November 8th, 1998 - Provos promise decommissioning
Provisional Sinn Fein pledges to approach the Provisional IRA about decommissioning weapons. In hopes of making themselves elibigble for a partitionist legislature, Adams and Company were willing, and have, sacrificed the defence of the nationalist people.
Pressure was increased after the press played up a minor decommissioning event by the LVF. This consisted largely of 9 rusty guns and sad looking ammunition, from reports.
After 6 years, it hasn't advanced Provisional Sinn Fein's position very much. The occupied Six are still under direct British rule, after failed attempts at co-existing with unionists in government. Power-sharing has consistently failed over the last 30 years and this experiment has not been any different.
The Key difference this time is the fact that the nationalist people are minus tonnes of weaponry for their own defence. And this is unforgivable.
November 8th, 1987
Remembrance Day Bombing - Enniskillen