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Was the Provisional IRA justified in its actions during The Troubles?

Asked by: luke23
  • All about the gold

    Vast amounts of gold deposits underground in northern Ireland but they have only recently worked out a way of extracting it. Hence the bombs, gave the british a reason to support the invasion. I dont blame a lot of irish for the fighting and suspect not all bombs were down to them.

  • English has done the same

    Back in World War 1 and 2 the people England bombed and raided Germany so if that is justified why are the Irish bombings not justified for they were at war in that time as well as the English. Also the British soldiers sent to Ireland were abusing the Irish women over there

  • The IRA are not terrorists

    The IRA are freedom fighters, not terrorists, if someone invaded your home country & you fight the intruder to protect yourself, your family & your country. You are not a terrorist. The British should not of invaded Ireland. Ireland is home to the Irish not British. All though The IRA has committed awful atrocities it's nothing in comparison to the atrocities committed by the British and what they did to the Irish, How cruelly they were treated. But 2 wrongs do no make a right but in war nothing is fair & innocent people do get hurt but The Brits should not have been there in the first place & they should not be there now. The British government should withdraw & give Ireland back to the IRISH. Move all the Ulster British wannabees who want to be English so bad to England & free Ireland.

  • Oppression- Talking failed so violence prevailed

    Margaret Thatcher wouldn't listen to people. She was completely psychotic. Housing, high positions and schooling all favoured the protestants. The IRA were fighting for fairness, equality and a socialist state. What's so wrong with that? They tried talking but she wouldn't listen. They protested, no change. It was the last ditch thing to do. We don't criticise her for the Falklands. So why for Ireland? Same old pointless imperialist Thatcherism.

  • War of Liberation

    The British oppressed and pressed their heel down on the Irish people. The British, just as everywhere else, was not going to allow a colony to just leave. The only way to free themselves, just as in 1916 was by force of arms. If the IRA had not taken up arms nobody would have stood up for the Irish people in Ulster and they would have continued to be oppressed.

  • War of Liberation

    The British oppressed and pressed their heel down on the Irish people. The British, just as everywhere else, was not going to allow a colony to just leave. The only way to free themselves, just as in 1916 was by force of arms. If the IRA had not taken up arms nobody would have stood up for the Irish people in Ulster and they would have continued to be oppressed.

  • It's their country

    I think what you have to remember is that Ireland was once one country and the British came in, invaded and then kept part of Ireland. Most of this is played down by the media, the IRA's tactics were sometimes unacceptable but their cause was no different to any other country trying to regain sovereignty

  • Its clear violence

    The argument which I present are legal backings such as Belfast agreement and Mitchell principles the IRA agrees them but the RIRA does not . Agreed that IRA was for cause but the present RIRA stands only for violence distress and disparity. Beat me in this debate if anyone can I challenge you

  • Of course it was justified

    Would the people of england call the acts of the british army justifiable? They killed more innocents around the world than the ira ever did but they are paraded as heroes! How would the english like it if ireland had occupied their country for hundreds of years and discriminated agaisnt them? P.I.R.A freedom fighters against british army terrorists who collided with sectarian death squads .

  • Of course it was

    Yes the british were savages during that war. When injustice becomes law, rebellion becomes duty. The british raped, stole and killed. The IRA had to defend their people. The IRA had a lot less resources than the british army. History is written by the victor. The british army were much more evil than the IRA

  • The methods used by the IRA were cowardly and despicable.

    They have the blood stain of innocent civilians. 621 casualties were civilians in the Troubles up to 2001 according to Wikipedia. Many of them were victims of cowardly car bombings. The IRA is a proscribed organisation in the UK under the Terrorism Act 2000 and an unlawful organisation in the Republic of Ireland for it's use of explosives and assassinations.

    Peaceful democracy and politics is the key to moving forward in this day of age. Not extremism, violence and terrorism. Nothing is worth enough to do that.

  • Fat barks style

    Fat barks style A very large dildo, usually black and sometimes spiked, fired from a RPG towards an enemy's anus.
    Guy 1: Have you seen the new porn coming out of the middle-east?
    Guy 2: Yeah, they are always giving someone a Syrian Torpedo. Yes I suppose so you queer boy


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