EXCITING NEWS FROM THE FAIR AND BALANCED BILFAWST NEWS LETTER!!!!:
The vice chair of the Haass talks, Professor Meghan O’Sullivan, visited the Civil Rights Camp at Twaddell Avenue yesterday and later met with Orange Order representatives from Drumcree.
She was greeted by members of the Twaddell camp committee in Belfast, who outlined the issues in relation to the refusal by the Parades Commission to allow the Ligoniel lodges and bands to complete their Twelfth parade home.
A camp representative said: “We sought to show Dr O’Sullivan not only the ludicrous nature of denying the lodges home, but also the unity of the unionist family in support of our cause – residents, bands, Loyal Orders, community groups and political parties standing together.” PUP spokesman Winston Irvine said it had been a very positive meeting.
“We told her the Crumlin Road had been shared for over 140 years and that resolution of this issue will set a positive context for the outcome of the wider talks,” he said.
She asked the protestors what they saw as the solution to the impasse, he said. The PUP spokesman said they wanted to see a replacement for the Parades Commission.
Meanwhile, representatives of Portadown District who met Prof O’Sullivan last night in Portadown included District Master Darryl Hewitt, County Armagh Grand Master Denis Watson and the Deputy Grand Master the Rev Alistair Smyth.
Speaking after the meeting, Mr Hewitt described the conversations with Ms O’Sullivan as “amicable but forthright”.
He said: “Drumcree was the first parade to be restricted by that unelected and unaccountable quango, the Parades Commission, and we therefore feel that it is significant that Ms O’Sullivan met us at this place.”
He added: “We have been at Drumcree since July 1998 and we still attempt to complete our parade each and every Sunday.
“We still find it incredible that some seven years after offering talks with the Garvaghy Road Residents Coalition, without preconditions, it is the very people who called for talks in the first place who have so far not ‘stepped up to the mark’ by entering dialogue with us.”
Prof O’Sullivan was the brains behind the decisive US ‘surge’ strategy in Iraq, where she also drafted the country’s constitution.
She is a Professor of International Affairs at Harvard and was an adviser to the Bush administration on Afghanistan and Iraq.
Robert Blackwill, her predecessor as George W Bush’s chief Iraq adviser on the National Security Council, said: “She knows more about Iraq and its political personalities than anyone in the administration, which is probably saying anyone in the West.”
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