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Kommunist pretends Mick O'Riordan et al did not commit war crimes and you excuse them. So now we know the difference.
Civil Wars are vicious and bloody - 'crimes' were committed by both sides - the 'crimes' committed by fascism were far worse than anything committed by the Republican side - and continued for years after the Civil War. Mass graves are still being found of the victims of Franco's fascist regime,
 


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Civil Wars are vicious and bloody - 'crimes' were committed by both sides - the 'crimes' committed by fascism were far worse than anything committed by the Republican side - and continued for years after the Civil War. Mass graves are still being found of the victims of Franco's fascist regime,
That sounds like something Gerry Adams, Johnny Adair or some other retard would say. The Republicans were war criminal;s from day 1, slaughtering vulnerable nuns and the like. George Orwell had them well twigged in Homage to Catalonia. Over the years, I met the children and grandchildren of Fascist and Republican civil war veterans/funders. They had no problem working, sleeping etc together. To them the war was a squabble over spoils, where the poor paid with their lives. One only has to see how Barca sold out to Qatar.
 

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I met the children and grandchildren of Fascist and Republican civil war veterans/funders. They had no problem working, sleeping etc together. To them the war was a squabble over spoils, where the poor paid with their lives.
This is one of those 'I met a guy down at the pub' moments.
 

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This is one of those 'I met a guy down at the pub' moments.
These people I met in Latin America never frequent such places and never used public transport in their lives. Before the Spanish Republic fell, most of the backers got out of town, Latin American being an obvious choice for them as it later was and is for many Spanish fascists. I was quite amazed at first they got on so well together. No listening to Christy Moore singing make up stories to Celtic bhoys for them I can assure you.

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If you're looking to enrage your blue shirt or FF friends, make sure to get them one of these for Christmas.

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These people I met in Latin America never frequent such places and never used public transport in their lives. Before the Spanish Republic fell, most of the backers got out of town, Latin American being an obvious choice for them as it later was and is for many Spanish fascists. I was quite amazed at first they got on so well together. No listening to Christy Moore singing make up stories to Celtic bhoys for them I can assure you....

True enough; the ex-leaders of the republic split into two very rich groups in 1939. One crowd, the SERE under Negrin based in an english country house near London running a trust that owned millions; and the other, JARE under Prieto in Mexico that got the gold and jewels.

To Negrin's fury his yacht Vita was seized by Prieto when it docked in Mexico, as Negrin's local supporters got the landing date wrong. SERE and JARE finally split in July 1939.

I'm not surprised that neither SERE or JARE gave a second's thought about any Irish "Connolly Column" volunteers who made it home.

I'm not surprised that Christy's "Quinta Brigada" was actually called the Quince Brigada; historical accuracy must never interfere with our god-given right to earn a crust from a good story.
 

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The new website has been available for a few weeks now, please have a look. There's a wide variety of great historical literature in there as well as badges, flags, banners, paintings etc. It is rich in historical documents and also a great place for a chat. Check out the website and most importantly drop by the shop some time as well.

Connolly Books | Dublin's Oldest Radical Bookshop
I look forward to this hate filled site being hacked.
 

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I'm not surprised that Christy's "Quinta Brigada" was actually called the Quince Brigada; historical accuracy must never interfere with our god-given right to earn a crust from a good story.
A bit like The Foggy Dew where Sud El Bar rhymes better than Sedd Ul Bahir, poetic licence is a well known technique.
 

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Any shop or site selling Ho Chi Minh t-shirts deserves no support.
 

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That's the October revolution, right? :lol:


All those (new) saints' days, all over again. "It's OK to kill the heretics" all over again.
 

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Ironic that Making Waves be defending the Stalinists in Spain.

Perhaps he/she might recall the horrific torture and murder of the Trotskyist leader in Barcelona by the NKVD.....
 

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True enough; the ex-leaders of the republic split into two very rich groups in 1939. One crowd, the SERE under Negrin based in an english country house near London running a trust that owned millions; and the other, JARE under Prieto in Mexico that got the gold and jewels.

To Negrin's fury his yacht Vita was seized by Prieto when it docked in Mexico, as Negrin's local supporters got the landing date wrong. SERE and JARE finally split in July 1939.

I'm not surprised that neither SERE or JARE gave a second's thought about any Irish "Connolly Column" volunteers who made it home.

I'm not surprised that Christy's "Quinta Brigada" was actually called the Quince Brigada; historical accuracy must never interfere with our god-given right to earn a crust from a good story.
Ironic that Making Waves be defending the Stalinists in Spain.

Perhaps he/she might recall the horrific torture and murder of the Trotskyist leader in Barcelona by the NKVD.....
Two interesting and informative posts there. Thanks to McTell for backing me up with solid info. We had the same thing in this country. William Cosgrave, Dev and Sweepstakes McGrath were all out in 1916 but then they said f this. The clowns like to believe in purity in a whorehouse
 

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If the Communists had not been so stupid to attack the Church, desecrate its Holy Places and murder Priests and Nuns.
- then I doubt that many people here would have supported General Franco
Don't be so hard on the old Communists (I know that's unusual). In this instance they share less of the guilt. Wilder leftist groupings and the Anarchists were the main culprits in the persecution of the Clergy. The Communists were more cautious on that front, believing that it was more politic to ally with Bourgeois parties-and use that position to persecute other leftists. As history has shown us, the Orthodox Communists and other Socialist parties were always like brothes:Cain and Abel.

The Catholic Hierarchy were one of the main bases of support and one of the main promoters of Franco' s fascism in Spain. Priests and nuns played an active part in the fascist forces during the Civil War.
True enough. But the fact is that, however justified they might have felt in reacting like this for past wrongs, indiscriminate killings of Clergy did much to discredit the Spanish Republic in the eyes of the world. It was wrong and counterproductive.
 
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Thanks for the advertisement, we appreciate it, make sure to get a calendar.
 

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Ironic that Making Waves be defending the Stalinists in Spain.

Perhaps he/she might recall the horrific torture and murder of the Trotskyist leader in Barcelona by the NKVD.....
Making waves will say that Nin wasn't a real Trotskyist.
 

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Making waves will say that Nin wasn't a real Trotskyist.

Probably. And old Leon never had much problem with mass killing and torture either.


From Irish perspective, Brian Goold Verschoyle was abducted by NKVD in Barcelona and taken back to Moscow. He died in gulag.

Can't recall immediately what his crime was. Think he had married a Russian woman.
 

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Kommunist pretends Mick O'Riordan et al did not commit war crimes and you excuse them. So now we know the difference.
Have you go evidence to support your allegation that Mick O'Riordan committed war crimes? If so, I suggest that you post credible evidence, if not, retract the allegation.
 

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Don't bother with PeaceGoalie friend, he's a little unstable.
 


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