Terrorism didn't start on Sept 11th 2001. Its not just carried out by Muslims.
I'd like readers to take a look at this;
Wikipedia - Chronology of Provisional IRA actions
I'm going to draw a parallel here, between the actions of the IRA in Ireland and the actions of Hezbollah in Palestine.
, but not all, of the Irish people supported the IRA, as some of the Palestinians may support Hezbollah.
The Provisional IRA stored arms, and had its bases in civilian areas.
The Provisional IRA carried out cross border attacks on security installations, and shot and killed troops stationed in a soverign nation (Northern
Ireland) and also on the UK mainland and in other countries as well.
The IRA killed civilians indiscriminately, and had no regard for life or property.
They very nearly assassinated the entire British Government the Brighton bomb attack.
These are valid parallels, and speaking as someone who was evacuated from the centre of Manchester when it was bombed, and had also been in Warrington
on the day of the bombing just prior to the explosions there, I can speak for the part of the person who experienced the "terror" I can tell you
that it was not pleasant wondering if I was going to be blown to pieces.
Now, given current
thinking and current
rhetoric about terrorism, am I right in thinking that a large chunk of the posters on ATS would
have backed Britian bombing sections of Dublin, and other parts of Ireland, and carrying out a limited invasion to ensure a "safety buffer". This
bombing would have, of course, included bombing some civilian areas because the IRA cowards (they never appeared in public without having their faces
masked) mixed with civilians.
Of course, it would go without saying that the Irish government would have had no right to complain about Vulcans and Tornados levelling parts of
their nation because although they didn't actively support the terrorists, they tolerated their open presence in their country,
Am I also right in the assumption that had someone in the UK - given the actions of the IRA - said "whilst its true that not all Catholics are
terrorists, all terrorists are Catholic", that it would have been lauded by a large section of the ATS community?
don't tell me the IRA were/are different than Hezbollah. A terrorist scumbag is a terrorist scumbag.
[edit on 28-7-2006 by neformore]