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Thursday, February 03, 2005

The guns are silent ... for the moment

The IRA has withdrawn its commitment to complete decommissioning, but apparently remains committed to the peace process.

It is probably wise of the British government to play down the threat implied in the IRA statement, but, at the same time, we should be in no doubt that a threat is intended: this, after all, is the IRA's preferred form of persuasion.

2 Comments:

At 3 February 2005 at 10:41, Blogger Jorgen said...

Well, so far their strategy has proved winning.

 
At 3 February 2005 at 11:42, Blogger rexie said...

Nevertheless, I don't see the British government backing down until the threat becomes more overt

 

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