Northern Ireland Thread

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by Gaz., Apr 2, 2011.

  1. Apr 2, 2011
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    Gaz. Well-Liked Assman

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    Because there's so much terrorism currently in Northern Ireland, a new thread for each attack would be silly

    This is a thread to discuss all the crap happening here.


    Northern Ireland Police Say A 25-Year-Old Officer Has Died In Car Bomb Attack In Omagh, Co Tyrone | UK News | Sky News

    My home town, absolutely sickening
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    Frosty Logical and sensible but turns women gay

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    Growing up in London in the 1980's, I really dig get a skewed and prejudiced idea of Northern Ireland and what went on there. What is still disappointing is the lack of coverage that these attacks receive. Following the news as it is reported here, you would get the idea that there have been no terrorist attacks in NI for a very long time.
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    narnar Needs Help

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    Skewed and prejudiced in favour of who, may I ask?
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    Badunk Shares his caf joinday with Dante

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    It boggles my mind that the Shinners are asking people to contact the peelers if they have any info any time there's dissident activity.


    I'm from a big republican area and I never thought I'd see the day that Adams and co were on the side of law and order.
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    Burndogg Magic Meat

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    Complete bastards.

    25 years old. Just a kid.
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    Frosty Logical and sensible but turns women gay

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    Well I wouldn't say in favour of anyone, more anti-IRA.

    The IRA and almost by proxy the Republican movement were the terrorists and responsible for killing innocents in the UK, and as such could never be trusted or forgiven. This was the general line, by the way, but one I remember hearing at home, from friends, relatives, and at school.

    The blame for all events was placed squarely in the court of Adams and McGuinness. At the same time, NI was described as effectively an urban wasteland a la Blade Runner with the Giant's Causeway at the coast, bordering the urban sprawl.

    When this is the view you have and are told, it does affect you and yes, prejudices your opinions for a long time.
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    narnar Needs Help

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    He was only three weeks out of training I was told.
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    Diablodave Full Member

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    Sick and sad this, i seen a link to a web forum yesterday praising the guys who carried this out as hero's.
    The fact people can praise this is beyond me! The guy finds a great paying job in a tough economic climate and gets blown up with a bomb under his car! Thats the second catholic policeman to be targeted in a while. The last being Peadar Heffron who got blown up in Randalstown.

    You also have to question how people are finding out their details so soon. Whistleblower somewhere!
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    The Black Pearl Hurling Man of the Land

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    Shocking alright, a 25 year old young lad trying to earn a living taken out like that, all because of his choice of career, his religion & nothing else, the perpetrators are pure scumbags & the thoughts of them probably getting away with it is even more sickening. The worrying thing is that these scumbags (mainly young lads) seem to be cropping up & throwing their weight around in every town in Ireland now, North & South.
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    cacs Full Member

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    My brother guys. Devastated :(
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    Lynott New Member

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    They won't. They have no support and they'll get no support from the people on all sides. They'll be found and will get what they deserve.
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    rednev There is non worthy of worship except God

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    That's truly awful, mate. If only the people who support this kind of thing could fully see the human impact of what they support, then I don't for one minute believe they could carry on.

    Condolences to you and your family.
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    The Black Pearl Hurling Man of the Land

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    Jeez, my condolences to you & your family.
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    Cacs, I'm so sorry. Sincere condolences to you and your family and may your brother RIP. :(
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    Red Defence Full Member

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    A hero.....there's nothing heroic about being a murderer.
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    Jesus man, I hope you come through it o.k pal. Sympathies to you and your family.
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    moses control Staff

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    Wow, I'm sorry to hear that cacs, but what lynnot says is true, these feckwits have no popular support anywhere which hopefully means two things, that it will stop and nobody will protect those who have done this.
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    Gambit Desperately wants to be a Muppet

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    My condolences to you and your family. No one should have to endure anything like this.
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    jdmufc Roboheart

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    is it really that fellas brother?

    feck, that is just horrible.
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    golden_blunder Site admin. Manchester United fan Staff

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    jesus..

    sorry to hear that fella. My sincerest sympathies to you and and your family
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    Irwinwastheking Gimpier than Alex and Feeky

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    Its a load of wank lads. Reminds me why I piled out of NI at the first possible opportunity in my life 11 years ago. this bullshit is supposed to be finished. The sad fact is, while there is poverty there will be lunatics like this.I really wish they would just feck off.

    BTW, someone above said there is no popular support for these attacks. The really really sad fact is that these nuts do have lots of supports in republican council estates across NI. Go into any of these estates and look at the walls and you see PIRA plastered everywhere. Unfortunately the young lads carrying out these attacks are too young and stupid to realise that the puppet masters who are ordering these attacks are not doing it for the love of ireland!

    Sorry for your troubles cacs. really am!!
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    Sultan السلام عليكم و رحمة الله و بركاته Staff

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    My deepest sympathies Cacs :(
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    brewlio A prince among poopers

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    Thoughts are with you cacs.

    For you NI guys and gals. What's the vibe like over there in general?
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    Kraftwerker Formerly RedAddict

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    sincere sympathies cacs. :(
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    esmufc07 Elvis has theft the building Scout

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    'kin hell. Sorry to hear that mate.
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    golden_blunder Site admin. Manchester United fan Staff

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    most people just want to get on with their lives and worry like everyone else about the recession - shops closing, loss of jobs etc etc

    yet the dissident stuff is on the rise. Only last week a car bomb was left outside the court house in Derry. If that had gone off.. :nono:

    I really hope this doesn't stop young Catholics joining the police service
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    I was on my way home for mothers day and sisters 18th. Found out half way home in abu dhabi when i was checking the utd result and had loads of facebook msgs. Couldnt believe my eyes. Its just not fair lads. The support of everyone is fantastic.
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    Pogue Mahone Poster of the year 2008

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    Hard to know what to say. Feel so sorry for you. Look after yourself.
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    MikeUpNorth Wobbles like a massive pair of tits

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    That's sickening. My thoughts are with you and your family mate.
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    Kraftwerker Formerly RedAddict

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    Well at least you're home with your family where you need to be.

    Take care.
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    Brophs The one and only

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    That's appalling. So sorry to hear that, cacs.
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    Mockney Not the only poster to be named Poster of the Year

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    I'm so sorry cacs. I hope you & your family all the best and everything that can be hoped for in such circumstances.
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    shaydun Full Member

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    Can't imagine the anger and pain you feel cacs. Deepest sympathies.
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    Badunk Shares his caf joinday with Dante

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    My condolences, mate. I hope you can stay strong in these difficult times.
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    Scoreboard Red Banned

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    Awww no....sorry fella, much love at this time to your family and his friends.
    Stunned, absolutely stunned.
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    TheReligion Abusive

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    I have dropped you a PM mate although I know words mean nothing at times like this.

    Rest assured your brothers colleagues will be working non stop to catch these murderers.
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    Wibble In Gadus Speramus Staff

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    Kinell. Can't say how sorry feel for you and your family. My wife's father and Uncle were murdered for being Catholic's running a pub/restaurant in a mixed area in the 70s so I have an idea of the impact it can have. My only advice would be don't let the anger turn to hate. Then the murdering bastards will have won.
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    Wonder Pigeon 'Shelbourne FC Supporter'

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    I'm so sorry. Take care of yourself and your family, you all have my sympathies.
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    Lester Freamon Aka Caveman

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    I'm so sorry for your loss. My deepest condolences to you and your family.
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    Ballache Full Member

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    Jesus Christ!! Sorry for your loss mate!!!