Was anyone able to stop the I.R.A. from bombing British soldiers and Protestants?
Have we actually won a war since we sold the entire world weapons . Our government arms one side and the Communists arm the other and now we arm both sides and stand in the middle .
Are we really this stupid or just some whacked out conservative Bush supporters who think we can stop terrorism without negotiating a treaty and giving into to reasonable demands from the terrorists .
Like stop shipping in pornography drugs and telling their women they can have sex with anyone as long as they use safe sex practices and that they are the equal of men .
Let Middle east women struggle for Equal treatment as American women did .
Notice that American women are still not equal . So the battle wages on but it has gotten a lot better if you like half the kids living with one parent families .
- 1 decade agoFavorite Answer
oh yeah..Bill Clinton claims he stopped them..
really funny..because he told the American Press that he did..
tell the people of Omagh..who lost 29 people..4 years after
Clinton did his Jimmy Carterish photo-op diplomacy
he really stopped nothing..the violence continued on and on.
As much as libs hate Tony Blair..it was Blair Irish Gov Adhern..and Senate Majority Leader George Mitchell
who 5 years later crafted peace.
So the demagouging of Clinton continues on and on..
- Thomas GLv 61 decade ago
What does the IRA have to do with the middle east. The IRA were fighting an illegal occupation of their nation. They routinely called ahead and told the Brits where the bombs were planted so no one would get hurt. They never suicide bombed or attacked an unrelated third party in an effort to get their point across. To compare the IRA to Middle East Terrorist is to compare Samuel Adams and the Sons of Liberty to El Quida and Osman Bin Linden.
And yes there is a relative peace in Ireland now and yes most of that credit goes to Bill Clinton
- Anonymous1 decade ago
Talk about "whacked out". I don't know what your question has to do with the IRA, but your view that the islamic terrorists are seeking to stop western culture (or lack thereof) from encroaching into their society is naiive at best. They seek political and cultural domination of the world. It's the "little guy syndrome". They are ignorant, repressive, and feel like dwarfs on the world scene, and want to turn the whole world into the cultural cesspool that the muslim world has become. They fear freedom.
- EisbärLv 71 decade ago
Yes, Bill Clinton and his Irish diplomat were amazing in diplomacy between the two groups.
The inside story of how U.S. President Bill Clinton became involved in the Irish peace process, Daring Diplomacy recounts the secret negotiations that infuriated the British government but ultimately led to a cease-fire in Northern Ireland. Conor O'Clery was the Washington bureau chief for the Irish Times throughout the early years of the Clinton Administration, and his insight into the situation in Ireland was matched by his access to the key players. Daring Diplomacy benefits not only from O'Clery's presence at many key events, but from his diligent reporting and his ability to reconstruct some of the behind-the-scenes negotiations. The picture that emerges is of an American government willing to try innovative means to find peace and combatants seeking to overcome distrust and renounce violence.
Irish Times correspondent O'Clery had the good fortune to be assigned to Washington, D.C., from 1991 to 1996: a period when "the troubles" in Northern Ireland--and the potential for peace there--drew the attention of U.S. policy makers in a way and to a degree seldom matched in the history of U.S.-U.K.-Eire relations. Few American reporters saw how "newsworthy" these developments were or informed readers of the genuine accomplishments of the Clinton administration in taking chances to improve the prospects for peace. Equally important, few within the U.S. media had the relationships O'Clery maintained in the U.S. Irish-American community, which permit him to trace the significant involvement of activists outside government in encouraging outside-the-box diplomatic strategies. Most likely to circulate in Irish-American communities and where books by participants in this drama (Clinton, John Major, Gerry Adams of Sinn Fein, Senators Kennedy and Dodd, former Senate Majority Leader George Mitchell) have had appeal. Mary Carroll
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- Don WLv 61 decade ago
Until the suppressions by religeous intolerants are reduced the world will continue to be challenged by right wing nuts who are steeped in superstitions and radicl enough in their beliefs to make war over a vivid imagination. They cause most of their own problems which would be fine if those problems remained with their supporters.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
and what does this have to do with the bombings on sep 11?
or I suppose you would say we deserved it because of all our meddling with the poor peace loving sand people?