merceneries who fought in the yugoslav wars...
i also read there that he had listed one of his hobbies as guns, or shooting.. that certainly got my attention considering theyre illegal in ireland..
there is also alot of suspicion surrounding cia activities in bolivia, which led to a scandal and the subsequent expulsion of the us ambassador...
its really like an agatha christie novel (not trying to frivolise the death of anyone, excuse me)

author by Peterpublication date Mon Apr 20, 2009 12:48author address author phone Report this post to the editors

http://www.indymedia.ie/article/90029

More info on this topic and also info on the history of Bolivia. Also an Interesting documentary by John Pilger "The War on Democracy", which has info on several Latin American countries....

author by nasty whiffpublication date Mon Apr 20, 2009 13:36author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Dywer worked for a security company who do security work for shell, he told friends he was working in security in Bolivia, he had political leanings and obviously got involved in intentionally or unintentionally with something way above his head, why is the media in the rep not reporting this angle, he was with a group of right wing mercenaries ffs.

http://www.amazonwatch.org/amazon/BO/cuiaba/

author by Fred Johnstonpublication date Mon Apr 20, 2009 14:08author address author phone Report this post to the editors

One must feel sympathy with the family of the deceased. Yet there is, like it or not, a familiar whiff off the story. Morales is not liked in the US, not least because his friendship with Chavez threatens a unity in South America that, economically and politically, would be detrimental to 'US interests.' It is not improbable that the US could use trained cadres, while keeping them at a safe enough distance to safeguard 'plausible deniability.' No one can say for certain that this is what happened here. And it would be unfair to conjecture and bring even more hurt to the situation. But clearly there are aspects of the story that remain to be examined and should, for the sake of everyone concerned, be examined; as is said above, it is just possible that an impressionable lad got in 'way over his head. The Irish politicians cannot be depended upon to investigate this; a decent journalist or two is required.

author by Seanpublication date Mon Apr 20, 2009 14:54author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Dwyer had his Facebook site set to Public when he was shot. It was possible to view all his friends and photos up untill last night Sunday April 19th. So someone somewhere was able to change it to private so you can no longer see his connections. There were hundreds of photos of him in the company of what can only be described as Bolivians not of Indian decent and some European featured males who are not identified on the photos. He definatly was at the Shell to Sea security operation. He definalty was a close friend of the Hungarian who was shot. See the link below and judge for yourself.

Related Link: http://de-construct.net/e-zine/?p=5492
author by Shanepublication date Mon Apr 20, 2009 15:01author address author phone Report this post to the editors


Weapons and explosives stashed by the gang of Ustasha mercenaries for assassination of top Bolivian leaders
Thwarted Assassination of Bolivian President by an International Fascist Group
Bolivian media reported their security forces broke an armed international group of neo-Nazi mercenaries that was plotting to assassinate top Bolivian leaders, including President Evo Morales and the vice president.

In a half-hour shootout against a gang of Croatian, Irish, Hungarian and Bolivian mercenary terrorists, police shot down Spanish-Hungarian Eduardo Rózsa Flores, Irishman Michael Martin Dwyer and Hungarian Árpád Magyarosi. In the anti-terrorist operation which started Thursday morning around 4:30 a.m. in Santa Cruz hotel Las Americas, two other assassins were arrested — Croat Mario F. Tadic and Hungarian Elod Toazo. An hour later, the operation moved to the apartments mercenaries rented in Santa Cruz suburbs Cotas a la Feria de Exposición, where a cache of the most advanced weapons and explosives were found, along with the documents linked to this terrorist group with fascist ideology, hired to destroy Bolivian socialist leadership.

According to Vice President Alvaro Garcia Linera, this group is responsible for the bomb attacks on the homes of Minister Saul Avalos and Cardinal Julio Terrazas. It was also reported that Bolivian security forces have found a list of future targets, among them Santa Cruz’s opposition Governor Ruben Costas and German Antelo, and Bolivian President Evo Morales. The group was also tracking the movements of Vice President García Linera and Minister Juan Ramon Quintana.

Croat “war hero” and two other fascist mercenaries in body bags. Santa Cruz, Bolivia, April 16, 2009
“We will clarify who brought them from Ireland and Croatia to Santa Cruz, who paid for their tickets, who accommodated them, who informed them about the movement of the authority figures, how they obtained the C4 explosive, as well as what are the motives of those who are nurturing fascist ideology of the extreme right to get involved in the attempts of assassination and elimination of Bolivian state and political leadership,” Garcia Linera promised.

Assassins: Croat “War Hero” and Ustasha Descendant
According to Croat media, one of the terrorists gunned down by the Bolivian police forces, 49-year-old Eduardo Rózsa Flores was a volunteer in the Croat paramilitary troops — the notorious Zenga units lead by the self-declared Ustasha and indicted war criminal Branimir Glavas. Flores took part in the civil war and ethnic cleansing of Serbs from their ancestral lands in Slavonija and Serbian Krajina in Croatia during the 1990s. Croat media romanticized Flores in the previous years, writing flowery accolades to this mercenary dedicated to the fascist ideals.

Croat Ustasha Mario Tadic arrested by the Bolivian security forces. Santa Cruz, Bolivia, April 16 2009
Flores’ violent past includes charges of smuggling arms and drugs, and accusation of murdering two reporters in Croatia — a Swiss Christian Wuertemberg and a British photographer Paul Janks. One of Croat papers published an interview with him last year, claiming Flores was living in Hungary at the time, where he worked as an editor of the extreme right, fascist Hungarian political party Jobbik.

Another conspirator arrested by the Bolivan security forces Thursday morning, Croat Mario F. Tadic (58) also took part in the 1990s civil war on the territory of former Yugoslavia on behalf of Franjo Tudjman’s troops. He is a descendant of Croat Ustasha smuggled through the Vatican ratlines to Latin America after WWII. Bolivia, Chile, Brasil and Argentina were the main destinations German and Croat fascists were being smuggled to after the Second World War, to avoid facing justice.

Ustasha Movement Stronger than Ever
Croat Ustasha movement, “a movement which had blown up airplanes, assassinated ambassadors, planted bombs in movie theaters and airports and had prided itself on the extermination of hundreds of thousands of fellow Christians”, most recently fully resurrected and revitalized in the Tudjman-lead war for Croatia’s secession, is behind a number of terrorist acts committed both on the territory of former Yugoslavia and abroad, wherever the strong Ustasha emigration was formed thanks to the protection Ustashi enjoyed by United States and Vatican.

Bolivian President Morales warned that the same organization still exists and operates in Bolivia, stressing that police will continue to search for its members.

author by Viva Evopublication date Mon Apr 20, 2009 16:01author address author phone Report this post to the editors

If you'd bothered reading my post correctly, you'd have seen I did NOT claim the IT said he worked for Shell. The DIM did.

Here's his facebook site: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1349467404. It has indeed been set to private.

Michael McCaughan on RTE this morning gave a good synopsis of the key issues and the background (scroll to end of following page): http://www.rte.ie/news/2009/0420/dwyerm.html

author by Peterpublication date Mon Apr 20, 2009 16:33author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Here is link to an article "Why are top Democrats protecting Bolivia's former president from facing trial for the massacres he ordered?" by Nick Buxton who is a British journalist who spent four years in Bolivian between 2005 and 2008. He currently lives in Davis, California and works for the Transnational Institute.

http://www.zmag.org/znet/viewArticle/21192

Related Link: http://www.zmag.org/znet/viewArticle/21192
author by iosafpublication date Mon Apr 20, 2009 19:36author address author phone Report this post to the editors

I think that probably explains why the boy's page went from public to private somewhere along the curve whence his depiction lost the camouflage and took on the first holy communion innocent melting butter stuff.

Many people are wondering about the "real issues" behind this. I'd suggest that one of those for consideration would be the international reputation of Irish people. fadó fadó long ago before the Celtic Tiger had even whelped, there was a general idea that an Irish passport came along with a decent enough attitude, if not right out of convent school missionary zeal eagerness to share a trocaire box with the world's poor, at least a solid enough identification with the oppressed of post-imperialist countries.

Then something changed. I suspect many Irish people living in Ireland are not sensitive enough to what changed. After all, unlike supposed press freedom or human development, corruption perception or credit ratings - the quality to which I refer has no measure. It probably comes across in many movies. You want to cast a right bad violent nasty villain. Once upon a time a mid eastern European accent with a scar on the face would have done the trick. Then the British had a go either the Vinnie London type or the scary scouser Liverpudlian. Towards the end of the 20th century the stereotype moved back to eastern Europe and the Russian mafia. We even learnt what their tattoos looked like. Yep. That's the change I'm referring to. It is not surprising for many people I've contacted in the last week in South America, that an Irish fellow was wrapped up in such a sordid affair, reported to be taking the fall for financiers as yet unknown - along with Croats. Sure Croats are just like Serbs when you're casting a gangster-mercenary movie.

the two real issues really are -

(1) who pays for this type of stuff?
(2) how can Ireland save her reputation for the Bebo generation who want to go backpacking?

author by Seanpublication date Mon Apr 20, 2009 20:44author address author phone Report this post to the editors

I totally agree with iosaf's comments. When one hear's the likes of Dick Roach trying to paint an innocent picture of this young man you smell a rat. I believe we will hear the full truth about these guys in the comming weeks, but Im not sure if the Irish press will have the balls for it. I am genuinely sorry for Michaels family who are caught up in all this. Michael somehow got involved with these people, was it through the Internet or elsewhere? He seemed to like guns and adventure but did he have fascist beliefs? Whatever the truth it has cost him his life. He was 24 years old, old enough to know right from wrong. President Evo Morales was elected by the majority of Bolivien's, by its poorer people. He is a Socialist and these things do not go down well in the US or with Bolivia's smaller well off population. Why did Dwyer through in his lot with the well healed elite of Bolivia? Its ironic that another man with Irish blood Ernesto "Che" Guevara was killed in Bolivia fightling for the leftest side in 1967 and now we have another Irish man Mike Dwyer killed it appears by a left-wing administration in Bolivia fighting for the far right.

author by A Freemanpublication date Mon Apr 20, 2009 21:11author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Rozca-Flores had an eclectic mix of political views, alot of seems to be a mix of neo-fascism, anti-communism (although he was a member of the youth wing of the Hungarian Communist party in the 1980s!), a dash of anti-Semitism, support for the old oligarchy in Bolivia and then there's his recent conversion to Islam and interest in the Israel-Palestine conflict. Santa Cruz provided a base for Nazi war criminal Klaus Barbie in the past so maybe this whole jumble of views has a common tread running through it. His website also provides links for far-right Catholic and xenophobic groups here in Ireland like Coir and ICP, I think Gerry McGeough an extreme catholic nationalist, (and ex-Sinn Fein member) from N.Ireland is mentioned there as well. It seems Mr. Dwyer was keeping company with some very dodgy people indeed.

author by Martin's emancipationpublication date Mon Apr 20, 2009 21:46author address author phone Report this post to the editors

I am loathe to jump to conclusions on issues without being armed fully with the facts of what (a) happened in the shoot out and (b) what he was doing there in the first place.
There seems to be a failure on behalf of the Irish media to report honestly on the issue for fear they would upset the whole Irish innocence thing.
Admittedly, he may very well be innocent of all crimes. It's extremely unlikely but i don't know!
There is a likelihood that, at the very least, he is guilty of keeping very bad company.
As for the connection with Shell, it wouldn't surprise me in the least that Shell would have criminals on their books. Be it the politicians, guards or employees, they've all broken the law. Why does this particular incident surprise anyone!

author by Seanpublication date Tue Apr 21, 2009 01:12author address author phone Report this post to the editors

I have just seen footage of Bolivian TV reports on the Santa Cruz shootings. I have little sympathy for those killed. However I am disgusted by the way Bolivian TV showed the bodies of those killed. Not only photos of the men lying in their hotel bedrooms but later lying on tables in the city morgue. Disgusting. In respect for the family I am not giving a link to view this.

author by XITpublication date Tue Apr 21, 2009 10:19author address author phone Report this post to the editors

You can read Monday's Irish Daily Mail article here:

http://royaldutchshellplc.com/2009/04/21/terror-team-sh...-bed/

author by Rossport Abupublication date Tue Apr 21, 2009 10:43author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Good work XIT, thanks.

