What always amazes me when reading tripe by Bigoted Bri is not his analytical prescience or exactitude (he has precious little of either), it is how he manages to surpass previous attempts at whitewashing the republican movement. Take this beauty in the Irish News. According to BB the untimely deaths of Inan Bashir and John Jeffries at Canary Wharf during the Provo bombing of 1996 was not really the fault of the IRA. Who was it then? In the eyes of Mr BF Bigot of Feeney Towers on Oppressed Taig Street it was…………I give you………JOHN MAJOR!
Apparently Major did not go grovelling to the terrorists soon enough after they enacted their temporary cessation of mass murder back in 1994 to make not killing people worth their while:
‘What people had expected, however, was that Major would meet Sinn Féin in 1994 or 1995 DURING the IRA ceasefire. Instead, as soon as the ceasefire was declared in 1994 Major begin to haver and dither and erect obstacles.’
Do you mean erecting obstacles like seeking bona fide guarantees that terrorism had stopped permanently and that threats against those employed to ensure law and order in NI would end? Obstacles such as not rushing headlong into negotiations with terrorists who had 2,000 corpses on their ‘consciences’ (ha!) as they had make it plain that their cessation of hostilities was nothing more than purely tactical? Would these be what Bigoted Bri had in mind?
This is not some defence of John Major’s strategy. He was the one who ensured officials were meeting the IRA long before the ceasefire. He was the one who invited Albert Reynolds into Downing Street to discuss the future of a part of the United Kingdom. However, even by showing the tiniest smidgin of honour and not prostrating himself at the feet of lying, odious, low-life scat such as the IRA leadership as soon as the guns stopped smoking, it is too much for our BB. Maybe that’s why attacks in West Belfast always seem to result in the loss of a person’s ear(s). The perpetrators probably want to make them as deaf to reason as the rest of the nationalist population.
‘He (Major) says he couldn’t have moved because, wait for it, he would have "lost the unionist contribution to the peace process. All sides [had] to be kept in play."
Let’s be clear about this. The "unionist contribution" to the peace process was less than zero. They never were in play. They opposed it root and branch. Jim Molyneaux considered the IRA ceasefire the most destabilising event in his career.’
The Unionist contribution to ‘peace’ was less than zero? Maybe it is because Molyneaux’s party had not been involved in the ‘war’ for thirty years; or incinerated dog lovers at La Mon Hotel; or murdered workmen on a van due to their religious background; or kneecapped urchins in republican ghettos. Feeney is like the bystander who witnesses a mugging and then criticises social services for not ensuring the criminal had enough ‘understanding’ in his ‘troubled’ childhood. What a load of Irish blarney bollocks!!!!
‘Major’s dealing with Ireland was consistent with the rest of his premiership, a complete failure.’
He didn’t deal with Ireland, he dealt with Northern Ireland – a part of his own land. Oh, by the way, shouldn’t the term ‘complete failure’ refer more accurately to the IRA’s attempts to drag Northern Ireland away from the Union? A strategy that is no further forward now than it was in 1969, despite killing, terrorism, government concessions and deluded prats like Feeney cheering their electoral machinations at every twist and turn?