[thechat] War Essentials

Drew Shiel ashiel at sportsinteraction.com
Mon Mar 31 02:31:15 CST 2003

At 17:17 30/03/2003 +0000, Elfur Logadottir wrote:
>All this made me think of N-Ireland, and the battle they've fought there
>over the past century.
>Is that one any different from Palestine vs Israel?
>Using that analogy, does it help you at all in understanding either
>Aren't both occasions just a symbol of desperate situations calling for
>desperate measures (not justifying anything, just thinking out loud).

   In Northern Ireland, there's not much comparison, to be perfectly 
honest. Everybody knows that a referendum in Northern Ireland would result 
in exactly the same situation as there currently is - the area under UK 
rule, and a few headcases trying to blow each other up. The conflict in 
Israel/Palestine is between two countries. The conflict in NI is between 
two groups of fanatics who are only a tiny fraction of the population.


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