Jaausss, he's off again.Anyone? Anyone at all???
What authority did the renegade Free State army (deserts and betrays an organization, country, or set of principles) that are now called the Defence Forces, have to attack the 32 county Irish Republic on June 28th 1922 - four days after the 'Pact' election votes were counted on June 24th - and suppress the real 32 county Dail Eireann two days before it was scheduled to meet to discuss the results of the 'Pact' election and dissolve on June 30th, and to form the new (3rd) 32 county Dail Eireann on July 1st. at 12 PM?
What's voting got to do with it ? How many borders were drawn/ re- drawn by voting ?Wishful and stupid thinking from an Unionist troll.
A hard border will speed up the break up of the UK.
A hard border in Ireland with checkpoints, when there will be a voting majority of Nationalists in the 6 counties in about 36 months, coupled with a desire to be in the EU - manna from heaven for Patriotic Irish people north and south of the artificial partition line that divides our country.
Careful what you wish for Kehoe...
I would remind you of the role the ERU played in Abbeylara and the role Army Bomb Disposal plays in defusing bombs. We do need an armed forces of some kind.Agreed, the Irish army is not there however to protect the Irish people. The benign environment enjoyed by Ireland as a small EU dependency makes the Irish Army a ceremonial decoration - which is what it is resources to be.
That being said if there was ever serious unrest here the Irish Army would be used against its own people to protect the interests of capital.
We need the bare minimum however it's possible we'll have to increase our defense commitments if told to sign up to an EU army.I would remind you of the role the ERU played in Abbeylara and the role Army Bomb Disposal plays in defusing bombs. We do need an armed forces of some kind.