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Chris Gaskin - an apology

In a previous post I mistakenly implied that the views of the blog Balrog "An Irish Republican perspective on life" were from "south of the border".

My error was pointed out by Chris Gaskin a writer on the blog; "a Law student attending Queens University Belfast. (sic - it has an apostrophe as it is the university of Our Most Gracious Majesty) ...(who) works part time as a Barman in the 26 counties. (and is) a staunch Irish Republican who supports the establishment of a 32 County Secular Socialist Republic." So my apologies are due.

I am surprised he is offended by being identified as having Southern Irish views seeing he states:
Am I the only one who finds it funny when he talks about dragging the reputation of the British nation through the mud?

It has no reputation worth saving FFS!

It has a long history or brutality, oppression, domination and conquest. All you have to do is to look at the countries around the world where there has been war and strife about borders to see what the Brits created, Israel/Palestine, India/Pakistan, Ireland.

It's about time that the British woke up and realised that their "nation" has blood flowing from its fingertips after centuries of war, injustice and colonisation.

Britain is not a peacefull (sic) nation and it never has been, a bit of reality might scare them half to death.

Of course I'm glad he prefers to be identified as an Ulsterman, but it would be nice if showed a little more gratitude to the state that has paid for his education and way of life....

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Personally I take some sort of pride in
"Britain is not a peacefull (sic) nation and it never has been"

Indeed I wrote something sort of apropos recently at my blog http://www.di2.nu/200605/27b.htm

He needs to look at his history a bit more closely. To give one example. Pakistan / India. These areas were a mass of warring states before the Birtish came, many of them already under foreign (mainly Muslim) rulers. The British didn't want to split India into two (or three as it now is) This division was caused by people like Gandhi and the Muslim leader (can't remember his name at the moment). The British recommended that full independence be delayed by a short period while the problems were sorted out.
And no one needs to teach the Irish how to fight and never have.

am surprised he is offended by being identified as having Southern Irish views

I have Irish Republican views, I don't recognise British imposed borders.

I am a proud Ulsterman (9 counties) and I paid for my own education at QUB.

I am not surprised that you didn't know where South Armagh was, afterall it is in a foreign country afterall.

Err ... actually Chris, you'll afterall find that South Armagh is afterall in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, despite the best efforts of your kind in murdering thousands over the years.

Now, if you don't like it, fuck off.

Where's Gandalf when you need him....?

And to think that this cretinous piece of IRA scum is at university.
Her's a newsflash dickhead; if we had been one tenth as violent against you and all the other terrorist enabling shitas we should have been, you would not be here whining and snivelling about it
Fuck Off

I'm still trying to work out why if "It's about time that the British woke up and realised that ...a long history or brutality, oppression, domination and conquest" that we are such delicate flowers that if we learnt this "bit of reality might scare them half to death"....

You English are so loquacious LOL

And we can punctuate, too...

Chris Gaskin

Oh I think you'll find that in some ways we're not that much different. After all, you hail from the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland yourself and you also have the great good luck to be a subject of Her Majesty The Queen.

If you want to see loquacious you should pop across the border and visit those funny foreigners, the Irish.

After all, you hail from the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland yourself

No, I come from South Armagh, Ireland.

you also have the great good luck to be a subject of Her Majesty The Queen

Again you are wrong. I am an Irish citizen. Even under British law I am not a British citizen/subject.

I suggest you consult the Nationality act 1981

you should pop across the border

Which border?

I pop across the Armagh Louth border every day and there is no difference.

You are a touchy lot over there. Look, seriously, if you want to spit on your luck, renounce your God-given status as a subject of Her Majesty The Queen and become Irish, then why don't you just up sticks and move there?

Even the Irish say South Armagh is in the UK dear boy...and if you are an Irish citizen what was wrong with Trinity College Dublin or was QUB a better place for you to get your qualifications so you can make more money in London than in Ireland?

Begorrah this foine chap has so many faces he must have great difficulty working out who he is of a morning!

He regularly gets ripped apart on A Tangled Web and other sites. People are bored with his smug 'thanks for training me, give me money but I hate you all' attitude. Never mind he can go and sing in a pub in Kilburn and feel right at home when he gets over here to make more money than in the homeland whereever he considers it to be!

Bet he doesn't get an MI5 tail on him much as he would like one for his 'street cred'. 8-)

"I am not surprised that you didn't know where South Armagh was, afterall it is in a foreign country afterall."

Hey Chrissy Babe - you should have spent more time studying Law during the six years you paid to be at QUB - even if South Amargh was in in the Republic of Ireland, which it isn't, it still wouldn't be in a "foreign country"
Check the Ireland Act 1949 -
1) It is hereby recognized and declared that the part of Ireland heretofore known as Eire ceased, as from the eighteenth day of April, nineteen hundred and forty-nine, to be part of His Majesty’s dominions...
(3) The part of Ireland referred to in subsection (1) of this section is hereafter in this Act referred to, and may in any Act, enactment or instrument passed or made after the passing of this Act be referred to, by the name attributed thereto by the law thereof, that is to say, as the Republic of Ireland.

2 Republic of Ireland not a foreign country

(1) It is hereby declared that, notwithstanding that the Republic of Ireland is not part of His Majesty’s dominions, the Republic of Ireland is not a foreign country for the purposes of any law in force in any part of the United Kingdom or in any colony, protectorate or United Kingdom trust territory, whether by virtue of a rule of law or of an Act of Parliament or any other enactment or instrument whatsoever, whether passed or made before or after the passing of this Act..

Sorry mate, you're one of us...

Gaskin is the lad! he is a good boy

Gaskin is the lad! he is a good boy

Gaskin is the lad! he is a good boy

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