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Maciamo
29-07-05, 04:57
IRA says armed campaign is over (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/northern_ireland/4720863.stm)


The IRA has formally ordered an end to its armed campaign and says it will pursue exclusively peaceful means.

In a long-awaited statement, the republican organisation said it would follow a democratic path ending more than 30 years of violence.
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Prime Minister Tony Blair said it was a "step of unparalleled magnitude".


I suspect that this was in response to the recent wave of Muslim terrorist attacks in Western countries, and that the IRA does not want to be likened to these "religious terrorists". Let's hope it has the same effect on the Basque ETA as well.

smoke
29-07-05, 19:47
IRA says armed campaign is over (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/northern_ireland/4720863.stm)



I suspect that this was in response to the recent wave of Muslim terrorist attacks in Western countries, and that the IRA does not want to be likened to these "religious terrorists". Let's hope it has the same effect on the Basque ETA as well.
I agree totally.