An Olive Branch from Ireland

There’s some good news today, as already mentioned on the London Metblog, that affects the entire United Kingdom: the IRA has officially finished with its armed campaign for a united Ireland. This news seems quite well-timed, given the recent terrorist activities in London and around the rest of the world.

Birmingham is no stranger to such terrorism. The Birmingham Six are particularly infamous for the bombing of two pubs in the city centre, back in November of 1974. See the Wikipedia entry for more information.

So well done, IRA, for finally accepting that the only rational way towards a resolution of their issues is a peaceful one.

Anyway… it’s getting late, so i’m off to veg in front of the tv.


2 Comments so far

  1. Stephen Booth (unregistered) on July 29th, 2005 @ 1:25 pm

    Whilst I am hopeful for the future, that hope is tinged with caution. I’ve seen far too many times when the IRA has called a ceasefire or announced that it was forsaking violence and decommissioning it’s weapons. Then, a few months later, something doesn’t go their way and the bombs start going off again. I’ll believe it when I see it.

    Hope for the best, but don’t be suprised if we get the worst.


  2. env (unregistered) on August 4th, 2005 @ 12:47 pm

    ever notice how the “smesh” bombers have no clue how to break english people, they go for the transport system “oh noes i hear you cry” yes thats right they bomb the trains and busses, woohoo the worlds most bag of shit public transport system is now a little worse. the irish go for the heart and soul of england the pubs, i mean we would practically all kill ourselfs if there were no pubs left, thank god our pubs our now safe.

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