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dolgoruky Donating Member (454 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 09:47 AM
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IRA and ETA
Do they hate our English way of life? Do ETA hate the Spanish way of life?

Just a thought?
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davidinalameda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 09:56 AM
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1. the IRA and the ETA hated the imperialism
of the British and Spanish governments respectively

I don't know about the ETA, but the IRA has turned into nothing more than a bunch of thugs, no better than a gang of common criminals
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Larkspur Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 10:09 AM
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2. All terrorist groups end up becoming a Mafia unless they have
an enlightened leadership. Some become addicted to the violence or the adrenaline rush that accompanies committing acts of violence.
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davidinalameda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 10:15 AM
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4. very well said
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H2O Man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 10:13 AM
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3. Or a lack of thought. n/t
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Bridget Burke Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 10:18 AM
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5. The IRA had nothing to do with this attack.
Just as the ETA had nothing to do with the Madrid bombings. At least Blair is smart enough not to try to dump this on the IRA.

NO bombing has anything to do with "hating a way of life." That little phrase came from Bush's speechwriters. Terrorist bombers tend to be defending their own "way of life" from what they see as imperialism. Not that I think that's a correct response.
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H2O Man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 10:20 AM
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6. Well said.
It's more likely that it was Geronimo and the Apaches than it was the IRA. No sensible person would consider the IRA as a potential suspect here.
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