For years, literally decades, the British vigorously pursued a strategy of criminalisation, and strove to brand all Republican opponents of British rule, especially members of Sinn Féin or the Provisional IRA, as \”criminals\”.
Pesky Brits, insisting that those who shoot, bomb, main, kneecap, are \”criminals\”.
Even the argument that they were all freedom fighters not criminals doesn\’t work: for you\’re only a freedom fighter if you win. As Geo. Washington would have found out if he\’d lost, as the Stern Gang would have done, as William Wallace did find out.
Lovely comment though:
Nah, this is a fish reporting live from his very own barrel. Prepare the shotguns.