I must say, the OP has some big ones to post support for the IRA on ATS..
It is a sensitive subject of course...
I agree with a few points you made, however there are limitations that I can give acceptance to, terrorism is both cowardly and unjustified..
I agree with you about the IRA, fighting the "good fight" against a non-native population..
I do not however agree with most of their tactics, and am pleased they are trying political moves instead of fighting...
but now my relatives in Dublin are telling me about something they've heard underground. That there is a planned uprising of the RIRA, or the real
ira as they call themselves. Supposedly, they are going to try to group up, militarize, and attack Northern Ireland. They have no problem with the
protestants, and they wouldn't be doing this if it werent for the damned brits. I'm sorry, I hope I havent offended any of you. any opinions though
on what this would mean?
I do not see this happening so long as the Irish economy stands strong.. but once it falters there could very well be fighting especially with
imigrants and Northern Ireland..
The Irish right now have no reason to grab a gun and fight NI .. there is little to gain besides land..
However, one statement about it not being about religion.. it has always been about religion .. thats the main divide..
Of course, most protestants are protestants because they are British or British descendants...
I do however support moves to unite all of Ireland under one government, the Irish deserve their island and not to share with the English. Their
methods need to change though.. killing or wounding civilians DOES NOT consolidate support.. it pushes people away.. a real military campaign would be
horrific but far more successful in achieving the ultimate goal of a consolidated Ireland..
as for your points about a race war in America.. not likely to ever happen.. if the economy fell and it got real bad, I could see backlashes against
illegal immigrants, but most likely factions would be formed through religion, money, ideology not race. Not that it is not possible of course, just
less likely outcome.
Right now in Ireland, I think people are generally happy with the situation.. the North is getting along nicely, the IRA have their political party to
vote for, police are becoming far more Catholic then they used to .. which is a big deal in North Ireland...
I just don't see the support for a IRA group or military attack against the North..... The Irish are living it up right now.
Just my opinions of course, don't hate me for them.