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Peter King Supported the IRA Before Hunting for Terrorists
National Journal ^ | March 9, 2011 | Elspeth Reeve

Posted on 03/09/2011 1:50:08 PM PST by WilliamIII

Before Rep. Peter King was holding hearings into why American Muslims aren't doing enough to stop terrorism, he was cheering on the IRA and absolving them of "moral blame" for their terrorism. In the 1980s and 1990s, King unequivocally supported the militant Northern Irish group despite its history of killing civilians, speaking at protests staged by Noraid, which the U.S. government claimed funneled guns and money to the IRA.

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TOPICS: Front Page News; Government; United Kingdom; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: ira; islam; islamism; jihad; king; noraid; peterking; stealthjihad
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1 posted on 03/09/2011 1:50:10 PM PST by WilliamIII
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To: WilliamIII

IRA almost killed Margaret Thatcher. They’re not cool people in my book.


2 posted on 03/09/2011 1:52:04 PM PST by WilliamIII
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To: WilliamIII

Isn’t he Irish? Might have a different perspective and probably saw the civilian deaths as done by non-mainstream IRA. I know many Irish that aren’t (or weren’t) fans of the British


3 posted on 03/09/2011 1:54:17 PM PST by mewykwistmas
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To: WilliamIII

Right, trash and silence anyone with enough courage to cast a light on the scummy left and their fellow traveler Islamic Terrorists.


4 posted on 03/09/2011 1:54:21 PM PST by shalom aleichem
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To: WilliamIII

This is nothing but a hit piece on King. If he had not started investigating muslims, this would have never came out. If it is true.


5 posted on 03/09/2011 1:54:29 PM PST by sport
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To: WilliamIII

IRA are nothing but terrorist scum and any fool thinking they are not needs to have a word with themselves and then those families who lost loved one through their terrorist actions.


6 posted on 03/09/2011 1:54:38 PM PST by manc (Shame on all who voted for the repeal of DADT, who supported it or never tried to stop it. Traitors)
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To: WilliamIII

Old news. It doesn’t speak to his position on this. It is character assassination, and irrelevant.

I don’t care if he beats puppies. Is what he is going after now a just cause or not?


7 posted on 03/09/2011 1:54:51 PM PST by RobRoy (The US Today: Revelation 18:4)
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To: WilliamIII

The media empire strikes back...


8 posted on 03/09/2011 1:56:18 PM PST by mrsmith
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To: mewykwistmas

I’ve lived over there for some time and trust me most Irish think the IRA are scum too.

It was all about money laundering, protection money , smuggling etc.


9 posted on 03/09/2011 1:56:18 PM PST by manc (Shame on all who voted for the repeal of DADT, who supported it or never tried to stop it. Traitors)
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To: WilliamIII

The IRA trained with the PLO, they have been in bed together for years.


10 posted on 03/09/2011 1:56:34 PM PST by exbrit
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To: WilliamIII

Irrelevant to the 1300 year jihad of Islamic conquest of the West.

Islam is not compatible with these United States.

Go King!


11 posted on 03/09/2011 1:56:42 PM PST by Jacquerie (A good Muslim cannot be a patriotic American.)
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To: WilliamIII

Is there any evidence that Peter King supported them?


12 posted on 03/09/2011 1:56:48 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: RobRoy

Exactly right, while the IRA are terrorist scum
I also see the media going after him for this but no mention of their messiah obama being pals with another terrorist or talking with MB

Yet again the biased corrupt media cover for the radical left and radical muslims


13 posted on 03/09/2011 1:58:24 PM PST by manc (Shame on all who voted for the repeal of DADT, who supported it or never tried to stop it. Traitors)
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To: WilliamIII

But I thought he left’s philosophy is “One man’s terrorist is another man’s freedom fighter”...


14 posted on 03/09/2011 2:00:05 PM PST by GraceG
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To: manc

If it’s true, is biased to report it?


15 posted on 03/09/2011 2:00:43 PM PST by WilliamIII
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To: WilliamIII

Peter King played an integral role in bringing peace to Ireland. People are just attempting to demonize him for doing the right thing. Although, because the leftist media is so vested in supporting Islamists, I’m not sure how much truth will come out.


