Friday, July 27, 2012

Remember That Irish Peace?

Remember when the US sent over here a peace negotiator who had succeeded in Ireland?

George Mitchell.  He issued the report and then he became later Obama's "Special Envoy" who said

"From my experience there, I formed the conviction that there is no such thing as a conflict that can't be ended...Conflicts are created, conducted and sustained by human beings. They can be ended by human beings."

Remember that?

Well, read on

Three of the four main dissident republican terror groups in Northern Ireland are to merge and reclaim the banner of the IRA, in an escalation of attempts to de-stabilise power sharing..the new organisation claimed it had formed a "unified structure, under a single leadership". It said the organisation would be "subservient to the constitution of the Irish Republican Army". This is the first time since the 1998 Good Friday Agreement that a majority of the forces of dissident republicanism has coalesced...the new paramilitary force included several hundred armed dissidents, including some former members of the now disbanded Provisional IRA...The new organisation is planning to intensify terror attacks on the security forces and other targets related to what it regards as symbols of the British presence, according to the source.


1 comment:

NormanF said...

The lesson to be drawn from the Irish Good Friday Accords tale insofar as it applies to the Arabs is they will keep an agreement with Israel only as long as its in their self-interest.

Yisrael - oh wait! They don't even keep agreements among themselves! Any one who thinks they will deal more honorably with the Jews just doesn't care how things really work in the Middle East.

Some conflicts simply have no solution.