Ulster Resistance – Unapologetic British Terrorism In Ireland

An Sionnach Fionn

The Seeds Of The Northern War

We’ve seen a lot of outraged (and outrageous) speeches in recent days from politicians representing the British Unionist minority in the north-east of Ireland demanding an “apology” from the government of Ireland for its alleged role in the ideological divisions in the Irish Republican Army that led to the establishment of the breakaway Provisional Army Council in December of 1969. Some Unionists claim that the creation of the Provisional Irish Republican Army (PIRA) was the direct result of Irish government policies, an attempt to arm and direct a growing insurgency in the British Occupied North of Ireland between 1969 and 1970. In fact, of course, the conflict began many years earlier in 1966 when attacks by British terrorist factions on Irish communities across the northern part of Ireland led to several deaths and injuries with the destruction of property north and south…

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