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    The Maze prison is gone and in it's place a sports stadium and a cetre to commemorate the prisoners. Unionists fear that the truth will be told to visitors there

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    Quote Originally Posted by cgcsb
    Unionists fear that the truth will be told to visitors there
    No. Decent people fear that visitors will be told a load of lies about "heroic struggles" and "freedom fighters", and the truth will be airbrushed out.

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    yeah the truth about internment might be over looked you're right

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    Quote Originally Posted by cgcsb
    yeah the truth about internment might be over looked you're right
    Not while you're around I'm sure.

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    Well cgsb the parts of the Maze that deal with internment are to be demolished (and how Republicans can claim that the IRA were "soldiers" but then object to internment, ie what happens to POWs, is beyond me).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ballinran
    Quote Originally Posted by cgcsb
    yeah the truth about internment might be over looked you're right
    Not while you're around I'm sure.
    Do you think its right to 'airbrush' out these facts?

    Do you think that there was only one side to this conflict and that this side was always in the right/wrong?

    Do you believe its better to keep harping back to the past or to push on to a better tomorrow.

    Do you want justice or revenge?

    Do you want to be seen as the 'winning side' or is peace and prosperity for all a bigger prize to aim for?

    In essence do you actually give a sh*t about the future or would you prefer to return to the way things used to be in the North of Ireland?
    Let's all raise a glass of frog milk to the ancient festival of Fargaltide!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thrasymachus
    and how Republicans can claim that the IRA were "soldiers" but then object to internment, ie what happens to POWs, is beyond me.
    Because not all Republicans interned were IRA members and not all of those interned were even Republicans.

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    Well then surely that is just a complaint as to how internment was implemented and not the principle itself?

    So as "soldiers" do you think they should be treated as POWs are, and interned, or subject to trials as criminals are?

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    When captured by the enemy soldiers should expect to find themselves in POW camps. That is not to say that they should make life easy for the enemy by allowing themselves to be identified as soldiers while not on active service. The vast majority (if not all) internees in 1971 were taken from their homes in the early hours of the morning. How was it determined whether they were IRA members or not?

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    Well now there's the rub. Soldiers wear uniforms. Those that don't are traditionally liable to be shot as spies.

    Provo terrorist prisoners couldn't even make their minds up whether they wanted to masquerade as "prisoners of war" or "political prisoners". The fact they claimed to be both demonstrates they were neither. (Same goes for loyalist terrorist prisoners' claims to be 'POWs' too_

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