""the ira is a terrorist organization, but it's not so clear cut. the ira is an independance organization, like the palistinian authority. the only clear win, regardless of money spent, is to stop fighting, period.""
it is clear cut !!!!!! don't start talking like that.
independance for who ??? for northern ireland ???
2/3 of them are protestants who want to stay British !!
1/3 are catholic who want to return to IReland.
so what does the British Govenment do ???
leave northern irleand and have the Loyalists bombing London ??
or stay and have Republicans bomb London??
or try to find a middle ground, and negotiate with murderers - which is what we are doing now.
it is complicated, but can be summed up as above.
catholics in northern ireland have never been treated 1% as bad as palestinians thats for sure !!!!!!
northern ireland will probably eventually join ireland, then the Loyalist terror will begin. there must be a better way.
we must treat all terrorists as terrorists, and all western democracies must be seen to do this, to support each other.
then we can reduce terror to a minimum, it wont ever be stopped.