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5 years 24 weeks ago, 10:35 AM

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I know I'm a muppet.

I'm sorry All I was answering a question regarding the IRA and Ireland I said my peice about the South and was going to do the North seperatly and I can't find the thread but I would like to copy and paste this link regarding the North of the island.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/northern_ireland/8037878.stm

5 years 24 weeks ago, 10:47 AM

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Kerry re threads

If it is your thread or any you were in go to your profile/avatar or name and you will see a bar with track on it. Hit track and you can see the threads you posted in... make sense?

5 years 24 weeks ago, 11:06 AM

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Thank you.

Sam thanks for your help. I'm not that good with computers, no patience that's my problem, I work by the simple principal if it is part of a computer and you can'r find it or it doesn't work quickly enough hit it or swear at it and close the programme.

I'm a basic sort of woman!

Bye
Kerry

5 years 24 weeks ago, 11:12 AM

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kerryod..

would part of the problem,[ if i can call it a problem ] for the IRA be that the old guard has either died off or because of age not able to do the things they did back 20 years ago..therefore the youth is not as involved so the violence has subsided..jus askin

I have reasons for the things I do, just don't expect them to be reasonable
5 years 24 weeks ago, 12:32 AM

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Old war horses

The situation I'm describing below is going on in Ireland but the US and other forces will have to deal with it in Afghanistan and Iraq because the more I lean about the situation in those two Countries the more I see a close comparison.

The power of the Old Guard has wained you are right ivantank and the young guns are more interested in criminal activity in other words making money and ensuring that people are afraid of them, fear ensures complaince which means no one shops you to the 'rozzers' (police).

I'll explain a bit more, in the North aka The Six Counties aka Ulster all called different things in Ireland according to your political view. The IRA was a two headed monster one side did really believe in 'The Cause' and they were like all political fanatics 'I've made up my mind don't blind me with the facts' or you had the other head of the monster who agreed with 'the cause' but also were more pragmatic and used it as a way to carry out criminal acts with the protection of other IRA members (the idealogues or true believers) because they were directing funding to the IRA after a skim off the top for expenses. It is joked here that The Northern Bank job was pulled off as the IRA's retirement fund.

Then peace broke out, and peace wasn't very good for business because the idealogues had what they wanted that being devolution and wanted to get on with their lives, bring jobs and reconstruction of the image of the North was what they were interested in leaving the criminals with nothing to hide behind. Then you have the criminals, for them peace was very bad for business. The older criminals are stoking up the young men to carry on pipe bombings and shootings to re-direct the activities of the police forces away from starting serious criminal policing. What is interesting in this is you will find that Dissident activity will be enough to keep the police on their toes distracted from the criminals but not enough to bring FRU (Force Research Unit) back to Ireland. The South American drugs cartels wouldn't like that and the IRA are very close to them.

What I'm saying is well known on the whole of the island of Ireland.

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