The annual flag row, mostly involving loyalists looking pathetic…

AS loyalists take down nationalist flags in Derry, so they’re putting more of their own up in Bangor. As can be seen in their video, the shit-stirring Brandywell Flag Bandits are tearing up lampposts and tearing down Irish tricolours for their bonfires and Bebo photo taunts. Normally I’d have no problem with flags being removed from public property – something the authorities never do – but this action is clearly designed to escalate the situation.

Meanwhile in north Down, loyalists are putting up flags in protest at the Council withdrawing funding for a bonfire because it didn’t meet the criteria (video here). According to the Bangor Spectator, the Rathgill site got only £550 of £700 for for starting collection too early and placing the bonfire too close to a new housing estate. Local residents had already raised concerns about the fire, as well as flag numbers and kerbstone painting.

So for the sake of a measly £150 for breaking the rules, Bangor looks like the Shankill by the sea.

  • RepublicanStones

    ‘but the alternative is chilling.’

    Gates of Vienna again Drift is it?

  • Driftwood

    RS
    Yes, in a different context.
    They’re not going to stop, unless we (British and Yanks) stop them.
    Whether in Lashgar Gar, or Ardboe, where would you prefer?

    Your alternative is….?

  • Gréagoir O Frainclín

    Carry on the good work Driftwood.

    Humanity and civilisation depends on you!

  • RepublicanStones

    So Drfit if the West pulls out of Afghanistan and Iraq, Osama will finally achieve the worldwide Islamic caliphate?

    A simple yes or no.

  • Dread Cthulhu

    Rome wasn’t built in a day, RS… nor did it fall on some schedule.

    If nothing else, withdrawing from Iraq and Afghanistan will demonstrate that the West lacks the will to resist the encroachments and the designs of Dar-al-Islam’s less civilized members.

  • Driftwood

    NO, RS
    Obama is supporting the USMC ‘surge’ to destroy the Taliban.
    You and Greagoir would do well to read the liberal press i.e Daily Telegraph, rather than your narrow minded marxist rags.
    Both of you really need to get out more.

  • RepublicanStones

    Sorry Drift haven’t read a Marxist rag in many a year. But your willingness to fight to the last drop of everyone elses blood is endearing. I assume you never bothered to read up on the Jordainian journalist Rami Khouri I mentioned in an earlier post. You can’t kill an ideology with lead Drfit, only a child would think so.

    Dread like Drift you seem to willing to send kids off to die…brave man.

    ‘the West lacks the will to resist the encroachments and the designs of Dar-al-Islam’s less civilized members. ‘

    Theres another side to that coin Dread. How do you think the boyos and their supporters feel about the ‘Christian’ encroachment into their land? Remember some of these nutters aren’t afraid to die, but im pretty sure everyone in the Nato alignment is. Like Drift, I’d suggest you read Khouri’s thesis….it involves alot less kids dying.

  • Gréagoir O Frainclín

    “You and Greagoir would do well to read the liberal press i.e Daily Telegraph, rather than your narrow minded marxist rags.
    Both of you really need to get out more.”

    ha ha …Well, that has put me in my place.

    BTW Driftwood, I never thought the elite British Army was so under equipped.
    However, as you say, keep sending in those British troops, and equip those troops too with whatever it takes.
    Up those taxes for the extra required funding. Put the NHS on hold. You as an NI taxpayer will foot the bill, well no, the English will as always.
    We should be thankful that we can all sleep safe in our beds, Allah is being kept at bay.

    BTW, did you ever consider a career in the British Army. If not, why?

  • Gréagoir O Frainclín

    …meant to add that you’d make a very good General, or an officer of sorts.

    Gréagóir O Franclín

  • Driftwood

    Greagoir
    TA,at 46, too old for regulars, but I accept your point.
    It’s a pity the MoD and the pitiful Bob Ainsworth are trying to pretend all is ok. The Army has 98,000 soldiers. The MoD has just over 101,000 civil servants.
    Something wrong there…

    I get the feeling you’re not a Daily Telegraph person? G’night.

  • Outraged orangemen will then burn double the number of tricolours as union jacks on the 14th -this will then be doubled on the 15th by republicans burning double the number of union jacks on the 16th and on the 17th the number of tricolours will be doubled for public burning on the 18th double the number of union jacks and so on etc until by Sept 1 by geometric progression every available field in Northern Ireland will be full of flags ready for burning