July 29, 2005
Yesterdays Terrorists Today
I know this is getting lost in all the action of the London terrorist arrests and all, but it appears that the IRA is giving up armed struggle. Nobody seems that worked up over this. The truth is that North Ireland has been pretty peaceful as of late, with some very messy, non-violent politics and the IRA doing nothing but very non-political crime, like bank robberies. I think the reason no one is making a big deal of this is that it doesn't fit our current all or nothing, struggle to the death with the forces of terror storyline. Terror in Northern Ireland has pretty much come to an end. A messy, ambiguous end with no big event or great victory. Anybody who wants a big parade should look at some other kind of war. A war on terror will never have one.