First there was Sinn Fein, we fought them for years and years and when they couldnt get what they wanted they became a political body and therefore legitimate.
However no one listened to them so the Provisional IRA was formed, same people, same aims just returned to using guns.
They didnt get what they wanted and to help Sinn Fien achieve their political aims (which was of course a totally seperate organiziation(NOT) they turned their backs on violence and became good chaps (we know this because President Clinton and Sen Kennedy told us).
But still no one listened and the "Real" IRA was formed, but we have to believe that they are nothing to do with Sinn Fein because that Gerry Adams is such a nice chap and very popular in Washington, even more so in cities with high Irish American populations.
But then the "continuity" IRA was formed, more killings, more bombs, more viloence but this must be a misunderstanding on our part because the peace process is underway and that nice Mr Adams said the guns "had been put out of reach".
This week a bomb was planted in Birmingham, by an Irish Republican Group, not of course those nice gentlemen in Sinn Fein, the IRA, Provisional IRA, Continuity IRA, Real IRA or even my Aunt Fanny all of whom reject violence.
Perhaps, perish the thought, the Republicans are making promises with their fingers crossed behind their backs? Or even talking a load of bollocks and playing us for fools.
I dont think we should give them an inch, because the peace process is just a smoke screen.
Interested in a Trans Atlantic opinion on whats going on.
Regards James K
Posted on Nov 15, 2001, 11:50 PM from IP address 184.108.40.206