Tuesday, July 31, 2007

The British are leaving. The British are leaving.

I find it hard to believe that this story has been so carefully hidden. If the net were a newspaper, this article appears to be placed bottom left, page H14, under the ad for disposable lighter repair.

Folks, this is important. The British army is pulling out of Northern Ireland. 38 years ago the British troops entered in an attempt to restore civil rights to a population violently divided along religious lines. There were successes --and failures. There were insurgents, terrorists, surges, IEDs, friendly fire incidents, "contractors", there was even "bandit country": an un-policable area ruled my groups allegedly involved in nefarious activities. The important thing is that there were lessons learned over the past three decades. We should be paying attention.
Full Story on Reuters.com

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