Peter King, IRA supporter and enthusi...

Peter King, IRA supporter and enthusiastic counter-terrorism advocate

There are 55 comments on the www.washingtonpost.com story from Mar 9, 2011, titled Peter King, IRA supporter and enthusiastic counter-terrorism advocate. In it, www.washingtonpost.com reports that:

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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harvey

Columbus, OH

#21 Mar 11, 2011
I can read wrote:
>>Further comments for the board idiot.

Still unable to deal in facts?

>>I've never done anything but, so far. Unless you can prove otherwise?

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?

>>So now your theft of Irish land is to be decided by your attempt to maintain ownership of America? I don't think so, Chopper. Ireland itself was claimed to be "part of the UK" for hundreds of years, but eventually regained its freedom about 90 years ago. You may have read of it?

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.

>>The fact that you seeded the North with compliant lackeys, mostly from Scotland, is neither here nor there. Indeed, it only shows your determination to steal and keep land which wasn't yours.

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.

>>Sarcasm, of course, but let's be clear: Catholics in the North protested against their treatment for years, protests which came to a head around 1969. The repression of these protests, and subsequent British invasion and occupation of the North, were known as "the Troubles." And yes, that is quite as undeniable as the grass being green.
Here's proof the grass is green:
It took me seconds to obtain.

>>Good for you, glad you felt it necessary to waste your time on that obvious chore. At what point will you be checking on something pertinent to the argument?:)

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'm sorry about that inability too, but it's YOUR problem, not mine, whiny boy. I have asserted it's common knowledge. I've outlined the facts for you above. It's still up to you to prove me wrong, if you think I am. Otherwise, take your pint glass, sit, and spin. Cheers!:)
Faith

New Baltimore, MI

#22 Mar 11, 2011
It's different with the IRA. They are criminals, but they are white. The Muslims are evil, soulless savages.
harvey

Columbus, OH

#23 Mar 11, 2011
I can read wrote:
In fact the sole reason for the UK army deploying in NI was to protect the catholic people from sectarian violence.
Violence which occurred at the hands of both the UVC and Proddie street thugs, AND the police and constabulary of your appointed lackeys, the so-called "Government" of Ulster. And while it's true that British troops INITIALLY attempted to tamp down the violence, that pretty quickly escalated into occupation and extended suppression of Northern Irish Catholics and Republicans. This is what led to the formation of the Provos (Provisional IRA) in the first place.

So perhaps the bloody British government and military don't really come out as humanitarian heroes here, eh? And especially not after Bloody Sunday.
harvey

Columbus, OH

#24 Mar 11, 2011
For those interested in reading about the Troubles, Wikipedia has a pretty good article that holds to a fairly balanced perspective:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Troubles#192...

An excerpt dealing with the beginnings of the troubles, in 1966:

"The UVF is an illegal loyalist paramilitary organisation that formed in response to a perceived revival of the IRA at the time of the 50th anniversary of the Easter Rising.[36] That month the UVF began a campaign of intimidation against a Catholic-owned off-licence on the Shankill Road. Its members painted sectarian graffiti on the neighbouring house and threw a petrol bomb through the window, killing a 77-year-old Protestant widow.[36]

On 21 May 1966, the UVF issued a statement:

'From this day, we declare war against the IRA and its splinter groups. Known IRA men will be executed mercilessly and without hesitation. Less extreme measures will be taken against anyone sheltering or helping them, but if they persist in giving them aid, then more extreme methods will be adopted ... we solemnly warn the authorities to make no more speeches of appeasement. We are heavily armed Protestants dedicated to this cause.'

On 11 June 1966, the UVF shot and killed Catholic store owner John Patrick Scullion in west Belfast. On 26 June 1966, another UVF gun attack in west Belfast killed Catholic barman Peter Ward and seriously injured three others.[37] On 30 March 1969 a UVF bomb exploded at an electricity station in Castlereagh, resulting in widespread black-outs. A further five bombs were exploded at electricity stations and water pipelines throughout April.[38] It was hoped that these attacks would be blamed on the IRA, forcing moderate unionists to increase their opposition to the reforms of Terence O'Neill's government."

There is no doubt whatever that Protestant Northerners began the Troubles, that this arose out of decades of discrimination in housing, jobs, etc. against Catholics there, and that they began the campaign of violence initially suppressed (to some extent) by their own Brit governement.

But neither is there any doubt that the Brits occupied the North, suppressed Catholics and Republicans, and waged a dirty war against them for a couple of decades. Their use of the term "terrorists" to define the Republican and Catholic resistence is both false and hypocritical.

