IRA is thinking about Adams' appeal

Not sure what to make about this public dialogue between two ends of the same organisation. But, for now, the Guardian reports that the IRA is thinking about Mr Adams’ appeal for them to give up the military route.

  • fair_deal

    Is talking to yourself not supposed to be the first sign of madness? 😉

  • Circles

    Never mind that some people say the news is repeating itself – I also think I’ve read that particular post at least 5 time since yesterday.

    Yes well, I would of course disagree that this is an exercise in talking to yourself (as I think anyone with a bit of an idea of how the RM works would too). Of particular interest is not the ACs response to GAs “plea” through P O’N, but rather the feedback from the grass roots of the IRA, who are in effect the ones now being asked to go out canvassing and agitating and promoting the republican view. What this view will be is much more difficult to predict than a P O’N reply – as someone mentioned yesterday it could very well be the final straw for some of the hardcore, as well as for the crim element – the question will be is how significant this group is in number and what will happen if there is a less than enthusiastic response.

  • headmelter

    The second sign of madness is answering yourself.
    It will be interesting to see how long the discussion will go on for and even more interesting to hear what the answer is.

  • alex swan

    So the IRA is considering Adam’s statement, a case of self-reflection if there ever was one!

  • Circles

    Greta piece of analysis there fellow posters – obviously Gerry Adams is mad.
    He has a balaclava pulled over a bust of himself that he talks too and gets the answers in the form of a wee voice in his head.
    Well at least that appears to be an easier picture to imgaine for many people than the actual idea of dialogue and debate within the RM, which has just as many if not more strands within it as unionism. Some of you might even fall down at the surprise of this but… Gerry Adams does not decide everything for all republicans, nor all IRA members!

    No need to worry about signs of madness appearing within unionism, because the leader of the largest unionist party is known for his perfectly stable mental state.

  • Dessertspoon

    “No need to worry about signs of madness appearing within unionism, because the leader of the largest unionist party is known for his perfectly stable mental state.”

    Hard to disagree Circles!

  • headmelter

    circles,
    My comment was tongue in cheek, but i do believe the answer may be a little more interesting than some people think.

  • wise

    no their not, its all one big election stunt for SF/IRA