Friday, January 06, 2006


Unionist's anger is moronic

Two plus two is five!I was outraged to read this story regarding Ulster Unionist Assembly member for Fermanagh and South Tyrone Tom Elliott and how he has slammed a police recruit who wore a medal honouring the old IRA at a passing out parade in the North.

Mr Elliot, pictured left, was outraged today that the Black and Tan medal, commemorating IRA members who fought British soldiers (known as the Black and Tans) during the 1917-21 campaign for Irish independence, was pinned to the chest of a graduate during a ceremony in November.

He ridiculously claimed that the wearing of the medal was offensive to police families who lost relatives following Provisional IRA attacks.

"It is frankly disgusting that a new recruit has been allowed to wear an IRA medal at a graduation ceremony for the PSNI," the UUP Assembly member said.

"It is highly insensitive given the history of the Police and their respected role in holding the line against the IRA over many years here. It is also grossly insulting to the families of many policemen and women who were murdered or maimed by the IRA.

"I am calling on the PSNI to ensure that this situation never happens again. They must take action to ensure that medals worn are appropriate, legitimate and obviously not of a paramilitary or terrorist nature."

What a load of BULLSHIT!

I, quite frankly, am the one who feels insulted and disgusted at this.

Let me give you a little history lesson, Mr Elliot - the IRA which fought in the War of Independence from 1919-1921 and the Provisional IRA which fought during The Troubles are NOT ONE AND THE SAME. They are two very different organisations from two very different eras.

The campaign against the Black and Tans took place mostly in the southern region of the country anyway!

How dare this fool lambast the men who are responsible for me living in an Irish state today as being of "a paramilitary or terrorist nature".

The Black and Tans were scumbags and they were the real terrorists. The campaign to get rid of these British terrorists from Irish soil was a noble one.

Mr Elliot gives the Provos alot of credit here, perhaps unwittingly, because he is associating the Provisional IRA campaign with the campaign of the War of Independence and that is something they always tried to convince the Irish people, that they were the same as the IRA of the War of Independence. Mr Elliot's views are just preposterous.

Mr Elliot, learn your history before you rush to the moral highground.

Your comments are a disgrace and they sicken me. Shame on you!


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