Revenue officers and the police in South Armagh have dismantled what Auntie Beeb describes as a 'sophisticated fuel laundering plant' in Killeavey. Incidentally, isn't it ironic that a rebel rat-hole in South Armagh should begin with the syllable 'Kill', since that's what the vast bulk of its population were either engaged in, or supported, over 35 years?
This latest operation is one in a long line of decommissioning illegal fuel plants in the area, an example of decommissioning the rest of society can actually see. The question, of course, revolves around the latest pearl of Provo support from Perma-tan Peter. He says there is no evidence that they IRA are anything other than virginal white in their 'commitment' to ending terror and criminality. As we know, this fuel plant could not have been run by anyone from the Protestant community. Most of them were killed or driven out down the years so the Shinners could have their little Munchkin Land of murder, crime and Mafioso mansions of opulence. Ergo, this must be an operation conducted by an element of the 'republican movement'.
But hang on a second. Aren't the IRA now cleaner than a lavatory bowl after a good going over with bleach? Thus, it must be the so-called 'dissidents'. Even if that is the case (which I very much doubt), nothing takes place in South Armagh without the knowledge and/or approval of the Provisional bigwigs there. If some lesbians wanted a three-in-a-bed session at the local hostelry they'd have to get written permission from 'Slab' (I'm sure you get the picture). Why, in that case, was the fuel laundering plant allowed to function, with the knowledge of how much its operation would be defrauding HM Exchequer? It's because the Shinner scum down there don't support the forces of law and order. They support the sort of 'law and order' capable of taking someone for writing an exposé, butchering their body and dumping them at the side of the road. In short, their interpretation of law and order is encapsulated in the picture of the drossbag below. So 'brave' were the Provos they had to hide behind balaclavas. That sort of 'bravery' can really give you a lump in your throat whilst tucking in to an Ulster Fry (sorry, Bobby Sands, didn't mean to mention food).
Far from supporting the forces of law and order, which could have facilitated the closure of this fuel plant much earlier, the Shinners have been actively pursuing measures that are designed to see the removal of the PSNI from the area altogether. Obviously they are far happier seeing South Armagh as a continuation of a lawless hell-hole where fuel smuggling and laundering can take place, than they are giving their blessing to the police.
Unionists don't need 'excuses' not to share power with such people. Examples come along every day adding fuel (oops, Freudian slip) to our fire.