IRA/Sinn Fein, whose goal is an Ireland united under a marxist dictatorship, have intensified their reign of terror:
Paramilitaries have stepped up their efforts across Northern Ireland to control the communities they live among through brutal beatings and shootings.
And republican paramilitaries in particular are bringing guns out more frequently to enforce their influence and drive people from their homes, according to figures compiled by the PSNI.
The escalation in so-called punishment attacks coincides with renewed efforts by the Real and Continuity IRA elements to kill Catholic police officers and a political impasse between Sinn Fein and the DUP which has paralysed the Stormont Executive.
PSNI figures show that between April and June this year the number of paramilitary attacks trebled compared to the same period in 2007 and reported attacks last month show that the bid to exert control in nationalist areas in particular is continuing unabated.