Saturday, March 19, 2005

Analysis: Irish war could revive if IRA disbands

The Irish republican movement has split five times in the past century, and on three of those occasions, the split has led to widespread violence, even on occasion civil war.

Sinn Fein President Gerry Adams, under intense U.S. and domestic pressure, says the Irish Republican Army must disband gradually to prevent the danger of a new and far more deadly IRA springing up in its place.


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