BTW.. that 'internal debate' has begun, you know

Just in case you missed the statements at the beginning of the election campaign.. Despite the announcement that followed Adams’s initial speech – that “The IRA will give his appeal due consideration and will respond in due course.” – Sinn Féin’s Gerry Adams tonight announced that the IRA has started an internal debate.. Ermmm.. weren’t they supposed to have started that ‘debate’ already?.. nothing on the Sinn Féin website yet.. Hmmm.. Either Dermot Ahern’s intervention has touched a nerve... or it’s the last week of an election campaign..

  • Davros

    Crikey – who on earth takes the pictures for the SF website ? 😉

  • freddiescapp

    Davros
    is that all you can say??!!
    more lies and more bullshit and your only comment is about their photos?

  • queen

    freddie

    Chill out man,deep breaths.

  • NewYorker

    This guy’s almost beyond parody.

    Ger, please take the garbage out. In 36 hours I will deliver a historic and ground-breaking address on this most important issue to the Irish people assembled here, there and everywhere, all around the world…This is a historic address, a very important speech, which only a very important person could make, a person who is supremely humble…I ask you to deliberate in a historic manner, for the historic good of all Irish people….Soon I will commence the historic deliberation…Now here this, everyone, here, there and everywhere, I am about to commence the historic and ground-breaking deliberation…GER, JUST TAKE THE GARBAGE OUT!!!

  • A.U.

    Chris Gaskin – your last post was removed because, having removed the offensive post preceding it, it no longer applied.

  • Chris Gaskin

    No bother AU

  • Circles

    It really is a heads you win, tails I lose situation for SF – especially with so many sharp posters (and well paid media pundits) just waiting to leap on any SF related news item and spin out the usual mix of righteous indignation and rib-tickling sarcasm (thanks for that NY).

    And a note to pete baker: For updates on the IRA “internal debate” I would suggest that the SF web-site is the wrong place to be looking (but surely if it were the right place then some wise cracker would say that was just being used for electioneering anyway, right?).

    This is an important process that will hopefully minimise any defections to the Coca-cola brigade and the incontinence crew, and bring a certain degree of closure to the IRA as we know it – and one that has been worked out by the whole organisation. You can be as spiteful and dismissive as you want about this – but it goes well beyond anything any of the other paramiltary groups have done.

  • kitty

    “and one that has been worked out by the whole organisation. You can be as spiteful and dismissive as you want about this – but it goes well beyond anything any of the other paramiltary groups have done.”

    Yes indeed. It is a damned if you do and damned if you don’t scenario.

  • kitty

    SDLP deputy leader Alasdair McDonnell

    “People will wonder whether this is being played out and spun out for electoral reasons, or if it is for real.”

    Alasdair could just as well be talking about his party and the Mc Cartney case.

  • peteb

    ‘Circles’

    The Sinn Féin website link was there in case the statement that Gerry Adams issued, as noted by the BBC, appeared. It hasn’t yet.

  • Davros

    Robert McCartney murdered January 30th

    Mark Durkan meets Sisters February 13th

    General election called May 5th

    Adams “Initiative” May 6th

  • Circles

    “The Sinn Féin website link was there in case the statement that Gerry Adams issued, as noted by the BBC, appeared”

    OK – wasn’t clear to me!

  • Keith M

    If this wasn’t so preposterous it would be laughable. Who exactly do Adams and the Provos think they are fooling? Even their chief stooges like Trimble and Durkan aren’t buying it.

  • Logybird

    “Robert McCartney murdered January 30th

    Mark Durkan meets Sisters February 13th

    General election called May 5th

    Adams “Initiative” May 6th”

    It’s unfortunate that tragedies such as Robert McCartney’s murder always seem to make our politicians give doing their jobs a go in this screwed up little country.

  • Levitas

    Do you know what I am increasingly convinced that certain posters on this site have an axe to grind…tee hee.
    Its the same old thing from the likes of Davros , peteb. etc , it matters not a jot what SF do or say its always subject to scorn.
    But what you forget is that it does not matter what you think, your opinions are as set as cement,everyone knows where you are coming from and if there were perchance a disinterested voter/human being out there they would be most unlikely to be influenced or even in the remotest bit interested in what you have to say-since most people can be arsed to switch on the pc sicne it may involve switchng off the TV .This leads me to conclude that the posters to these weblogs are in all likelihood a collection of saddos who spend their spare time engaging in cyber-bickering where the anonymity and safety of the medium gives them the moral courage they probably lack in everyday discussions at work or at home. One has to question the degree of social adjustment and well-roundedness of a host of incessant posters to this site (of both political persuasions) , no matter what time of day or night theres always some wise guy with a comment, which is usually just a reaffirmation of a previously stated (ad nauseam) position. Where is the evidence of anyone altering their weltanshaung as a result of reading a posting here? I am relatively new to this, but its boring already, there is no debate just tedious point scoring usually derived from a perception that a protagonist is probably from a different tribe than the other.Its this site which gives the clearest understanding of what is wrong with Northern Ireland, its intellectually sterile, second rate, bigoted and of little interest to just about the whole of the population of the world including the 26 counties…Nobody I repeat nobody apart from a very very small minority in the 26 counties could give a tinkers cuss about the North-SF’s growth here is due to its focusing on social issues and community concerns.

  • Davros

    Its the same old thing from the likes of Davros , peteb. etc , it matters not a jot what SF do or say its always subject to scorn.

    And in the Levitas monolithic United Ireland under President Gerry it would be a criminal offence to criticise the one party…..

    Crikey, in a democracy people actually dare to question…. imagine where that could lead.