Peter King, IRA supporter and enthusiastic counter-terrorism advocate

Mar 9, 2011 Full story: www.washingtonpost.com 55

In 1985, the Irish government boycotted the St. Patrick's Day parade in New York City, the biggest celebration in the Irish American calendar. The cause of its umbrage was Peter T. King, that year's grand marshal and someone the Irish government said was an "avowed" supporter of a terrorist organization, the Irish Republican Army.

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The Merm

Pearl River, NY

#1 Mar 9, 2011
Who cares?? The IRA was not trying to kill Americans. The radical Muslims are.

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George

Washington, DC

#2 Mar 9, 2011
The Merm wrote:
Who cares?? The IRA was not trying to kill Americans. The radical Muslims are.
Peter King is a typical American. For many Americans a white life is more valuable if it is taken by a minority eg. black male killing a white female in robbery or even worse, for instance the Channon Christian murder in Knoxville, TN. Similarly let a white attack a black, eg. Byrd murder of 1998 in Texas, it is a big issue. The blogs literally lit up. By the same token if a white kills a black, it is a big issue as well...hate crime, they say. But, let a white kill a white, it is a non-issue and let a black kill a black, it is a non-issue.

Peter King is no different. The lives of white people killed by moslem terrorists (mostly dark skinned although the guy who gunned down US serviceman in Frankfurt, Germany looks white) is more valuable than the life of white British men, women and children killed by the white IRA. Heck by his vocal support and inciting King definitely contributed to the reduction of white population on this earth. According to him and many Americans it is ok as it is the whites deciding their own fate. Why As long as it is whites killing whites no one gives a damn, ditto for black. But when the line is crossed there is an investigation and tax payer money is spent. Any questions?
harvey

Columbus, OH

#3 Mar 9, 2011
The IRA was fighting for Irish independence against an oppressive British crown and its Protestant Ulster lackeys. They weren't terrorists, but freedom fighters.

Only Brits and their punk allies consider the 'Ra to be "terrorists."

“It's a Brand New Day”

Since: Feb 06

New Rochelle

#4 Mar 9, 2011
harvey wrote:
The IRA was fighting for Irish independence against an oppressive British crown and its Protestant Ulster lackeys. They weren't terrorists, but freedom fighters.
Only Brits and their punk allies consider the 'Ra to be "terrorists."
The IRA were freedom fighters; and patriots. However, a few wings and cells of the IRA did delve into terrorism. It was a terrible mistake, and they drew back, but they did it.
On the other hand, the British Government in Ireland routinely employed terrorism and torture as a tool of state. They also used their Unionist allies to terrorize the Irish populace.
Now, the swords are burried, and people need peace.

Rep. King must not be allowed to do to a major religion what FDR did to our japanese citizens. What our governmenty did to our loyal Japanese-American people. It was wrong then, and even more wrong now.
I can read

Edinburgh, UK

#5 Mar 9, 2011
harvey wrote:
The IRA was fighting for Irish independence against an oppressive British crown and its Protestant Ulster lackeys. They weren't terrorists, but freedom fighters.
Only Brits and their punk allies consider the 'Ra to be "terrorists."
Tell me, what freedoms were they fighting for?

What freedoms were denied to catholics?

As for your claims people who bomb schools aren't terrorists, thats fine. It means you're the moral equivalent of the people who say the 9/11 hijackers weren't terrorists either. At least those terrorists had the decency to go after adults.
harvey

Columbus, OH

#6 Mar 9, 2011
Mr_Bill wrote:
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The IRA were freedom fighters; and patriots. However, a few wings and cells of the IRA did delve into terrorism. It was a terrible mistake, and they drew back, but they did it.
On the other hand, the British Government in Ireland routinely employed terrorism and torture as a tool of state. They also used their Unionist allies to terrorize the Irish populace.
Now, the swords are burried, and people need peace.
Rep. King must not be allowed to do to a major religion what FDR did to our japanese citizens. What our governmenty did to our loyal Japanese-American people. It was wrong then, and even more wrong now.
Agreed, and well-said. Terrorist acts were committed on both sides, and the last few before the IRA voluntarily laid down their arms were by splinter groups trying to keep the Troubles going. They deserve harsh criticism for their crimes, too.