16 posted on 03/09/2011 2:01:39 PM PST by sageb1 (This is the Final Crusade, There are only two sides. Pick one.)
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To: WilliamIII
I know for a fact that Peter King supported the Klingons from within his mothers womb! After birth he also supported the Borg!

It's true! You just read it on the Internet!

17 posted on 03/09/2011 2:02:41 PM PST by isthisnickcool (Sharia? No thanks.)
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To: WilliamIII

it shows how the media will go after him for looking at our threats while ignoring how their messiah obama is pals with other terrorists and has them at his house.

Plus where is the evidence in this article ?


18 posted on 03/09/2011 2:02:46 PM PST by manc (Shame on all who voted for the repeal of DADT, who supported it or never tried to stop it. Traitors)
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To: WilliamIII
Did Rep. King learn anything from his experience with the IRA? Did Obama learn anything from his experience with "Rev." Wright or Bill Ayers?

Just asking...

19 posted on 03/09/2011 2:04:17 PM PST by muir_redwoods (Obama. Chauncey Gardiner without the homburg.)
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To: WilliamIII

hit piece.. do a bit more digging on why he was acquainted with the IRA... get all the facts... the whole story... his interview on fox this am... King gets it right... the muslims need to be watched...


20 posted on 03/09/2011 2:05:52 PM PST by rusureitflies? (OSAMA BIN LADEN IS DEAD! There, I said it. Prove me wrong.)
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To: WilliamIII
Pop quiz, National Journal: How many Americans did the IRA murder?

....

Thought so.

21 posted on 03/09/2011 2:06:32 PM PST by montag813 (http://www.facebook.com/StandWithArizona)
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To: WilliamIII

Don’t be sidetracked. Radical islam in the US is a threat that should be investigated.


22 posted on 03/09/2011 2:13:26 PM PST by skeeter
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To: WilliamIII

Elspeth Reeve is a writer living in New York. She has written for Time, New York, and The New Republic.


23 posted on 03/09/2011 2:16:13 PM PST by Calusa (The pump don't work cause the vandals took the handles. Quoth Bob Dylan.)
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To: manc

Kinda reminds me of what they tried to do to Joe the Plumber.


24 posted on 03/09/2011 2:16:38 PM PST by RobRoy (The US Today: Revelation 18:4)
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To: WilliamIII

Gordon Brown sparked fury today by awarding an honorary knighthood to U.S. senator Edward Kennedy, who has been accused in the past of being an IRA sympathiser.
Conservative MPs and Peers condemned as ‘inappropriate’ the decision to make a

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worldnews/article-1159094/MPs-fury-U-S-Senator-Ted-Kennedy-gets-honorary-knighthood-Northern-Ireland-role.html#ixzz1G8vkK46M


25 posted on 03/09/2011 2:18:48 PM PST by Calusa (The pump don't work cause the vandals took the handles. Quoth Bob Dylan.)
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To: manc

Kinda reminds me of what they tried to do to Joe the Plumber.


26 posted on 03/09/2011 2:18:57 PM PST by RobRoy (The US Today: Revelation 18:4)
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To: WilliamIII

The IRA didn’t attack us on 9/11 or ever.


27 posted on 03/09/2011 2:20:20 PM PST by Peter Vollmer
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To: WilliamIII

Gerry Adams is an Irish republican politician and Teachta Dála (TD) for the constituency of Louth.

deputy First Minister McGuinness at his office in Stormont in 2010

28 posted on 03/09/2011 2:20:28 PM PST by Berlin_Freeper
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To: WilliamIII
Wow. The Lamestream really has King here.

From the Slimes piece

In later years, by all accounts, Mr. King became an important go-between in talks that led to peace in Northern Ireland, drawing on his personal contacts with leaders of I.R.A.’s political wing, Sinn Fein, and winning plaudits from both Bill Clinton and Tony Blair, the former president and the British prime minister.