Meanwhile, a former colleague of the 24-year-old Tipperary man has claimed that there is no way he could have had any kind of military training.

The man, who worked with Mr Dwyer in security in Co. Mayo for several months before he left for Bolivia, described him as innocent and naive, with a fascination for all things military.

The former colleague, who does not wish to be named, said: ‘I was working with him in Mayo. The last time I saw him would have been last summer. He went travelling after that.

He was involved in the security of the Shell pipeline and there he would have come Into contact with people from Poland and Hungary with a military background and he could have had his head turned, but he wasn’t a leader, he was a follower.’


written by yvonne.tarleton@dailymail.ie
http://royaldutchshellplc.com/2009/04/21/terror-team-sh...-bed/

author by Sin e an t-saoilpublication date Tue Apr 21, 2009 12:22author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Not having proper military training hasn't been an obstacle to trying to bullshit a way into the macho well paid club of being mercenary security or death squads.

And as for the 'brand image' of the Irish, we've been exporting mercenaries since at least the time of the gallowglasses.

We can pretend there's never been an IRA or UVF and we're all leprechauns , and no former RUC man would go join Blackwater in Iraq etc etc... but of course it happens.

It was however disgusting to see the papers putting a photo of the man's corpse on the front page. If they report that he's dead, I don't think anybody would need a photograph to explain that.

Questions certainly arise over the circumstances of his death.
If they had a shoot out with some of the guys that's one story, but if they kicked in his door and executed him, they'd be pretty thin on justification for shooting rather than arresting him.
If he moved suddenly (which would be natural enough), did they think he had a weapon under a pillow or something, or was it always the plan to go in and just execute the occupants of the room?

That will take a while to figure out, but the knee jerk idea that, simply by virtue of Irish birth, this man could NOT be a hired gunman is ridiculous, and about as open minded as the birts deciding an Irish man was a terrorist by virtue of birth.
Let the evidence show what the truth was, and keep the politics out of it.

author by Dwyerpublication date Tue Apr 21, 2009 12:43author address author phone Report this post to the editors

...he did get mixed up with the wrong kind of people but what did he really know about what he was doing in Bolivia? Did he go there knowing he would be trained for an assasination job or did he go there thinking he was doing security? That question will never be answered. Most likely there would have been alot of money involved and he could have been swayed into this dodgy sistuation from hanging around those unsavoury charachters. People can change quite fast when influenced and with the aspect of making alot of money, its quite possible he knew exactly what he was doing.

In Bolivia there has been several attempts on the Presidents life so Chavez has given the him much intelligence help. Also there has been attempts on Chavez to get him out of power. From what I have read myself it seems they are trying to take back the countrys resources from the multinational corporations and use the profits to alleviate the suffering of the majority poor in the countrys. But this doesnt go down too well with the rich elite of the countrys the US or the corporations. The wealth of these countrys was in the hands of a few and now that is starting to change they are not prepared to lose it. Who employs these mercenarie groups, thats the big question!!

The big things to be talked about are the rich elite, corporations, private security groups well armed and well paid by the rich elites and corporations. South America has and is being exploited by the US and corporations and now that the people are trying to take it back things are getting messy....

author by C - Rossport Solidarity Camppublication date Tue Apr 21, 2009 14:20author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Below are pictures of Michael Dwyer down on Glengad, Mayo last July. I would have counted him as the second in command under head of IRMS security Jim Farrell, on the 24th of July, the day that Shell and the Guards forced the local community off Glengad beach (http://www.indymedia.ie/article/88458) . Overall there was approximately 70 security involved on the beach that day and he would have been doing a lot of the controlling the movements of the security personnel. He was called "Mick" by the other security personnel.

From my experience with him last July, I wouldn't have classed him as some very naive follower type as some of the media have stated.

To my knowledge, he wasn't stationed down in Glengad when the Solitaire was attempting coming in late August and September and I only remember him around the late July period.

Michael Dwyer on Glengad with NPWS official in the foreground
Michael Dwyer on Glengad with NPWS official in the foreground

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Related Link: http://www.indymedia.ie/article/88458
author by Seanpublication date Tue Apr 21, 2009 14:50author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Thank you C Rossport for posting these photos of Mike Dwyer at Glengad. I was the person who posted the origianl photo of Dwyer at the Mayo site. While this photo was not of the best quailty, I had information that it was Dwyer and that he was at the protest site working for Shell security.I was blamed by some people on this site for telling the truth about this by some misguided and deluded Irish people who were unwilling to face the truth. I am glad to say I told you so. I told the truth and I am now fully vindicated for posting the truth in the first place. I just wish the Irish media would do the same. This is why the Irish media will not reveal issues such as how Charlie McCreevy pushed the country into near bankruptcy with his Santa Claus budgets and now we all must pay up to cover Fianna Fails tracks.

author by hmmm - iosafpublication date Tue Apr 21, 2009 16:35author address author phone Report this post to the editors

A bit of attention has been given to the statements owner of the hotel "Las Americas" a certain Hernán Rossell in the Irish commercial press. Perhaps because his thoughts can be interpreted to support speculation that the lad photographed in Glengad collating data on both local and international activists really was in Bolivia to enjoy the countries famous and high quality private security training courses with additional workshops on polite nightclub bouncer-ing.

But the owner of the Asturias Hotel where the group were shacked up before has now come forward with a few thoughts. Mrs Lorena Rojas remembers how Eduardo Rózsa Flores, Dwyer Michael Martin, Magyarosi Árpád, (the dead fellows) and the currently detained Elöd Tóásó and Mario Tadic along with one unidentified man stayed a total of 82 days in her hotel.

They occupied rooms 1,2,3 and 9. Though she can't remember how they divied up the rooms between them she does recall how they were polite, rose at 8am, were choosey eaters, went as a group to the swimming pool at 7pm, hardly ever left the hotel & though the nightly charge would have been 503 Bolivian "Bolivanos" a night per room which works out at about 55.30 euros - she would have given them a special discount for their extended stay .

All the same you can see that 4 rooms before discount would have cost 221 euros a night and multiply that by 82 to get some idea of the lodging costs this group haggled :- 18,122 euros.

That's not exactly backpacking on a shoe string budget. And when asked about their clothes, luggage and hygiene - she remarked that ; they carried the usual bags, were quite clean and non-too messy evincing no complaints from the staff nor suspicions neither and lastly but not unimportantly wore similar bermuda shorts, polo shirts or jeans.

When probed more as to their nocturnal habits noting that each evening after their boys swim together they went up to their beds without sampling the local nightlife or even mingling with the town's bouncers - she did remember that they had hardly touched the in-room hospitality snacks or bubbly water.

The group checked into her hotel on the 12th of January. That was of course a full 11 months before the course for polite nightclub bouncers the Dwyer family heard about was due to begin. They checked out on the 3rd of April.

At which point they moved around a bit more.

In total it seems they stayed in 4 hotels in the Santa Cruz capital without complaining. Perhaps they got bored. Maybe they thought they could haggle a better deal somewhere else.

But it now becomes clear that "Las Americas" Hotel run by nice and chatty Hernán Rossell (of German ethnic extraction) really wasn't the beginning and end of their story.

Now I'd invite the reader to scroll up the page and look at the chap again in Glengad. However much he was getting paid back then it certainly wasn't enough to put the cash by he needed for his accomodation in Bolivia, so he must have been a guest..,

Related Link: http://www.lostiempos.com/diario/actualidad/nacional/20090421/roz....html
author by Jimmy Rabbittepublication date Tue Apr 21, 2009 17:45author address author phone Report this post to the editors

i don't think him working for shells security has any relevance to the story in Bolivia. What are people trying to prove here exactly?

author by Peter Cushing's Ghostpublication date Tue Apr 21, 2009 17:50author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Of course it's relevant. It proves he had a history of acting as hired muscle for right-wing economic imperialism, which has been under threat from Morales's reforms in Bolivia.

author by Josiepublication date Tue Apr 21, 2009 18:21author address author phone Report this post to the editors

He was impressionable, fascinated by uniforms, experienced in private security work, and raring for adventure. The right material for Flores' fantasies in Bolivia. Excellent picture and documentary research by posters above. Keep it up. You are shaming timorous mainstream Irish journalism.

author by Jimmy Rabbittepublication date Tue Apr 21, 2009 19:48author address author phone Report this post to the editors

It's a bit of a stretch going from a security guard for shell to a ruthless international mercenary don't you think? He might have been a tough guy groupie and a walter mitty, but hardened mercenary? I think not. Completely the WRONG material imho. Never ever had military experience, nor any subversive record. It just doesn't add up, despite the PR coup it would be for the S2S crowd.
And by your definition Josie, that puts nearly every bouncer in Ireland as a hitman in waiting!

Now as it's early days yet and we don't know the full details, I could well be wrong and he may indeed have been getting ready to have a potshot at el President, but I can't help but feel some people are using the fact that he worked for shells security as a chance to get a dig in. If he had worked for any other private security company that didn't happen to be involved in the S2S campaign would this really even be news? Thought not.

author by erpublication date Tue Apr 21, 2009 21:39author address author phone Report this post to the editors

UIt's not that the mercenaries had some connection with Glengad, it's that Shell may have had a hand in this plot to destabilise the Morales government.

The company was not too happy to see their pipeline nationalised recently, and Morales has been no friend to the oil companies. The price Shell got was set by the Bolivian government.

Now a former (?) Shell employee is found to have been mixed up in a plot to kill Morales. If I was a journalist I would be asking - did any of the others have any connection with Shell?

author by Rheapublication date Tue Apr 21, 2009 22:05author address author phone Report this post to the editors

For all the complaints that we usually hear about indymedia, it comes into its own in a situation like this. The Mainstream media have not covered the shell angle with any critical analysis. No mention of Dwyers SS tattoo, little on the political nature of Santa Cruz. This shouldn't surprise anybody with a sense of social justice, and a passing knowledge of Irish hacks. For example, Harry Browne reported that he was told of the jeering of his former colleagues in the Irish Times as they watched news footage of police brutality in rossport.

Imagine the scenario if, for example, a Sinn Fein activist was killed in a plot to kill the genuinely dictatorial and rightwing narco leader Uribe of Columbia?

Dwyer's presence in Bolivia was political. His presence as a heavy for shell was political. A graduate, he was old enough and big enough to answer for himself. Not only did he oppress the people of Rossport and Bolivia, he took a shilling or two while he was at it.

Had he succeeded in destabilizing in any way a popular, democratic, and imperfect movement of ordinary people to organize their resources for their own benefit, he would have brought disgrace to the country. I, for one, have no problem with how Bolivian forces dealt with the fascist cell.

author by QnotUpublication date Tue Apr 21, 2009 22:12author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Wasn't it reported that he was sent from Ireland to the US by the security firm? And then went form there to Bolivia?

author by Intrigued101publication date Tue Apr 21, 2009 22:25author address author phone Report this post to the editors

I have been following this story since early Sunday morning and have just found your website - great thread BTW.

This story makes for fascinating reading, there are so many parties with an interest to overthrow the democratically elected Eva for their own material gain and it is clear to see why:

1) Eva came to power and wanted to keep his own counties very valuable oil and gas reserves for his own people as opposed to multinational companies (eg Shell...) lining their own pockets with them. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/20....html

2) The USA have a monster of a building there too - we all know old George Bush loved the oil - check out this link and particularly the monster of a building they have there http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...14070

Hired guns for sure. Surprising to see an Irish man there... Maybe he googled himself years ago, found this http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Dwyer and thought gun slinging could be an interesting path?

