reply to post by Harlequin
I accept what your saying re: the violence on both sides and the assistance offered by the south - I never said anything to contradicted you -
I was just pointing out the errors where people said that the British Army never committed atrocities either - if you check my posts you will see
This is a fact most British people who come on here just won't accept. Unless that too is understood then the reason that the British army should be
removed becomes evident as they are not trusted by 46% of the population of NI. This was also why it was mentioned as one of the main aims of the
This does not mean immediate dissolution of the union or anything like that - it just means stop placing provocation in the way - why is it necessary
if you want peace - it just isn't and thats a simple fact - Sinn Fein are sick of pointing this out for the past ten years and whether you like them
or not they brought the provos with them and there would have been no peace without that - they even got the provos to decommission - something the
unionists have not been able to achieve with their terror organisations.
NI was a dirty war on all sides - British Army included - a fact most people in Britain seem to want to gloss over.
As to my posts going back into past detail - well I'm only 32 so I think most people on here would have been born and lived through the things I have
described. Plus unless you understand the history of NI (I'm not saying you don't - you seem to have a decent grasp) then you can't talk about what
needs to be done as the roots of the conflict are historical -
Also, on the Island of Ireland the vast majority want a united Ireland - fact.
The fact that NI is part of the union does not alter our economic status one way or the other and perhaps even hinders it - hence the advent of the
north south bodies.
Stop for the millionth time people - painting me as a RIRA sympathiser - this is utterly false.
This is an anonymous board so I can flat out say what I like - I can hide my IP address - re route through public proxy servers - set up a new name
and come on here doing just that if I was but I haven't because I'm not.
Somehow being a republican (let me point out as a member of the party that is in power in the south that that too is a republican party - its their
motto) seems to make me a RIRA member - utter rubbish.
A republican is someone who supports the constitutional government of the south and North and aspires to a free and united Ireland. An aspiration held
I would say by about 85 to 90% of the people of Ireland - Ireland is 32 counties and not just 6!!!
I unlike others here have engaged with people whether they agree with me or not and pointed out why I think violence has returned - the solutions are
self evident to most people who know enough about the good Friday agreement and who have actually read the 100's of pages in the treaty.
It is not being adhered to - there are several former supporters of the treaty from the provos fleeing to the dissident groups as a result. All the
policing and army units didn't stop the violence last time and won't this time - in fact it makes it worse - i.e. youths stoning police the other
day in the North.
To stop the violence - address the breaches of the treaty - removal of the British army and disarming of the loyalists - the defector provos will then
disengage support from the RIRA and they will become a nothing again just like they were.
Make no mistake I think that things are going to get a lot worse if these are not addressed.
Unfortunately people don't seem to want to do this and in fact this will give RIRA and CIRA all the ammo they need both figuratively and in reality.