- Jul 7, 2010
You've lost me there.
I know the SDLP didn't represent the IRA. That's the point. Those murders were committed to undermine them, and moderate Unionists.
My point is that the SDLP is moderate, and would have done a deal with Unionists (a bit like the one the IRA did 30 years later, but let's not count bodies, eh?). SF/IRA didn't want a comprimise, they wanted a war which they believed they would win (you do have to laugh, but whatever), so they regularly committed what you yourself call appalling & immoral murders to keep Unionists angry and in no mood to comprimise with the SDLP, and also to encourage Loyalists to carry out reprisal murders, thus keeping both communities in the grip of the nutters.
SF/IRA and Loyalists/Paisleyites- two sides of the same coin.
Very good post mate. I think the Unionists need to realise that they are the ones falling for the tactics of the RA heads and deal with SDLP as a seperate issue from SF/RA. Once Sinners sees this they will be quick enough taking the gun out of politics . "SF/IRA and Loyalists/Paisleyites- two sides of the same coin" sums it up very well.