From: USA Me-FL-DC-Guam-WS-NE-IL-?
In a strange sort of bizarre way it's kind of Ironic that Boston , of all US cities should be the one to suffer a horrendously brutal terroist bombing attack from a "liberation terroist group". In the 1970's and early 80's south Boston was a major fund raising location for the IRA which at the time was conducting a terroist bombing campaign in the UK. My 1st thought when I heard/saw the news coverage of the attack was "is this some kind of twisted revenge bombing because of Boston's IRA support?"
No Steve, it's just a whacko. When I was going to MIT, I often went for a pint at the Plough and Stars at the corner of Mass Ave and Hancock. And yeah, I knew where some of my pennys were going, but I'm Irish, after all, so ... The Nation of Ireland has been attempting to unify for decades. The time of the gun is over, the time of incorporation is upon us. With all due respect to my friends in the UK, Ireland will be Ireland; North, South, whatever: Ireland.
Your suggestion the the Boston bombings had some sort of genesis in the Irish conflict is so bizarre as to defy logic. I ain't some IRA puke, and I ain't some RPP puke either. But you have your head up where the sun don't shine.
Symon my friend, you been doing the ganja too much! Re-read what I said. I was talking about irony. IRONY. Remember that? Apparently English lit at MIT skipped over that that . I wasn't attacking the Irish (I'm partly contaminated with that type of blood myself). So I'm assuming you started the John Jameison too early this afternoon and didn't finish reading my post before you started singing "The men behind the wire". Re-read my post again. PLEASE. And see if it's more like, "Wow isn't it IRONIC", than whatever you seemed to think it meant. My head is firmly in the sunshine (in fact I'm seeing it for the 1st time this year and I'm about to mow the lawn and take advantage of it!).
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