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[–] chubsta 2 points -1 points (+1|-2) ago 

Of course it wasn't - the IRA are just a criminal organisation that relies upon violence to maintain a stranglehold on their communities, they smuggle guns and drugs and now people, and god help anyone who tries to stand up to them. They may have had a few psychos over the years who enjoyed blowing innocent people up for the fun of it but it was never about uniting Ireland, it was purely about being the biggest criminal gang and making the most money.

[–] sir_andy_of_bad 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Of course it was. Says the guy who doesn't even know what or where Belfast is.

[–] midnightblue1335 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I don't know a whole lot about the IRA and the Troubles. From what I recall, it seemed they had some legitimate grievances and they had no choice but to turn to violence.

Might be seeing the same thing happening in the USA soon.