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Reader comment on item: "A Shot at Peace": Can the U.S. Enforce the "Road Map"

Submitted by Ron Irvine (United Kingdom), Jul 22, 2003 at 10:14

Your scepticism about the 'road map' is well placed. Here in N Ireland, where we have had a 'Peace Process' for 5 years, moral framework and principle have been sacrificed to pragmatism. The British Government will do almost anything, and concede almost any demand to prevent the terrorists from re-commencing their violent campaign in mainland Great Britain. Although they would deny it, they are even prepared to tolerate gangsters mascarading as 'Loyalists' and 'Republicans' who deal in drugs, prostitution and protection rackets, rather than risk the contrived localised violence that terrorist groups seem to be able to turn on and off at will. You may be interested to know that the 'Loyalist' gangs fly the Israeli flag alongside the Union Jack (UK flag), and the 'Republicans' fly the Palestinian flag alongside the Irish flag. But then it is no surprise that there is a worldwide terrorist network.
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