Good article - keep building it!

author by Josiepublication date Tue Apr 21, 2009 23:26author address author phone Report this post to the editors

I didn't call him a mercenary. I think he was contacted on Bebo by Flores, who saw a way of enticing him as an unwitting tool into his fantasy project. He went initially for adventure as a private security employee not realizing what mixed-up agendas Flores had rolling around in his head. This tragedy is a cautionary tale about sinister deception on the internet.

author by Jack Torrancepublication date Wed Apr 22, 2009 10:05author address author phone Report this post to the editors

There's plenty of Walter Mitty types who, seeking money and adventure, would would get involved in plots. They don't end up being the sniper, or the guy who makes the bombs, but they can handle supporting roles. So the lack of military training wouldn't necessarily exclude him from the plot. If he was foolish enough to get involved, and they thought him dependable (or perhaps EXpendable) then they would use him for something. Perhaps just to watch Flores' back.

I'd like to see more of the evidence though to know what was going on. Pity they shot him rather than arrested him.
Where's the source of the claim about the SS tattoo?

That would put a very different spin on the story RTE are putting out.
That smiley cuddly chap in the photo their reports are using is a world away from his facebook military poses or the stern face shown in the Mayo photographs.
Hard for the family to accept if he is guilty of anything, but they are right to seek out the truth, because it may have been over the top to shoot him in bed if he was unarmed, and not reaching for a firearm, then they could have just wounded him, and then got valuable info out of him down the cop shop. Some walter mitty type is much more likely to talk when faced with the prospect of decades in jail.

author by Jpublication date Wed Apr 22, 2009 10:32author address author phone Report this post to the editors

The long awaited interview with Flores
http://www.hungarianambiance.com/2009/04/long-awaited-i....html

In the secretly recorded interview, boadcasted today in the Hungarian television Flores said that he went to Bolivia to defend Santa Cruz, in case of a civil war. He said to András Kepes that he had received a request to help defending Santa Cruz from government forces.

He crossed into Bolivia illegally from Brazil.

He hadn't asked commission for this project because of the love of his country, said Flores. "I have never been a mercenary and never will be" he said.

Regarding the tatoo:
http://www.politics.ie/foreign-affairs/61194-irish-invo...84212
http://www.indymedia.ie/article/90029

Mick Dwyers SS tattoo
Mick Dwyers SS tattoo

author by Canarypublication date Wed Apr 22, 2009 12:05author address author phone Report this post to the editors

I`ve no sympathy for this individual. He symbolises everything that is sick and twisted in this world. The Shell angle in this is very signficant given Morales crusade to use the countries vast oil, gas and mineral fro the benefit of the poor native majority who have for hundreds of years being treated like dirt by the minority imperialist right-wing wealthy elite. Morales vision certainly doesn´t fit in with what is going on with shell and their fellow state travellers in Mayo.

Dwyer comes from the same breed as Nolan, Egan, Loftus , Bertie Aherne et al, all who deserve to end up in the back of a meatwagon just like this as*hole.

author by jpublication date Wed Apr 22, 2009 12:56author address author phone Report this post to the editors

RTEWATCH states:
Incidentally, Dwyers Bebo page was saved and is here:
http://www.filesavr.com/mikedwyer

http://www.politics.ie/foreign-affairs/61194-irish-invo...84705

author by collating with interestpublication date Wed Apr 22, 2009 15:40author address author phone Report this post to the editors

In the Irish commercial and alternative media there have so far been only two general angles taken on this story.

(1) that an innocent impressionable citizen has been killed in suspicious circumstances falling short of being cut up in little bits and thrown in an Amsterdam canal or gunned down outside a southern Spanish casino. Naturally the Irish who have very little idea of how many of their citizens die violently in far off places are shocked and mistrusting of the standards of justice, investigation and intelligence of third world nations which like Hungary figure on the IMF bail-out tables.

(2) that a young man with some technical training and background in the poorly regulated private security sector of Ireland, went on a curve from gathering intelligence for Shell to befriending a self-proclaimed and well-known paramilitary to sharing four hotels in Bolivia with several other such men during which time the group met with a convicted Argentinian fascist terrorist and did nothing much of an evening except swim and iron bermuda shorts.

It's surprising nobody has chosen another angle and suggested he was really an intelligence officer for the Eire state who died in the line of duty. But the initial statements of the Irish minister of Justice really ought be revisited. Dwyer had no criminal record in Ireland yet went from gathering intelligence on environmentalist and leftist protesters against Hydrocarbon resource exploitation to being internationally acknowledged as being the centre of allegations of coup and most certain social agitation and unrest which hinge on the control of hydrocarbon resources in a third world country. Rather than being a foolish dupe and innocent at large, the more details that emerge from media reports on both sides of the Atlantic - it seems that Dwyer's profile was apart from some elements quite perfect for the nefarious purpose to which it is alledged his life was put. The only elements which don't seem to square until one considers his age and the generation to which he belonged was the attention to social networks on the internet. Perhaps of an evening instead of going out and sampling the nightlife of Bolivia he merely played with his laptop, chatted to friends, updated his profiles and downloaded movies?

Why don't the Gardaí spot these kind of people?
Perhaps they're looking the wrong way.

In the last comment there is a link to the saved version of one of Dwyer's personal pages. Can anyone identify the military camouflage he's wearing - which army past or present uses that fractal pattern ?

author by journalistpublication date Wed Apr 22, 2009 15:58author address author phone Report this post to the editors

HI,

i know you all think the corporate media are the devil, but we are working around the clock on this one and have already found the info posted here and more. its just a matter of tying it all together now.

good work being done here though, dont restrict yourself to just online research though.

author by Jimmy Rabbittepublication date Wed Apr 22, 2009 17:34author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Irish intelligence officer? Not a chance. Intelligence officers, or G2, are recruited directly from the Defence Forces i.e. you must be a member of the Permament Defence Forces. Given that this chap had a habit of documenting his daily habits on bebo, I think it's fair to say that a few pictures of him in the Army would have made their way onto this site by now. Also, discretion and secrecy are essential factors in an intelligence man-as in not taking "what type of hitman are you" type quizzes and alerting the whole of bebo to your habits. Not to mention being able to spell properly. And why would G2 send a man to get involved in Bolivian matters when it wouldn't affect us in any way? G2 are mainly involved in monitoring subversive activity in the state and liasing with Special Branch, not getting involved in fantastic James Bond type government toppling. Sorry to pop your balloon, but recruitment to any intelligence unit is exceptionally strict, and Mr. Dwyer was certainly not intelligence material.
Fulls marks for thinking outside the box here though, but if you really insist on digging for a story behind the story, maybe you should be check this out-http://www.shiptonblog.com/uploaded_images/tinfoilhat-7...4.jpg

To answer your question about the DPMs, the Irish Times pic appears to be German Army uniform.

By the way, did you see that picture of Flores with that ridiculous hat and pipe? How pompous....they should've sent the STYLE police to pop a cap in his ass, not an elite unit!
Ok, Ok I'll get me coat......

author by Intrigued101publication date Wed Apr 22, 2009 19:33author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Why would a 24 year old Irish man in a strange country spend 84 odd days holed up with 2 other blokes not sampling the local bars/clubs etc? This is behaviour is highly suspicious don't you think?

Coup attempts happen quite regularly and they are not always carried out by the indigenous population. Judging by the transient ex-military types whom Michael had been working alongside throughout his time as a 'security guard' in Ireland do you not think business contact details could not have been passed for other specialist 'security' jobs around the globe?

Someone has hired these guys to muck with democracy for their own greedy ends. There are so many parties who would benefit from the removal of Evo that the instruction to bring in this team to remove Evo could have been tiered down from shadowy government departments (local and international) or/and big businesses - the real puppet masters will be well separated i'm sure.

Here are some interesting events that have hurt the US and big businesses... http://axisoflogic.com/artman/publish/Article_28656.shtml

Collusion is a reality in our world, suspecting collusion doesn't warrant owning a tin foil hat!

author by anonymouspublication date Thu Apr 23, 2009 11:14author address author phone Report this post to the editors

they got what they deserved.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AA7fNuMvnXI&NR=1

author by Dunkpublication date Thu Apr 23, 2009 16:42author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Questions outstanding, If Mick Dwyer was 1 of a group of 17 who went out to Bolivia from Ireland, where are the rest, who are the rest, what are they currently "working" at? Who is sponsoring them, what is to be gained from their "work"?

Are the cops investigating this to the utmost, are they checking on other "possible" ultra right / nazi groups in Ireland, are any of them planning trips to bolivia, el salvador, venezuala, equador...?

Ironically enough, given Shells connection in this, some of Dwyers ex "work" buddies were busy last night, given a peaceful environmental prize winner a hiding up in Rossport:

Shell security attack Willie Corduff after illegal Glengad compound dismantled
http://www.indymedia.ie/article/92036

Perhaps the following might be of assistnace:

Interpol to support Bolivia investigation
http://www.metimes.com/Security/2009/04/20/interpol_to_...2aaf/

"The work of the Bolivian Police is to be commended in helping to foil this plot against President Morales, and Interpol will provide whatever support necessary to assist them as they continue their inquiries," Noble said in a statement.

The Bolivian vice president was interviewed and here are some things he disclosed.
http://www.politics.ie/foreign-affairs/61194-irish-invo...80894

-He finished by saying that there is only about 10% known regarding this group and their larger supporting structure. Rozsa was in the country to recruit and train paramilitaries to destabilize the country. He mentioned that their funding and logistics structure is much larger than what we think, and that they had a lot of help while in Bolivia. He mentions the presence of ultra right wing fascist organizations intending to provoke violence and chaos within the country and questions where the training camps are located. He says much more will be known in the near future, but he says his allegations are based on concrete intelligence and documentation they've received.

Irish Examiner - Website link to Irish extremist blog
http://www.irishexaminer.com/ireland/idsnqlkfid/

EDUARDO Rozsa Flores, the alleged leader of the "foreign mercenaries" killed in Bolivia, linked his website with an extreme right-wing blog in Ireland, the Irish Bulletin.

Both sites promote the neo-fascist ideas of the Third Position, which mixes some aspects of left-wing politics with ideas of racial identity, cultural separation and religion.

There have been repeated allegations of links between supporters of Third Position and state security agencies, including the CIA.

Irish Times - Irishman planned to take part in bodyguard course
http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/world/2009/0422/122....html

MIKE DWYER travelled to Bolivia from Ireland with a number of men

Mr Dwyer’s family said yesterday they believed he travelled to Bolivia from Ireland with 15 people. The Irish Times understands the 24-year-old left Dublin in November, and flew to Madrid.

From Spain he flew to the Bolivian capital, La Paz, with three companions he had worked with in Ireland. It is unclear when the other 11 men who the Dwyer family believe were in the party went to Bolivia.

Sources who knew Mr Dwyer said the three men they were certain he travelled with were not Irish. Two were Hungarian and one was a Polish national.

One of these men knew Eduardo Rozsa Flores, the 49-year-old man killed with Mr Dwyer in Bolivia last week and whom the authorities there described as the leader of the group. One source said he believed Mr Dwyer may have met Flores in Bolivia through their mutual Hungarian friend.

There is no suggestion whatever that I-RMS organised the men’s trip to Bolivia.

Irish Times - Photographs of Dwyer group leaked to media
http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/world/2009/0423/122...a=rel

The government claims that Mr Dwyer and his associates were “terrorist mercenaries” and part of a plan by the local right-wing opposition to assassinate President Evo Morales and destabilise the country’s left-wing government.

In a video recorded before he left Hungary, the group’s supposed leader Eduardo Rózsa Flores, said he had been asked by a previously unheard of organisation he called the Council of Santa Cruz to return to the land of his birth “to organise the defence of Santa Cruz, because indigenous militias and pro-government elements are causing trouble there”.

