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Secondly: Is the statement true, that errorists are intellectual idealist per se, or does that just help? Subquestion, where the other european terrorists (excluding ETA, IRA, as they are somewhat different), but I seem to recall Belgian and French terrorist cells, were they equally educated?

Core IRA terrorists tended to pretty well educated as well: probably one of the reasons for the relative ineffectiveness of loyalist terrorists was the lack of an intellectual core. The loyalists could riot, they could shoot people, but they could never put together a proper terrorist campaign that I remember.
by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Fri Sep 23rd, 2005 at 12:14:17 PM EST
is that after Franco died 30 years ago Spain has not deployed troops in the Basque country. The Ulster was effectively under military occupation.

You could argue that the Guardia Civil is military, but it is under the Ministry of the Interior, not Defence.

A society committed to the notion that government is always bad will have bad government. And it doesn't have to be that way. — Paul Krugman

by Carrie (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Fri Sep 23rd, 2005 at 12:42:34 PM EST
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