Originally Posted by Rows Grower
In my view you have a very simplistic view of history in northern Ireland, but it's your opinion and you are entitled to it.
Personally I view Gerry Adams and Martin McGuinness as two men who among others were instrumental in bringing about peace in northern Ireland at great personal risk.
Do you actually really think that Gerry Adams risked his life from so many different quarters just so he could get a few flights to Washington and spend a few weeks holiday in a cottage in Donegal?
First off appreciate the courteous and respectful tone of rejoinder. Often these debates descend into abuse.
As to Adams, I dont believe he risked a thing. Remember he was never "in" the IRA . Happy enough to send other peoples children out to murder for him though. What was it all for?
Embraced the peace process to save his own skin when he realised the provos were thouroughly infiltrated. Think he is a treacherous sick individual capable of anything.
As to other poster any history book beyond the Wolfe Tones sheet music records that the people of Dublin jeered the IRA leaders as they were led away but sentiment changed when the leaders were executed. Think they were seen as eejits who did not deserve death.
The point I am making is that sociopathic individuals intervene again and again in Irish history to take advantage.
Remember when the British Army arrived in Belfast they were welcomed in Catholic areas as they were sent to protect them from a malevolent Protestant majority who were burning them out.
Didn't suit Adams and McGuiness & Co who spotted a career move - regardless of cost.
Bottom line murdering achieves nothing but death and pain