Just a drunken commentary:
Unionists with back-up from the Stoops
(how surprising!), in an effort to secure some amount of lost face, are trying to make the Provos jump thru a few more hoops before complete disarmament.
In an article
in Friday's edition of the News Letter
, Alban McGuinness, lackey to the Queen, said that the IRA must admit that their war was wrong. Specifically he said: "They need to face up to the fact that (...) their whole campaign was wrong both politically and morally."
To have sat by while the Unionists burned down the Catholic slums of Belfast
would have been morally wrong. To have allowed our fathers, brothers and uncles to be dragged way in the middle of the night
would have been morally wrong. This man grew up in the era of British aggression, you think he would have some amount of understanding... but instead he would rather side with the riot inducing, bigot Ian Paisley.
How can there be any hope for compromise and understanding between unionists and Provisional Sinn Fein
when those unionists claim that PSF is a party "which has two shameless members in this House (EU, Brussels) is largely funded by organised criminal activity" (News Letter article
All the long-winded speeches by Gerry Adams, avoiding the topic of a United Ireland (except perhaps within a United Europe
) have been in vain. Is an Ireland within a European superstate what hundreds of Republican soldiers died for? I tend to think not.
All the "inter-party" talks have been essentially worthless. Perhaps the blind optimism of PSF needs to be abandoned and a wary eye turned to the loyalist DUP
who would like so much for Sinn Fein to be completely excluded from government. Disarming is going to solve nothing. The only way Paisley is going to accept that the Provos have disarmed is for Gerry Adams, Gerry Kelly, Martin McGuinnes et al to walk thru east Belfast with the Armalites on their shoulders, then field strip them on the "Doctor"s front-stoop.