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Thread #59844 Message #956905
Posted By: Wolfgang
21-May-03 - 10:04 AM
Thread Name: BS: Stakeknife - Is He?
Subject: RE: BS: Stakeknife - Is He?
Ard mhacha, as I said I have no idea since when the cell structures were in operation. If they were in operation before Scappaticci had a prominent position it explains why his touting had comparably little effect on local PIRA operations. That's my whole argument.
Assuming he is what unnamed (or using wrong names) informants have leaked to the press, why should he stay in Belfast? Running away is taken as admission and is not fail-safe as the Martin McGartland case has shown. Denying all allegations and declaring them as a dirty trick of the British could in this case save his life if he is believed by the PIRA.
But I wouldn't be too much surprised if the one telling the big lie turns out not to be Scappaticci