The Long War has failed*

The Guardian (Unlimited) continue to expand their on-line repertoire, with Angelique Chrisafis, in effect, audio-blogging on today’s developments[3min 18sec mp3 file]. At the press conference The Observer’s Henry McDonald interrupted the Decommissioning Body’s studied delivery by asking whether any weapons from after 1996 had been decommissioned. In his report he also notes a comment by The Blanket’s Anthony McIntyre that “the disposal of weapons smuggled into Ireland to fight the Long War had ‘made republicanism history’, rather than partition.” [*thread title stolen shamelessly from Henry McDonald’s report]