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    Re: Irish republicans try to blow up Belfast police building

    And the police station is still standing? Damn, those do-nothing Republicans.
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    Re: Irish republicans try to blow up Belfast police building

    Quote Originally Posted by EpicDude86 View Post
    I'm sure if Ireland had their island back, there wouldn't be any problems.
    I guess thats a no then. Plastic paddies. And yes there would be a problem, I.E unionists/protestants using violence to attempt to leave Ireland and join the UK. Balancing the needs of both communities (as we are doing now) is the only way to solve this problem short of an ethnic cleansing campaign. Thats why the majority of people in both Eire and Northern Ireland voted for this set up. Even Gerry Adams admits this.
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    Re: Irish republicans try to blow up Belfast police building

    Quote Originally Posted by kaya'08 View Post
    I see what you mean. The Falkland war was just pointless. No wonder we refer to you guys as our "cousins", there's definetly a shared bond between us because we opened a pointless war for the sake of flexing our muscles and showing everybody in the region who's daddy for no real purpose at all. But that dont give you an excuse to be a terrorist apologist.
    I guess some 'Empires' never learn (I'll include America in that so as to avoid a ****storm.)

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    Re: Irish republicans try to blow up Belfast police building

    Quote Originally Posted by EpicDude86 View Post
    I'm sure if Ireland had their island back, there wouldn't be any problems.


    Right, because the Unionists wouldn't kick up a fuss about that...

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    Re: Irish republicans try to blow up Belfast police building

    Quite frankly, I don't think this is up to those in the UK or the Republic. It is something that should be decided by the people of Northern Ireland as a whole.

    And for those who think this has anything to do with religion, learn about the region. Religion is not a real concern. The religious differences are actually a product of being ethnically Irish or ethnically English. Typically the side which one is prone to supporting (Unionist or Republican) is actually product of ethnicity, not religion.


    There were legitimate reasons why many took up arms in the North back 40 years ago, but those reasons just aren't present anymore. There is far less Catholic (read: ethnically Irish) subjugation than there was 40 years ago in the North. Sein Fein is even considered a legitimate political entity now, for the love of God.

    There is no reason at all for violence anymore. None whatsoever. Those who use violence in today's Northern Ireland are little more than pigs.

    The Catholics now have a voice, and that voice is actually being heard. 40 years ago this was not the case. Today, it is the reality.

    The fight was won in the only way it really needed to be one. The people have a choice. Only persistent attempts to degrade things back towards violence by people who want to remove that choice from others can destroy all that has been achieved over the last 11 years.

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    Re: Irish republicans try to blow up Belfast police building

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    Quite frankly, I don't think this is up to those in the UK or the Republic. It is something that should be decided by the people of Northern Ireland as a whole.

    And for those who think this has anything to do with religion, learn about the region. Religion is not a real concern. The religious differences are actually a product of being ethnically Irish or ethnically English. Typically the side which one is prone to supporting (Unionist or Republican) is actually product of ethnicity, not religion.


    There were legitimate reasons why many took up arms in the North back 40 years ago, but those reasons just aren't present anymore. There is far less Catholic (read: ethnically Irish) subjugation than there was 40 years ago in the North. Sein Fein is even considered a legitimate political entity now, for the love of God.

    There is no reason at all for violence anymore. None whatsoever. Those who use violence in today's Northern Ireland are little more than pigs.

    The Catholics now have a voice, and that voice is actually being heard. 40 years ago this was not the case. Today, it is the reality.

    The fight was won in the only way it really needed to be one. The people have a choice. Only persistent attempts to degrade things back towards violence by people who want to remove that choice from others can destroy all that has been achieved over the last 11 years.
    I largely agree except protestants in NI are mainly of Scottish decent.

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    Re: Irish republicans try to blow up Belfast police building

    Quote Originally Posted by Red_Dave View Post
    I largely agree except protestants in NI are mainly of Scottish decent.
    True. They came there trying to escape English persecution. (Hey, It's true )

    My mistake.

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    Re: Irish republicans try to blow up Belfast police building

    Quote Originally Posted by Slainte View Post


    Right, because the Unionists wouldn't kick up a fuss about that...

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    It's the Unionists fault in the first place. They should have left Ireland entirely.

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    Re: Irish republicans try to blow up Belfast police building

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    True. They came there trying to escape English persecution. (Hey, It's true )

    My mistake.
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    Re: Irish republicans try to blow up Belfast police building

    Quote Originally Posted by EpicDude86 View Post
    It's the Unionists fault in the first place. They should have left Ireland entirely.
    When the Anglo-Irish treaty was signed, Northern Ireland was part of the Free State.

    They choose to "opt out" back then and it was a majority vote, because back then, Ulster was heavily a protestant majority.

    So at one point, there was a unified Irish Free state. The people chose to return.

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