April 7, 2005


The war is over, Adams tells IRA (FRASER NELSON, 4/07/05, The Scotsman)

GERRY Adams last night called for the IRA to end its "armed struggle" - in a historic gamble which will either restore the Northern Ireland peace process or finish his political career.

In a battle to stop Sinn Fein’s slide into the political wilderness, Mr Adams has said that the IRA should use "purely political and democratic activity" to argue the case for a united Ireland.

The move was seen in London as an instruction for the IRA to disarm unilaterally - itself a watershed in the peace process. But if the IRA now refuses, Mr Adams’ credibility - and that of Sinn Fein - would be destroyed.


Posted by Orrin Judd at April 7, 2005 9:42 AM

Once Peter King stopped backing him, he knew it was over. It's all about the Benjamins and the American contribution to IRA terror is down to pennies.

Posted by: at April 7, 2005 10:23 AM

Who is Peter King and who are the Benjamins?

Posted by: Genecis at April 7, 2005 10:49 AM

Peter King is a Republican congressman from Long Island who has been the foremost supporter of the IRA in American politics for about 3 decades now. He was Adams' go-between with Clinton during and after the peace accord. For him to criticize Adams as he has is like my decision to support withdrawal from Gaza, a sea change in the environment.

Benjamins is slang for hundred dollar bills or generally large amounts of cash, as in the movie All About the Benjamins.

Posted by: bart at April 7, 2005 11:04 AM

I'll know its over when Adams and his bunch are sitting in the slammer.

Posted by: Robert Schwartz at April 7, 2005 11:25 AM

Guys, I can't get invited to the White House if you continue.

Posted by: Sandy P at April 7, 2005 11:51 AM


I can't believe the stuff King has been saying about him lately. Bush has been most effective in making people get effin' serious about all terrorism, not just the Islamist variety.

Posted by: Matt Murphy at April 7, 2005 12:37 PM