Posted by John Fitzgearld on November 30, 2004 at 15:18:37:
In Reply to: Re: Peace talks in the north posted by Realist on November 30, 2004 at 14:02:43:
I am Sorry if you don't like the tone of my reply, but I am sorry, what did you do to defend your cousins in the north, waffle about war and bodies and children etc, yawn. Wake up laddo it was a war things happened on all sides that were wrong. The IRA declared a cessation, they are going down the political route, They stood up in the urban ghettos and said no more, no more will we accept loyalist incursions into our areas, no longer will we be denied jobs and housing because we are Catholics, no more will we be scared to wear or county colours. In short we are no longer second class citizens. We are Irish people, we were subjected to a war, the British military machine with the RUC, B-specials and the totally clueless fellow Irish VVF and their friends killed our women, children and men folk. Our only crime is we stood up for ourselves and would do the same again if need be. However this will not arise as we are going through a phase of inclusiveness, to hopefully bring about normalisation. Not since the Loyalist strike that brought down Sunnindale have we had such an opportunity for equality. The loyalist people could not accept Taigs then but maybe twenty odd years of a very long and hard road much show them that Majority rule no longer works, I am Irish and Proud and have the right to aspire to a united Ireland and if you don't like that then Tough !
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