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Paul Larkin

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Irish Times censors my response to ex UDA man David Adams

Former leading loyalist and regular Irish Times columnist David Adams told us today that, rather than being anti colonial freedom fighters, the Irish in fact were colonisers acting in full concert with the United Kingdom government.

I am not making this up.

The article entitled - "Obama's waffle feeds Irish taste for fantasy”, can be read here -

but the key quote made by this former prominent UDA member based in Lisburn, Co. Antrim says:
" an integral part of the UK, Ireland was at least as much coloniser as colonised, given the role it played in helping establish and maintain the British Empire."

(NB - Lisburn was the area from which loyalist killer Michael Stone usually operated, very often receiving his information from British agent Brian Nelson. The UDA commander in Lisburn John McMichael was also working for the “security forces”.)

I then, understandably, felt the urge to respond to this astounding rubbish and duly submitted the comment below to the comments section in the article's online version.

Readers will not be surprised to learn that the moderators in our “Paper of Record” removed this offence to their pro colonial sensibilities, but we do now have the internet and blog forums and the story of collusion between loyalist paramilitaries and the British state will be told one way or another.

Readers of Cic Saor now number in their many thousands and I would urge you all to defy this censorship by posting this blog onwards to other comrades and friends.

Censored Irish Times comment:

“I welcome Mr. Adams' attempt at searing journalistic honesty but he should take a long hard look at the consequences before he goes further down that road - not least where accuracy is concerned.
For the purposes of his own argument, he lumps the native Irish in with the colonial power, when in fact he is well aware that those same natives continually sought to throw off the imperial yoke. This has been recognised in India, South Africa and elsewhere.
What David Adams conveniently forgets to mention, however, is that he himself fought the anti colonial Irish by his senior membership of the Ulster Defence Association.
Of course, we now know that the UDA was working hand in hand with covert elements of Britain's "security forces" to effect the murder of those same irredentist Irish he now claims never existed.
To my knowledge, Mr Adams has never used his platform in the Irish Times to tell us exactly how this murderous collusion actually worked but now, with this latest article, and its clear signalling of a new found utter candour, I look forward to an equally brutal frankness that will lay bare the truth about what the UDA actually did.”

@Paul Larkin
Baile Átha Cliath 2/06/2011
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