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What are Polish Peoples Views of a Re-United Ireland


PlasticPole 7 | 2,649  
25 Aug 2009 /  #61
Another American who thinks the involvement goes back 30 years or so.

Who said anything about thirty years? Did you misread my post?
time means 5 | 1,310  
25 Aug 2009 /  #62
Did you misread my post

No, you said Britain.
PlasticPole 7 | 2,649  
25 Aug 2009 /  #63
I didn't mean Britain. I meant Spain...
Harry  
25 Aug 2009 /  #64
Another American who thinks the involvement goes back 30 years or so.

I did find it highly amusing how fast they stopped thinking about the IRA as 'freedom fighters' immediately after 19 'freedom fighters' stuck Boeings into buildings.

It was nearly as amusing as the speed at which the IRA became an organisation of peace after the last of its sponsors (dickhead plastic paddies in the USA) followed the example of the USSR and Libya and refused to support them anymore.
RevokeNice 15 | 1,859  
25 Aug 2009 /  #65
dickhead plastic paddies in the USA

Bitter much? :)
Harry  
25 Aug 2009 /  #66
Not at all. I'm 100% behind you on the old 'Ireland for the Irish' line. Although I tend to approach it more from the 'All Irish in Ireland only' angle.
time means 5 | 1,310  
25 Aug 2009 /  #67
And now by freeing the Libyan (which i don't agree with) it promotes terrorism, when for years they allowed noraid and refused to extradite known terrorists.
Ironside 49 | 10,626  
25 Aug 2009 /  #68
I am a Dubliner watching my city clog up with the dregs of the world!

Listening to you I conclude that the city had been doing it for some time now.....
aphrodisiac 11 | 2,444  
25 Aug 2009 /  #69
It was nearly as amusing as the speed at which the IRA became an organisation of peace after the last of its sponsors (dickhead plastic paddies in the USA) followed the example of the USSR and Libya and refused to support them anymore.

unfortunately that is true:(.Well, I would not use the word dickhead though.
RevokeNice 15 | 1,859  
25 Aug 2009 /  #70
Their country was at war, it was a patriotic act for them to send financial aid to their motherland. It saved many an Irish Catholic life.
szarlotka 8 | 2,209  
25 Aug 2009 /  #71
Bloody hell, a Celtic Tiger. I thought the recession had killed them all off;)

Back on topic I asked the Boss what she thought of the question posed here, her being Polish. Her response was quite interesting. To summarise she agrees with most level headed people that the split should never had happened and that Ireland should be one country. However, since most of the inhabitants of the North want to remain in Britain her opinion is that you need to form a majority opinion in the North towards unification. If they said Yes I'm sure Britain would agree. Now since most of the Ulstermen don't remotely want thatto happen her solution is to breed more supporters. So her advice to you is go forth and multiply.

Tell I said to fook off home

Home has been the UK for a long long time, but I'll pass your kind regards on.

take her oar out of Irish affairs

So why ask for Polish opinions in the first place?
aphrodisiac 11 | 2,444  
25 Aug 2009 /  #72
Their country was at war, it was a patriotic act for them to send financial aid to their motherland. It saved many an Irish Catholic life.

I know that and I am not against NI freedom, just the opposite. I was agreeing with Harry on the facts he provided re IRA financing.
OP Ireland32 2 | 172  
25 Aug 2009 /  #73
After reading the various posts of the day....with the exception of the now suspended hotel waiter (Revokenice) I am lead to conclude that Polish people in general would be sympathetic to the cause of Re-unification of Ireland. I also thank the various other posters from other nationalities.

I do not for one minute conclude that the Polish people or other agreeded with the violent past from which we have came.

Some people dream of their local team winning a trophy, other yearn to see their country prosper at a chosen sport. For me that dream is a 32 County Socialist Ireland for all the peoples of this island, regardless of religion, colour and ethnic background.

I will continue to work for it and hope that one day that dream becomes a reality.
Trevek 26 | 1,702  
25 Aug 2009 /  #74
It saved many an Irish Catholic life.

But did it? To what extent did it prolong the armed struggle (if it isn't still finding it).

The more the IRA and other groups armed the stronger crown forces became and, arguably, the more active Loyalist paramilitaries became... and we know what some of them were like.

Granted, the armed struggle (believe in it or not) often seems to be a necessary path to allow a legitimate political process to come to fruition (see South Africa, Israel, Kenya etc). Shame it leaves so much blood and pain in its wake.
OP Ireland32 2 | 172  
25 Aug 2009 /  #75
Granted, the armed struggle (believe in it or not) often seems to be a necessary path to allow a legitimate political process to come to fruition (see South Africa, Israel, Kenya etc). Shame it leaves so much blood and pain in its wake.

Its hard to wait around for something that you know might not happen but its even harder to give up when you know its everything you ever wanted.
ShelleyS 14 | 2,893  
25 Aug 2009 /  #76
but then...

I, know, what I said and I stand by it.

But

Not trying to be confrontational here but are you saying YOU consider "British" to include NI, whereas others don't?

Technically at present they are. But no one does consider people in Belfast British, they're Irish, friends of mine have been to Belfast and have said they're going to Ireland, simple as that really.

What?

Sorry about that RN, it was a mistake!

Bloody foreigners, coming over, speaking Gaelic and milking the pictish benefit system for all it had!

I just nearly wet myself...PMSL, seriously
Trevek 26 | 1,702  
25 Aug 2009 /  #77
Its hard to wait around for something that you know might not happen but its even harder to give up when you know its everything you ever wanted.

Like England winning the world cup again?

Wasn't it ANC who said something like "Africans cannot be patient forever"?

But no one does consider people in Belfast British

That I understand, it's just when you say someone who's British is anyone whose English, Irish, Welsh or Scottish. Are you talking technicalities or belief?

Personally, I'd use the term British to mean the mainland and surrounding islands (not sure how it sits with Manx) but I'd refer to Belfast etc as NI and people from there as Northern Irish regardless of religion/politics). I'd doubtless get an earful from an Ulsterman (or woman).

I just nearly wet myself...PMSL, seriously

glad you liked it.
ShelleyS 14 | 2,893  
25 Aug 2009 /  #78
Personally, I'd use the term British to mean the mainland and surrounding islands (not sure how it sits with Manx) but I'd refer to Belfast etc as NI and people from there as Northern Irish regardless of religion/politics). I'd doubtless get an earful from an Ulsterman (or woman).

You worded it a lot better than me, Ive been ill, touch of woman flu, you'll have to forgive me this once.

glad you liked it.

I loved it...it really really did make me laugh, which isnt good at the moment because Ive got a barking cough!
Trevek 26 | 1,702  
25 Aug 2009 /  #79
you'll have to forgive me this once.

Of course, you are excused :D

it really really did make me laugh, which isnt good at the moment because Ive got a barking cough!

Ow, sorry then, I'll ease up on the ribticklers!
RevokeNice 15 | 1,859  
27 Aug 2009 /  #80
The Great Rape of Ireland will not go unpunished. If I say anymore special branch will kick me door down, again.

Ireland remembers. When Ireland lives, I do not die. We shall remember.

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