Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Sinn Fein Spy Assumes Room Temperature: Why am I Not Surprised

It is reported in Reuters today that a former Sinn Fein member named Denis Donaldson unaccountably turned up dead and mutilated. Donaldson, after a career in which he was convicted of bombings and spent time in prison with one Gerry Adams, admitted recently that he had been a deep cover double agent for British security forces for many years.

This story brings up two points of information that it is always wise to keep in mind. First, casting aside any motivational or moral issues, Donaldson was a rat, and people do not like rats, even though they may use them from time to time. Second, those who are ratted out rarely forgive and never forget.

In a statement that is sure to induce hearty guffaws of laughter in the public houses and low places where the allegedly nonexistent and nonviolent Irish Republican Army gathers, the nonexistent and nonviolent Army issued a statement saying it had nothing to do with Donaldson's unaccountably early demise.

3 Comments:

At 7:54 AM, Blogger G. F. McDowell said...

The Atlantic Monthly had an extensive interview with him, which I thought to reveal altogether too much about him. Like that he lived in London. Why do you moderate everything now?

 
At 8:35 AM, Blogger Robert Luedeman, attorney at law said...

The reason I'm moderating everything is because I had some commercial spam arrive as commentary from a subscriber known as askintoo. I decided that it would be better if I took a look at stuff before it gets published.
I hate spam.

 
At 2:10 AM, Blogger G. F. McDowell said...

What was hair raising about the Atlantic article was the fact that his handlers knew a hit was planned on him, and one of them violated orders to warn him. Turns out the hit was to be carried out by ANOTHER british spy in PIRA. Fascinating article, to say the least.

 

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