Britain & The US Condone The Killing Of Children. Its Game Over For IRA Critics.

TruthInTheNews

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In March 1993 the IRA planted two bombs in Warrington town centre and gave a 30 minute warning to Merseyside Police. The bombs subsequently went off killing two children.

In June 2017 Sally Jones, an infamous British recruiter and propagandist for the Islamic State militant group (ISIS), known as the “White Widow” was killed in a US drone strike along with her 12 year old son. In August 2017 Khaled Sharrouf, an Islamic State terrorist was killed in a coalition air strike along with his 11 and 12 year old sons. In both cases the US and British authorities had full visibility of the target but they authorised the strikes anyway despite knowing that the children would be killed along with their parents.

The deliberate killing of children by coalition forces in Afganistan is now such a common occurrence that Hollywood has dramatised the scenario. The film “Eye in The Sky” examines the legal and ethical implications of extrajudicial killing by way of a dramatization of a mythical drone strike against an Al-Shabaab cell in Nairobi Kenya that kills an innocent child.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eye_in_the_Sky_(2015_film)

Its time for IRA critics to shut up. If the deliberate killing of children is an accepted part of modern warfare then why should the IRA be treated differently to US and British military personnel who are responsible for deliberately killing children. At least the IRA gave warnings. None of the children killed in the drone strikes got a warning.
 


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apples and oranges, dumb op, zoo
 

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In March 1993 the IRA planted two bombs in Warrington town centre and gave a 30 minute warning to Merseyside Police. The bombs subsequently went off killing two children.

In June 2017 Sally Jones, an infamous British recruiter and propagandist for the Islamic State militant group (ISIS), known as the “White Widow” was killed in a US drone strike along with her 12 year old son. In August 2017 Khaled Sharrouf, an Islamic State terrorist was killed in a coalition air strike along with his 11 and 12 year old sons. In both cases the US and British authorities had full visibility of the target but they authorised the strikes anyway despite knowing that the children would be killed along with their parents.

The deliberate killing of children by coalition forces in Afganistan is now such a common occurrence that Hollywood has dramatised the scenario. The film “Eye in The Sky” examines the legal and ethical implications of extrajudicial killing by way of a dramatization of a mythical drone strike against an Al-Shabaab cell in Nairobi Kenya that kills an innocent child.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eye_in_the_Sky_(2015_film)

Its time for IRA critics to shut up. If the deliberate killing of children is an accepted part of modern warfare then why should the IRA be treated differently to US and British military personnel who are responsible for deliberately killing children. At least the IRA gave warnings. None of the children killed in the drone strikes got a warning.
You see, most of us are capable of recognising that the British and US army's acts of terror are just that and don't retrospectively justify anyone else's. Clearly you lack some perspective.
 

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It was horrible what happened to those kids in Warrington and it should never have happened

But you are right to point out the blatant hypocrisy of those States

-that don't blink an eye when carrying out their own deadly bombings

- that kill the Innocent.
 

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It was horrible what happened to those kids in Warrington and it should never have happened

But you are right to point out the blatant hypocrisy of those States

-that don't blink an eye when carrying out their own deadly bombings

- that kill the Innocent.
what guilty people are in an English shopping centre?
 

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You see, most of us are capable of recognising that the British and US army's acts of terror are just that and don't retrospectively justify anyone else's. Clearly you lack some perspective.
How many British/US military personnel have been prosecuted for these acts?
 

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We see blatant hyprocisy everyday.. even in our own government.. Its nothing new..they are all at it.. SF as well
 

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You see, most of us are capable of recognising that the British and US army's acts of terror are just that and don't retrospectively justify anyone else's. Clearly you lack some perspective.
Let's see FF and FG refuse to deal with the US and UK administrations so.
 

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Just to clarify my concept of the op. This thread is not about guilty people being sumarrily executed in air strikes by government regimes or about guilty people being attacked and killed by those who oppose these regimes , but about innocent children being murdered by anyone.
 

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what guilty people are in an English shopping centre?
The ones that make bombs, support British wars around the world with their taxes and turn a blind eye to the death toll.
 

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Wise up to yourself. No one on this thread is defending any IRA bomb. Simply highlighting your and others hypocrisy. No
there is no equivalency here, intentions matter. that drone strike was morally better intentioned than bombing a shopping centre
 

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there is no equivalency here, intentions matter. that drone strike was morally better intentioned than bombing a shopping centre
Surely the intention of bombing a shopping centre and giving a warning first was to damage property, whereas the intention of a drone strike is to kill a person or people. How is killing people morally better intentioned than damaging property?
 

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Just to clarify my concept of the op. This thread is not about guilty people being sumarrily executed in air strikes by government regimes or about guilty people being attacked and killed by those who oppose these regimes , but about innocent children being murdered by anyone.
The only way to stop that is to stop war and the Yanks aren't going to stop war, it's just too profitable.
 

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How would the IRA know? pretty much every bomb was an attack on innocents.
British army/RUC weren't innocent, they were armed to the teeth.
 

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there is no equivalency here, intentions matter. that drone strike was morally better intentioned than bombing a shopping centre
That is an admission that the deliberate killing of children and/or adult civilians can be accepted as collateral damage in a war that does not involve nation states which is essentially the same view as that taken by the IRA.
 


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