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FIT FOR GOVERNMENT?

By ATWadmin On November 1st, 2006

homebase203.jpg I wonder are there any readers out there who would feel that those Republicans who have firebombed several stores in Belfast today should be elevated to the highest offices of Government? As the major blaze at Boucher Road Retail Park dies down, and people face the prospect of having lost their employment because of these arsonist thugs, is it time to consider inviting the firebombers into the Assembly – with perhaps the Commerce portfolio as a "sweetener" to them?

No – that’s rubbish isn’t it? I mean, who in their right mind, would REWARD the terrorist scum who carried out these bombings, putting life of workers at risk? Well, how about the British and Irish Governments, the Church Leaders, Trade Unions, Big Business, the MSM….and most political parties. After all, these are the same groups who enthuse about permitting those who belong to IRA/Sinn Fein into a devolved Government – and as I recall that organisation carried out THOUSANDS of bombings, and THOUSANDS of murders.

So, the firebombers of Boucher Road and the mass murderers of the IRA have much heritage in common. And yet, we are reliably informed that unless we dialogue and reward terrorists, we will only get more terrorism. Do you agree?

25 Responses to “FIT FOR GOVERNMENT?”

  1. ‘and as I recall that organisation carried out THOUSANDS of bombings, and THOUSANDS of murders.’

    Not sure many former and current British PMs would qualify either going by that definition. Of course, we’d disagree as to the meaning of the term murderer. Tony sitting safely in No. 10 couldn’t possibly be a murderer could he?

  2. I think it’s funny when these people are classified as ‘dissidents’ since that word denotes a capacity for rational thought.

  3. There’s only one question to be asked today off Sinn fein…

    do you call upon those with any information that may lead to the arrest of the firebombers to give that information to the PSNI?

    If the answer is no, any tears they cry today for the lost jobs and burned down premises are false.
    …and a No should see them spurned by all those working with them in this sick excuse of a peace process.

  4. Well said ILUVNI.

  5. Hear hear!

  6. I dunno, I reckon it’s loyalists with a grudge against Homebase. What with it’s Nationalist looking banner! *whistles*

  7. ILUVnI

    <i>do you call upon those with any information that may lead to the arrest of the firebombers to give that information to the PSNI?</i>

    Let’s not pre-empt the Ard Fheis but the St Andrews deal will lead to just such a call and it is a call that nationalist will respond to. The peace process you decry will lead to the outcome you are demanding so what’s your problem??

  8. agreed smcgiff, if indeed it was loyalists; and they’ve arrested someone today, it adds new meaning to the expression "caught red-handed".

  9. I think of the folks who have lost their jobs due to the bomb planted by these terrorists, the same people who will try and garner votes supposedly speaking on behalf of working people.

    I once had an exchange with someone on ATW who pointed out that from a distance UDA / UUP / DUP were all "Unionists". I conceded the point.

    CIRA, PIRA, INLA or SF, it is all Irish Republicans and until the Irish Republican terrorist campaign is ended none of them are fit for government.

  10. and a wee bomb in a toy shop, enought to ensure a smoke damage sale just before Christmas, just across the motorway from West Belfast.

    Remember how the Provos used to bomb that poor toy shop in Queen Street every year at this time to ensure their terrorism provided their work dodging voters with cheap Crimbo pressies.

  11. Sinn Féin have as much control over these knuckle-draggers as I have of dissuading the neighbour’s cat from shitting in my flowerbeds. There’s mutual hatred and mistrust there. Why should either help the other?

    It would be like asking the DUP to rein in the petrol-bombers of East Belfast and elsewhere. Er…

  12. I think it is digusting that Maskey condemned these attacks, yet, at the height of IRA/Sinn Fein’s campaign in the 1970s, people like Maskey were probably the ones out doing the burning. All these crocodile tears from these people will not fool anyone who has moral principles.

    Also this on a day when Adams & Co where in London with their usual begging bowls out.

  13. Well said, Fanny,

    Alex, they were in good company. And they got an undertakingof a financial package equivalent to around 50,000 Pounds for every household in NI. Does that include yours? How many Unionists here opposing the St Andrew’s deal will refuse the cash?

  14. "do you call upon those with any information that may lead to the arrest of the firebombers to give that information to the PSNI?"

    what about

    do you call upon those with any information that may lead to the arrest of those responsible for any acts of terrorism over the last 40 yrs to give that information to the PSNI?

