Sunday, March 8, 2009

There's Always Some ASSHOLE Who Ruins It for Everyone!!!

Just when you think everyone in Northern Ireland is finally at a stage where they can sit back, relax and get on with their lives, this shit happens:

Two army personnel were shot dead during a drive-by shooting at an army base in Co Antrim last night, raising fears that the grim spectre of terrorism has returned to haunt Northern Ireland.

Two more military personnel were wounded along with two civilians in what is believed to be the first major terrorist attack in the province for over a decade. All four are said to be in a "serious" condition.

The shootings occurred at the Massereene Army base in Antrim, 16 miles north of Belfast, at 21.40 last night. It is understood that a car or van pulled up outside the main gates. Soldiers and security staff thought pizzas were being delivered and walked straight into an ambush.

Read more from The Observer

This saddens me. It really does. But to tell you the truth, I saw something like this coming. Everything I've read about The Troubles, social unrest escalated at the highest point of unemployment at the lowest period of the economy. And guess what, people? We're in a recession! When people don't have jobs to go to, what else is there to do?

But still, it isn't an excuse to resort to violence. When will they learn that violence doesn't solve anything? Haven't they learned it hasn't worked for oh say...the past few hundred years?!?!

I'm kind of freaked out now. I actually have nervous knots in my stomach and I feel like I want to puke! I hope they nip this in the bud soon and catch those terrorists. I'm sure most of the good people in Belfast agree that what they did was a very stupid, stupid, stupid act. My fingers are crossed that everyone in the city stays safe.

UPDATE: The reason for their attack was in retaliation for the SAS being sent to NI to gather intelligence on Real IRA.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

omg...i hope you're not anywhere near there...i'll be praying for your safety