From: "Rhoy the Bhoy"
Subject: Re: Adams + Arafat = Terrorists in Arms
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Date: Fri, 26 Dec 2003 10:27:02 -0000
NNTP-Posting-Date: Fri, 26 Dec 2003 11:21:29 GMT
Organization: Eircom.Net http://www.eircom.net
> Following the Israeli incursion into Jenin earlier this year, Paul
> Collinson, a British explosives expert working with the Red Cross,
Gee, wasn't that a useful coincidence ?
> To its numerous American backers and to officials in the American
> government, Sinn Féin, the political wing of the Irish Republican
> Army, is adept at speaking the language of reason and
> reconciliation. But Sinn Féin speaks to its Irish followers through
> its in-house newspaper, An Phoblacht, from the other side of its
> [Just like arafat and the PLO saying one thing in English and the
> opposite in arabic. Ed.]
Except that An Phoblacht is written mainly in English IIRC
> The IRA's lengthy connections with people such as Moammar Gadhafi
> and the Basque separatist group ETA are well known. The arrest of
> three Irish republicans in Colombia on suspicion of collaborating
> with FARC narco-terrorists demonstrates that, despite the IRA
> "cessation," it is unable or unwilling to sever such ties.
As long as it remains mere suspicion, and the trial of the three
showed an almost complete absence of evidence, nothing but your
paranoia is "demonstrated".
> On hearing the news of the 9/11 attacks, Sinn Féin leader Gerry
> Adams told his followers in the United States that this was
> "ethically indefensible terrorism." But away from American eyes and
> ears, an editorial in An Phoblacht on Sept. 12 made it clear what
> Irish republicans really thought about the attacks.
> They were indeed "atrocities," but there was "an even greater
> danger" that the U.S. government would "lash out and make innocent
> civilians in other countries pay for what it is describing as an
> act of war. . . . We only know too well," it was claimed, "how in
> the Middle East and in Central America the pursuit of a
> militaristic and aggressive policy by U.S. governments and by those
> governments it sponsored led to the deaths of innocent people."
> And to whom did they apportion the blame? "The perpetrators of the
> atrocities in Washington and New York may well have had their
> origins in the political disaster area which is the Middle East.
> But it is a disaster for which the 'West' and its client
> governments bear much responsibility."
And who could disagree with that ? You have shown no inconsistency
> After the recent alleged discovery of an IRA spy ring at the heart
> of the Northern Ireland government
Alleged is the word. The whole affair has still as much credibility as
the brandishing of the Windows CD as the main prize of the raid on the
When are we going to see a trial ? Never, I bet.