I'm confused. What have I actually said, that has aroused you so much?
I've actually tried to offer different explanations, and have given my opinions. Why shoont I?
Now, I might not live in NI, but I'm British. As I pointed out on another thread, actions of Republican 'activists' have affected me, in my own home town. The Canary Wharf bomb was one of the biggest on the British Mainland. Innocent people, with no involvement in the politics of NI, were killed and injured. Friends of mine, who lived very close to the actual site, were very shaken up. We helped an elderly Bangladeshi man, who was absolutely terrified, to clear up broken glass from his flat.
That's a real experience, of the consequences of the actions of a group in conflict with the British Government.
An experience which I'll never forget.
I'm not trying to apportion blame, other than to say that such actions do not lead to peace; they merely serve to exacerbate and perpetuate the state of fear, hatred and aggression. and to keep people divided, not bring them together.
I am opposed to any actions like this.
As I've pointed out, I am open to the idea that this was in fact a military conspiracy, as well as possibly being the work of screwed up, angry young men. And all sorts of possibilities in between. I'm not saying it's one or the other.
Whoever did this, are murderers, in anyone's book. And I do see a parallel, with disaffected, angry people in NI, and young people in urban areas of London and other big cities. Very often, violence is as a result of people feeling unempowered, and fearful of others.
But I don't know the full story. I've come on here, posted my thoughts on things, expecting a response, and hpeto gain more understanding of such a terrible event.
All you've done is told me to 'shut the **** up'. You, who by your own admission, probbly know more than me.
So why aren't you pointing out where I may have got it wrong?
How do you expect people to 'understand', if you don't use your own knowledge and experience, to enlighten others?
FWIW, I've had several Irish friends, from all over, and both sides of the 'divide'. I've tried to listen to them, and understand the problems, and admit it is bewildering.
As for commenting, I take it you will no longer be commenting on stuff you know little about, then?