Sunday, March 08, 2009

Reverting To Type.

I was going to post something about the murders perpetrated by the provisional, continuity, I can't believe it's not the, Real IRA but other people have pretty much said what I was going to say.

Can we stop flattering them with the term 'dissidents' though? It gives the impression that they are some kind of Ulster Solzhenitsyn's bravely standing up to oppression.

It's a shame that over the last decade the government, media and ultimately the public have already shown that they are willing to reward terrorism in Northern Ireland.

1 comment:

Mark said...

The term 'dissidents' rather sticks in my gullet too. What's wrong with the old fashioned 'splinter group' ?
That's the term also used about assorted Trot/far left grouplets, and thus a far more reasonable word association.