Good post!
harvey

Columbus, OH

#7 Mar 9, 2011
I can read wrote:
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Tell me, what freedoms were they fighting for?
What freedoms were denied to catholics?
As for your claims people who bomb schools aren't terrorists, thats fine. It means you're the moral equivalent of the people who say the 9/11 hijackers weren't terrorists either. At least those terrorists had the decency to go after adults.
Any informed person knows that Catholics had LONG been second-class citizens in the North before the 1969 protests. And it was harsh Unionist suppression of those protests which brought on the Troubles.

Nowhere did I say that "people who bomb schools aren't terrorists." Now it's time for you to apologize, and to admit that the Brits routinely tortured and illegally held Republicans, and used their Unionist allies to commit routine acts of terrorism themselves.

Let's see if you're man enough to do that, Brit.

“It's a Brand New Day”

Since: Feb 06

New Rochelle

#8 Mar 9, 2011
harvey wrote:
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Agreed, and well-said. Terrorist acts were committed on both sides, and the last few before the IRA voluntarily laid down their arms were by splinter groups trying to keep the Troubles going. They deserve harsh criticism for their crimes, too.
Good post!
And a happy St. Patrick's day to you, when it comes. I'll have a glass of John Powers for you.
I can read

Falkirk, UK

#9 Mar 9, 2011
harvey wrote:
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Any informed person knows that Catholics had LONG been second-class citizens in the North before the 1969 protests. And it was harsh Unionist suppression of those protests which brought on the Troubles.
Nowhere did I say that "people who bomb schools aren't terrorists." Now it's time for you to apologize, and to admit that the Brits routinely tortured and illegally held Republicans, and used their Unionist allies to commit routine acts of terrorism themselves.
Let's see if you're man enough to do that, Brit.
Interesting. You claim any informed person knows catholics were second class citizens but you can't provide a single example of a freedom that was denied to them.

Are you aware of what the word 'informed' actually means? It means you need to base your arguments on facts and knowledge, not ignorance and supposition.

Apparently you're now accusing the British government of torture too. You scumbags do that, we don't.
great job

United States

#10 Mar 9, 2011
mr king is saving american lives!
harvey

Columbus, OH

#11 Mar 10, 2011
I can read wrote:
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Interesting. You claim any informed person knows catholics were second class citizens but you can't provide a single example of a freedom that was denied to them.
Are you aware of what the word 'informed' actually means? It means you need to base your arguments on facts and knowledge, not ignorance and supposition.
Apparently you're now accusing the British government of torture too. You **** do that, we don't.
You're a lying Brit pig in complete denial about decades, no, CENTURIES of atrocities in Ireland. too bad they didn't blow up more of you, I was heartbroken the day they failed to blow Maggie Thatcher to hell.

Of course, sinking that piece of crap Mountbatten almost makes up for it.....;)
harvey

Columbus, OH

#12 Mar 10, 2011
great job wrote:
mr king is saving american lives!
Bigotry provokes more terrorism, it doesn't "save lives," pinhead.
Alton Fiero

Campbell, CA

#13 Mar 10, 2011
King needs to spend the rest of his life in solitary at Guantanamo. America doesn't need any more bigoted hypocrites and liars. Someone needs to teach this dickhead a lesson about ropes and concrete shoes.
I can read

Edinburgh, UK

#14 Mar 11, 2011
harvey wrote:
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You're a lying Brit pig in complete denial about decades, no, CENTURIES of atrocities in Ireland. too bad they didn't blow up more of you, I was heartbroken the day they failed to blow Maggie Thatcher to hell.
Of course, sinking that piece of crap Mountbatten almost makes up for it.....;)
So even after having a couple of days to research things you still can't come up with a single way in which the catholic population has been unfairly treated.

No doubt you also support Al quaida and the 9/11 bombers. Those guys actually had a reason for their attacks.
I can read

Edinburgh, UK

#15 Mar 11, 2011
harvey wrote:
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Bigotry provokes more terrorism, it doesn't "save lives," pinhead.
You mean like when you claim the Brits are evil but can't give a reason so then you say you want more of them dead?
harvey

Columbus, OH

#16 Mar 11, 2011
I can read wrote:
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So even after having a couple of days to research things you still can't come up with a single way in which the catholic population has been unfairly treated.
No doubt you also support Al quaida and the 9/11 bombers. Those guys actually had a reason for their attacks.
A typically dim, probably drunken Brit, you seem unable to process the fact that discrimination against Catholics in the North is an established fact. You keep raising your pint and demanding "Proof, dammit, PROOF!" of this well-known fact. What next, loser? Will you demand "proof" that the sky is blue, that the grass is green, or that water is wet?