Al Jazeera - Morales reveals 'plot' images
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/americas/2009/2009/04....html

Western People - ‘Mercenary’ was Corrib gas guard
http://www.westernpeople.ie/news/story/?trs=eymhmheycw

Latin American Herald Tribune - Bolivia Deepens Probe Into Assassination Plot
http://www.laht.com/article.asp?ArticleId=332195&Catego...14919

supporting vid links:

Nación camba, discriminación a Bolivianos, 4 de mayo de 2008
(In Spanish, shows nazi salutes and scared Indigineous Bolivians after rascist attacks)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rLnZy9sdlcI

Eduardo Rozsa Flores in Budapest 2008 before he went to Bolivia
(In Hungarian)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NSjOCOWH6PA

Eduardo Rózsa Flores és Kepes András (részlet)
(In Hungarian, Flores shows of his war trophies, helmets of dead soldiers ??)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=251aZrg6Ymg

Sam Lord on P.ie - So what do we actually know so far:
http://www.politics.ie/foreign-affairs/61194-irish-invo...88565

[1] Bolivia is divided along class and race lines between a white elite and the poor indigenous people.

[2] The white elite control huge holdings of land etc. in the Santa Cruz region where most of the substantial natural resources are located.

[3] Elected governments in recent years have sought to help the poor and redistribute wealth and in doing so have affected the interests of the white elite and foreign multinationals.

[4] In response the white elite has initiated a movement for autonomy or independence for the Santa Cruz region so they can maintain power and privilege. This has been supported by the US government and foreign business interests.

[5] This movement is controlled by some sort of "civic" association comprised of prominent businesspeople. There is a significant involvement of Croatian/Bolivians. Foreign transnationals are also know to be associated with it. This association is supported by a number of openly fascist organisations including Nacion Camba which has developed some sort of paramilitary wing. The entire movement seems to be highly racist viewing the native people as inferior in every aspect. Last year the movement orchestrated a substantial outburst of violence directed at the central government.

[6] We know that Flores had military experience leading a unit of foreign extreme right wingers fighting on the croatian side in the Balkan conflict. We know that he was a man of extreme anti-communist views. Also that he supported the independence movement in Santa Cruz and Nacion Camba. We know that he went to Bolivia (at least) to assist the movement organise militarily and smuggle weapons in, though he describes this as defensive. We know that he and his associates were being funded to carry out this work.

[7] We know that Shell had substantial interests in Bolivia and these were nationalised by the Morales government. It has good reason to support the independence movement in Santa Cruz.

[8] We know that Dwyer worked in Ireland for a security company called International Risk Management Services. We know that this company provided the Security for Shell in Ireland.

The question I am concerned with is how did Dwyer end up in Bolivia with Flores, This did not happen by accident. Someone paid his way there and set up the introduction.

At the end of the day the only apparent link I can see between the young man from Tipperary and the Flores crew in Bolivia is as follows.

Dwyer - IRMS - Shell - Civic Association Santa Cruz - Flores.

I would note that one of Dwyers friend has posted here that to his knowledge Dwyer was in Bolivia through IRMS.

There does not appear to be any interest in the media in following this trail but then that does not surprise me.

Incidentially, if the Bolivian Security Forces had seen the photo Flores posted on his blog of how he sleeps at night I am not surprised they took no chances.

Flores in bed with guns, prior to his violent death
Flores in bed with guns, prior to his violent death

Weapons taken in connection with Mick Dwyers Bolivian crew
Weapons taken in connection with Mick Dwyers Bolivian crew

Caption: Embedded video Youtube Video


author by iosafpublication date Thu Apr 23, 2009 18:01author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Nicely collated Dunk, but you've made one basic mistake which is to present Bolivia as an ethnically divided state between poor indiginous and rich whites. There are many poor indiginous divided against each other as well, our first Bolivia article on the newswire which told how Morales came to power gave us the image of one miner from the Santa Cruz - I remember pointing out in the title that he was photographed with his stick of dynamite long after Evo had asked him to put it down. The fact is, Dunk & everyone the most important divisions in Bolivia are similar to other Latin American states and not ethnic but ideological. It really is a simple case of leftists versus neonazis. It may seem extraordinary how the dialectic of Europe's 20th century with all its baggage and symbolism and solutions to group woes got twisted around to foment the same conditions that existed in rural Spain before its civil war and that young people of indiginous backgrounds could want to wear swastikas and the Irish celtic crosses (so horribly & significantly adopted by the fascists) until one realises that South America had no direct experience of WW2 or the Holocaust other than the creation of nazi colonies in agriculture. "lots of little funderlands and not all with their own flags".

Magyarosi Árpád was the Romanian of the presumed coup d'etat group. The Hungarian state are paying for the return of his remains. So far nothing much has emerged about him except that he had musical pretensions and considerably less people left RIP notes on his internet sites and all of them in Romanian, as you can read for yourself at this youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gvTCmcODlXM If you can't understand Romanian the general thrust is "let your work continue - don't believe the lies".
He explained all about his music on his website hosted in Hungary
http://www.magyarosiarpad.hu

But now the first family member of one of the dead expresses absolutely no surprise at the allegations. Speaking to Romania Arpad converted to Islam and fits the "funderland" profile very well, he went off to carve a new state out of South America without much in the way of basic nation-forming qualifications or slightest regard for democratic or legal principles.

But Romanian print media has today dug out evidence that he founded his own little paramilitary group & so today's Romanian newspaper "Adevarul" offers us the illustration of him wielding a gun for the Legiunea Secuiasci group which was neo-nazi and indeed turned up recently in Moldova that little country that some people want to be absorbed in Romania, since they're so good at running countries.

last link has a few other photos. nicely balanced between gun slinging adult and kiddy with toy gun. None I'm sad to say with the first holy communion look.

the Romanian folk singer with his gun & funderland flag
the Romanian folk singer with his gun & funderland flag

Related Link: http://www.adevarul.ro/articole/secui-mort-pentru-autonomia-din-b....html
author by dunkpublication date Thu Apr 23, 2009 18:15author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Killed in Bolivia fighting for autonomy
http://www.adevarul.ro/articole/killed-in-bolivia-in-hi....html

The “terrorist” from Sovata, Magyarosi Arpad, founded The Magyar Legion, militating for the Great Hungary.

Magyarosi Arpad (28 years old) joined the Bolivian terrorist group with the help of a Hungarian mercenary who worked for Carlos the Jackal...

Previuos article on this dude here:

„Teroristul“ Magyarosi era cetăţean român
http://www.adevarul.ro/articole/teroristul-magyarosi-er....html

author by Amancay Colque - Bolivia Solidarity Campaignpublication date Fri Apr 24, 2009 00:59author email boliviasc at gmail dot comauthor address author phone Report this post to the editors

I understand that ordinary Irish people might feel concern about an Irish young man, dying in Bolivia in an execution style. However, this understanding is for ordinary Irish people, most people do not know other countries social and political situation. But, the Irish government making comments and taking a stand of almost bigotry is a big surprise to me.

I am Bolivian Irish, Bolivian by birth and Irish by marriage. I love Ireland and Irish people. Our countries have so many similarities, beginning with the potato, and hundreds of years of colonization. Bolivia has just started to walk on its own two feet after 500 years of colonialism.

Imagine the British in your country for 800 years, and when you declare independence, only English descendants can occupy office and run for presidency. This is what happened until 2005.

Evo Morales is the first Bolivian president who we recognize as Bolivian. The small minority who controlled power all these years is racist and vicious, just like the Orange Order in Northern Ireland. They are desperate and do not know how to attack the government, destroy its new policies (occupaying and destroying sites of newly nationalized companies), they have tried every dirty trick that there is (there was a massacre of indigenous people in Pando last year).

Evo Morales won the elections in Dec 2005 with 54%, then a recall referendum with 67%, and a new constitution was ratified by the people with 61%. He is our leader, we recognize him as a leader, because he truly represents the interests of the people of Bolivia. He will stop being loved and respected the moment he betray us. If he starts selling our natural resources as all other presidents did in the past, he will be out, despite the colour of his skin. We want our natural resources to benefit the people in the country not foreign multinationals. We do not want anymore contamination of our land and water.

Foreign multinationals like Repsol, BP, ENRON, SHELL and many others are enraged with our government, why? Because the juicy profits they used to make by buying cheap (Bolivian price) natural resources and selling at international prices have stopped. Oil companies used to pay 18%, and now they have to pay between 50 to 82%. Is there more money in Bolivia? You bet there is. Now we have money to pay for health, education and to improve our pitiful existence. Have you read how Irish people died during the potato famine? Well, we were dying like that. In 2003 there was a gas war, this was a popular uprising that kicked Goni (the president then) out, he sent the army and killed 67 and wounded 400 people. This guy was shooting us, and selling our resources cheap (USA is hiding him, he has refugee status now). Our mortality rate among children is the highest in the world. A child was dying every minute. The worst thing is that Bolivia is a riiiiiiiich country. Our ancestors domesticated the potato. We gave the potato to the WORLD and we didn’t have enough to eat. So, we said enough!!!!

Michael Martin Dwyer was with the wrong crowd. He didn’t know them? He knew he was hanging with nasty people. A body guard of a Croat? Come on the family are not that innocent either, as a parent you will read about the country your children are going to. You will learn what is going on, and what they are up to. Money doesn't fall from the sky, what was this security job? Why was he earning so much in the poorest country of the world? His boss, Eduardo Rosza wanted to split Bolivia, like they did Yugoslavia, we Bolivians, like any Irish person, will not allow that. Our country has already lost half of its area due to previous Foreign interests, we will fight to keep it together.

Who want to split the country? The racist thugs who hate indigenous people, who used the money from the mines and developed agrobusiness, now is the most developed part of Bolivia (Just like Belfast was compared to the rest of Ireland during the strugle for independence) and guess what? All the gas and oil is there (Santa Cruz), the world's largest iron ore deposit (Mutun), and a small minority (foreign European descents mostly, but there are Bolivians there too.) want to split Santa Cruz. Yeah! Michael Martien Dwyer was doing in Bolivia what the Orange Order did in Belfast, and Evo Morales is our James Connolly.

Regarding the gruesome images of the dead people: they are courtesy of the right wing media in Bolivia, who are madly against the government. They wanted and want to make heroes of these thugs. Their reporting is sensacionalist and sickening, but please don't blame the goverment of Bolivians for that, we are also sick of their disgusting tactics.

The fact that Michael Dwyer was paid to stand, repress and collect information against the Shell to Sea campaigners, is quite interesting, as it just shows what was going through his mind.

The right wing media in Bolivia are using the statements from the Irish goverment as a tool to show Bolivians that there is international outrage for the killing of these innocent people, so if you can please post in youtube messages.

Related Link: http://www.boliviasc.org.uk
author by democracypublication date Fri Apr 24, 2009 08:45author address author phone Report this post to the editors

HHHHmmmmmmmmmmmm, now wouldent a new Pro US, pro European, pro Busiiness, pro Repsol, Shell, BP.... "independant state" just go down great for US neo liberal business and political regimes... Damn right it would!

Todays times states:

It is a talk on how an independent Camba state would very quickly become strategically vital in South American geopolitics.

The speaker sketches out his vision under green and black banners draped over the upper balustrades, while members in paramilitary-style kaki shirts and black trousers hand out literature at the door.

This is the fortnightly meeting of Nación Camba, the largest and most prominent of Santa Cruz’s radical separatist movements.

But Nación Camba’s ideology goes further, insisting cambas form a separate distinct nation, and that the joining of their region with the Andean west into one country at independence from Spain was a disaster.

Its followers say they are proud defenders of their region’s identity against what they see as the aggression of the central government. To opponents, it is a racist and proto-fascist organisation trying to pull Bolivia apart.

The group’s symbols were found on the blog of Eduardo Rózsa Flores, the supposed leader of the group of men whose hotel rooms were raided by elite Bolivian police last week. A Nación Camba flag was also found in what police say was an arms cache belonging to Rózsa Flores’s group.

