- Jun 5, 2017
The first genesis of the IRA committed far fewer atrocities that the PIRA, and unlike the latter enjoyed widespread support among the Irish people for a start. But what happened 100 years ago is not relevant.. Given your extreme distaste of armed strugge I'm can't fully appreciate why would wish to join the South forged by a ruthless gunman such as Collins.
Your masters in Westminister I now believe let their spooks and sociopath Sandhurst patriots used the North as a rarified training ground. Bloody expendable paddies and this power was exhilerating, addictive and credit to Major and Blair for removing them.
They are not my 'masters' any more than Fine Gael are your 'masters'. There is some truth in the suggestion that the British army used the Troubles as a learning exercise for potential future counter-insurgency operations in Britain, but it is grossly exaggerated.