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  1. Comment on A tale of two wars (well two divergent accounts of the same war)…
    on 19 April 2014 at 12:54 pm

    Mainland Ulsterman

    “other nationalists did not resort to violence, so other choices were available”

    Other choices are always available that is the basis of the just war theory. It simple states that while war is very terrible, it is not always the worst option.

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  2. Comment on A tale of two wars (well two divergent accounts of the same war)…
    on 19 April 2014 at 12:49 pm

    babyface finlayson

    ” for the repeated harm done to civilians.”

    That is the nature of war, just or unjust.

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  3. Comment on A tale of two wars (well two divergent accounts of the same war)…
    on 19 April 2014 at 12:46 pm

    “You do realise that by that test, any aggressor willing to consider the surrender of their enemy would be “just”? Which doesn’t work does it.”

    Mainland Ulsterman
    Take it up with Thomas Aquinas I am only applying his criteria.

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  4. Comment on Geraldine Finucane: “A deep wound cannot be stitched over and just left because it won’t heal”
    on 19 April 2014 at 9:15 am

    truthfinder

    ” the same republican community advocated genocide against Protestants ”

    Do you have a link to any speeches to support your claim?

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  5. Comment on Was Ireland fatally wounded in 1916?
    on 19 April 2014 at 8:59 am

    cynic2

    “Prods rights to their own Saints day ”

    It is Irelands national celebrations day. It was picked more by Irish immigrants than those who lived on the Island. He was Romano-British and an immigrant himself.

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  6. Comment on Was Ireland fatally wounded in 1916?
    on 18 April 2014 at 9:42 pm

    “If you look at lots of the celebrations around Sat Pat’s, while it’s not quite a Green 12th, it is more of a celebration of Ireland’s green tribe – indirect proof that Ireland is still based on unreconciled tibes and not mature nationhood.”

    I have never met an orange man with an issue about st Patrick?

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  7. Comment on A tale of two wars (well two divergent accounts of the same war)…
    on 18 April 2014 at 7:19 pm

    It must also be said that anyone joining up to the IRA did not expect any self gain. Which meets a Aquinas second requirement.

    “Second, war must occur for a good and just purpose rather than for self-gain…….
    “lost territory, lost goods, punishment for an evil perpetrated by a government, army, or even citizen population”
    Thomas Aquinas

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  8. Comment on A tale of two wars (well two divergent accounts of the same war)…
    on 18 April 2014 at 7:09 pm

    At all times during the troubles the IRA was available for talks to end the fighting.

    which meets the third criteria of “Third, peace must be a central motive even in the midst of violence”

    Thomas Aquinas

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  9. Comment on A tale of two wars (well two divergent accounts of the same war)…
    on 18 April 2014 at 7:00 pm

    It was Internment that sorted out what sort of IRA we would have. The British army went after the old Marx IRA and not “PIRA”.

    Thus they went after the group who had waited for “all means short of war be tried before force is resorted to.”

    The regular British army member respected the PIRA and did not want to be associated with the UDR.

    To much Sun Tzu
    “To know your Enemy, you must become your Enemy.”

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  10. Comment on A tale of two wars (well two divergent accounts of the same war)…
    on 18 April 2014 at 6:34 pm

    The IRA existed throughout the life of Northern Ireland so did it change the state of Northern Ireland by its activities or did Northern Ireland change to make it become active?

    loyalists in 1966 started killing people.

    IRA = I Ran Away

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