In a video Rózsa Flores recorded in Hungary before heading to South America, he said he had been invited back to his homeland “to organise the defence of Santa Cruz, because indigenous militias and pro-government elements are causing trouble there”. He said if necessary he was ready to fight for an independent Santa Cruz.

“Someone brought them here. Someone gave them money, sustained them. But they did not practise the minimum basics of security that terrorists use.


http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/world/2009/0424/122....html

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Bolivia is, in my opinion at least, probably the most democratic country in the world. Nobody says that, but if you look at what happened in the last couple of years, there were huge, popular, mass organizations of the most repressed population in the hemisphere, the indigenous population, which for the first time ever has entered the political arena significantly and were able to elect a president from their own ranks and one who doesn’t give instructions to his army, but who’s following policies that were largely produced by the population. So he’s their representative, in a sense in which democracy is supposed to work.

And they know the issues. It’s not like our elections. They know the issues. They’re serious issues: control over resources, economic justice, cultural rights, and so on. You can say they’re right or wrong, but at least it’s functioning.

http://www.democracynow.org/2009/4/13/noam_chomsky_on_t...nomic

Film about Bolivia and much more from the inspirational continent of Latin America

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author by theheadpublication date Fri Apr 24, 2009 18:52author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Ireland has its fair share of scum, same as any country on Earth.

He liked guns
He liked guns

Related Link: http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_...14073
author by iosafpublication date Fri Apr 24, 2009 22:14author address author phone Report this post to the editors

If a little over a week ago someone had written that far-right Irish terrorists had been been liquidated in a third world country as part of the disarticulation of an international criminally organised attempt to topple a democratically elected regime and carve out a seperatist state based on neo-nazi ideology -

it would naturally and properly been dismissed as speculation at best and utter drivel at worst.

But whereas other countries went on a trajectory of "innocents abroad" to following indymedia in general and this indymedia node in particular to detailing the criss cross patterns and clear evidence of paramilitary involvement and neo-nazi ideology, as such other countries moved from photos of sweet young tourists to watching posthumous declarations of intent to provoke seperatism and examine clear "mercenary" profiles - Ireland moved from a photo of one of its children in camouflage to the now familiar "butter wouldn't melt in his poor little mouth".

Since then, there have been stern diplomatic exchanges between Ireland's foreign minister and Bolivia's president and vice-president despite condemnation by the US president and OAS chairperson of what is widely perceived as a clearly concerted process of instigated violence and social instability in the Andean republic.

But then things went normal again. The Irish Times has reported that the Gardai Siochana the same police force along side which Dwyer worked in Glengad gathering intelligence on environmentalist protesters - are now at long last to investigate the circumstances which brought him to die in such infamous company.

In other words, one of the questions of my friend, colleague and neighbour in Barcelona, mr Dunkie might now be addressed :- How many other Dwyers are there?

" It has also emerged that An Garda Síochána may become involved in trying to establish what Mr Dwyer was doing in Bolivia.
The Irish Times has established that three men – two Hungarians and a Pole – went to Bolivia with the Tipperary man last November but returned to Ireland when a planned bodyguard course fell through. The men all worked for Integrated Risk Management Services, which provides security at Shell’s Corrib pipeline in Co Mayo.

http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/breaking/2009/0424/...5.htm

Without expecting anyone to entertain my speculations, I think the links and translations I have provided in this last period ought convince anyone that there is enough evidence to suggest Dwyer was part of a paramilitary group with international links to neo-nazism and a clearly stated premeditated agenda, I want readers of Indymedia, the Irish Times and the Gardaí to know there are at least 9 other people of interest to Ireland in this story.

Perhaps, here the story ends. Maybe a "shoot-to-kill" operation actually attracted enough international attention to the neonazis of Santa Cruz to pull the plug on their local financial backers, as is suggested by the most recent statements by the Bolivian far-right and implied by the decision of the Bolivian state to militarise and close its frontiers with both Brazil and Paraguay.

But for me, as an international, the story does not end with Dwyer's remains brought home to be buried in First Holy Communion garb.

We have the weblinks and social network connections of an international neo-nazi paramilitary group who play in Bolivia, Moldova, Hungary and I suggest elsewhere.

This story is only beginning. And our Gardai Siochana are coming into it very very late in the game.

author by kevin murphypublication date Sat Apr 25, 2009 11:14author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Personally im quite happy Evo is still alive and a crew of fascists have been taken out of circulation for good . What Im unhappy about is that yet again a mercenary was recruited from this country to do the dirtiest work imaginable . Im also disgusted at the insults from Dick Roche directed at the Bolivian nation where he openly called them liars and his international state approved backing for the yelps of the wealthy fascists of santa cruz . Dwyer was not there on his holidays , he was up to his neck with a bunch of neo nazi mercenaries hell bent upon bringing mayhem to Bolivia . But then again as a mouthpiece for one of the most corrupt governemnts in europe who thinks its fine for a multinational gas giant to plunder Irish resources its no surprise to see him so comfortably taking the side of thieves in Bolivia .
So credit were its due to the Bolivian authorities and may I personally wish them future successes in their battle against the fascists and gangsters seeking to partition their small nation in order to secure foreign and privileged self interests .

author by -publication date Sat Apr 25, 2009 14:40author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Very careful reading of Tom Hennigan's Irish Times piece sent in from Santa Cruz might disappoint readers here for its copious references to politics.ie and basic complete rehash of all the information indymedia ireland contributors managed to translate off of Bolivian and other news sites. But the beautiful piece of speculation which belies the slant and bias of the IT treatment might be overlooked. Down this page and on the other active threads, you may read who Eduardo Rózsa Flores is believed to have met and when. We know that the majority of the other suspicious characters were Croats. In case you didn't know, Croats speak Croat, it's their language and once upon a time was called SerboCroat on account of it sharing most of its words with Serbians even though they had a tendency to use a different alphabet. Then along came the Balkan war (which Rozsa Flores fought in) and the languages seperated politically so that a Dobra Jutro! and Dobra Dan! came to mean quite astoundingly different ways of saying hello.

Now check out the Irish Times "innocent abroad" angle at its most insidious :-

During the group’s stay in the Asturias, The Irish Times has learned that Flores was in the company of local separatist extremists and that at one such encounter in February, Dwyer was present. But given that Dwyer’s Spanish extended little beyond “gracias”, it is uncertain that he would have understood whatever conversations Flores had at this time. http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/weekend/2009/0425/1...a=rel

That would only be the case if Rosza spoke Spanish to a fellow Croat, no? We may just as easily say Dwyer spoke no Croat. We may say he spoke no Romanian and couldn't appreciate the folk musician in the room next door's lyrics. It's a pity really, because the IT tells us he saw young local and pretty ladies and was photographed next to them and even had a girlfriend. Perhaps she had had English lessons.

"...... According to a copy of his CV, which has been obtained by The Irish Times , he is a former member of the Hungarian army, has worked as a body guard, security guard dog handler, and has trained in close quarter combat, aircraft combat and bomb search and disposal. The 32-year-Hungarian who links Flores and Mr Dwyer is still living in Ireland. He did not return phone calls from The Irish Times this week. According to his CV, as well as his background in the Hungarian army and private security in Hungary, he also worked as a journalist, a “troop leader” for the Council of Europe Youth Centre and held an unspecified position in the Hungarian Justice Ministry. His CV says he speaks English, Romanian and French [ but not Hungarian it would seem nor even Gaeilge nor Croat] and lists his hobbies as touring, mountaineering and photography. His CV also indicates that, like Mr Dwyer, he was involved with an airsoft team. Airsoft is a form of mock combat using replica guns......."
http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/breaking/2009/0425/...7.htm

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The Hungarian Government with whom the man who recruited Dwyer held an unspecified position have through their ambassador to Argentina, challenged the translation of the post humous video aired on Hungarian TV in which Eduardo Rózsa Flores talks about his plans to set up a Funderland state in Bolivia. Matyas Jozsa told journalists that Hungarians living in Bolivia had told him that the translation to Spanish wasn't accurate. This might as you realise delay the airing of a subtitled version in the Quechua language not to mention guaraní, moxeño or aymara.
http://www.lostiempos.com/diario/actualidad/nacional/20....html
You see? Rozsa Flores really should have spoken English so we all knew what he really was up to and could clear the late Mr Dwyer's name. But now we can only speculate if Dwyer would have played a role in the language policy of the Funderland state.

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Another Irish chap, Daniel McLaughlin, has sent an article (also a rehash) to the London Independent from Budapest which begins with Dwyer in his underwear and ends with
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/the-iris....html

Only Hoteliers and Prostitutes are guaranteed to speak English
Only Hoteliers and Prostitutes are guaranteed to speak English

author by Shell watchpublication date Sat Apr 25, 2009 19:30author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Theories, rumours and stories have swirled around in the news since it was revealed that Irish man, Michael Dwyer, was among those who were killed in Santa Cruz by Bolivian police last week.

The following are a few undisputed facts, showing connections between parts of this mysterious event, not in Boliva, but closer to home.
Fact: Michael Dwyer was killed by Bolivian police in the company of a number of men, some of whom had a background as privately hired military personnel. One of those who was killed was Eduardo Rozsa-Flores, a Hungarian Mercenary who had fought in the Balkan wars in the 1990's.

Fact: Dwyer travelled to Bolivia with another Hungarian man, who had been trained in bomb disposal, and had a background in the Hungarian army and working as a private military operative.

Fact: Dwyer met this man when he was working as a private security man for IRM-S Security at the Shell compound in Glengad, securing the construction of the controversial Corrib pipeline. .

Questions of impropriety and corruption have dogged the Corrib project, especially in the relationship between members of the Fianna Fáil party and representatives of the big energy companies.

Fact: IRM-S Security was set up by James Farrell, a former member of the Irish Army Special Forces. They specialise in what they call "international armed and unarmed security".

As the news of Michael Dwyer's death broke, the company removed details of this service from their website. The site, www.i-rms.com, is still offline at the moment.

Fact: When Dwyer was spoken of a mercenary and pictures of him in a military uniform were reproduced in the Irish media, a prominent member of Fianna Fáil, Dick Roche, issued statements saying that Dwyer had no criminal record and was of good character, even though, he admitted, he had never heard of him before his death.

Fact: IRM-S has been used by Fianna Fáil to provide security at the party's Ard Fheis.

I-RMS Logo
I-RMS Logo

Picture from the I-RMS website
Picture from the I-RMS website

Fianna Fáil Ard Fheis 2007, where security was provided by I-RMS
Fianna Fáil Ard Fheis 2007, where security was provided by I-RMS

Related Link: http://www.i-rms.com
author by alicepublication date Sat Apr 25, 2009 20:29author address author phone Report this post to the editors

And getting more interesting - how the muscle of the anti-democratic money-machine is recruited and trafficked internationally. If any of this appears in the corporate media, I will make a donation to charity, The Medical Foundation for Victims of Torture.

author by margaretpublication date Sat Apr 25, 2009 22:21author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Google the other half of I-RMS ,Terry Downes owner?? interesting character.
That company declared €8million profit last year.

author by wageslavepublication date Sat Apr 25, 2009 23:12author address author phone Report this post to the editors

you can type in their address ( http://www.i-rms.com/ )
at the wayback machine page ( http://web.archive.org/ )
to get a few pages.

