IRA Was Pushed Too Far

Posted By: March 29, 2013

British and Unionists to Blame
Dublin Must Rescue Process

Capitol Hill. Thursday, February 3, 2005 — It was pretty obvious the IRA would finally get fed up with the double standards of the the British and the obstructionism and rejectionism of the Unionists, both the Ulster Unionism(UUP) and the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP).

That is how Irish-Americans are reacting to the IRA statement, which took their ” proposals off the table”.
” Many of us feared it would come to this”, said Father Sean Mc Manus, President of the Capitol Hill-based Irish National Caucus. ” How could the British and the Unionists — having failed for 30 years to defeat the IRA — be so foolish as to think they could keep kicking the IRA around? Had the DUP accepted the extraordinary pre-Christmas IRA offer, the IRA would by now have completely decommissioned and the peace-process hugely advanced”.
” Only the Irish Government can now rescue the fading peace-process. It is now time for the Irish Government to put pressure on the British … and to call off its attack dog, Minister of Justice Michael Mc Dowell. The peace process must not be sacrificed for petty political reasons”, Father Mc Manus concluded.