We are tired of your peace and your apologies, and we are not interested in your healing

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The Manchester atrocity and Sinn Féin’s condemnation – Declan Kearney



The reporter concluded his piece with the following poignant words: “Look into these faces, and youth and optimism beam back at you.”

That sentence captures the full impact and the human devastation caused at Manchester with the killing and injury of so many children, teenagers and young adult people.

What happened in Manchester was mass murder. It occurred at a time of apparently growing numbers of indiscriminate attacks against innocent civilians across mainland Europe.

These actions seem to be designed to provoke mass hysteria and repressive reactions from the states which have been targeted.

This is an era of unprecedented global instability, particularly within the Middle East, Asia and Africa.

The divide between rich and poor, and inequality is growing in both the Northern and Southern hemispheres. Children are dying everyday as a result of malnutrition, drought, hunger and poverty.

Global extremism in the form of violent fundamentalist sectarianism, and right-wing populism and xenophobia has been on the rise.

The so-called Islamic State or ISIS is one example of this trend.

Mass murders of innocent children in Europe are mirrored by similar atrocities taking place continually in places like Yemen, Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan. Many people will draw inevitable parallels between the recent attack upon children in Manchester and the indiscriminate killing of children in Gaza.

The terrible events taking place in the Middle East and elsewhere are the consequence of historic and present day Western powers’ imperial and colonial expansionism and interference.

The phenomenon of ISIS personifies a total violation of human dignity and democratic norms.

Its claim of responsibility for the Manchester massacre has been rightly condemned from across the political spectrum. Perversely some in Ireland have tried to cynically exploit this tragedy to mount gratuitous political attacks against Sinn Féin.

There is no justification for what happened in Manchester.

This atrocity must refocus our collective responsibility to develop a better world, based on global peace and solidarity; free from poverty and injustice; and, in which young people can thrive and prosper on the basis of equality and inclusion.

There is no distinction between the carnage and suffering which results from all wars.

Acts of war can never be romanticised regardless of the wider context in which these occur.

The battles of the Somme, and Messines, the massacres at Auschwitz and carpet bombing of Dresden, the use of atomic bombs at Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and, the invasion of Iraq were all horrific events caused by the decision of governments.

In the Irish context no right-thinking republican has ever glamorised war, or indeed the actions of the IRA, in this or any previous generation. There was never a ‘good old IRA’ as some of the Irish revisionists purport to suggest.

To assert that a political context forced the use of armed struggle as a last resort, cannot disguise the massive human suffering caused by IRA actions.

The IRA leadership said that publicly in 2002.

Expressing remorse and regret for death and injury during the political conflict could move us all close to a healing process.

That should not be confused or devalued with attempts to seek repudiation of political responsibility or allegiance.

There were different sides in the Irish conflict and there are multiple narratives.

There are issues about our past upon which we will have to agree to disagree.

Our peace process is proof that another world is possible.

The Manchester bombing is a brutal reminder that a better, safer, world of solidarity must not only be an aspiration but also a concrete political and social objective.

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Kearney is an Enemy of Ireland.

A Gaystapo Cheerleader within MI5/SF.

MI5/SF Commemorate Sectarian Murderers.

Kearney is not licencsed by any Medical Council to diagnose Phobias.

The British Medical Council have requested that Verbal Vigilantes desist from mocking Phobia sufferers by using the Word Phobia.
 
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Tadhg Gaelach

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What the hell is this muppet even trying to say? I've never read such a load of rambling drivel in my life. Some of it is true, but it doesn't link together to actually say anything. What the Irish people want to know is,

a) Why is PSF supporting the murder of Irish children?
b) Why is PSF supporting the replacement of the Irish people by mass immigration?
c) Why is PSF supporting the Muslim Brotherhood in Ireland?
d) Why is the DUP now a more pro-Irish party than PSF is?
 
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I have got hassle both on line and off line because I'm not prepared to condemn either the PIRA as a whole or the RUC as a whole. Both sides indulge in emotional blackmail type arguments when it comes to the Troubles which is something that I hate. The Troubles is long over and if people aren't prepared to discuss it in a calm and rational manner they shouldn't be allowed to discuss it at all.
 
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What the hell is this muppet even trying to say? I've never read such a load of rambling drivel in my life. Some of it is true, but it doesn't link together to actually say anything. What the Irish people want to know is,

a) Why is PSF supporting the murder of Irish children?
b) Why is PSF supporting the replacement of the Irish people by mass immigration?
c) Why is PSF supporting the Muslim Brotherhood in Ireland?
d) Why is the DUP now a more pro-Irish party than PSF is?
You have written plenty of it, a chara
 
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