Re: Yank IRA wisdom

From: Charlie (
Date: Sun Apr 30 2000 - 10:13:28 MDT

On Sun, Apr 30, 2000 at 03:22:49PM +0100, David Crookes wrote:
> I once tried to find out if there ever had been a "victory" against similar
> terrorist organisations. I found none, although the demise of the
> red-brigade in Italy was interesting.
There _has_ been. Notably, the British colonial government's victory
against communist insurgents in Aden (around 1960 IIRC -- before my
time). One wonders if a chunk of the mess in NI isn't the consequence
of officers who saw one successful campaign on the ground trying to
replicate it at home a decade or two later.

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