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Who's doing PR for Sinn Fein? They should be, um, fired!

category national | crime and justice | other press author Thursday March 17, 2005 00:55author by Julian Brookes Report this post to the editors

Amusing commentary on the current Sinn Fein "situation" from a US-based publication/blog.

Quick, somebody get some PR help to Sinn Fein, right now. First the IRA, its armed wing (and fallback/bargaining chip in extremis), brutally murders a guy, Robert McCartney, in a bar. Then, in what was intended as a sweet goodwill gesture toward the man's family, it offers to brutally murder the murderers! (And deliver them, gift-wrapped, to the McCartney household, one wonders?).

Now along comes Martin McGuiness, Sinn Fein's number two, and himself a former IRA man, to warn the McCarntey sisters, who have mounted a stunningly effective shame campaign against "the Ra" and Sinn Fein, essentially to back off. Think about it: how do these words sound, coming from a former high-ranking IRA soldier whose political party is still backed by the IRA's (famously un-decomissioned) guns: "The McCartneys need to be very careful. To step over that line, which is a very important line, into the world of party political politics, can do a huge disservice to their campaign." To which I'd reply, Or what, Martin?

This would all be comical if it weren't so disgusting. One bright spot, though -- and I say this as both a Brit who grew up in the bomb-happy 1980s and a longtime sympathiser, within limits, with the Republican cause -- is that it makes Sinn Fein's cynical use of the IRA virtually untenable -- Bush is absolutely right to revoke Gerry Adams' standing invitation to Washington -- and shows, if anyone doubted it, that the IRA has devolved irretrievably into a criminal gang.

Related Link: http://www.motherjones.com/mojoblog/index.html#14

 #   Title   Author   Date 
   Tell Bush: Hands of Sinn Fein!     Matthew Smith    Thu Mar 17, 2005 02:32 
   Response to Mr. Brookes     Kevin Walsh    Fri Mar 18, 2005 22:54 
   Re. Waltzing Matilda     a blast from the past    Fri Mar 18, 2005 23:07 
   Kevin Walsh     Reality Check    Sat Mar 19, 2005 13:22 
   I know about half a dozen Kevin Walshes     barry    Sat Mar 19, 2005 18:54 
   Re. Kevin Walsh     A Further Reality Check (one worthy of the name)    Sat Mar 19, 2005 22:04 
   Response to Kevin Walsh     irish cultural attache in san francisco    Sun Mar 20, 2005 08:16 
   their religion is irrelevant     barry    Sun Mar 20, 2005 15:36 
   Careful now Barry !     mr. shit stirrer    Sun Mar 20, 2005 16:42 
 10   Aye, BUT.....     Barry    Sun Mar 20, 2005 16:57 
 11   The Irish Cultural Attache San Francisco. A response     Kevin Walsh    Sun Mar 27, 2005 03:10 
 12   Cultural Attache in San Franciso     Michelle Clarke    Sun Mar 27, 2005 03:45 


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