Anyone who has been reading An Sionnach Fionn over the last year will certainly have noticed the many, many cases of violent attacks by the British terrorist factions in the North of Ireland reported here. I must have a couple of dozen posts detailing acts of violence by the UDA-UFF and the UVF, the two largest British Unionist terror gangs. Yet, officially, we are told that both groups are on their respective “ceasefires”. As more than one journalist or politician has pointed out, this is nothing more than a polite fiction. And a convenient one too for the British state which sponsored the British paramilitary proxies for several decades and which still maintains an “interest” in their activities.
Now the Spanish language news blog El Norte de Irlanda reports on the current outbreak of trouble by Unionists. Not attacks on Irish civilian communities in the north-east of the country this time but factional squabbling as the UVF and the rival Loyalist Volunteer Force or LVF compete to control various criminal enterprises, particularly drug dealing, in County Antrim. Interesting to see that the LVF, one-time darlings of British Military Intelligence, haven’t gone away, despite British briefings to the contrary.