Re: Northern Ireland

From: Brian D Williams (
Date: Thu Apr 27 2000 - 13:45:57 MDT

From: Charlie <>

On Thu, Apr 27, 2000 at 08:17:54AM -0700, Brian D Williams wrote:
> We agree that this needs to end, we still seem to disagree on the
> methods.
> The first step should be to remove all British troops. This will
>be unpopular for obvious reasons. I have written both the
>president and the U.N. secretary general and proposed this.

>I'll buy your plan ... with one amendment: put the UN peacekeeping
>forces in _before_ you pull out the British troops.

>Otherwise, the paramilitaries are going to have fun. The wrong
>kind of fun.

Absolutely, the force there would be temporarily doubled, with
joint patrols, and such to get a feel for things. Plus the forces
would be there to make sure the lads didn't try any shenanigans
during withdrawal.

Actually it would probably annoy both sides, since the IRA lads
wouldn't have anyone to antagonize.

Do them both good.

When I was in the Marines during the mid 70's I served with SAS
people, it would do the current bunch good to have the same

Then you could go back to your favorite pub unmolested.

If it ever happens I'll send you the price of a couple of pints.


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