Sinn Fein’s Michelle O’Neill said she believed there had been no alternative to IRA violence during the Troubles

Nothing highlights the dreadful pit into which Ulster has stumbled under the leadership of false prophets and hireling politicians than the arrogant and shamefull claims of Sinn Fein’s Michelle O’Neill and her defence of IRA terrorism.

What a betrayal the DUP are guilty of when they entered ‘power-sharing’ with murderers, back in 2007 and which they blindly persist in still!

Sincerely in Christ’s name,

Ivan Foster

Michelle O’Neill: When asked about IRA violence, O’Neill replied: “I think at the time there was no alternative.”

Sinn Fein’s Michelle O’Neill said she believed there had been no alternative to IRA violence during the Troubles

Victims of terrorism have challenged Michelle O’Neill’s claim that there was “no alternative” to Provisional IRA violence during the Troubles.

What this evil woman is saying is that the murder of hundreds of innocent men, women and children, Protestant and Roman Catholic who died at the hands of Michelle O’Neill’s compatriots, had to die, there was no other alternative as far as Sinn Fein is concerned.

Holding the office of Vice President of Sinn Fein and coming from a family which is steeped in IRA terrorism — her father, Brendan Doris, was a Sinn Féin councillor and IRA member who served time in prison — it is not surprising that she upholds and seeks to justify the decades of IRA terrorism, the murder of hundreds of innocent victims, the bombing and the destruction of £millions of public property, kidnapping and innumerable robberies and other acts of terrorism too numerous to mention!

What is more, as one whose whole career is one of setting forth lies of falsehoods, it is nothing new for her and her ilk to talk out of the side of their mouth in order to try and justify the unjustifiable!

Colin Worton, whose brother Kenneth, was one of 10 Protestant workmen murdered by the IRA in 1976 near Kingsmills, County Armagh, condemned her wicked claim. “It is really hard to listen to her, Michelle O’Neill, I am not surprised at what she said, but it is very sickening,” the told BBC Radio Ulster.

“There was always an alternative and the choice was always there — murder or not to murder, bomb or not to bomb, that choice was always there. We should not be rewarding people who took life, they call them people, they are more like animals. I find it very hard to believe at this stage that this woman and this party are going to be running this country in the future.” “Here we have someone who said that there was no alternative to firing bullets and planting bombs, destroying lives, mayhem and murder, and yet this person aspires to be the first minister of Northern Ireland and has a mandate to be so, he added.

I think that it is absolutely shocking that ideologically this is where Michelle O’Neill actually is, that ideologically she is not in a place where she can say: ‘Well actually that was wrong, that shouldn’t have happened and we should have sought a democratic mandate from day one to get there’.

“I never believed there has ever been a situation that justified the firing of one bullet or the planting of one bomb or the murder of one person to get to a place where politically people are today.”

As Sinn Féin won the most seats in May’s assembly election, O’Neill is due to become first minister if power sharing is restored at Stormont.

Traditional Unionist Voice leader Jim Allister tweeted that Ms O’Neill’s comments were “a timely reminder to the DUP of why they should not enthrone her as first minister”. “Words of condemnation are good but actions of condemnation are better,” he added.

DUP MP Ian Paisley said Michelle O’Neill’s comments were ‘atrocious’ and Alliance leader Naomi Long said Ms O’Neill was ‘wrong’ to say there was no alternative to violence.

Ms Long said while those in leadership were entitled to their perspectives they were ‘not entitled to their own truth’.

“Neither should they ignore the devastating legacy of violent conflict in our community or the impact their words of justification for past violence may have on people still engaged in such violence today,” she said.

Ulster Unionist Party assembly member Mike Nesbitt said Ms O’Neill’s comments were “a very comfortable way to try and defend the indefensible”. Mr Nesbitt said there was “a toxic legacy of hurt and we have to own it and Sinn Féin and the IRA have to own their responsibility.”

What Jim Allister of the ‘Traditional Unionist Voice’ says highlights the utter hypocrisy of the Democratic and Ulster Unionist Parties. They are as deceitful as Sinn Fein and just as expert at telling lies to deceive the electorate. While they condemn O’Neill’s justifying of IRA Terrorism, they do just that by entering a coalition with the justifiers of terrorism!

Two-faced falls far short of rightly labelling these  ‘whited sepulchre!!!