Anti-GFA republicans have been quite active since the respective number of groups split from the main republican movement SF over the last decade. Several groups have emerged, most notably the RIRA and ONH since the signing of the GFA. A number of 'traditional' republican targets have been killed since then, including PSNI members, British soldiers and most recently a prison officer. An unlikely feud with ex-provisionals or SF has yet to emerge, perhaps due to the significant support SF has in nationalist areas of the north. The support for these groups is small, some major figures within northern republicanism have joined these groups but electorally wise, the support isn't there.
In the media and through their own various media outlets, anti-GFA republicans have been absolutely scathing of mainstream republicanism, the serve has been returned by members within SF. Dialogue seems out of the question as the mistrust has hit an all time low.
Anti-GFA groups seem to hit a grey area when describing and talking about their feeling around the various armed groups willing to continue to strive to 'drive the Brits out'. Many of them accuse SF of hypocrisy, of that there is no doubt on several fronts, however one thing SF did, even though it always felt a grave injustice was made when it was referred to the two cheeks of the same arse of the PIRA, was the fact it made a statement after every PIRA attack. It had a public face to explain and give an explanation even though that face was not always necessarily of the PIRA. The anti-GFA military groups have no political representative like the PIRA had in SF, or less so the CIRA had in RSF.
Bombs won't unify Ireland, similarly so, it seems unlikely politics will either. Persuasion is the new buzz word within SF, it seems this is a powerful tool, but perhaps the NI is too polarized for one side to be persuaded by the other, in fact, my own opinion is unionists have more persuasive power over moderate nationalism then republicanism and nationalism has over unionism. Status-quo is a default option and this is the obvious choice for an ever increasingly apolitical population of NI. People want to live, and in a relatively peaceful NI, surely the circumstances for republicanism in relation to the unification of Ireland are absent. SF is growing in the south, probably because of their social politics more than their national aspirations, but let's not forget the fact a quasi-unionist party is in government in the south, not to mention a fundamentalist, christian ring wing party is the largest party north of the border. Persuasion tactics or merely a waste of time?
Republicanism seems to have been backed into a cul-de-sac, the IRA is gone, SF has been 'house trained' so much so even the DUP is willing to do business with it. Articles 2&3 are gone, Stormont is up and running as a 'Northern Irish' assembly and most republicans north and south have fully signed up to a partitioned agreement, giving full backing to a police service north of the border. The PSNI and RUC are different, with that there is no doubt, but both served the same jurisdictions and have the aim to uphold Northern Ireland. Many within SF talk of the GFA as being a stepping stone, perhaps that is true, but there was a certain big man from county Cork who said likewise and look at the party his legacy left behind.
So, lads and ladies, where does it go from here? The tick-tock analogy is hardly revolutionary republicanism and for those who abide by that analysis, I hope you have quite a large of batteries stockpiled as it might be a while.