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    Quote Originally Posted by Bee View Post
    Are you sure! Probably in UK, because I remember that IRA (in UK), ETA (in Spain), FP25 (In Portugal) when in the news was called terrorist groups.

    It's a fact that today the word terrorism is more common worldwide, we can call other name but they are terrorists.
    No probably in the UK.

    He's what we call an "IRA apologist".

    Everyone else recognised them like ETA as a terrorist group.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sasguru View Post
    As kids we got inured to it, it was just mentioned on the news with a calm matter of factness.
    I date the collapse of the stiff upper lip to 1997 and Diana's death, that's when it became apparent.
    But there is still a core of tough people in this country.
    I think becoming inured is part of the process is not a bad thing.
    Regarding stiff upper lip you could notice inside UK, outside, for us we don't notice.

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    Nope - they were definitely viewed a terrorists in the UK (and still are)

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    Quote Originally Posted by SueEllen View Post
    No probably in the UK.

    He's what we call an "IRA apologist".

    Everyone else recognised them like ETA as a terrorist group.
    Got a book about the history of the IRA, I remember reading in it (and in the Saville Report) into Bloody Sunday, McGuinness being quite open in the book and his testimony about the strength of the IRA in Derry back then. 15-20 people, mostly Derry Young Hooligans or called something like that, couple of rifles and hardly any ammo.

    Could be smoke and mirrors, but has a ring of truth about it. Only later probably did things get more organised with US money....

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    When you're used to something it becomes more routine?

    I hardly think you can argue being angry and upset by a terrorist attack is weak/snowflakey. It's right to be horrified by such things.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SueEllen View Post
    No probably in the UK.

    He's what we call an "IRA apologist".

    Everyone else recognised them like ETA as a terrorist group.
    Ok good, I was answering to Vetran. But I don't see him as an IRA apologist.

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    London 1993 - that is terrorism. We didn't ban Irish people or Catholics, we understood it was just a small group of *****:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bee View Post
    Ok good, I was answering to Vetran. But I don't see him as an IRA apologist.
    So if you said ISIS are an army for Islam, you wouldn't be an ISIS apologist?
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    Quote Originally Posted by darmstadt View Post
    London 1993 - that is terrorism. We didn't ban Irish people or Catholics, we understood it was just a small group of *****:
    Then again, a good percentage are happy to vote Sinn Fein come rain or shine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SueEllen View Post
    No probably in the UK.

    He's what we call an "IRA apologist".

    Everyone else recognised them like ETA as a terrorist group.
    and you are being rude and very un-observant.

    I detest the IRA.

    However the feeling I remember was less like the modern perception of terrorism. That is what I was trying to convey. Imagine a piece like this about ISIS even on the BBC.

    BBC - History - The Troubles

    People publicly expressed support for the IRA and 'the troubles'. The leaders were on TV until 1988.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1988%E...e_restrictions.

    Do I think the IRA are murdering scum - hell yes, do I think they were terrorists - yes. Do I think they feel as ominous & mysterious as ISIS now do - no because Sinn Fein were about.
    "If you didn't do anything that wasn't good for you it would be a very dull life. What are you gonna do? Everything that is pleasant in life is dangerous."

    I want to see the hand of history on his collar.

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