Wednesday, July 26, 2006

The IRA vs. Hamas/Hezbollah

Well someone had to bring up the IRA or the Irish Republican Army. For those of you who have no idea what the IRA is let me give you a little back round.
The Ira was created with the formation of the Irish Republic in the late 1910’s and became the Irish Republican Army, when Northern Ireland was officially created in 1920, those members of the IRA who where not happy with the treaty split and continued its efforts at creating a unified and free Ireland, without England. Yes they have killed innocent people, and yes I don’t exactly agree with it, but I do understand it.
All Ireland has wanted was to govern herself and be a united country without the influence from outside forces that has plagued most of the history, that’s not asking too much I believe.
If you want to compare them with the terrorists we fight today, its’ going to be quite hard. First of all Israel has given lands back to the Palestinians such as in the Gaza Strip, and has moved from other areas that they had been previously occupying, such as southern Lebanon.

Now Israel received many attacks because of the occupation of said territories and when she decided to gives those areas back, as a way to further the peace process, what did they get except for more attacks?
If England had or in the future gives back Northern Ireland to the people of Ireland, the IRA would for the most part not bother England, it would have no reason. What they are fighting for is much different than what those savages in the Middle East are fighting for.
If you want to compare the two go ahead you will only embarrass yourself. The IRA fights for Irish unity and independence. Hamas and Hezbollah say they fight for their own people, but yet they are only for the destruction of Israel and the subjugation and death of all who do not view the world in their extreme and screwed up view.
The IRA also does not make it a practice of chopping the heads off of people and strapping bombs to innocent children. The Irish at least have some honor, not like these savages in the Middle East.
The IRA has committed acts of murder, it has killed innocent people, it has set off bombs, and I do not debate this at all, but when was the last time you heard about the IRA exploding a massive bomb in an ice cream shop, or pulling teachers out of school and executing them right in front of their students. Do you hear the IRA killing people just because they wear shorts? Do you hear about them? NO? Guess what, that’s because it is NOT happening.
Do not take this as me supporting the IRA, I’m just saying I can understand what they are doing opposed to say Hezbollah or Hamas. Also the IRA is not trying oppressing all those who do not think the same way as them.
Ultimately terrorism in all its forms should be fought and defeated, I am just a little more worried about those savages in dirty sheets than I am about the IRA.


RL Turner said...

No the IRA, whose members should be kept out of the United States as terrorists, may not cut off heads with a knife, but they blow the heads off little children and call it...who knows what...Irish terrorists are so full of beer they'd kill their own mothers and some have.

Ireland is worst than Iraq was and still is. Ireland is in the "I" group with Iran.

I would invite a Mexican into the U.S. before I'd let an Irishman in, especially a known IRA terrorist.

Most of the time your blog is right on the money, but much of the time you are a little more than psychopathic, but, then, so was Gen. Geo. Patton.

Rightwing Guy said...

Lets see, if you go walking around Iraq yourself you will loose your head no doubt, not the case in Ireland.
I do not advocate in any way letting members of the IRA in this country, they should be caught like everyone else.
I love Patton, wish he ws alive to lead us today.

Anonymous said...

Right Wing Guy - You are a decent man.

What military history dvd are you watching?

Rightwing Guy said...

Well it's my gem, Special 60th Anniversary Collector's Edtion, WWII, The Most Comprehensive Collection In The World, 10 disks, 30 hrs, i love it, cost a pretty penny to lol

AShiningCity said...

I wish you had started your article with the sentence you ended on: "Ultimately terrorism in all its forms should be fought and defeated..."

The IRA in the last 30 years has caused a lot of pain and suffering in the United Kingdom... actions we can not ignore.

I am Irish through and through but I refuse to downplay the evils of the IRA has been a part.

Lord Brown Mouse said...

RWG - Did you know the UK was in WWII as well - we were in it for 2 years longer than the USA.


crazyredhead said...

RWG - Fighting for ones country is very noble but it is very difficult to fight against a religion. Which is the case in the Middle East and the terrorist who feed on the fear of their own people. This is exactly how nut cases as Hitler and Mussolini got started - damn everyone be careful!!!

WomanHonorThyself said...

Hey friend..interesting analysis...many parallels and many that ...are just not comparable. however.......youre right the...comparisions are inevitable!..:)

Rightwing Guy said...

I dont know why you think I'm downplaying it at all, and of course I know that they were in world war 2, and if it wasnt for us they would be speaking german

Lord Brown Mouse said...

RWG - Hey, I'm a friend of the USA. -

Israel made a big mistake killing those UN peacekeepers today. They need to be careful. They need to do everything they can to pull world opinion onto their side.
I agree with Rice, there's no point in a ceasefire that continues to allow an armed Hezbollah to continue targeting Israel.
I just get a feeling this is going to end up dragging half the Middle East into this.