Here's the result:

http://web.archive.org/web/*/http://www.i-rms.com/

not much but there is a phone number etc.

author by Josiepublication date Sat Apr 25, 2009 23:20author address author phone Report this post to the editors

He didn't go to Bolivia "as a hired mercenary". He was induced to go there on the suggestion of a Hungarian workmate in Mayo, who happened to know Flores. He was told he would receive security duty training and get work. Flores, a hyperimaginative and very mixed-up fantasist, arrived in Bolivia and befriended Dwyer. What exactly Flores wanted to do in order to intervene in Bolivian politics is a matter of speculation. Dwyer probably didn't know what Flores intended as there was a language barrier and Flores talked alone to some of his contacts. The moral of the tragedy is that young people shouldn't believe everything they read on the internet and they should check out offers of foreign employment and training. And they should keep lots of sensitive personal information off their Bebo and Facebook files.

author by camouflagepublication date Sat Apr 25, 2009 23:32author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Saying he wasn't killed in the company of the others is stretching it a bit. He was with them in every sense when they were killed. Do you not consider he was with them because they weren't in bed with them?

I do know the name of the Hungarian bomb disposal guy, but I see no reason to post it.

His existence has been reported in the media but I guess you can claim that Irish Times is just pretending to have seen the CV of this person, showing his stints at Glengad as well as his military experiences. I suppose you could that the Irish Times is making all that stuff up, but then you'd have to ask why?

Who has something to hide? Whose website went off-line when the news of the killings came in?

And why was Dick Roche defending the reputation of a man he'd never met from the company who supplied security at his 2007 and 2009 party conference?

author by hmmmpublication date Sat Apr 25, 2009 23:35author address author phone Report this post to the editors

This innocent man with his SS tattoo and his interest in guns and the military, and his willingness to do dirty work for the likes of Shell, was just mixed up with the wrong crowd.

He probably wanted to go bird watching or something, and he was probably really annoyed that the security training never happened, but they gave him a bmw and paid for him to stay in hotels so he hung around with them.

Yeah. Right.

author by P.H.publication date Sun Apr 26, 2009 01:48author address author phone Report this post to the editors

This article in the Sunday Times includes the name of the Hungarian who went to Bolivia with Dwyer. Most people who have been following this story here and on politics.ie have known this for a couple of days. Maybe this will help to bring Bazooka Joe up to speed-
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/ireland/art...8.ece

author by Mr. Greasy Tillpublication date Sun Apr 26, 2009 02:08author address author phone Report this post to the editors

SHELL IN BOLIVIA

December 2005:
Evo Morales wins Bolivian election on pledges to nationalise the country's energy industry and use the extra revenue to alleviate poverty. He nationalises the oil and gas industry and gives foreign companies six months to hand over a majority stake in their Bolivian operations or quit the country.

October 2006:
Many energy companies agree in last-minute talks to remain in the country and operate under state control. Earlier that year, Bolivian pension funds run by Spain's BBVA and Zurich Financial Services of Switzerland transferred their shares in (largely Shell owned)
Transredes to state-owned energy company YPFD. As a result YPFD now controls 34 percent in Transredes.

November 2006:
Bolivia's government offers to buy Royal Dutch Shell's stake in Transredes, to gain majority control of the Bolivian gas transport company as part of nationalisation drive. The offer is turned down. The talks between Morales and Shell are a failure. Bolivia is forced to cut a deal with Shell (and their partners Ashmore Energy) to avoid litigation over Transredes.

April 2008:
The Shell oil company is put under great pressure from the Bolivian government to reduce its presence in the country, or even to withdraw completely. President Evo Morales issues an ultimatum at the end of March, giving the company till 30th of April to agree to sell off its activities to the Bolivian state. Morales arranges for the oil platforms to be occupied by the military, which hangs up banners with the text 'Property of Bolivia'.

January 2009:
Morales claims victory in the 25 January 2009 national referendum. Changes to the constitution aim to further solidify government control over the country’s vast natural resources and denies the jurisdiction of international tribunals to hear disputes over investments in the hydrocarbons sector. Article 351 declares that the State will “assume the control and direction over the exploration, exploitation, industrialization, transport and commercialization of natural resources.” Article 366 states that in the important hydrocarbons sector Bolivia will not recognize any instances of foreign jurisdiction and foreign companies will not be allowed to go to international arbitration.

SHELL’S TRACK RECORD:

Shell in court over alleged role in Nigeria executions | Business | The Observer

BBC News | AFRICA | Shell rejects human rights charges

Royal Dutch Shell : Corporate Crimes

...I'm not saying anything. Just reminding is all.

author by Anti-Fascistpublication date Sun Apr 26, 2009 02:38author address author phone Report this post to the editors

"An Irishman shot dead in Bolivia was linked to a gang of neo-fascist extremists with roots in the Yugoslav civil war. The body of Michael Dwyer arrived in Ireland on Thursday night and a post-mortem examination is due in the next two days."
http://u.tv/News/Man-shot-in-Bolivia-linked-to-racist-gang/08162897-e906-48ad-bb59-9df1cbc45e3a

The fascist attack on Willie Corduff needs to be investigated. Also this I.R.M.S. 'security' outfit.

The fascist element, their Irish and international connections, their use by corporate oppressors both here and in Bolivia, and their protectors in the Irish government need to be exposed and confronted. As the global capitalist crisis intensifies so too will the fascist option appear.

author by Fascist Watchpublication date Sun Apr 26, 2009 02:50author address author phone Report this post to the editors

-It is now understood that Dwyer's associates were members of a group responsible for racist murders and attacks on indigenous Bolivians-
http://u.tv/News/Man-shot-in-Bolivia-linked-to-racist-gang/08162897-e906-48ad-bb59-9df1cbc45e3a

author by Anti Fascistpublication date Sun Apr 26, 2009 02:55author address author phone Report this post to the editors

n Irishman shot dead in Bolivia was linked to a gang of neo-fascist extremists with roots in the Yugoslav civil war.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/apr/26/bolivia-iri...death

author by HMpublication date Sun Apr 26, 2009 05:41author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Conor Lally and Daniel McLaughlin wrote in Irish Time article "Dwyer travelled with ex-soldier":

"The man who travelled from Ireland to Bolivia with Mike Dwyer, and who is believed to have introduced the Irishman to the main target of last week’s fatal police raid in Santa Cruz, is a former soldier with a long history in private security and body guard work. According to a copy of his CV, which has been obtained by The Irish Times , he is a former member of the Hungarian army, has worked as a body guard, security guard dog handler, and has trained in close quarter combat, aircraft combat and bomb search and disposal."

"The 32-year-old Hungarian of Romanian extraction worked for I-RMS in Ireland, the same security firm that Mike Dwyer worked for last year on Shell’s controversial Corrib gas pipeline landfall site in Co Mayo.

"Mr Dwyer travelled with the 32-year-old – along with another Hungarian and a Polish man – from Ireland to Bolivia last November".

The 32-years-old-Hungarian and the other two men who travelled with Mr Dwyer to Bolivia returned to Ireland but Mr Dywer stayed on with Eduardo Rózsa and was eventually killed with him."

The 32-years-old-Hungarian and Rózsa had both been linked to the Szekler Legion, which wants independence for Sekler territory in Romania.Magyarosi Árpad was founding member of the Szekler Legion and Tóasó Elöd other member.

"An unsigned posting on the Szekler Legion website last October called for people to send their CVs to a stated email address if they believed they could assisted an unnamed man – now believed to be Flores – in the protection of his “homeland” Santa Cruz Dela Sierra."

The 32-years-old-Hungarian who probably links Rózsa and Mr Dwyer is still living in Ireland. "He did not return phone calls from The Irish Times this week". "In February he posted a message on a Hungarian site offering, lawful and formal, training in Hungary to his airsoft team in 'high risk executive protection' services. The posting says such services are 'provided, these days, in countries such as Iraq or Afghanistan'. The training included modules on weapons, hand to hand combat and armoured vehicles, sabotage, night vision gear and 'the local potential enemy and his favourite (modus operandi)'. 'The base of the course and the instructors are the experts from the Hungarian special forces, Hungarian anti-terrorism forces and French Foreign Legion', the posting says".

Who is "the 32-years-old-Hungarian"? "cannot be named at this time", Irish Time declares but his CV data are the same in the Révész Tibor's CV:
http://209.85.129.132/search?q=cache:TtUDcKEkBasJ:photo...=clnk
He was instructor-boss of the Hunguard Private Force and He work to I-RMS from 25.03.2008.

Related Link: http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/breaking/2009/0425/breaking17.htm
author by Garda Siochana and private securitypublication date Sun Apr 26, 2009 09:39author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Private Security Authority website (easily googled) provides a full list of licence holders, companies and individuals.
Michael Dwyer is listed to hold a licence as 'door' security, I belief commonly called 'bouncer'.
Who is responsible for supervising private security and enforcing the Private Security Act, 2004 requirements?

author by dis daypublication date Sun Apr 26, 2009 12:10author address author phone Report this post to the editors

And this week, Bertie Ahern, former leader of the party that uses IRMS as security at its ard fheiseanna, and architect of the finance arrangements for the oil companies, is in:

Nigeria.

"Ahern stressed that it's important for the government to allow the private sector take the lead in driving the economy.
But as Ahern was offering solutions to the Niger Delta crisis, Governor Akpabio vowed to kill all suspected militants in his state"

`http://www.thisdayonline.com/nview.php?id=141719

author by Margaretpublication date Sun Apr 26, 2009 12:14author address author phone Report this post to the editors

"I -----------do solemnly and sincerely declare that I will faithflly discharge the duties of a member of the Garda Siochanna with fairness,integrity,regard for Human rights,diligence and impartiality,upholding the constitution and the laws and according equal respect for all people"

Garda Siochanna act 2005(no 20)article 40
Confers an express protection upon" the life ,person &property rights of every citizen"

For the good people of ERRIS who are trying to protect their constitutional rights ,their environment,human rights ,their homes and liviihoods and a so called "democratic system " that has failed them.

author by babelfishypublication date Sun Apr 26, 2009 14:22author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Dwyer spent over 80 days in a 4 star hotel doing nothing much then moved to a 5star hotel where he started behaving more normally with a social life in the constant company of exsoldiers two of whom set up their own militia groups afer being introduced to one who was linked to a non-existent bodyguard course.

do people really think you hang out with someone you're introduced to for so long if you don't have a common language - and do people really think you travel halfway across the world to do training courses in languages you don't understand?

= Dwyer's story happened in English. He could only have responded to an English advert for a course if it had existed to be held in English, he could only have been introduced to Flores in English and if was so dim that he couldn't learn either Spanish or Croat over several months emersion in one and exposure to the other, then either he was very taciturn or spoke to his companions in English. It really isn't hard to understand. But then again some paramilitary expert who's watched loads of movies might point out to us that these sort of peoples don't speak any language - they just point two fingers at their eyes, then into the room and make little gestures.

author by Dunkpublication date Sun Apr 26, 2009 19:05author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Irish media still not talking about the neo nazi link, the Corporate use of thugs to work... etc
BUT, Irelands neighbours are starting to catch wind of strange goings on in "the emereld isle"

Man shot in Bolivia linked to racist gang
The Guardian - Sunday 26 April 2009
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/apr/26/bolivia-iri...death

An Irishman shot dead in Bolivia was linked to a gang of neo-fascist extremists with roots in the Yugoslav civil war.

It is now understood that Dwyer's associates were members of a group responsible for racist murders and attacks on indigenous Bolivians.

It appears that Dwyer was drawn to the group after becoming a Facebook "friend" of gang leader Rozsa Flores, who was openly antisemitic and is believed to have been backed by right-wing elements in the wealthy city of Santa Cruz.

Bolivia was once a haven for members of the Croatian Ustashe fascist government. They fled to South America after the second world war, fearing retribution for siding with the Nazis and committing war crimes. Their passage to countries such as Bolivia was organised by Croatian clergy operating out of the Vatican.

Rozsa Flores was of Hungarian-Bolivian background, and at the start of the conflict in former Yugoslavia he sided with the right-wing Catholic Croatian militia who were responsible for some of the worst atrocities at the start of the civil war. He led an armed group which attracted foreign right-wing elements and used the nickname "Franco" in honour of Spain's right-wing dictator.

