Liam Clarke, in his article in the Belfast Telegraph on 18 June says: “the Castlereagh raid allowed the IRA to identify the entire agent network in Belfast through a process of elimination.”
It is interesting that this observation, relating to events which occurred in 2002, passed without apparent comment in the media.
Was the “raid” in fact a hostile act by a devilishly cunning SF/IRA unit or was it staged? Was the insider in fact Larry the Chef, a state agent, and was the object of the state to further destabilise SF/IRA?
Larry was never prosecuted, a decision made jointly by the police, who took him out of the jurisdiction and the PPS.
Guess who was asked to investigate? A man call Chilcott.
Could Barney Rowan help?
Imagine the scene at the army council when the product of the raid was tabled. “Gerry, I never knew….you too Marty….gosh and you , and you”. It is unlikely that anyone on the army council failed to make the grade.
So why the silence both from the media and from SF/IRA?
It’s the Peace Process Stupid!