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Queen and Martin McGuinness share handshake on road to peace
The Telegraph ^

Posted on 06/28/2012 2:06:56 AM PDT by sinsofsolarempirefan

The Queen, once a prime target for the IRA, shook hands not once but twice with Martin McGuinness, a former commander of the terrorist group, in a gesture that meant every bit as much as the sovereign’s historic visit to Ireland last year.

Barely a decade ago, the idea of the monarch, the ultimate symbol of British rule in Ulster, even being in the same room as Mr McGuinness, arguably the most recognisable former member of the IRA, would have been unthinkable.

Yet at a charity event in Belfast, Mr McGuinness appeared genuinely pleased to meet the Queen, even using the traditional Gaelic greeting of Cead Mile Failte – a hundred thousand welcomes.

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Politics/Elections; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: greatbritain; ira; ireland; queen

1 posted on 06/28/2012 2:07:14 AM PDT by sinsofsolarempirefan
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To: sinsofsolarempirefan

We are not impressed.


2 posted on 06/28/2012 2:39:14 AM PDT by docbnj
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To: sinsofsolarempirefan

Saw that meeting last night. What a difference the years make.


3 posted on 06/28/2012 2:53:09 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: sinsofsolarempirefan

I saw that photo yesterday. Wow.


4 posted on 06/28/2012 3:15:08 AM PDT by SueRae (The Tower of Sauron falls on 11.06.2012)
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To: SueRae

I believe that they both know that the God they worship and the country they call home are one in the same....that Ireland is a sovereign nation and the allegiance has to be to Freedom and to their faith. This is a good thing...


5 posted on 06/28/2012 3:50:21 AM PDT by Shady (The undeniable truth of the Obama Administration...The numbers do not lie.)
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To: SueRae

I believe that they both know that the God they worship and the country they call home are one in the same....that Ireland is a sovereign nation and the allegiance has to be to Freedom and to their faith. This is a good thing...


6 posted on 06/28/2012 3:50:22 AM PDT by Shady (The undeniable truth of the Obama Administration...The numbers do not lie.)
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To: Shady

Sinn Fein is positioning itself for power in Eire in the next 3-4 years. This kind of public event helps a lot.


7 posted on 06/28/2012 3:53:26 AM PDT by Vanders9
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To: docbnj

???????


8 posted on 06/28/2012 3:54:21 AM PDT by Vanders9
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To: Shady

Beautifully said!


9 posted on 06/28/2012 4:29:43 AM PDT by SueRae (The Tower of Sauron falls on 11.06.2012)
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