Heavy duty skull-duggery listed in the article below puts the furore over the "Ardoyne riots" into persepective. Local media were prepared to give seemingly unlimited coverage to small-time thugs who should have been crushed by the "security forces." It is noticeable the media largely linked the orchestrated rioting to "the Twelth" instead of linking it where it belongs, to the so-called "Republican movement."
Why are the local media not interested in very big time crime such as the following; if you have any problem with the information sue Lobster website.
The following information can be found in the Lobster Feb 1984 issue 3
Gradually the pieces are coming together, though it will turn out to be a very large jigsaw. Britain's Secret Intelligence Service (MI6) set up a Northern Irish section in the Conway Hotel at Dunmurray.
Another senior intelligence man involved in the vice-ring directed, but took no part in the 'truce' talks at British Intelligence HQ in Craigavan, Co. Down. He moved to a crucial position in Britain's defence structure. R.U. C. men have made statements about his homosexual associations. The Provisionals dealt with him indirectly through MI6 officer James Allan.(5) In a bizarre twist the Provos became convinced from contacts abroad that he was a KGB agent.(6)
Michael Bettaney the former intelligence officer now on remand at Brixton prison may have connections to Kincora. A high flier, Bettaney found himself in 'F' Department, the section which deals with Irish affairs. He arrived in Northern Ireland at the height of the Kincora vice-ring. Bettaney is homosexual and while at Oxford was involved in Nazi politics, forming a right-wing student alliance at the University.
He was charged with passing on British Intelligence assessments of a KGB network operating in Britain, and of disclosing details of the expulsion of three Soviet diplomats from Britain in Apri1 1983. Soon after the court appearance (Bettaney was on loan to the MOD) a government spokesman stated that no one had been expelled from the country. True, but a few days earlier Mr Guennadi Saline (codename 'Silver') First Secretary and Press Attache to the Soviet Embassy in Dublin, was expelled from Eire, as were Victor Lipassov and his wife Evotokia. Mrs Lipassov is believed to be a KGB agent and to have used the lack of passport regulations between Ireland and Britain to travel to areas restricted to diplomats. She made at least three visits to Britain using scheduled flights. (Times 12th September 1983).
The man handling the case is old Irish hand Det. Supt. John Wescott of Scotland Yard's Special Branch. He has made frequent visits to the Phoenix Park in Northern Ireland where all the intelligence stuff goes on. Bettaney's lawyer is Larry Grant, on the MI5 blacklist of lawyers, a former chairman of NCCL whose previous clients include Philip Agee and Kenneth Lemon.
1 He, that being often reproved hardeneth his neck, shall suddenly be destroyed, and that without remedy.
2 When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn.
3 Whoso loveth wisdom rejoiceth his father: but he that keepeth company with harlots spendeth his substance.