That's a fair point. Mia Culpa.
But having lived through 'The Troubles' I have no sympathy for anybody that supports/supported or attempts to white wash what those murdering bastards did. Intelligent my fucking arse.
I apologise for losing my rag over that.
His opinion is fair, not one that agreed with but it is also the same opinion as my Irish mates, they view them in a similar vein as the George Washington and Napoleon. I wonder how our American friends would feel if we called Mr Washigton a "murdering bastard" and a "fucking idiot". There isn't much different between the two situations either.
But anyway no point in flogging a dead horse.
Just to clarify, because I may have failed to make my position clear. I am and always have been opposed to the IRA and believe they have inflicted appalling and pointless savagery on innocents, including their own people. The point I was making is that in my opinion most of them are intelligent. That is not a compliment. Their intelligence made them more destructive in fact. It is a sobering fact that mental capacity is not necessarily correlated positively with empathy, benevolence and humanity.. This is not a topic I really want to pursue any further,but I did want to place on the record that I have absolutely nil sympathy for the IRA whatsoever , rather the reverse.