Really shows what a pro terrorism guy King was. Peace deals! How destructive. That peace is something that everyone thought unattainable at the time. He did good work here. It has little relevance to a post 911 world where we have an outside invader trying to destroy us from within. If anyone remembers, the Brits were real scumbags in that issue as well. They threw whole families in jail just on suspicions and had their fair share of terrible actions. It is hard to blame King for choosing the IRA's side here.

29 posted on 03/09/2011 2:20:44 PM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: skeeter

>>Don’t be sidetracked. Radical islam in the US is a threat that should be investigated.<<

You’re just biased. First, we need to know if King has any outstanding parking tickets - and what he plans on doing about them.


30 posted on 03/09/2011 2:21:42 PM PST by RobRoy (The US Today: Revelation 18:4)
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To: WilliamIII
The left is becoming so predictable...

They grow more pathetic as America realizes the scum they are, as they lose power, and as America kicks them to the trash heap of history...

Homosexual sex, Abortion, and socialism -what noble causes these leftists pursue -no one is fooled.

LMAO!!!!!

31 posted on 03/09/2011 2:22:33 PM PST by DBeers (†)
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To: WilliamIII

P.S. I think a “Barf Alert” would have been appropriate here.


32 posted on 03/09/2011 2:24:05 PM PST by DBeers (†)
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To: WilliamIII

It would have been the 70s and 80s. The 90s being a stretch, right? Has King been there that long?

muslim terrorism is different it is on a international scale USA, Spain, Germany, Israel, Philippines.

The IRA was limited to (correct me if I am wrong) The UK.

They just want to make another issue of something that has died out.


33 posted on 03/09/2011 2:25:16 PM PST by hondact200 (Candor dat viribos alas (sincerity gives wings to strength) and Nil desperandum (never despair))
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To: Calusa
Gordon Brown sparked fury today by awarding an honorary knighthood to U.S. senator Edward Kennedy, who has been accused in the past of being an IRA sympathiser.

First they ban smoking in Irish pubs, then grant honorary knighthood to a murdering pig that never understood the concept of honor. Way to go, England.
34 posted on 03/09/2011 2:25:16 PM PST by Renderofveils (My loathings are simple: stupidity, oppression, crime, cruelty, soft music. - Nabokov)
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To: WilliamIII

Bill Ayers and his wife are terrorists and Obama supports them, when I see an article from this group on that issue I may take the time to read this article. Until then, GO KING


35 posted on 03/09/2011 2:32:06 PM PST by stockpirate (Underemployment, surged in February to 19.9%)
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To: WilliamIII

IRA Ceasefire in 1997. man I do not remember that at all. Okay what about William Ayres and bernadine Dorn friend’s of Obama and recently supporters of the Gaza Flotillas. Lets persecute them. The liberals have an ax to grind the poor little muzzies will lose out and Islamofascism will come to an abrupt end.


36 posted on 03/09/2011 2:34:03 PM PST by hondact200 (Candor dat viribos alas (sincerity gives wings to strength) and Nil desperandum (never despair))
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To: WilliamIII
It's a character assasination attempt.

Firstly, King is correct: there is not much of a parallel between Islamo-fascists and IRA. They do use similar methods, and we abhor those in both cases, but IRA has a land dispute with Britain. Muslims attacking U.S., Indonesia, Pakistan or Argentina don't claim to have such as dispute.

Secondly and more importantly, people evolve. Did you notice that quites attributed to King end in... 1995? Why so?

Looks like the person who parted with him did so for some other reason and uses this garbage to get even.

37 posted on 03/09/2011 2:35:14 PM PST by TopQuark
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To: WilliamIII
If it’s true, is biased to report it?

It is not biased, it is diversionary.

It is the bright, shiny thing that is meant to capture your eye, when you should be focused on what is really important.

38 posted on 03/09/2011 2:50:01 PM PST by Palmetto Patriot (How much better off would we be if these bastards would just leave us alone?)
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To: TopQuark

Did Peter King ever renounce his earlier support for the terrorist scum in the IRA? Supporting terrorists who planted bombs in cars, pubs and rubbish bins to blow up and shred civilians to pieces should have ended his political career in disgrace.

Just because he is on to something now regarding Islamic terrorism does not mean that his earlier actions should be forgiven, not least if there is no repentence....


