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IRA declare 'Peace'

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posted on Aug, 5 2005 @ 12:25 PM
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Now that the fanatical support from the Irish-Americans has dried up, and their 'legitimate ' funding from same, now almost non-existent, was the Provisional Irish republican Army defeated by the military or by the will of the hard pressed people of Northern Island?

Will they now give up their claim to Northern Island and the dream of a 'United' Ireland?

Have we here, at least, finally beaten the terrorists and forced them to give up the armed struggle?

Was Tony Blair right to shake the hand of Dr Ian Paisley but not that of a master terrorist like Gerry Adams?




posted on Aug, 5 2005 @ 01:21 PM
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Originally posted by fritz
was the Provisional Irish republican Army defeated by the military or by the will of the hard pressed people of Northern Island?


- What "defeat"?
The only person dumb enough to have been insisting this negotiated process has been a defeat or a surrender is that nutter Paisley........who claimed it was the British army that has just "surrendered".

DUP leader Ian Paisley said "It is a surrender to the IRA.

news.bbc.co.uk...



Will they now give up their claim to Northern Island and the dream of a 'United' Ireland?


- The aim of a United Ireland is a legitimate political aim for anyone to hold, why should anyone give up on it?

Go look at the birth rates and the demographics of the way the population works out.

A UI is inevitable, IMO.


Have we here, at least, finally beaten the terrorists and forced them to give up the armed struggle?


- Are you simply trolling? Do you have no clue as to what happened in NI?
Each side slogged it out to a standstill; no-one lost and no-one won.

We have had a negotiated cessation, a negotiated political settlement and now finally we are to have a negotiated complete demilitarisation.

The whole point about why even the (never talk to terrorists) tory Gov - oh yes even Mrs Thatch's - was that everybody knew no-one was going to win as far back as the late 1980's/early 1990's and a costly stalement was well worth avoiding.


Was Tony Blair right to shake the hand of Dr Ian Paisley but not that of a master terrorist like Gerry Adams?


- It'll happen sometime (publicly, it already has privately; same a Trimble, ex UUP leader, did too).

Yesterday's terrorist has a knack of turning out to be tomorrows stateman from time to time.

........so, I take it you give no credit at all for Adams & Co. delivering a public formal end to the IRA campaign, hmmm?



posted on Aug, 5 2005 @ 01:35 PM
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I agree with the inevitability of the above.
The madness of the IRA must cease.
The repression in Ulster must cease.
The British must leave.
The Irish are a fine proud people, who must at this point in history see that any continuance of the 'troubles' of last century equates their actions too closely to the fanaticism currently exploding out of the middle east.

I say this not impartially, as my namesake and great uncle was executed by back in 1921, as a member of the IRA.


"Up the long ladder and down the short rope..........."



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