The RUC and the Cosa Nostra

On 6th June 1990 there were, on conservative estimates ,100  RUC informers among the PIRA in Belfast.

Each had a team of  handlers, probably four in number, to cover sickness, leave etc. Four hundred so far.

The handlers had bosses; sergeants, inspectors, chief inspectors, superintendents etc.  Let’s estimate a further fifty senior officers.

Four hundred and fifty so far.

Then the meetings had to be covered by E4A and others, each one, day by day. Maybe another 100 officers , who would have seen the likes of Scappaticci, Sean Maguire, Brian Gillen etc “singing like canaries” in car parks in Hillsborough, Holywood , Helens Bay etc.

Five hundred and fifty.

The there was the “Hen House” where women, in serried ranks typed up the transcripts of the recordings of the meetings. Another fifty, at least.

Six hundred now.

Move to the civil servants in the NIO and others who read the ‘product’.

Then the Director of Public Prosecutions and his staff…

I’m rounding it up at seven hundred.

Maybe a third are dead.

But out there , today are several hundred people who could help the victims. They could tell the awful story of state involvement in supposedly terrorist murders.

Only a few  have spoken out.

Why? Like the Cosa Nostra , the silent ones  are motivated by money. Patten payments. Big pensions.

Before turning attention and criticism on the republicans, victims should ask themselves-why the silence? The answer is that the relevant RUC officers and civil servants are corrupt. Like the Mafia.

Who? Think of Flanagan, White, McQuillan , Matchett and Mains, all still earning  from the misfortunes of the victims and failing to tell the truth.

This is the real tragedy of the Troubles.


Lindsay Redpath

This woman lives in Donacloney. She is a “single parent” having had a son, Ben, young and out of wedlock. No opprobrium there…we have all made mistakes.

She is a social worker. She worked for the state and a private entity. She is also connected to Glentoran football club, oddly enough in some capacity re children.

She is dangerous. She is bonkers. She was all over me like a bad suit. I made the mistake of falling for her, though she was 30 years my junior.

She told me that her brother in law worked for MI5. He does. That put his life at risk.

Worse than that , she told me  the sexual details of a patient in a Lurgan GP practice where her mother worked. She said her mother had given her the information. The point was that this woman was then  a partner [ and now wife] of her former fiancee. She didn’t like that . Hell hath no fury…The GP practice covered it up with the connivance of the insurers, but mother retired soon thereafter. I hope your details are not there.

She told me that her fiancee demanded sex all the time and that is why she dumped him. She was telling me that while saying that she didn’t believe in sex before marriage….odd.

She and he were members of Emmanuel church in Lurgan, one of  those creepy sects that the area is prey to.

She told me that her next boyfriend was addicted to porn. She felt that she had to report him to the pastor of the church… yes, you have guessed it, the same one that produced the former boyfriend.

She then told me that she was suffering from a severe chest infection and a heart condition. She came to my house and read my messages on my phone. She is a dangerous woman , who puts herself about on social media , looking for the next boyfriend/victim.

None of the above was reported by the media in  my case by Paul Higgins, the only journalist present, even though there was no reporting  restriction and I gave evidence about it.

It’s the same restriction that failed to report that Ronnie Flanagan was a drunk  and an adulterer. No judgement on my part about that  [ I  have known him since I was 17] but why was his dangerous behaviour not in the public interest?

It didn’t suit the State.

Tell me where the noble profession of journalism was during the transition from RUC to PSNI, overseen by Flanagan, known as the “two Ronnies”.

Tell me where the public interest was in the failure to make public  the complainant in my case?

Tell me where journalists are alerting the public to a bunny boiler or to Ronnie?

The answer is that the State picks and chooses the victim  and the  press complies.

Usually the Irish News is in and about.

Hair today

The Times reports that scientists from an elite FBI forensic unit exaggerated evidence that help incriminate defendants in hundreds of trials. The evidence related to hair matching and has been found to be flawed in a significant number of cases.

I seem to recall that Ronnie Flanagan had links with Quantico, the FBI Academy. I wonder how often hair match evidence was given in Northern Irish courts and was it given by experts trained by the FBI?

I note also that Chief Constable Hamilton is said by the BBC to be a member of the FBI Law Enforcement Executive Leadership Association. [whatever that is]

Let’s hope that he, the DPP and Minister Ford spring into action and review such cases here.

Police and the bomb makers

During the course of the “troubles”, between 150 and 200 people were killed by under car booby trap bombs. In the period 1987-1992, thirty two attacks took place in the Belfast area. These devices, used almost exclusively by PIRA , reflected their cowardice and the morals of one of their leaders, Old Grandpa McGuinness, that folksy murderer who is now the Deputy First Minister.

What will  shock readers is the attitude of the RUC and PSNI to these devices. Here is what police told me:

“The intelligence picture showed there was a high degree of expertise within the Provisional IRA vested in an extremely small number of people. When the police identified these individuals they were subject of  [sic] intensive operations to target and disrupt their activities”

Imagine that instead of murder, rape was the crime. Contemplate the outcry if police said; “intelligence shows us that there are several serial rapists in the Belfast area. These people are known to us and they are the subject of intensive operations to target and disrupt their activity.”

To my knowledge, no UCBT bomb maker was ever convicted . My view is that the RUC high command did not try too hard, on orders from above.

Why do we accept this as normal?