2005年03月05日

BBC読者ご意見ページ―― What should Sinn Fein do now?

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/talking_point/4317541.stm
Whatever Sinn Fein does or decides, it will never be good enough for the DUP.


Indeed.

All of these groups who claim to represent the people of Ireland/Northern Ireland or Ulster do no such thing.


How true.

violence is not the nationalist belief, yet Sinn Fein are continually linked to the bloodshed caused by the IRA. Are they really achieving the goals for the people who entrusted their vote to them?


Sinn Fein won't be able to behave like before, and the question is, what will they do?

The DUP is the biggest threat to political stability in Northern Ireland. The DUP is not interested in anything other than denying Catholics rights.


(^^;)

At last people are standing up to the evils of the paramilitaries. They have had too much power in a lot areas of Ulster, on both sides.


there have been decades of violence from both sides. violence has become their goal, not means, hasn't it?

Contributors here need to better understand the delicate line Sinn Fein has to walk. It is easy to say that they should dump the IRA as fast as possible, but doing so would splinter the republican movement, and hard-line elements would move to fill the vacuum.


would be the worst case senario.

Sinn Fein has a problem. It represents republicanism (well over 50% of nationalists) in Northern Ireland. The IRA used to do the same. Now the IRA is realistically a name of an organised crime gang, into drugs, muggings, etc. and not really a republican movement at all. Unfortunately for Sinn Fein it used to have strong links to the old IRA, the republican one. These links are no longer appropriate but their staunchest supporters want the link with the IRA of old to be maintained. It's a tricky situation for Mr Adams to try to reconcile.


tricky is the word.
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