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  •  The IRA is not a terrorist group (0+ / 0-)

    The Provisional IRA was removed from the list years ago. There is a group called the "Real IRA" that is on the list, but they are not the same people. They are a splinter group of radical people who have rejected the PIRA/Sinn Fein move toward peace.

    •  This is correct. (0+ / 0-)

      And similar distinctions could be made for the Kurdistan Workers Party and Hamas, but currently are not.

    •  So Irish-American relatives of mine who donated (4+ / 0-)
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      to the Provisional IRA a couple of years ago could have been targeted for killing under this policy back then, but would not be targeted now?  (And could I have been targeted because I'm their relative, and meet with them on family occasions?)

      Some comfort that is!

      The influence of the [executive] has increased, is increasing, and ought to be diminished.

      by lysias on Thu Feb 04, 2010 at 09:49:41 AM PST

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      •  Nope (0+ / 0-)

        First, I doubt your relatives donated anything to the PIRA. If they did and this was known, they'd likely have done some prison time. What they likely did is what some of mine did, they donated to a group called NORAID, which ostensibly raises money to help victims of Northern Ireland but is supspected of having funneled at least some of that to the IRA.

        •  And that's as close to donating to a terrorist (3+ / 0-)
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          group as people who have been convicted of supporting terrorism for donating to foundations like the Holy Land Foundation that in turn donated to Hamas.

          The influence of the [executive] has increased, is increasing, and ought to be diminished.

          by lysias on Thu Feb 04, 2010 at 09:55:06 AM PST

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        •  "Suspected" is enough to get killed. (3+ / 0-)
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          You probably wouldn't have liked it if some of your had been assassinated under this questionable logic.

          "we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex" Dwight D. Eisenhower

          by bobdevo on Thu Feb 04, 2010 at 09:56:04 AM PST

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      •  Yep: Kill the Micks!!!! n/t (1+ / 0-)
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        "we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex" Dwight D. Eisenhower

        by bobdevo on Thu Feb 04, 2010 at 09:55:00 AM PST

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