Your nasty little country still has possession of a large chunk of Ireland which DOES NOT BELONG TO YOU. Does that make it clearer to you now? You're still holding on to your parthetic "Empire" which hasn't existed for decades. Give it up, and stop victimizing and lording it over the Irish people. Give Ireland back to the Irish. And go have another pint and cry into it.

'Boo-hoo, wheh's ah EMPAH, maytee? Eh? Wheh did it GO?'

;)
harvey

Columbus, OH

#17 Mar 11, 2011
I can read wrote:
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You mean like when you claim the Brits are evil but can't give a reason so then you say you want more of them dead?
Please, please, put down the pint and READ about Northern Ireland. It will help your comprehension enormously.

"Wha? Put down ah payunt? Bu' ah've only 'ad twelf, blooody 'ell!'

;)

“It's a Brand New Day”

Since: Feb 06

New Rochelle

#18 Mar 11, 2011
I can read wrote:
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You mean like when you claim the Brits are evil but can't give a reason so then you say you want more of them dead?
Listen, ikan, It is fine to defend your country, but not to defend her worse impulses. Teh treatment f Ireland, India, Jamaica, and many other colonies has always been attrocious. look at how we responded here in the USA.
Britain has been good and bad.

Want to brag?
Churchill was right when he called the BATTLE OF BRITAIN by the brave fighter piolots "Their Finest Hour." Brag on that.

Britain was a monster in the treatment of all her territories and colonies, dominated by inhuman greed. Eat that.
I can read

Edinburgh, UK

#19 Mar 11, 2011
harvey wrote:
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A typically dim, probably drunken Brit, you seem unable to process the fact that discrimination against Catholics in the North is an established fact. You keep raising your pint and demanding "Proof, dammit, PROOF!" of this well-known fact. What next, loser? Will you demand "proof" that the sky is blue, that the grass is green, or that water is wet?
Your nasty little country still has possession of a large chunk of Ireland which DOES NOT BELONG TO YOU. Does that make it clearer to you now? You're still holding on to your parthetic "Empire" which hasn't existed for decades. Give it up, and stop victimizing and lording it over the Irish people. Give Ireland back to the Irish. And go have another pint and cry into it.
'Boo-hoo, wheh's ah EMPAH, maytee? Eh? Wheh did it GO?'
;)
Still unable to deal in facts?

Northern Ireland has been part of the UK for over 200 years, about 25 years less than the USA has existed. Will you be giving your land back?

The people living in Northern Ireland don't want to be part of the republic. Thats why Sinn Feinn have repeatedly been offered a vote on NI changing sovereignty and they have repeatedly refused it.

Given the cost of NI the people of the republic don't want it anyway.

Not once despite repeatedly being asked can you provide a single example of how the catholics in NI were discriminated against. Instead you tried to pretend this discrimination is as undeniable as the grass being green.

Here's proof the grass is green:

http://www.google.co.uk/images...

It took me seconds to obtain.

Sorry you're such an idiot that even in this age where the internet gives you massive amounts of info at your fingertips that you're such an idiot you are unable to use any of it.
I can read

Edinburgh, UK

#20 Mar 11, 2011
Mr_Bill wrote:
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Listen, ikan, It is fine to defend your country, but not to defend her worse impulses. Teh treatment f Ireland, India, Jamaica, and many other colonies has always been attrocious. look at how we responded here in the USA.
Britain has been good and bad.
Want to brag?
Churchill was right when he called the BATTLE OF BRITAIN by the brave fighter piolots "Their Finest Hour." Brag on that.
Britain was a monster in the treatment of all her territories and colonies, dominated by inhuman greed. Eat that.
It's also fine to attack the history of my country as we've done numerous bad things in our history.

How about you actually define what we're supposed to have done though?

You vagueuly say we've been bad in our colonies and cite the USA as an example. You split from us due to taxation without representation, NI has representation in the UK parliament. Catholics have every right that anyone else does in NI. In fact the sole reason for the UK army deploying in NI was to protect the catholic people from sectarian violence.

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