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Some parts of the IRA and NI puzzle me throughout the years ...

IRA expanded bombing to attempt on life of Margaret Thatcher in seaside hotel in Brighton during a Tory convention in 1984.

Semtex explosive material provided by Libya, Gaddafi

At Tip O'Neill's urging, President Ronald Reagan encouraged Margaret Thatcher to try something new. In 1985, the Anglo-Irish Agreement, in which the Dublin government was given a say in the running of Northern Ireland in exchange for accepting that Northern Ireland would remain part of the United Kingdom until a majority living there voted otherwise, became the bedrock on which the current peace process was built.

On February 7, 1991, terror found its way right to the heart of the British government. A Provisional Irish Republican Army (IRA) operative launched three rounds from a homemade mortar at the cabinet room in No. 10 Downing Street. None reached its target, but one exploded in the back yard. Inside were then-Prime Minister John Major, members of his staff and his war cabinet for the first Gulf war.

The Bishopsgate bombing occurred on 24 April 1993, when the Provisional Irish Republican Army (IRA) detonated a powerful truck bomb on Bishopsgate, a major thoroughfare in London's financial district, the City of London.

George Mitchell: Building Peace in Northern Ireland

Role played by America in the Northern Ireland peace process and negotiations chaired by George Mitchell. President Clinton used economic incentive, a promise for investment in Northern Ireland. A blueprint for peace in Ukraine?

Irish-America, the End of the IRA's Armed Struggle and the Utility of 'Soft Power

Devastating ...

The Omagh bombing  was a car bombing on 15 August 1998 in the town of Omagh in County Tyrone, Northern Ireland. It was carried out by a group calling themselves the Real Irish Republican Army (Real IRA).

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by Oui (Oui) on Mon Jan 31st, 2022 at 11:53:35 AM EST
Yes, a well recorded litany of a sordid history - you have an amazing recollection of facts and dates. I'm not sure Clinton and George Mitchell ever got quite the credit they deserved for the time, energy and political capital they expended on trying to end the conflict against a very hostile Thatcher and her Tory successors.

Index of Frank's Diaries
by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Mon Jan 31st, 2022 at 12:25:30 PM EST
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Not too difficult ... two year before the bombing I stayed in a nearby seaside hotel in Brighton. We visited an annual Electronics Convention. Quite an old building, busy so my room was up a number of stairs ... in case of an emergence no escape possible 😉 English fire regulations. So I checked the roof top, easy way out of the window ... I felt safe.

'Sapere aude'
by Oui (Oui) on Mon Jan 31st, 2022 at 01:53:58 PM EST
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