Thursday, March 17, 2005

St. Patrick's Day 

On this great day I was going to write something soley about Ireland, but then I found this piece in the Belfast Telegraph, which pans Flightsuit Boy as a hypocrite for calling for the IRA to disband, while at the same time, killing civilians in Fallujah. Appropriate enough.

On a side note, my brother, who goes to Seton Hall, recently met Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adamsin a pub in North Jersey. Adams, who's doing a mini U.S. tour, was traveling alone (i imagine he had some bodyguards in the crowd), and telling how Sinn Fein's recent troubles will be overcome. It's been a lot of bad press (for some good reasons), but I don't seem them losing too much support, when it comes down to it. And by the looks of it, they're not.

And don't bother saying it, Adams is no Arafat:
Over the course of 15 years, Adams has convinced the IRA to call a ceasefire, led Sinn Fein into Stormont -- the hated seat of unionist misrule for 70 years -- signed up to a historic accord that recognized the consent principle and scrapped Articles 2 and 3 in the Irish Constitution and ushered in the circumstances whereby the IRA would happily turn itself into an "old boys association." All this was achieved without a major split in the organization.


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