Daniel Bradley looks on an IRA long since shed of idealism. Daniel Bradley is a justice campaigner in Derry.
I was 16 years of age at the time when I first met the syndicate with my father. Sadly it was to go up and get money to bury my brother Seamus.
And now I have come to the conclusion that it was not a war for freedom but a war for profit and power. Young and old volunteers were led to believe that they were fighting to free Ireland, but that was a lie.
I recently challenged Declan Kearney and the commanding chief George Hamilton on the truth, knowing fine rightly that it was never going to happen as both the PSNI/RUC and the Provisional IRA leadership are a syndicate within themselves and as such are liars.
You know many volunteers robbed banks and post offices and the money was supposed to go towards the struggle but I can assure you that it didn’t, but was instead sent to Dublin where property was bought, then sold, and then sent back down to Derry as clean money where businesses were bought.
You only have to think about the 24 million from the Northern Bank - the IRA were on cease fire. I could go on, but instead I will let the public make up their own mind.