Lessons then..

With Northern Ireland junior Minister, Sinn Féin’s Gerry Kelly, recently returned from the Philippines, I thought it might be useful to take a quick look at some other attempts to export the lessons from NI. Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness’ advice to Sri Lanka seems to have taught the government there that it would be better to wipe out the Tamil Tigers.. Although, in Iraq, the imposition of ‘peace walls’ and a surge in the use of the US military seems to have produced results.. A success then, perhaps. As for Gerry Adams’ 2006 self-styled “peace mission to Middle East” probably the least said the better.. But then he didn’t get the endorsement of George Bush in his efforts..