I.R.A Vows to Disarm

Today, I felt a moment of joy towards all humanity. Now, the question is, is it true this time? Do they mean it? If so, why now?

The Skeptical:

The history of the past decade in Northern Ireland is littered with I.R.A. statements which we were told would be historic,’ said Ian Paisley, a firebrand leader of the Democratic Unionists, the dominant Protestant political force. ‘These same statements were followed by the I.R.A. reverting to type and carrying out more of its horrific murders and squalid criminality.

The Hopeful:

“This may be the day on which, finally, after all these false dawns and dashed hopes, peace replaced war, politics replaces terror on the island of Ireland,” Prime Minister Tony Blair of Britain said in a televised statement in London.

Let’s be hopeful, what do you say?


  1. I suppose an organization that has murdered, maimed, and profited from crime and violence wouldn’t stoop to lying nor going back on its word when its avowed enemy has won world support by standing up to and confronting terrorists of a different ideology. Sorry. Can’t do it.


  2. Crazier things have happened in our lifetime. I’m keeping my fingers crossed!


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