A few articles you may have missed as they are probably outside the “normal” blogsphere here. I haven’t the time to do a Pete-style drag out all the detail, so I’ll just highlight them and leave the thread for any discussion.Author of IRA: The Bombs and the Bullets compares the operational capabilities of Al Qaeda and other Islamicist groupings unfavourably with the PIRA. I suspect some of what he says may be controversial for some here. Try to keep it clean.
Roy Keane as the Celtic Tiger. “He is us. We are him”. I hope not, because I really don’t want a mad beard.
Finally, the year according to Google. I am slightly sceptical that is the real list because none of the search terms have “naked” after them.