posted on Mar, 18 2016 @ 10:36 PM
a reply to: TrueBrit
Yes and no.
Imagine from the point of view of the IRA at the time, devastating the UK by crippling it's infostructure or say destabilise a reservoir would cause
international condemnation and make it impossible for donations across the Atlantic to arrive.
The IRA really believed it could win a battle for hearts and minds via it's tactics, it seriouslyy under estimated the power of journalism. Instead of
instilling the fear that they could strike any time any where but really want to deal they were instead painted as indiscriminate terrorists at war
with the British public.
You are right as always TrueBrit :p most of their bomb attacks on mainland UK were half-arsed considering what they could have achieved if they wanted
too. They easily had the potential to level a few buildings and kill as many as they wanted if they chose.
I know you have a creative mind, the location of Ireland and the number of those wo could fight for the Irish cause would have been devastating if
they chose to go all out on the UK. They had SAM systems and most likely the tech to deliver payloads via air. They could bombard Nuclear plants on
the west coast with rockets heck the could just sabotage the water intake at plants on the sea risking meltdown.. I think I'll stop now.