Wednesday, 10 February 2010
Garda 'disingenuous' Drugs Concern
32 County Sovereignty Movement
32CSM slam Garda’s ‘disingenuous’ concern over drugs issue.
The 32 CSM wish to contrast the actions of Garda Detectives and Special Branch in Cork city on 9/02/2010 and their complete lack of activity in dealing with the drugs issue in the city prior to their raids on republicans.
It is reported that up to 60 detectives raided the homes of republicans (including members of the 32CSM) across Cork city in response to the execution of a major drug dealer in the city by the IRA.
This show of strength by the state against republican separatists contrasts noticeably with the complete lack of any state presence in the area over a long period of time to deal with the issues that republicans had to address on behalf of the community.
The importation and distribution of hard drugs such as heroin and cocaine has been allowed to decimate working class communities across the city and indeed the nation yet it was only when republicans stepped in to defend those communities that the state started to show concern about the issue, this concern is disingenuous. The object of their concern is not the drugs issue but rather the issue of republicans growing and gaining further support in the area, this shameful behaviour by the state has not been lost on the people of Cork.
The antics by the Free State forces will not deter the republican movement in Cork from tackling the drugs issue alongside the community nor will it hamper the 32 County Sovereignty Movement’s work in articulating the republican position in Cork or anywhere else.