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    IRA & Adams - dead man tells some tales.






    Brendan “darkie” Hughes, a former commander of the IRA in Belfast, has claimed posthumously that Gerry Adams ordered the killing and burial of Jean McConville, the mother-of-10 shot dead by the IRA in 1972. He also suggested that Adams gave the order for the Provisional IRA to hang one of its own members in Long Kesh in June 1973 after the 22-year-old cracked under police questioning.


    Hughes also boasted that he personally ran a personation campaign for Adams’s election as MP in west Belfast in 1987, and again in the council elections of 1989, stealing a “massive” number of votes.


    The claims were made in a series of interviews Hughes gave to a researcher for Boston College in 2001 and 2002. He agreed to speak on condition that the material would not be published until after his death.


    “I find it so difficult to come to terms [with] the fact that this man has turned his back on everything that we ever did,” Hughes said in an interview before he died in 2008.


    “I never carried out a major [IRA] operation without the okay or the order from Gerry [Adams]. And for him to sit in his plush office in Westminster or Stormont or wherever and deny it, I mean it’s like Hitler denying that there was ever a Holocaust.”


    Hughes’s interviews are contained in a new book, Voices From The Grave by journalist Ed Moloney, which is serialised exclusively in today’s Sunday Times.


    Adams, the Sinn Fein president, has denied any involvement in the killing of McConville and being a member of the IRA. Asked last month if he was aware that the widowed Belfast woman was to be murdered and her body dumped, he said “No”.


    Hughes revealed that he was deeply involved in the affair, one of the most high-profile killings of the Troubles. He said his unit found an army transmitter in McConville’s flat in Divis. Her family insists that the widow was not an informer, and that she was shot for going to the assistance of an injured soldier.


    “She was an informer; she had a transmitter in her house. The British supplied the transmitter [to watch] the movements of IRA volunteers around Divis Flats at that time,” Hughes said. “I sent a squad over to the house to check it out and there was a transmitter. We retrieved [it], arrested her, took her away, interrogated her, and she told [us] what she was doing.”


    Hughes said he wasn’t “on the scene at the time”, but insisted that his unit took possession of the transmitter and, because she was a woman, released McConville with a warning. He claimed that within a few weeks another army transmitter had been put in McConville’s flat.


    “She was still co-operating with the British . . . getting paid by the British to pass on information. The squad was brought into operation then,” he said. “And she was arrested again and taken away.”


    Hughes said he knew McConville was to be “executed” but didn’t know whether she was to be “disappeared” or her body left on the street. He claimed Ivor Bell, another IRA leader, argued for the body to be dumped in public, but was over-ruled.


    “There was only one man who gave the order for that woman to be executed,” he said. “That man is now the head of Sinn Fein. I did not give the order to execute that woman — he did. And yet he went to see [McConville’s] kids to promise an investigation into her death.


    “[Bell] argued, ‘if you are going to kill her, put her on the street. What’s the sense of killing her and burying her if no-one knows what she was killed for?’ ”


    Asked if Adams had rejected this logic, Hughes replied: “He rejected it.” And ordered her to be disappeared, the interviewer asked. “To be buried. She was an informer.”


    Hughes accused the Sinn Fein leader of getting into a position where he had to deny all of his IRA past. “It . . . appears that way,
    Since we are expected to speak well of the dead, let\'s knock them while they\'re still alive.

    #2
    F*CK ME, that's huge
    "They think they know us, but they haven't a clue"

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      #3
      To be honest, I'm very wary of this "beyond the grave" stuff. Impossible to prove or disprove really.

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        #4
        you would assume there are recordings of the interviews, so it just takes someone else to speak out and Adams, whether this is true or not, is up sh*t creek without a paddle
        "They think they know us, but they haven't a clue"

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          #5
          Everyone knows half of Sein Fien were in the IRA, there is Vids with Adams in it FFS!!! Bad c**t who deserves to be taken down a notch or 2, along with Kelly, McGuiness etc

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            #6

            Originally posted by wally_fan
            To be honest, I'm very wary of this "beyond the grave" stuff. Impossible to prove or disprove really.
            Find it hard to disagree. Adams may well be a total scumbag but he can't exactly face his accuser, can he?
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              #7
              10 pages of Sinn Fein bashing on the way....

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                #8

                Originally posted by Big-al
                Everyone knows half of Sein Fien were in the IRA, there is Vids with Adams in it FFS!!! Bad c**t who deserves to be taken down a notch or 2, along with Kelly, McGuiness etc
                Bang on and the disturbing thing is that those men (mcguinness and adams along with denis donaldson) were also paid by the FRU. deception you cant imagine. Adams is a scum of the earth who deserves a cruel death
                \"O\'Driscoll goes where ferrits do not dare\" - vyle nugent. vs SA

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                  #9
                  Gerry Adams to step down, surely?
                  Stand up and fight

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                    #10

                    Originally posted by desert man
                    10 pages of Sinn Fein bashing on the way....
                    Not half enough. .

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                      #11


                      Originally posted by Big-al
                      Everyone knows half of Sein Fien were in the IRA, there is Vids with Adams in it FFS!!! Bad c**t who deserves to be taken down a notch or 2, along with Kelly, McGuiness etc

                      People South of the border preferred to stick the head in the sand - many of them voted for the "socialist" side oftheir guff. Plenty of them knew but preferred to keep quiet about it. Fianna Fail for years had/has a love affair with the "republican movement".


                      Only McDowell was honest and told the people whathe knew - funny that TBH should be posting this sort of stuff when it was exactly the same as McD said - only difference is that he had the guts to say it when he was both alive and in power. f**k these scum - they use "due process" in the daylight and smile out of one side of their face but their victims only got kangaroo courts ....


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                        #12
                        Hughes tells what half the country knew/suspected anyway. Adams was OC of that general area i Belfast-Falls, Andersonstown, Lenadoon etc, meaning such an action would have to have been okayed by him (despite what revisionists will try and tell you).

                        Thats the reality of it and i'm sure the woman's children knew as much, good to see such dispicable past deeds coming back to haunt him a all the same, the NI media have been falling over themselves to pain SF in a new and endearing light, their still murdering fockers at the end of the day.

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                          #13


                          Originally posted by Cathal
                          Originally posted by wally_fan
                          To be honest, I'm very wary of this "beyond the grave" stuff. Impossible to prove or disprove really.
                          Find it hard to disagree. Adams may well be a total scumbag but he can't exactly face his accuser, can he?

                          A lot of Hard Line Republicans have resented Gerry Adams and co for along time now. I think that there political stance and views have been something they have found very hard to swallow and for some they believe Adams has been a sell out. I suspect a lot of former IRA generals will have some negative things to say and it’s convenient that this comes out after the guy dies. It’s not the first and wont be the last and I dont see this effecting Gerry’s Leadership in anyway.

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                            #14


                            Originally posted by desert man
                            10 pages of Provo murdering cnuts bashing on the way....

                            Fixed that for you.
                            \"This year is different because this year they won\'t beat snow off a rope. They\'ll revert back to type and get 6 shades of s**t bate out of them in the group stages of the HEC ...\" Tobyglen 21 Sept 2010

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                              #15
                              I doubt there's legs in this story....and if there is, they'll soon be knee capped ! [img]smileys/lol.gif[/img]

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