Sickening Supremacist Crimes Again Women in the 6 County Statelet

Anne Marie Smyth

Anne Marie Smyth

One of the saddest and most disgusting murders by Loyalist death squads was that of young mother of two from Armagh, Anne Marie Smyth, in 1992. Anne Marie was unfamiliar with Belfast’s demography which can be deadly at times, even now, years after the failure of the supposed cure all ‘panacea’ of the Good Friday Agreement. Certainly no-one from the Catholic/Nationalist community in Belfast would ever have been in the overtly Loyalist Hillfoot Glentoran Supporter’s Club, in East Belfast but this was Anne Marie’s first trip to Belfast perhaps vainly thinking that the patrons shared her non-sectarian world view.

When it was learned that Anne Marie was a Catholic, her fate was sealed and other patrons in the club would have known that the men plying her with drink were UVF death-squad members. Not one person, male or female warned her that she was facing certain death. Eventually she was lured to a faux house party where both men and woman were “in” on the fact that another ‘Taig’ (derogatory slang for Catholics) was about to meet an unspeakable death.

What happened next is well documented in court depositions but it resulted in poor Anne Marie being overpowered by several men with onlookers encouraging them. She was strangled, eventually having her throat cut to the spine by a knife and dumped in nearby wasteland at Ballarat Street off the Ravenhill Road. For the supremacist element of the Unionist community, it was just the end of another ‘Taig’ a member of the Untermenschen.

Eventually, some of the murderers and onlookers at where Anne Marie was murdered were charged, some convicted, yet some were freed on Appeal or earlier acquitted. Anne Marie’s Father who attended every court date was continually insulted with jeers like ‘where’s your daughter now’ etc. A quiet but determined man, he put up with serious taunting about his daughter by the UVF Defendants. Needless to say the Hillfoot Glentoran Club did not shut for even one minute as a mark of respect, confirming the general Loyalist supremacist opinion that Anne Marie was just indeed another Untermensch……

Loyalism’s Long History of Violence against Women and Children

This deserves a much more in depth examination of the link between  Loyalism and the most vile of murders during the conflict but it is suffice to say that just a small portion of some of the Lumpen Proletariat’s most vile animals, who have inhabited the Loyalist wings at Long Kesh included:

  • William McGrath, Kincora’s paedophile facilitator of a paedophile ring to the English Upper Classes, including the likes of Mountbatten, ‘Sir’ Knox Cunningham, Westminster politicians et al;
  • Prisoners who had raped Catholic women gained automatic entry to Loyalist wings at Long Kesh, who they described, sickeningly as being convicted of Political Rape!
  • Garfield Gilmore -The murderer of the three Quinn children, burnt to death in the Carnany estate near Ballymoney, during the height of the annual so-called 11th night ‘celebrations’ (where isolated Catholics experience yearly Kristallnacht-type scenarios) served only a few years of his Life sentence.

Romper Rooms Murders

It is worth mentioning the phenomena of the  infamous ‘Romper Rooms’ a near nightly practice in the 1970’s in Loyalist drinking clubs (‘Romper Room’ was taken from the name of a popular local children’s TV  program.) The modus operandi, would invariably involve the kidnapping of a Catholic who’d be take to a drinking club where the poor victim would be bound, horrifyingly tortured, stabbed and used as sick entertainment, with patrons, including females, encouraged to take part. The infamous Shankill Butchers made this their prime modus operandi to the most extreme. For many victims they must have prayed for death eventually……


John White – former Loyalist supremo and serial sex killer

In many cases where women were victims of so-called ‘Romper Rooms’, they were gang raped then murdered. In the 1990’s during the era of Johnny Adair’s reign, John White held a prominent role, pre and post Ceasefire.  This serial sex killer’s accolades included meeting the British Prime Minister and places on various political junkets and delegations. John White was originally in prison for the murder of Catholic Senator Paddy Wilson and his friend, Irene Andrews. Both were stabbed repeatedly by White and his accomplice, allegedly Davey Payne who is now deceased, then hacked off M/S Andrew’s breasts, among other visiting dreadful indignities on M/S Andrews especially.  Payne is reliably reported to have inhumanly boasted that stabbing a woman in the breast was “like stabbing a pillow.”

There is no doubt that these type of atrocities have always been a key facet of Kitsonian Counter-insurgency policy in Ireland and used globally in Gladio type operations against those who threaten the status quo, for instance the ritual beheading of Malaya’s Communist martyrs.

It may be hard for those who have lived in relatively quiet parts of Ireland’s 32 counties or supposedly ‘peaceful’ countries to comprehend the examples that I have cited above.  However, these examples are just a minute amount of the barbarism in a statelet (smaller than the English county of Yorkshire) that has seen 50,000+ killed or injured.  As stated earlier, a more in depth study or PhD research material is available to prove the linkage between the conflict’s most appalling murders and links to the supremacist pseudo-ideology of Loyalism.


Alex McGuigan


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