The peace process was largely military capitulation disguised as political transformation

The peace process was largely military capitulation disguised as political transformation
Ian Paisley and Martin McGuinness

The deep penetration by British intelligence of the IRA is remarkable by any standard

In an intriguing radio discussion on BBC last week, John Ware, presenter of a Panorama programme on Stakeknife and Kieran Conway, a self-described former Provo intelligence officer and author of “Southside Provo”, discussed the significance of the now accepted belief that Fred Scappaticci was simultaneously a British spy and the IRA’s chief counter-intelligence interrogator, torturer, and executioner in respect of persons suspected of being lower level informants within the IRA.

Strikingly, Conway, who is...

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