Re: Yank IRA wisdom

From: Michael S. Lorrey (
Date: Sun Apr 30 2000 - 17:21:48 MDT

Charlie wrote:
> 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.

The crucial difference being that most muslims are ardent
anti-communists, while catholics tend to be fertile ground for
liberation theology, at least if you're poor or if your last name is

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