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Arguably a more apt comparison would have been a UK attack on the Republic of Ireland, and especially Sinn Fein offices in Dublin.

Even though the UK troops were supposedly there for peace keeping, and even though there were occasional atrocities like Bloody Sunday it's hard to imagine anyone in the UK thinking that a full scale attack on the infrastructure of Ireland would have been anything other than pointless, barbaric, and stupid.

And yes, the IRA were using rockets, bombs, snipers and all kinds of other paramilitary nastiness in the North and sometimes also in London.

by ThatBritGuy (thatbritguy (at) googlemail.com) on Sun Jul 30th, 2006 at 09:59:24 AM EST
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I remember when the IRA sent a rocket into #10. Imagine if it actually hit the mark, or if Maggie Thatcher died in Brighton!
by messy on Sun Jul 30th, 2006 at 01:01:25 PM EST
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You mean Hamas is entitled to retaliate massively for Yassin's assassination by Israeli rocket?

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Mon Jul 31st, 2006 at 05:43:14 AM EST
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The IRA, an organisation whose political wing sits in the Irish parliament, engages in the kidnapping of Brits across the border, and there is no outrage with that?

I am sorry, I never support excessive use of force anywhere in the world for any reason -except maybe in the following case- but some of our expectations of how the UK should act are completely unreasonable. They have received zero relief since they left the northern part of Ireland from the IRA. I would be pretty pissed off too.

Let's bomb the Irish infrastructure to smithereens. Level Dublin!

Commander Alex in Toulouse

by Alex in Toulouse on Sun Jul 30th, 2006 at 01:58:04 PM EST
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And while we're at it, let's level Madrid and San Sebastian.

Commander Alex in Toulouse

by Alex in Toulouse on Sun Jul 30th, 2006 at 02:03:58 PM EST
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But can we wait till Colman and Sam are on holiday again?

We're still going to need someone to run the servers after Dublin has been reduced to radioactive slag.

by ThatBritGuy (thatbritguy (at) googlemail.com) on Sun Jul 30th, 2006 at 04:05:32 PM EST
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Well I suppose we could make martyrs out of them and promot international outrage, namely by stating that IRA fighters were using their garden to fire rockets into the UK. Then we could outsource server handling to Asia.

Commander Alex in Toulouse.

by Alex in Toulouse on Sun Jul 30th, 2006 at 04:34:32 PM EST
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