He was part of the notorious "Zenga" unit of the Croatian militia, which is blamed for ethnic cleansing in former Yugoslavia in 1991. Since then, he had continued to recruit and organise right-wing extremists. His antisemitism is believed to have led him to convert to Islam, despite being homosexual.

It is thought that Dwyer fell in with the gang after meeting eastern European supporters of Rozsa Flores working as security staff in Ireland.

It emerged last week that, before he left Hungary, Rozsa Flores recorded an interview with a journalist which he said was only to be released in the event of his death. He said there was a "legal background" to his mission, which was to "drive away the president" and organise "resistance".


Website link to Irish extremist blog
Irish Examiner - April 20, 2009
http://www.irishexaminer.com/ireland/idsnqlkfid/

EDUARDO Rozsa Flores, the alleged leader of the "foreign mercenaries" killed in Bolivia, linked his website with an extreme right-wing blog in Ireland, the Irish Bulletin.

Both sites promote the neo-fascist ideas of the Third Position, which mixes some aspects of left-wing politics with ideas of racial identity, cultural separation and religion.

There have been repeated allegations of links between supporters of Third Position and state security agencies, including the CIA.


The life and death of Michael Dwyer
Irish Times - Saturday, April 25, 2009
http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/weekend/2009/0425/1...a=rel

Dwyer travelled with ex-soldier
Irish Times - Saturday, April 25, 2009
http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/breaking/2009/0425/...7.htm

The Irishman and the 'plot' to kill the Bolivian President
UK independant - Saturday, 25 April 2009
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/the-iris....html

Corrib link to Irish man's death
Michael Dwyer worked on shell project before his death in Bolivia
UK Times - April 26, 2009
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/ireland/art...8.ece

links to further past goings on in Irish rascist and neo nazi stuff:

Sheep in wolves' clothing: Nazi boneheads come a cropper in Dublin.
http://www.indymedia.ie/article/76443

Celtic Wolves Court Update
http://www.indymedia.ie/article/85381

Racists heckle last night's Afghan solidarity vigil. Where was the Left?
https://www.indymedia.ie/article/76130

author by howlerpublication date Sun Apr 26, 2009 20:38author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Much helpful info coming from bolivia, from the blog "Howls from the street", via from pol.ie - http://www.politics.ie/foreign-affairs/61194-irish-invo...92480

Aullidos de la calle
Bolivian blog - http://aullidosdelacalle.blogspot.com/
Translation of blog . http://translate.google.ie/translate?u=http%3A%2F%2Faul...UTF-8

(T)His blog Aullidos de la calle has made it to the front page of the biggest newspaper in Santa Cruz "El Deber" and there is a story up by the newspaper journalist detailing the bloggers activities. Seems the blogger knows much more than many of the journalists, according to the newspaper writer the blogger quickly contacted persons who knew the suspects in the city who revealed a lot of information.

There was a previous popular blog that aired the regions elite dirty laundry out, everything from Branko Marinkovics mistress scandals to shady dealings of political leaders to the hypocrisy of many of the most known individuals of the region. This blogger also made the front page of mentioned newspaper, and days later the blog was completely erased and the blogger hasn't been heard from sense.

I hope that doesn't happen to this guys blog, it has been a great source of info so far.

Mike and his new car in Bolivia
Mike and his new car in Bolivia

author by Conspiraloonpublication date Sun Apr 26, 2009 20:52author address author phone Report this post to the editors

The internet abounds with information on CIA links to facebook.

It would all fit quite nicely really if they were using facebook
to recruit for shady ops or carry out surveillance etc

It might also offer another possible explanation for the very prompt changing of public to private profile for O'Dwyer

start your explorations here:

http://www.google.ie/search?client=firefox-a&rls=org.mo...earch

author by Shaypublication date Mon Apr 27, 2009 00:20author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Under that swimming pool photo showing Mike Dwyer sipping a soft drink the translated caption from the bolivian blog says much about his ignorance of what Flores was up to:

"Mike on the question, how much he was aware of what he was doing in Bolivia? En Irlanda ayudaba a su padre alguna vez, que era electricista, y también fue guardia de seguridad de un pub. In Ireland helped his father once, that was an electrician, and was also a security guard of a pub. Aparte de eso, no tiene antecedentes criminales, y se caracterizaba por gustarle viajar, conocer nuevas culturas. Besides, no criminal background, and was characterized by love to travel, meet new cultures. Según declaraciones de su familia hechas a un diario irlandés, Mike había trabajado a tiempo completo en una empresa dedicada a la Seguridad. According to his family made an Irish newspaper, Mike worked full time at a company dedicated to Safety. Vino a Bolivia supuestamente por 3 meses para entrenarse en actividades relacionadas a su trabajo. He came to Bolivia for allegedly 3 months for training in activities related to their work. Lo que su familia, amigos, y hasta gente que mira de afuera el asunto, no entiende...es ¿cómo alguien de su perfil, un tipo de buena familia, adicto a los videojuegos, sin ningún antecedente violento, se vio involucrado en un asunto tan feo? What your family, friends and even people who look out of the matter ... do not understand is how someone of his profile, a type of good family, addicted to video games with no violent history, he was involved in a matter so ugly?"

His security career in Mayo is reprehensible to all who are concerned with the activities of Shell, no doubt. That doesn't make him a knowing party to whatever sordid anti-government schemes Rosza Flores was working up. Dwyer was extremely naive and easy to mislead.

author by HP5publication date Mon Apr 27, 2009 03:23author address author phone Report this post to the editors

This appears to be the person in question-
Tibor Revesz AKA "Photosniper"

Not a great photo, but it will have to do until someone comes up with something better.

Tibor Revesz AKA "Photosniper"
Tibor Revesz AKA "Photosniper"

author by HMpublication date Mon Apr 27, 2009 05:25author address author phone Report this post to the editors

This photo is at the Révész Tibor's CV. A new version of his CV suppress the mention of I-RMS but it show that he works like a "security officer" from 25.03.2008, the same date that preceding version to beginning the job with I-RMS.

tibor.jpg

author by Times blogpublication date Mon Apr 27, 2009 10:34author address author phone Report this post to the editors

‘It won’t be romantic, it will be merciless’
http://www.irishtimes.com/blogs/politics/2009/04/20/it-...less/

It is understood that Dwyer was working for Flores as a bodyguard. The Irishman had been on a three-month weapons training course for security guards in Bolivia and was offered a job there by Flores, we are told.

author by Dwyer bomb vidpublication date Mon Apr 27, 2009 10:59author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Dwyer postmortem to take place
http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/breaking/2009/0427/...7.htm

A video reportedly showing Michael Dwyer discussing how to assassinate the Bolivian president was shown to journalists in La Paz on Saturday by the prosecutor who is investigating the shooting dead by police of the three men.

Marcelo Sosa told a press conference that the video shows Mr Dwyer with Eduardo Rózsa Flores,and Arpad Magyarosi discussing a bomb attack against Mr Morales on Lake Titicaca.

The new video, if verified, would constitute the first evidence to back the government’s claims that Mr Dwyer was part of a conspiracy to kill Mr Morales.

The video was supposedly supplied by someone linked to the Rózsa Flores group who is now the prosecutor’s key witness, local reports said.

THE PHOENIX article on Michael Dwyer and Shell / FF security
http://www.indymedia.ie/article/92036&comment_limit=0&c...50668

APRIL 24, 2009
THE PHOENIX

MICHAEL DWYER'S SECURITY CONTACTS

VISITORS this week to the website of the security firm where alleged mercenary Michael Dwyer had previously worked - Integrated Risk Management (IRM) - were met with the notice that "our website is being updated at the moment. Please come back soon." However, Goldhawk noticed some subtle changes to the website after the initial update.

The shooting dead of Dwyer by police in Bolivia last week generated huge interest in the media with The Irish Times leading the way, complete with large photograph of Dwyer in army fatigues (which he had worn while engaged in "combat adventure sports"). One name that popped up subsequently was that of IRM, where Dwyer had worked until last year, a few months before he first headed to Bolivia for what he told his family was a three-month training course linked to his work in the security industry. However, by that time he is said to have ceased working for IRM and is said to have paid for his own flight to Bolivia.

IRM was set up by Jim Farrell, a former Regimental Sergeant Major with the Irish Army Ranger Wing, "specialising in anti-terrorist intervention", who owns 35% of the company, with chief executive Terry Downes (formerly of TNT) holding the balance. The operating company behind IRM is Business Mobile Security Services Ltd, which has not been profitable recently. 2007 showed a loss of over €170,000. although the bottom line may have been boosted by IRM's contract to provide security to the Shell compound in Co Mayo. Coincidentally, last summer Bolivian president Evo Morales nationalised the country's main gas pipeline company, which had been controlled by Shell.

Anyone who happened across the IRM website up to the start of this week would have been informed of the companies various "customised security solutions", and something called "special services". These included "international armed and unarmed security". Coincidentally. no sooner had The Irish Times referred to Dwyer's work for IRM than the security company's website was taken offline to be "updated'" and the references to "special services" and "international armed and unarmed security" were removed before access to the site was again prohibited. Goldhawk was anxious to get details of this "international armed and unarmed" activity from IRM but the company failed to return his call.

IRM has been used by Fianna Fail for its ard fheiseanna over the last few years and clearly the company has good connections in establishment circles, security and political. But IRM has also been involved in the security for Shell's operations in Mayo and has provoked a rash of complaints from Shell-to-Sea protesters and locals for alleged non-compliance with regulations of the Private Security Authority (PSA).

Individual security personnel are obliged to wear identifying numbers and John Monaghan, a spokesperson for the locally based and moderate Pobal Chill Chomain, has lodged several complaints with the gardai' about this and other matters. Monaghan says he has been assaulted twice by IRM employees and there have been other complaints about the company's heavy-handed activities surrounding the protests.

goldhawk@thephoenix.ie
Related Link: http://www.thephoenix.ie

author by rookiepublication date Mon Apr 27, 2009 11:06author address author phone Report this post to the editors

"three-month weapons training course for security guards"

That sounds like a more than adequate training course. Ordinary "grunts" in the U.S. Army don't get half that much training before being sent into war zones. It looks to be more on the level of what specialist SWAT teams, or even the SAS get.
There is definitely something very suspicious about that.
Yet Dwyer is still being portrayed as an innocent abroad.

author by regpublication date Mon Apr 27, 2009 13:50author address author phone Report this post to the editors

very interesting stuff being discussed over at p.ie http://www.politics.ie/foreign-affairs/61194-irish-invo...97746
http://www.politics.ie/current-affairs/63477-men-killed....html

this an emblem made by a person, also selling fascist nationalist emblems, for Hungarian based Legion Secuieşti,
http://209.85.129.132/search?q=cache:p_YSN3shX4UJ:photo...gl=ie

a member of this paramilitary organisation worked with dwyer for irms -shell in rossport and then travelled with him to bolivia but returned here....

They seem to take pleasure in their work
They seem to take pleasure in their work

author by LPpublication date Mon Apr 27, 2009 18:28author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Is that Tibor Revesz with Dwyer in the top photo?

author by dunkpublication date Mon Apr 27, 2009 18:59author address author phone Report this post to the editors

It seems the Irish papers are taking the lead from The UK papers over the last few days, which have been taking their lead from the blogosphere, which is leading from people trying to figure out what exactly went on in bolivia, who was behind it, what dodgy connections played their part, What is still going on, who is funding things etc.

Questions outstanding are where are the rest of the "work group" and are the gardai / state sufficiently investigating matters, or are they caught up in this dodgy business too? From local recent reports of the goings on in mayo, the unbalanced reporting in Irish media, it would appear so!

United Community of Erris Remove Shell Nets. (Perhpas Tibor Revesz was one of the "security guards" who stood away...)
http://www.indymedia.ie/article/92071

from P.ie - http://www.politics.ie/foreign-affairs/61194-irish-invo...97956

The spookiest aspect of this latest twist in the story is that the Supreme Commander of the Székely Legion is (according to Saturday's Irish Times) presently in Ireland.

