According to some, Sinn Fein were/are terrorists due to potential links to the Irish Republican Army. Assuming this is accurate, was it wrong for them to be included in the discussions which resulted in the Good Friday agreement?
Potential links? Are you serious?
Are you saying there are sober/non-high people in full command of their faculties that believe the 'two organizations' are not actually one in the same!?!
One side's terrorist is the other side's freedom fighter. Certainly true in this case.
I know the cliche, but I disagree. Terrorism isn't defined by which side you are on. It is defined by the tactics you employ.
Well you are simply drawing a different line. The positioning of the line would still be highly debatable.
No. If the United States flew airplanes into tall buildings on purpose, to kill
thousands of innocent people, that would be terrorism.
It's about what you do, not who you are.
If the USA did that, it would be an attack and an act of war. If radical US citizens did this, it would be terrorism.
But I wasn't referring to a single incident, I'm talking about the whole range of terrorist activities. Not all are as clear cut.
"No negotiations with terrorists" is a politically popular position we claim, not an irrational policy anyone actually follows.
I do see Sinn Fein as a legitimate political party, even though they have strong connections with the IRA. That being said I'm still pretty torn about Gerry Adams never getting convicted of anything like ever, because individuals should be held
Was it wrong for the ANC to rule in South Africa post-apartheid?
If say no, but I asked this one as opposed to anything dealing with the ANC because of an earlier poll about negotiating with terrorists.
Matt please finish your thought. "If I say no then......." It just doesn't sound complete.
Sorry that should say "I'd say no"