Irish Republican Army?

Discussion in 'General Global Topics' started by cbi0090, Mar 8, 2009.

  1. cbi0090
    Offline

    cbi0090 Member

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2008
    Messages:
    436
    Thanks Received:
    46
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Ratings:
    +46
    You know, I was raised Catholic and I'm half Irish decent, but I have no sympathy for the IRA or anyone associated with them, particularly when they have tried exporting some their terror tactics, i.e. Colombia. They should have been shot on sight.


    BELFAST, Northern Ireland – Suspected IRA dissidents opened fire on British troops and pizza delivery men outside a Northern Ireland army base, killing two soldiers and wounding four other people. Police said Sunday the attackers fired on their victims again as they lay wounded on the ground
     
  2. roomy
    Offline

    roomy The Natural

    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2006
    Messages:
    4,862
    Thanks Received:
    948
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Ratings:
    +950
    I will defer judgement until I am sure they were IRA because that shit is supposed to be over, it's all about the politics now.:evil:
     
  3. strollingbones
    Online

    strollingbones Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2008
    Messages:
    65,593
    Thanks Received:
    15,608
    Trophy Points:
    2,190
    Location:
    chicken farm
    Ratings:
    +31,893
    the troubles have been over...both sides tired of the hating and the killing...not willing to pass it to their children...i hope it is not found to be the ira..the hand of the prods can be brutal
     
  4. T-Bor
    Offline

    T-Bor Active Member

    Joined:
    May 24, 2006
    Messages:
    752
    Thanks Received:
    101
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Ratings:
    +101
    Yes, I have money in an IRA. What do you need to know about them? IRA's are generally insured by the FDIC.
     
  5. strollingbones
    Online

    strollingbones Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2008
    Messages:
    65,593
    Thanks Received:
    15,608
    Trophy Points:
    2,190
    Location:
    chicken farm
    Ratings:
    +31,893
  6. strollingbones
    Online

    strollingbones Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2008
    Messages:
    65,593
    Thanks Received:
    15,608
    Trophy Points:
    2,190
    Location:
    chicken farm
    Ratings:
    +31,893
    i do not see these killings going un avenged...i hope calmer heads prevail but they never do
     
  7. morpheus
    Offline

    morpheus Member

    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2008
    Messages:
    86
    Thanks Received:
    14
    Trophy Points:
    6
    Ratings:
    +14
    The IRA gets most of its funding from Americans, and it exemplifies the American paradox regarding terrorism. While Americans are quick to demonize the entire Middle East or Arab world or Muslim world for the actions of a few terrorists against Americans and Israelis, we have never clumped together all Irish people for the actions of the Real IRA against ethnic Britons (which includes Irish Protestants), and in fact we've become the IRA's largest source of funding. It's ethnic favouritism, and a very bizarre one when we take into consideration that the United States is -essentially- an Anglo culture and rooted in the British Empire, but somehow the Irish cause has captured selective American sympathy to the point where every year in March Americans across the country claim to be "Irish" and make fools of themselves getting piss drunk, in honor of their "Irish culture" (simply because they had a great-great-grandmother from Ireland) but horribly offensive to real Irish people in Ireland. Or perhaps we think that we're rectifying our own bias and prejudice against Irish immigrants in the 19th century? Funny how things change to reflect the geopolitics of the day. Not to downplay the unjustified violence from the other side (the Irish Protestants and UK military in the 1970s), but it's funny how several Americans have sabotaged the Northern Ireland peace process by taking sides and contributing to the troubles, all the while considering ourselves as holier than people in the Middle East / Arab world / Muslim world.

    Then again, when are we Americans consistent with our "values"? We loathe terrorism, but support it in certain scenarios. We preach democracy, but have supported so many dictators. We call for human rights, but sign free trade agreements without taking into consideration the [lack of] human rights and labour laws in the country we're dealing with (as long as they can supply cheap labour and cheap products...)
     
    • Thank You! Thank You! x 1
    Last edited: Mar 15, 2009

Share This Page