- Sep 1, 2012
Enema,No surprise that you see this in such a jaundiced way, but this elementary stuff.
There were opponents on both sides, but the more reasonable majority on both sides supported the plan. The proposed agreement fell down because the OO rejected it rather than create a split in their ranks. CARA were prepared to take the risk in the interests of a settlement. The OO were not.
speaking of jaundiced views
All reports say that two of the lodges parading that route agreed and one disagreed, its the lodges that make the decision to march not the paramilitaries, so it was their call. I would think that the two lodges could have agreed themselves and the other lodge would have had little support for going it alone.
as per the residents groups, one seems to be for it and the dissident gaRC was totally opposed and promised a counter demonstration.
So it is clear it is not mainly the OO's fault as their was an agreement.