39 posted on 03/09/2011 2:50:16 PM PST by sinsofsolarempirefan
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To: WilliamIII

Disgusting hit piece on Peter King intended to distract from his very relevant congressional hearings on the threat of American Muslim terrorism. This is a transparent smear but unfortunately, the MSM will focus on it like a laser and completely ignore the good King did in his dealings with the IRA and the British government. The left is nothing if not audacious and ready to pull out any card they can to derail King’s hearings, which is very telling. What is the left so afraid of?


40 posted on 03/09/2011 2:53:35 PM PST by Jim Scott
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To: Renderofveils

“First they ban smoking in Irish pubs, then grant honorary knighthood to a murdering pig that never understood the concept of honor. Way to go, England.”

The Republic of Ireland isn’t under English or British jurisdiction and has been as independent of the Westminster government for over seven decades.

They banned smoking in pubs before ANYWHERE in the United Kingdom did it. Blair got the idea from the Irish, not the other way round.


41 posted on 03/09/2011 2:55:11 PM PST by MalPearce
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To: sinsofsolarempirefan
Did Peter King ever renounce his earlier support for the terrorist scum in the IRA?.. Just because he is on to something now regarding Islamic terrorism does not mean that his earlier actions should be forgiven, not least if there is no repentence...."

I completely agree with you and would prefer him to do so. But I do allow for a possibility that he is undergoing a change. Perhaps it will ultimately lead to what you and I would like to see --- repentance and renouncination, and not merely a change of mind.

42 posted on 03/09/2011 2:56:57 PM PST by TopQuark
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To: sport

It IS true, as has been known for a long time.


43 posted on 03/09/2011 3:19:18 PM PST by Amberdawn
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To: Amberdawn
I heard one time that the Kennedys were/are big IRA supporters also. But none the less, we will now begin to know everything bad there is to know about King.

I do not believe that the IRA are a bunch of nice guys. I believe that they are a bunch of killers and murderers. I also believe that they and the muslims have a marriage of conveince so far as killing people goes.

I do know that this would have never been made public with King if he had not gone after the muslims.

44 posted on 03/09/2011 3:38:49 PM PST by sport
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To: WilliamIII

And the leftists supported slavery, segregation, lynchings, Stalin, Hitler, Mao and Pol Pot.

So what’s your point, commie?


45 posted on 03/09/2011 3:40:39 PM PST by sergeantdave (The democrat party is a seditious organization and must be outlawed)
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To: WilliamIII
Looks like the press found something that the King and Ted Kennedy could agree on to beat him up with. Interesting how such support never matters with liberals.

As far as the IRA goes, I can't support any of their crap. You'll be noticin' though, how quickly they came around after 9/11, when the real enemy to our civilization was pointed out to them rather grapically. I recall thinking at the time that their rapid stand-down was quite remarkable.

46 posted on 03/09/2011 6:36:07 PM PST by zeugma (Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam)
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To: sport

No doubt, this has been highlighted because of King’s stance on the hearings.


47 posted on 03/09/2011 9:13:00 PM PST by Amberdawn
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To: sergeantdave

who are you calling a commie, bub.

The IRA was in league with the communists. Anybody who supported the IRA deserves to be shamed, including Congressjerk King.

i think this is a legitimate news story. Couldn’t the GOP find somebody to lead the anti-terrorism committee who wasn’t a supporter of terrorists?


48 posted on 03/10/2011 4:05:20 PM PST by WilliamIII
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To: WilliamIII

Let me explain FR posting etiquette to you.

As the OP of this thread, posts directed to you are aimed at the news story, article, opinion piece, etc. that you posted - not to you personally.

Capisce?


49 posted on 03/10/2011 4:29:03 PM PST by sergeantdave (The democrat party is a seditious organization and must be outlawed)
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To: WilliamIII
Help me to understand the comparisons and contrasts.

Was the IRA fighting a civil war with the British for separation, or where they exporting terrorism globally to all countries they entered in order to dominate and subjugate?

-PJ

50 posted on 03/10/2011 4:39:14 PM PST by Political Junkie Too (In a democracy, you negotiate from the floor of the legislature, not from hideouts and bullhorns.)
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