FWIW

“It's a Brand New Day”

Since: Feb 06

New Rochelle

#25 Mar 11, 2011
I can read wrote:
<quoted text>
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.
After you learn a little history come back. seriously.

Start with he USA. Find out why Jamaica use parlimetary votes to deny votes to the New England and American Colonies, stranling them.

Find out for just how long Catholics have had "the same rights" (de facto) in NI.

Your England is much better than the England of 50 years ago; and much,much better than 200 years ago.
I can read

Falkirk, UK

#26 Mar 12, 2011
harvey wrote:
<quoted text>
>>Further comments for the board idiot.
Still unable to deal in facts?
>>I've never done anything but, so far. Unless you can prove otherwise?
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?
>>So now your theft of Irish land is to be decided by your attempt to maintain ownership of America? I don't think so, Chopper. Ireland itself was claimed to be "part of the UK" for hundreds of years, but eventually regained its freedom about 90 years ago. You may have read of it?
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.
>>The fact that you seeded the North with compliant lackeys, mostly from Scotland, is neither here nor there. Indeed, it only shows your determination to steal and keep land which wasn't yours.
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.
>>Sarcasm, of course, but let's be clear: Catholics in the North protested against their treatment for years, protests which came to a head around 1969. The repression of these protests, and subsequent British invasion and occupation of the North, were known as "the Troubles." And yes, that is quite as undeniable as the grass being green.
Here's proof the grass is green:
It took me seconds to obtain.
>>Good for you, glad you felt it necessary to waste your time on that obvious chore. At what point will you be checking on something pertinent to the argument?:)
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'm sorry about that inability too, but it's YOUR problem, not mine, whiny boy. I have asserted it's common knowledge. I've outlined the facts for you above. It's still up to you to prove me wrong, if you think I am. Otherwise, take your pint glass, sit, and spin. Cheers!:)
That must have taken you a while to type.

If opnly there was some evidence to back up your utterly stupid claims you could have posted that and saved a pile of time.

Now for proof you're a liar since you were dumb enough to ask for it:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Act_of_Union_180...

You'll note that in both 1541 and 1800 it was the irish parliament which voted, once to join up with England and once to becoem part of the UK.

Facts aren't really your thing, are they? You're more of a lying reactionary scumbag.
I can read

Falkirk, UK

#27 Mar 12, 2011
harvey wrote:
But neither is there any doubt that the Brits occupied the North, suppressed Catholics and Republicans, and waged a dirty war against them for a couple of decades. Their use of the term "terrorists" to define the Republican and Catholic resistence is both false and hypocritical.
FWIW
Still defending people who bomb schools and now you're trying to mislead people into thinking wikipedia says they aren't terrorists?

Whats wrong? Did mummy and daddy teach you these fairy tales as a kid and now you can't deal with the fact that they too are terrorist supporting scumbags? AL quaida use the same methods of indoctrination.
harvey

Columbus, OH

#28 Mar 14, 2011
I can read wrote:
<quoted text>
That must have taken you a while to type.
If opnly there was some evidence to back up your utterly stupid claims you could have posted that and saved a pile of time.
Now for proof you're a liar since you were dumb enough to ask for it:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Act_of_Union_180...
You'll note that in both 1541 and 1800 it was the irish parliament which voted, once to join up with England and once to becoem part of the UK.
Facts aren't really your thing, are they? You're more of a lying reactionary ****.
Bored with you, liar. I've posted all the evidence I intend to, all one has to do is a little honest research. Evidently insults and demands for "proof" of the obvious are all you have to offer from your perch there at the local pub.

Protestants in the North calling themselves "Irish" voted to join up with England? Wow, how convincing! The local slavemasters vote to join their slavemaster overlords, what a surprise! LOL

Drink up, limey, and stop pretending to know things when you don't, that's my advice.
harvey

Columbus, OH

#29 Mar 14, 2011
I can read wrote:
<quoted text>
Still defending people who bomb schools and now you're trying to mislead people into thinking wikipedia says they aren't terrorists?
Whats wrong? Did mummy and daddy teach you these fairy tales as a kid and now you can't deal with the fact that they too are terrorist supporting ****? AL quaida use the same methods of indoctrination.
Spoken like the hypocritical admirer of Bloody Sunday and all the other Brit atrocities which I'm sure you are. Have 'em pull you another pint and drown your sorrows over the loss of Empire, that'll make you feel better....at least until your liver gives out...lol
I can read

Falkirk, UK

#30 Mar 14, 2011
harvey wrote:
<quoted text>
Spoken like the hypocritical admirer of Bloody Sunday and all the other Brit atrocities which I'm sure you are. Have 'em pull you another pint and drown your sorrows over the loss of Empire, that'll make you feel better....at least until your liver gives out...lol
More lies told in order to try and cover up the fact that you clearly know nothing about the subject matter and you're a disgusting scumbag?