He (Tibor Revesz... see below) may well be following developments on politics.ie (and, if so, will now be anxious to leave the country).

He needs to be identified, located and questioned by Irish authorities asap.


A little more about Tibor Revesz and his gang

Szekler paramilitary training in Romania

http://translate.google.com/translate?js=n&prev=_t&hl=e...ate0=

Legion funds come from contributions of members of simpatizantilor donations, from private and public foundations in Hungary, the income obtained from the following shows, the profits obtained from various business services.

They are part of the grouping and neo nazi "Blood and Honor." For example, they participated in "Day of Honor", a festival that Nazi is commemorated by the German defense of Budapest, during the Second World War.

Legion Secuiesti leader, a young man of 31 years has a biography turmoil. Proclaimed supreme commander of the Legion secuiesti, Revesz Tibor, is born in the town of Sfantu Gheorghe on 25 June 1976.


Tibor Revesz CV
http://209.85.129.132/search?q=cache:TtUDcKEkBasJ:photo...=clnk

Sicilius´online record with the OPERATION SOLITAIRE SHIELD info
http://209.85.229.132/search?q=cache:GGz0Jt7Hal4J:photo...gl=ie

Related news in Irish Media:

Irish Indpependent - Bolivia gang linked to drugs trade, race killings (Sunday April 26 2009)
http://www.independent.ie/national-news/bolivia-gang-li....html
(taking info from Guardian article?)

It has now emerged that Michael Dwyer's associates in the Nacion Gamba group were responsible for racist murders and attacks on native American Bolivians and are also involved in the drugs trade. They openly flaunted their Nazi tendencies despite the fact that their leader, who was killed with Dwyer, was of part-Jewish extraction.

The gang, led by Rozca-Flores, who was openly anti-Semitic, is believed to have been backed by right-wing elements in the wealthy Santa Cruz area of Bolivia

Bolivia was used as a haven by members of the notorious Croatian Ustachi who sided with the Nazis in the Second World War and committed genocide against the Serbian population during the war. The ex-Ustachis built strong links with the white ruling classes of the country. The Ustachi Croatians had extreme right-wing Catholic views and many were helped to escape to South America with the assistance of supporters in Rome.

The neo-Nazis that Mr Dwyer was associating with are responsible for attacks on the indigenous South American population and were plotting the assassination of the country's first indigenous president, Evo Morales, who is a socialist.


Irish Tribune - Dwyer funeral to be held after post-mortem
http://www.tribune.ie/news/home-news/article/2009/apr/2...rtem/

Meanwhile, speculation regarding Dwyer's death has continued to appear on various Irish websites with claims ranging from the unlikely to the outright ridiculous. They have included suggestions that he was a neo-Nazi, a Republican and speculation that he was a former member of the British security forces.

One online thread remarked that Dwyer's recent tribal-inspired tattoo was a representation of the notorious SS symbol.

Much of the fevered online debate related to his employment by a security firm working for Shell in the contentious Bellanaboy site in Co Mayo.


The Independent (UK) article here includes blog forum for your contributions....

The Irishman and the 'plot' to kill the Bolivian President
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/the-iris....html

In finishing, it seems the Utopian Hermit Monk has given a fair summing up of the situation in which Mick Dwyer ended his days:
http://www.politics.ie/foreign-affairs/61194-irish-invo...98094

As regards the clear link that is emerging between the Székely Legion and three members of the group (Rozsa Flores, Arpad and Toaso), it should be stressed that, as yet, there is no evidence that Mike Dwyer was a member of one of the Irish cells of this organization, nor that he subscribed to, or understood, its neo-Nazi ideology. The fact that he appears to have been recruited by Tibor Revesz, and to have travelled with Revesz to Bolivia, does not constitute sufficient proof of how much Dwyer understood about the nature of the group.

He still seems like the odd man out. It is still possible that he was extremely naive, attracted by a promise of easy money and high living, and recruited in order to make the group seem less sinister. It is very likely that most conversation would have been in Hungarian, which Dwyer certainly would not have understood. Indeed, according to one account by someone who knew him in Bolivia, his Spanish didn't extend much beyond the word 'Gracias'.

The hard evidence so far indicates that the Hungarian, Romanian (and possibly Croatian) members of the group were linked to a sinister neo-Nazi paramilitary organization. Michael Dwyer's presence is explained by a link to a colleague employed by I-RMS at the Corrib site. His nationality, linguistic limitations and the absence of evidence of prior participation in any far-right Irish group make his participation something of a mystery. So far, the most obvious explanation is that he was naive, easily manipulated and drawn to Bolivia by the promise of work, easy money, living the high life in luxury hotels and travelling around in expensive vehicles. It is hard to believe that he wouldn't have had suspicions about what the group was up to, but he may have kept his questions to himself for fear of bringing his dream trip to an abrupt end. Sadly, his decision to remain in Bolivia, even after his travelling companions returned to Ireland, led to the kind of abrupt end that he surely never imagined.

Of more immediate concern is the presence in Ireland of Tibor Revesz, Commander of the Székely Legion, and the existence of at least four Irish branches of this group, including one at the Corrib site.


author by Photo geekpublication date Mon Apr 27, 2009 19:36author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Well spotted, looks very likely, notice the receeding hair line coupled with the part over the ears unusually close to the eyebrows. Also notice the frown lines alongside the mouth.

It would make sense, given how this story is unfolding.

Operation Solitaire shield - Tibor Revesz and Micheal Dwyer at work in Rossport
Operation Solitaire shield - Tibor Revesz and Micheal Dwyer at work in Rossport

author by ticktockpublication date Mon Apr 27, 2009 20:17author address author phone Report this post to the editors

They can run, but they cannot hide. For Shell the merde is hitting the fan on 26th May.
Now if only someone in our own judical system had the independence and integrity to stand up to this terrorist multinational corporation......

Judge Rejects Last Ditch Attempt by Shell to Stop Human Rights Trial
Ruling Today (April 23, 2009) Orders Royal Dutch Shell to Go to Trial for Complicity in Torture and Killing of Nigerian Protesters May 26, 2009
http://www.corribsos.com/index.php?id=2117
http://www.ccrjustice.org/newsroom/press-releases/judge...trial

author by ihatepoetspublication date Mon Apr 27, 2009 21:16author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Arpad
(a poet?)
Poser, more like.

Arpad with pistol
Arpad with pistol

Arpad posing as some kind of revolutionary
Arpad posing as some kind of revolutionary

author by Tech1.0publication date Tue Apr 28, 2009 01:29author address author phone Report this post to the editors

With respect to the strange goings on at the security company IRM's website, the company's popularity with Fianna Fáil and top-level connections etc check out the article below (From the Phoenix of the 24th of April 09 )

MICHAEL DWYERS SECURITY CONTACTS

VISITORS this week to the website of the security firm where alleged mercenary Michael Dwyer had previously worked – Integrated Risk Management (IRM) – were met with the notice that “our website is being updated at the moment. Please come back soon.” However, Goldhawk noticed some subtle changes to the website after the initial update.

The shooting dead of Dwyer by police in Bolivia last week generated huge interest in the media with The Irish Times leading the way, complete with large photograph of Dwyer in army fatigues (which he had worn while engaged in “combat adventure sports”). One name that popped up subsequently was that of IRM, where Dwyer had worked until last year, a few months before he first headed to Bolivia for what he told his family was a three-month training course linked to his work in the security industry. However, by that time he is said to have ceased working for IRM and is said to have paid for his own flight to Bolivia.

IRM was set up by Jim Farrell, a former Regimental Sergeant Major with the Irish Army Ranger Wing, “specialising in anti-terrorist intervention”, who owns 35% of the company, with chief executive Terry Downes (formerly of TNT) holding the balance. The operating company behind IRM is Business Mobile Security Services Ltd, which has not been profitable recently. 2007 showed a loss of over 170,000, although the bottom line may have been boosted by IRM’s contract to provide security to the Shell compound in Co Mayo. Coincidentally, last summer Bolivian president Evo Morales nationalised the country’s main gas pipeline company, which had been controlled by Shell.

Anyone who happened across the IRM website up to the start of this week would have been informed of the companies various “customised security solutions”, and something called “special services”. These included “international armed and unarmed security”. Coincidentally, no sooner had The Irish Times referred to Dwyer’s work for IRM than the security company’s website was taken offline to be “updated” and the references to “special services” and “international armed and unarmed security” were removed before access to the site was again prohibited. Goldhawk was anxious to get details of this “international armed and unarmed” activity from IRM but the company failed to return his call.

IRM has been used by Fianna Fáil for its ard fheiseanna over the last few years and clearly the company has good connections in establishment circles, security and political. But Dwyer IRM has also been involved in the security for Shell’s operations in Mayo and has provoked a rash of complaints from Shell-to-Sea protesters and locals for alleged non-compliance with regulations of the Private Security Authority (PSA).

Individual security personnel are obliged to wear identifying numbers and John Monaghan, a spokesperson for the locally based and moderate Pobal Chill Chomain, has lodged several complaints with the gardaí about this and other matters. Monaghan says he has been assaulted twice by IRM employees and there have been other complaints about the company’s heavy-handed activities surrounding the protests.


(Note: the pulling of the phrases “customised security solutions”, “special services” and “international armed and unarmed security” from their website after the Bolivian events)

author by Ticktockpublication date Wed Apr 29, 2009 00:48author address author phone Report this post to the editors

The first photo in this link shows Elod Toaso (one of the two under arrest in Bolivia) showing off an assault rifle. Another person on the right of the photo is wearing a shirt similar to one worn by Dwyer.

http://www.politics.ie/1603690-post1755.html

author by Just for the facts - none publication date Thu Apr 30, 2009 01:17author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Its a long range hunting rifle with a high power scope.

author by dunkpublication date Thu Apr 30, 2009 19:33author address author phone Report this post to the editors

You can see clearly how similar the top of the person on the right side of the gun is to that as that worn by Dwyer, also appears hes busy tapping away at the internet, which his girlfriend said he spend much time doing. That photo is posted on p.ie at http://www.politics.ie/foreign-affairs/61194-irish-invo...03690

Today on TV3, they have released video footage of part of the 2 min vid in which Flores says in relation to a possible way to blow up the boat of Morales:

"I would have sent some of them as frogmen there (he laughs). We should have sent the Irish as frogs (general laughter)."

(If in fact Flores and co did bring Dwyer into something way over his head, and due to language difficulties, he did not cop, perhaps then, they were using him, or had plans to use him for something...? just a notion.)

TV3 vid: Mobile phone footage used to justify Dwyer killing
http://www.tv3.ie/news.php?video=8449&locID=1.2.141
TV3 article: Bolivia man buried, accusing footage released (ironically using the image of him which links him to presence of guns etc)
http://www.tv3.ie/article.php?article_id=12943&locID=1....=home

 TV3 air bomb plot vid - "We should have sent the Irish as frogs"
TV3 air bomb plot vid - "We should have sent the Irish as frogs"

Dwyer and the Bolivian gun photo
Dwyer and the Bolivian gun photo

Dwyer with that same top from the gun photo
Dwyer with that same top from the gun photo

author by ottopublication date Fri May 01, 2009 06:27author address author phone Report this post to the editors

I've made available the photos of Dwyer in Bolivia brandishing guns in his hotel room. Fed up with the hatemail from Irish people in denial about "their boy". These images speak a thousand words.

http://incakolanews.blogspot.com/2009/04/so-what-was-th....html

Related Link: http://incakolanews.blogspot.com/2009/04/so-what-was-that-about-i....html
author by Anonpublication date Fri May 29, 2009 12:52author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Here is a good image of Tibor Revesz from his website - compare it with the image in the original article of the man with the camera standing beside Dwyer at Rossport. It's almost certainly the same person. Are there any other images of this guy in Rossport? Has anyone seen him in Ireland in recent weeks?

tiborrevezbike.jpg

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