Friday, March 27, 2009

More on Mitchell Muckup

The pride of George Mitchell in his achievement of an Irish peace, was quite noticeable in his approach to the last month Israel-Arab conflict. The killings of two policemen in Ireland did dampen things.

Today, the London Times is reporting that:

A republican was charged last night with the murders of two soldiers shot dead by the Real IRA in Northern Ireland.

Colin Duffy, 41, will appear at Larne Magistrates’ Court today in connection with the murders of Sappers Mark Quinsey, 23, and Patrick Azimkar, 21, outside the Massereene barracks in Antrim on March 7. Shortly after the shootings the Real IRA claimed responsibility.

Mr Duffy has also been charged with five counts of attempted murder and one count of possession of a firearm and ammunition with intent to endanger life.

First of all, I'm glad to see the police are striving and being successful, if he is indeed involved.

However, this renewed violoence had me thinking and two weeks ago, I blogged about the murders, and wrote that if what Gerry Adams claimed - "that the British Government must resist 'any temptation or any demands for a return to the bad practices of the past. This would be equally wrong. It would also sideline the peace process and political leaders'.” - is acceptable to George Mitchell, then:

Does this mean that if Hamas, Fatah or Islamic Jihad or some other "Martyrs' Brigade" starts up again with the suicide-bombing, Israel would be prohibited from carrying out drastic but necessary action?

Well, it seems the parallel's been twisted:

Republican Sinn Féin...held a press conference...Richard Walsh, the organisation’s main spokesman, said of the killings: “I don’t accept the use of the term murder. They are acts of war.”

Josephine Hayden, general secretary of Republican Sinn Féin, who served a six-year prison sentence in the 1990s for weapons possession, said: “Once you have an occupation force in a country you would have resistance to it. It was inevitable, and it was resistance as far as I would be concerned. It wasn’t murder, no.”

...“Ireland is no different from any other country in the world; it has a right to defend itself and its sovereignty. It is regrettable that loss of life occurs but sadly an inevitable fact.”

So, it would be okay for Hamas and Fatah to continue killing Israelis according to the Mitchell Paradigm?

I'm mixed up.

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