I suppose you realised exactly how bad you looked after defending people who bomb schools so you thought you'd accuse me of being a bloody sunday admirer.

It just goes to show what a poor example of humanity you are.
I can read

Falkirk, UK

#31 Mar 14, 2011
harvey wrote:
<quoted text>
Bored with you, liar. I've posted all the evidence I intend to, all one has to do is a little honest research. Evidently insults and demands for "proof" of the obvious are all you have to offer from your perch there at the local pub.
Protestants in the North calling themselves "Irish" voted to join up with England? Wow, how convincing! The local slavemasters vote to join their slavemaster overlords, what a surprise! LOL
Drink up, limey, and stop pretending to know things when you don't, that's my advice.
At least you've finally said one single thing which is true. You have posted all the evidence you intend to i.e none.

Facts aren't really your thing now are they?
harvey

Columbus, OH

#32 Mar 14, 2011
I can read wrote:
<quoted text>
More lies told in order to try and cover up the fact that you clearly know nothing about the subject matter and you're a disgusting scumbag?
I suppose you realised exactly how bad you looked after defending people who bomb schools so you thought you'd accuse me of being a bloody sunday admirer.
It just goes to show what a poor example of humanity you are.
You defend terrorism, you f---ing drunk, what's the difference? Brit terrorism, Middle Eastern terrorism....clearly, murdering civilians only upsets you when they're Brits or collaborators in your fading Empire's atrocities.
harvey

Columbus, OH

#33 Mar 14, 2011
I can read wrote:
<quoted text>
At least you've finally said one single thing which is true. You have posted all the evidence you intend to i.e none.
Facts aren't really your thing now are they?
See post #24, drunken filth, if you're not too blind drunk to find it.

“It's a Brand New Day”

Since: Feb 06

New Rochelle

#34 Mar 14, 2011
harvey wrote:
<quoted text>
You defend terrorism, you f---ing drunk, what's the difference? Brit terrorism, Middle Eastern terrorism....clearly, murdering civilians only upsets you when they're Brits or collaborators in your fading Empire's atrocities.
Now, now. he is, after all, a patriot. He is unaware of his own history. Go easy. You catch more flies with honey.
harvey

Columbus, OH

#35 Mar 14, 2011
Mr_Bill wrote:
<quoted text>
Now, now. he is, after all, a patriot. He is unaware of his own history. Go easy. You catch more flies with honey.
I don't waste honey on dirty flies, but I suppose there's not much point in debating it with his kind. Like holding a discussion with a brick wall - one with a Protestant mural painted on it...:)
hey

Williamson, WV

#36 Mar 14, 2011
Shouldn't he look into the Catholics and how they molest children? Maybe they will be next.
Mark

UK

#37 Apr 20, 2011
harvey wrote:
<quoted text>
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?'
;)
Hey Harvey, as a citizen of Northern Ireland - I hope you get CANCER.

So glad about 9/11 and all the Americans who were killed taht day.
harvey

Columbus, OH

#38 Apr 21, 2011
Mark wrote:
<quoted text>
Hey Harvey, as a citizen of Northern Ireland - I hope you get CANCER.
So glad about 9/11 and all the Americans who were killed taht day.
Thank you SO much, Mark, that post tells us better than anything I could post exactly what kind of person you are, and a lot more about the "citizens" of Northern Ireland.

Have a nice day, loser!:)
Mark

UK

#39 Apr 21, 2011
No problem, Harvey! I guess you weren't so pleased when the United States became a victim of terrorism.

Thankfully the worldwide financial situation means a united Ireland is further away than ever now. The south isn't independent, it's just a bankrupt slave of the EU and is dependent on massive bailouts from the IMF.
ray

London, UK

#40 Apr 25, 2011
harvey wrote:
<quoted text>
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?'
;)
never read so much crap. Maybe this statment had some milage back in the 80s but not today. We in NIreland have moved on from the shit your talkin about. Both sides of the community have made massive steps forward towards peace. Are police force the psni (not the RUC}come from both sides of the community which is a hugh step forward. Yes there was wrongs done on both sides, i know first hand iv lived the nitemare. But we now need to work together for the sake of ae children so we never fall back to the dark old days of pain death. We will never let the hate you have in your retric take us back. We have still some problems with the so called real IRA but they are fools caught in time who cant live in a peaceful ireland. They will die out and my kids and there kids will live together and hopefully in time will go to school together, that would be the final tabboo finnished. So please if ya have nothing constructive to say say nothing.

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