Ethnic Separatist Groups

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Ethnic Separatist Groups 83 Irish Terrorists According to a middle-level IRA officer interviewed by Newsweek in 1988, the IRA has plenty of recruits. Each potential enlistee is kept under scrutiny for as long as a year before being allowed to sign up. The Provos are paranoid about informers, so hard drinkers and loudmouths are automatically disqualified from consideration. H.A. Lyons, a Belfast psychiatrist who frequently works with prisoners, told Newsweek that the IRA’s political murderers are “fairly normal individuals,” compared with nonpolitical killers. “They regard themselves as freedom fighters,”adding that they feel no remorse for their actions, at least against security forces. As the IRA officer explained to Newsweek: The killing of innocent civilians is a thing that sickens all volunteers, and it must and will stop. But I can live with the killing [of security forces]. There is an occupying army which has taken over our country. I see no difference between the IRA and World War II resistance movements. Rona M. Fields noted in 1976 that Belfast “terrorists” are most often adolescent
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