2005年09月17日

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http://www.sluggerotoole.com/経由,the Spectator(閲覧には登録が必要:登録はメアドと名前でOK。locationのところはプルダウンしてもJapanがなかったので,最後までプルダウンしてnot listedを選択。住所入力欄もあるが,Spectatorからのお知らせ郵送物を希望しないように選択すれば住所は入れなくて大丈夫だった):

Return of the Troubles
Kevin Myers
http://www.spectator.co.uk/article.php?table=§ion=&issue=2005-09-17&id=6622

So, ten years after I last appeared in this organ, let me repeat: the Irish Troubles are not over. They will never be over. Indeed, this week, we might well be standing on the threshold of a new era of violence. You can wait for the endgame of the Province's travails, but Godot will not come through that door. The people of Britain are stuck with this wretch called Ulster. You can deny he exists; you can shout that you can't hear him dementedly hammering in the closet; it makes no difference.
Seven years ago the Prime Minister assumed he'd put the ghoul that was Northern Ireland into its box for all time. But the hammer that he used was deceit, and the nails were lies. Unionists were inveigled into an accord with Republicans on Blair's promise that the IRA would never be allowed into government without full disarmament, even though he has as much power over IRA arsenals as he has over the aurora borealis. Nonetheless, perhaps deluded by fatigue, and the sheer moral gravity created by the unbearable weight of 3,500 corpses, the Unionists bought the deal: and in effect, politically, as we now know, they bought the farm. ...


From this Kevin Myers article and some others, I have now come to figure out that what has enraged the "Protestant extremists" was:
1) the release of the Shankill Bomber,. Sean Kelly
2) the leaked "plan" for the PSNI to recruit convicted paramilitary activists (or the "terrorists")

Of course there are some "deep root" or something in the community, but what caused this mayhem, which gives the impression that the Troubles can't end after all, is some simple fact: bombers and killers of the (P)IRA walking freely.

# I'm rather fed up with all those euphemism.

So, one may ask, what about the bombers, killers and drug dealers on the "other side"?

The blame game will go on with no end, and this is what Myers seems to be writing about.

If we are going to ask about the "root cause", it should be the divide - between the Protestants and the Catholics, between the South and the North. (Even if it's the IRA/SF's top agenda, it doesn't make the United Ireland a "terrorists' demand that shouldn't be listened to".)

The divide runs deep, it seems. But it also seems talking about the divide is making it worse.

This so-called peace process has not brought true peace, but merely conflict-in-waiting. Ten years ago there were 21 of the absurdly named 'peace-walls' between Catholic and Protestant areas in Belfast; today there are more than 60, reflecting the sectarian divisions which the peace process has institutionalised. These divisions have taken new and bizarre twists. When Northern Ireland played England at soccer last week, Sinn Feiners were backing England.


Even if the Sinn Feiners back the opponent, does that mean "every one on the Green side"?

Every one on the Orange side backed the NI team?

Are all the people in the Province either loyalists or republican? Unthinkable.

Who's making the divide deeper?

Who is to blame, then? Tony Blair?

"If Blair had not acted like this, the UDA/UVF would not have rioted" sort of story?

lol.

The Troubles are to return unless this "because of the British and Irish politics" sort of story in the northern ireland is dead and buried.

Go get a life. There's no Godot coming, for he is yourselves.

Anyway, all Myers are doing here is whining while making a bit of laugh.

The problems (not the troubles) in NI might be that the Protestants can not be xenophobic. They have no outside enemy, as they are in the bit of UK on the Isle of Eire and their "enemies" are the Irish nationalists and the British (and the Irish) government..

What is worse, all they've got is someone like Ian Paisley.

This is pathetic.
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