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Got his comeuppence in the end
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I suggest taking this thread down.
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dezzy wrote:I suggest taking this thread down.
Why's that ? the news is all over the internet/other forums & the BBC haven't stopped reporting about it with continuous coverage since the news broke of his death at six-o-clock this morning
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Ok, no problem, just an idea. Look on another site at the racist one eyed views. It will cause arguments.
Got his comupannce?yes he committed horrible acts, but there were horrible acts on both sides, sadly a war destroyed our country for many years, such horrible times, thankfully McGuinness was able to be a major player in bringing peace to Ireland.
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dezzy wrote:Ok, no problem, just an idea. Look on another site at the racist one eyed views. It will cause arguments.
Got his comupannce?yes he committed horrible acts, but there were horrible acts on both sides, sadly a war destroyed our country for many years, such horrible times, thankfully McGuinness was able to be a major player in bringing peace to Ireland.
Yes mate the abuse is always going to be worst on the dark side forum

I'm glad Ireland is now in peace after years of horrible atrocities, innocent people suffered not only in Ireland but in England too. Sadly for me I find it difficult in my heart to show any compassion towards murderers/terrorists or anyone who commits horrendous crimes of any nature in any walk of life !
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1964white wrote:Yes mate the abuse is always going to be worst on the dark side forum

I'm glad Ireland is now in peace after years of horrible atrocities, innocent people suffered not only in Ireland but in England too. Sadly for me I find it difficult in my heart to show any compassion towards murderers/terrorists or anyone who commits horrendous crimes of any nature in any walk of life !
I cannot condone what he done. But, the Britain government and army along with loyalists did equally bad things. It's just a shame it took so long to find peace. Let's hope those days never return.
And that Ireland will soon be, rightfully, united again.
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I cringed when I read this. there are 2 sides to every story and with this being such a political nightmare I can only see falling out on the subject.
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I agree with dezzy, this forum is no place for discourse on something as emotive as Irish politics. And that's coming from an Irishman who lived through the Troubles
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1964White....what in God's name did you expect to gain from your original post ?

I hope you can look back at those words and feel pride.
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I would love to post what I think of him, but would rather not speak ill of the dead.
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Well said lads, and it's a dig at nobody. There was so much wrong and evil that went on from both sides spanning such a long time, that's impossible to discuss. We have peace now, which line it or not, he helped achieve, his past shouldn't be ignored either.
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dezzy wrote:Well said lads, and it's a dig at nobody. There was so much wrong and evil that went on from both sides spanning such a long time, that's impossible to discuss. We have peace now, which line it or not, he helped achieve, his past shouldn't be ignored either.
Spot on Dezzy....wise words indeed :tup:
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I must admit, when I saw this thread first thing this morning, I also thought " oh dear ". It's just way too emotive a subject to discuss on a forum such as this in my opinion.
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Ronan wrote:1964White....what in God's name did you expect to gain from your original post ?

I hope you can look back at those words and feel pride.
Nothing to gain whatsoever Ronan

People have varying opinions about the man & yes he did some great work in his later life to help create peace in what is a lovely country the Emerald Isle.
Maybe my initial post was lacking in humanity, hey even our Queen found forgiveness shaking hands with MM on one of her visits to Northern Ireland, must have been difficult for her bearing in mind the tragic death of Lord Mountbatten
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lufc1304 wrote:I agree with dezzy, this forum is no place for discourse on something as emotive as Irish politics. And that's coming from an Irishman who lived through the Troubles
Understand your concerns Nick

Must have been horrible for millions of you at that time
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1964white wrote:Nothing to gain whatsoever Ronan

People have varying opinions about the man & yes he did some great work in his later life to help create peace in what is lovely country the Emerald Isle.
Maybe my initial post was lacking in humanity, hey even our Queen found forgiveness shaking hands with MM on one of her visits to Northern Ireland, must have been difficult for her bearing in mind the tragic death of Lord Mountbatten
That's fair enough :tup:
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Ronan wrote:That's fair enough :tup:
I apologise if I offended anyone, very insensitive of me

On such emotive matters I should have kept my opinions to myself

Major news involving a key figure in Irish history/politics though !
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One man's terrorist is another man's freedom fighter.
Let's show respect to Sadamm Hussein, Osama Bin Laden and Gadaffi as well.
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BobHirst wrote:One man's terrorist is another man's freedom fighter.
Let's show respect to Sadamm Hussein, Osama Bin Laden and Gadaffi as well.
Taken from Facebook's The Notorious Barrack Boy's Page....very apt :tup:


The news that Martin McGuinness has passed away will mean different things to different people, as it did with the passing of Ian Paisley.
I personally think these two quotes help illustrate how much we have matured and grown as a society.
Here is Martin McGuinness' reaction to Ian Paisleys death

"Despite our differences, I found him to be a charismatic and powerful personality. He always treated me and those who worked with me with respect and courtesy. Today I have lost a friend"

Here is Ian Paisleys sons reactions to Martins' death

"During my fathers illness, Martin contacted me. He would have texted me just to ask how Ian was, and say he was thinking about him.
It was very precious to us as a family. It gave Ian a lot of happiness as well to know that he had left that impression. It's not about how you start your life, it's about how you finish it"

To see these two huge figures finally come together and be extremely respectful to one another at the end of their lives while still having their political differences is truly inspiring.

Thank you for giving hope to our future, RIP Martin McGuinness
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Not often I agree with a tory, but I think John Major summed it up when he said that when MM died, he had a balance showing in both the credit and debit column's in his life ledger.

Hugely newsworthy story, but a generally harmonious forum like this doesn't need the grief a topic like this can generate. Let's move on, everyone
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