We'll it would obviously depend on your personal opinion, one mans terrorist is another mans freedom fighter. Would you call Nelson Mandela a terrorist? He was involved in armed struggle yet he is referred throughout the world, including England. Would I call young Irishmen and woman terrorists because you wish me to, NO!<quoted text>
the ira were a guerrilla army?
OK whats the difference between a "guerrilla army" and a terrorist group?
Many within my community, would call the British Army terrorists, because of there past often harassment, brutality, and murder within our community, however I am sure that you do not!
Like all people involved in the 'troubles' these young men and woman were victims of there surroundings. Many did terrible things and many made extreme fuck ups, regarding the killing of innocents, but so did the British Army whether you like it or not!
I did not agree with militant republicanism, however I can open my mind which I know that you are not very good at, and realise that many of these young Irish working class people would not have resorted to violence, or spent years in jail, or have given there lives, if Britain did not occupy part of our island.
They were also victims of circumstances, and your Government accepted this otherwise why did they set them all free from prison, as part of the GFA. Even those that committed horrible acts against innocents.