Skip to comments.Republican Bomb Plot Feared In N Ireland (Breaking News)
Posted on 03/12/2009 3:16:17 AM PDT by Briton
Security sources in Northern Ireland fear the next attack by Republican dissidents is likely to involve a bomb, Sky News has confirmed. It follows reports that the Real IRA has smuggled a large device into the province from the South. Sky's Home Affairs correspondent Mark White says the focus of investigations is now on a 300lb car bomb left at Castelwellen at the end of January. That bomb was diffused after a warning call was received. It caused a security alert outside the town for five days. Security sources suggest that whoever put the "sophisticated" device together was an experienced bomb-maker who needs to be found as quickly as possible.
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(On a sidenote, I agree with Obama meeting Martin McGuinness - because we have to keep people like him in the Democratic process - but Obama will be welcoming a terrorist and a murderer. Take from that what you will.)
Hopefully it wont be Obooma.
“Obooma” That’s funny!
I thought George Mitchell declared peace in Ireland.
And the first word in the headline is . . . Yes, children, I knew you could spot bias, subtle and unsubtle, no matter where you see it.
“And the first word in the headline is . . .”
Yea, with our braindead public, they will think the Republicans are bombing in Ireland.
"Republicans" over there refers to the mostly Catholic element which wants the north to be only part of the Irish Republic.
As opposed to "Loyalists" or "Unionists" who are mostly Protestant and want Ulster to be tied to England. Both sides have guns and bombs.
It has nothing to do with the Republican Party as others have pointed out and hence is coompletely accurate and without bias.
Is this how they call the IRA in Britain? Republican?
No, this is how the IRA (among others) call themselves.
Broadly speaking there are two catholic groups in Northern Ireland.
There are the “Nationalists” who believe in a united Ireland through peaceful means. Their party is the SDLP (Social Democratic and Labour Party)
There are the “Republicans” who until recently advocated murdering innocents to gain a united Ireland. This includes the NOW democratic Sinn Fein and the Real and Continuity IRA and INLA who have not renounced murder.
Can I also add that as much as 30-40% of catholics (even if they vote for united Ireland parties), have increasingly said they are happy to remain in the UK.
I thought Ireland was Bill Clinton’s “Mission accomplished”
ALWAYS remember the media narrative - Republicans / conservatives bad, Democrats / liberals = Gods who have stooped to be among men. I used to see the same kind of thing when the "MSM" would write about the old Soviet Union - they'd use terms like "hardliner", "conservative", "right wing" to describe the hide bound Politburo commies. It's the same as the bass ackwards "Red State / Blue State" thing.
The headline is factually correct. What you're missing is the emotional impact that the media is trying to achieve. That's what you get for being conservatives and living in the real, fact-based world instead of "feeling" your way through life.
I’m afraid you may be confusing the bias in America for an American audience, with a British News headline for a British audience.
I can assure you America and US Republicanism/Conservatism doesn’t enter enter anyone’s head when discussing Republicanism in the UK and Ireland.
IRA = Irish Republican Army.
Republican here means believing in and upholding the Republic of Ireland. It has no connection to the Republican party in the US.
Brits in Northern Ireland certainly use the term “Republican” to describe the IRA - and indeed the whole of the nationalist side of the great divide. In mainland Britain, its not so common. Let us say that if a mainland Brit was describing that particular strand of political opinion, it wouldnt be the term that would spring to their minds first. Most would say “nationalist”, or even “catholic” (even though not all catholics support the idea of a united Ireland). They might use the term “fenian” (especially in Scotland). After that, the expressions used become a bit more, shall we say, perjorative? :)
Thank you for the info :)