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    Re: Irish republicans try to blow up Belfast police building

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    Quote Originally Posted by Red_Dave View Post

    Point is, when someone tries to kick you out of their country, that you've invaded and occupied for extended periods of time, shouldn't you just leave, instead of being ridiculous and keeping 6 ****ing counties. 6 counties. wtf. >:C
    So again. If the native Americans started a bombing campaign. Would it be fair to say that European Americans should up-sticks and leave instead of being ridiculous and keeping a whole ****ing country? You expect these people to just abandon their country?

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    Re: Irish republicans try to blow up Belfast police building

    Yeah, probably not in the best position to condemn Britons when it comes to "returning states".
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    Re: Irish republicans try to blow up Belfast police building

    Quote Originally Posted by Jackboot View Post
    Why not just give them their own country back, let them make their own way?
    They have made their own way. They VOTED for the current set up (see good Friday agreement, which got the majority of votes from both communities in Northern Ireland and those in the south). The only people arguing against the right of those in Northern Ireland to make their own way here are Americans.

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    Re: Irish republicans try to blow up Belfast police building

    Quote Originally Posted by gunner View Post
    You, in my experience, never hear a person who comes from NI call themselves Irish they always stipulate they are from the north of the island i.e. Northern Ireland... quote-"i,m from Northern Ireland"

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    Quite a few of the guys I know from Northern Ireland call themselves Irish. Especially when talking to an American. Granted, every one of them is Catholic.



    Quote Originally Posted by Slainte View Post
    I disagree with this, I've always talked about Ireland as being part of the British Isles.

    Terminology of the British Isles - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    There is an island of Ireland and an island of Great Britain, together with a binch of other smaller islands they make up the British Isles. In geographic terms I think you can describe anyone from Ireland as from the British Isles, so, if in geographic terms, you could describe anyone from Ireland as being Irish can you not, in geographic terms at least describe anyone from the British Isles as being British?




    I'm not saying that Ireland isn't a part of the British Isles, I'm saying the term British isn't exclusively associated with things that come from the British Isles. The Islands were named as such when Ireland was governed by the British crown, so that would actually compliment my statement.

    so someone from the Republic of Ireland is definitely from one of the British Isles, but they are not British. I'm only focussing on the word "british"

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    Re: Irish republicans try to blow up Belfast police building

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    Quite a few of the guys I know from Northern Ireland call themselves Irish. Especially when talking to an American. Granted, every one of them is Catholic.
    Many Catholics from Ulster actually make a point to never use the term "Northern Ireland" and just call it the North of Ireland.

    Martin McGuniness and Gerry Adams make a point of doing this when they are on British TV.

    I'm not saying that Ireland isn't a part of the British Isles, I'm saying the term British isn't exclusively associated with things that come from the British Isles. The Islands were named as such when Ireland was governed by the British crown, so that would actually compliment my statement.

    so someone from the Republic of Ireland is definitely from one of the British Isles, but they are not British. I'm only focussing on the word "british"
    I can see where you are coming from, lets just agree that British is a complex term!
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    Re: Irish republicans try to blow up Belfast police building

    Quote Originally Posted by Slainte View Post
    Many Catholics from Ulster actually make a point to never use the term "Northern Ireland" and just call it the North of Ireland.

    Martin McGuniness and Gerry Adams make a point of doing this when they are on British TV.
    Or they name the county or city they are from. "I'm from Derry/Armagh/Belfast/etc"



    I can see where you are coming from, lets just agree that British is a complex term!
    Agreed.

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    Re: Irish republicans try to blow up Belfast police building

    It doesn't matter what they call themselves. They're all Irish. Nobody should be moving away to solve a conflict.

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    Re: Irish republicans try to blow up Belfast police building

    Quote Originally Posted by EpicDude86 View Post
    Not sarcasm at all. What do the British need 6 counties in a neighboring isle for? Nothing.

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    The British don't need the 6 counties. There are people in Northern Ireland who wish to stay British. No matter what the killers wish to call themselves, they are still murderers.
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    Re: Irish republicans try to blow up Belfast police building

    Quote Originally Posted by misterman View Post
    It doesn't matter what they call themselves. They're all Irish. Nobody should be moving away to solve a conflict.
    I think Slainte and I are in agreement with you on the fact that nobody should be moving away to solve the conflict.


    P.S. The people of Northern Ireland are all British as well.

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    Re: Irish republicans try to blow up Belfast police building

    Quote Originally Posted by Red_Dave View Post

    So again. If the native Americans started a bombing campaign. Would it be fair to say that European Americans should up-sticks and leave instead of being ridiculous and keeping a whole ****ing country? You expect these people to just abandon their country?
    Native Americans weren't native to America. They were simply there before whitey. We don't know who they kicked out before them.

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