  15. Aileen,
    Considering that soldiers in the British army in cases where its members committed murder not only refused to give the information they had to the authorities, but invariably tried to cover up for their comrades, it is very strange that you now expect "terrorist scumbags" to be on a higher moral level than the "forces of law and order"!

  16. Being a law abiding citizen, Cunningham, it is unlikely I will see one penny of this money which is allegedly coming. So please forgive my scepticism on this.

  17. Cunningham

    "Aileen,
    Considering that soldiers in the British army in cases where its members committed murder not only refused to give the information they had to the authorities, but invariably tried to cover up for their comrades, it is very strange that you now expect "terrorist scumbags" to be on a higher moral level than the "forces of law and order"! "

    It is very strange that this is your response to my post.

    It is strange that you put "terrorist scumbags" in quotes. Do you not consider terrorist scumbags?

    Where have I said that "expect" "terrorist scumbags" to me on a higher moral level than anyone.

    Where have I made a comment about what I expect from the forces of law and order that justify your remark.

    Also what it the reason behind your use of the "now". As in "you now expect…."? "Now" used in this way is generally meant to imply a change in position.

  18. Aileen,

    My point was that it is daft to insist SF provides info on IRA members who committed murders in the past when even your own govt refuses to provides info on members of its army who committed murders in the past.

    And if the IRA were to provide such info, it would be acting more morally – on this point – than the other belligerants in the Troubles, including the British Army.

    To your Q’s:

    I dont like the term "scumbag" and don’t consider it a suitable description for anyone, including terrorists.
    But it is used frequently here, and setting a requirement for "terrorist scumbags" to do something while accepting that the forces of law and order refuse to do the same is hypocritical.

    The rest was in the context that I assumed ILUVNI’s original comment meant that this information would be a (at least one) requirement for SF to enter government. Maybe I misunderstood him/her on that.

  19. This incident fairly takes you back to the good old days when Republican ”heroes” attempted to free Ireland by burning down furniture showrooms and ended up becoming even bigger heroes by refusing their dinner.
    It’s funny what some people think is heroic.

    But then again I’m silly enough to wonder how a dodgy footballer can have an airport named after him while surgeons saving real people’s live every day of the week are lucky to get a pension.
    What do I know?

  20. Aileen,

    My point was that it is daft to insist SF provides info on IRA members who committed murders in the past when even your own govt refuses to provides info on members of its army who committed murders in the past.

    If that was your point then what not say that rather than
    "it is very strange that you now expect "terrorist scumbags" to be on a higher moral level than the "forces of law and order"

    In answer it is never daft to try and establish proper standards.

    "And if the IRA were to provide such info, it would be acting more morally – on this point – than the other belligerants in the Troubles, including the British Army."

    I expect that everyone should be expected to provide information to the police re terrorist activity.

    "setting a requirement for "terrorist scumbags" to do something while accepting that the forces of law and order refuse to do the same is hypocritical"

    Your comment was addressed to me very specifically and this is no explanation for your doing so. I am not aware of having ever said that it is acceptable for anyone to withold information on murders

  21. Am I the only one a bit worried about the "massive financial package" being promised to the north if the two main parties stop acting the maggot?

    If SF and the DUP had any sense they’d sort things out and then plan one big "row" every year to squeeze even more money out of the two Govts.

    Let’s face it, if there’s one thing Belfast people are good at (if not the good citizens/subjects of the rest of the north) – its wrangling money from others for doing nothing!

  22. Reg,

    In a word, No! See my post today.

  23. David,

    Just read it! It is a worry given the dependency culture that already exists up home. I’d much rather see the 12.5% corp tax introduced and NO hand-outs rather than t’other way round.

    From my point of view, one plus point is that the Irish Govt have at least shown a willingness to involve themselves in the north financially.

    No doubt the blueshirt partitionists will be frothing at their collective mouth at this "waste" of taxpayers money – great stuff!

  24. Sorry to disappoint you, Reg, but so far there hasnt been as much as a murmur of discontent heard, and that will no doubt remain so.

  25. Henry said : Let’s not pre-empt the Ard Fheis

    Why not ? There’s nothing to stop Adams or McGuinness calling on people to give information to the police NOW. If McGuinness get’s into some sort of office will every decision and action be on hold until an Ard Fheis is convened ? The Ard Fheis is being called to give blanket ( bad pun) approval to the Policing and courts system. But in an individual episode such as this, there’s nothing to stop members of the Politbúro speaking out….

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