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What is your opinion of the IRA?

Do you support them? Understand the history of the plight?

 
Carpy

Asked by Carpy at 10:40 PM on Jan. 28, 2011 in Politics & Current Events

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  • def. sympathetic to the IRA's roots. much later, to a much lesser degree, particularly their tactics.
    autodidact

    Answer by autodidact at 11:20 PM on Jan. 28, 2011

  • and the Brits were, Janet?
    autodidact

    Answer by autodidact at 11:21 PM on Jan. 28, 2011

  • during which period of time?
    autodidact

    Answer by autodidact at 11:06 PM on Jan. 28, 2011

  • And what is your understanding of what they were fighting for, janet?
    Carpy

    Comment by Carpy (original poster) at 11:08 PM on Jan. 28, 2011

  • The Michael Collins era early 1900's.
    Carpy

    Comment by Carpy (original poster) at 11:12 PM on Jan. 28, 2011

  • Why a a thumbs down for a question?
    autodidact

    Answer by autodidact at 1:17 AM on Jan. 29, 2011

  • Why a a thumbs down for a question?

    I don't know auto, I vote you down a lot but never for asking a question.
    goodwitch399

    Answer by goodwitch399 at 4:11 AM on Jan. 29, 2011

  • I have a lot of mixed feelings about Ireland and the IRA. I certainly understand their beginnings but.....
    goodwitch399

    Answer by goodwitch399 at 4:23 AM on Jan. 29, 2011

  • Why a a thumbs down for a question?

    I voted you up.
    Carpy

    Comment by Carpy (original poster) at 8:56 AM on Jan. 29, 2011

  • The branch, the era, the region - all factor in. Religious wars are never pretty, and the one in Ireland is no exception. There were heinous atrocities on both sides, up to and including extermination of entire towns. I had ancestors involved on both sides - some who were active defenders, some who were part of the lordships that ordered the inhuman conditions that started it all. That doesn't mean I excuse either side from the harm they caused, but it also doesn't mean I blame either side for everything.
    NotPanicking

    Answer by NotPanicking at 11:43 AM on Jan. 29, 2011

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