After decades of political struggle and considerable bloodshed, Sinn Fein is about to play a significant role in the new government of Northern Ireland.
It is worth remembering that Sinn Fein (and its armed wing, the Irish Republican Army) has long campaigned for not just a united Ireland, but a united socialist Ireland.
Once Upon a Time in the West looks at Sinn Fein and its real agenda;
Vowing in the past that he would never work with Sinn Fein, Democratic Unionist Party leader Ian Paisley will be first minister of Northern Ireland as of March 26. Former Provisional Irish Republican Army leader Martin McGuiness will be Paisley’s deputy minister. The power-sharing arrangement is a result of the October 2006 St. Andrews Agreement, which all parties intend to implement, even if the March 7 election is scrapped at the last minute.
In the BBC report below Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams indicates that Irish nationalists/republicans are not in the least deviating from their political ideal of a united Ireland, that is, absorbing Northern Ireland into the republic to the south.
“You have created the opportunity to significantly advance our struggle and you have seized the opportunity to further our primary objective of united Ireland through the building of greater political strength,” Adams proclaimed at a January 28 party congress that committed Sinn Fein to supporting the Police Service of Northern Ireland and, by extension, the St. Andrews Agreement.
Although commonly portrayed as a bastion of Irish Catholic nationalism/republicanism, Sinn Fein holds membership in the communist-dominated European United Left–Nordic Green Left, which also includes;
Progressive Party of Working People (Cyprus, ruling)
Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia (formerly Czech section of Communist Party of Czechoslovakia, now third largest party in Czech Republic)
Left Alliance (Finland)
French Communist Party (past ruling in coalition with Socialist Party)
Left Party (formerly German Democratic Republic’s ruling Socialist Unity Party)
Synaspismos (Greece, formerly ruling in coalition)
Communist Party of Greece
Communist Refoundation Party (Italy, ruling in coalition)
Party of the Italian Communists (ruling in coalition)
Netherlands Socialist Party
Portuguese Communist Party
Communist Party of Slovakia (formerly Slovak section of Communist Party of Czechoslovakia)
United Left (dominated by Communist Party of Spain)
Left Party (Sweden, ruling in coalition until 2006)
Sinn Fein’s communist orientation is revealed in Adams’ controversial meeting with Cuban dictator Fidel Castro in 2001, his refusal to testify before the US Congress in 2002 with respect to the arrest of Sinn Fein/IRA members in the company of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia in 2002, and in his meeting with Soviet- and Iranian-backed Hamas militants in 2006.
In 2005 the Irish Progressive Democrat Party politician Michael McDowell characterized Sinn Fein’s secret Marxist agenda as follows:
I would also like to remind this Conference, the media here and public who are joining us that the underlying Provo ideology is an out-dated Marxist ideology. Don’t take my word for it. Leaf through An Phoblacht where the real ideological debate takes place.
All the communist parties of Europe are there with Sinn Fein. Is that coincidence? They are not interested in old-fashioned socialism. They want to create a Marxist workers state.
Sinn Fein is the only party in these islands who have a permanent full-time representative to the Castro regime in Havana. Or at least they did have until he joined a team of intrepid peace activists or ornithologists with bomb making experience, travelling on forged Irish passports in the FARC zone of the Colombian jungle.
FARC, by the way, is the armed wing of the Communist Party of Colombia which survives by exporting drugs to the West. FARC have recently been mortaring churches crowded with villagers. The “barrack-buster” technology wasn’t totally redundant, it seems. In Ireland, however, the Provos pose as the enemy of the drugs trade.