[chinese blood, irish heart] - DEFUNCT: A long awaited new-hope for Northern Ireland

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

A long awaited new-hope for Northern Ireland

I was stunned when I saw this picture. Ian Paisley and Gerry Adam sitting down together striking a self-rule deal for the North?! Now anything's possible. Who knows, next it could be Ehud Olmert, Mahmoud Abbas and Ismail Haniyeh.
Most of the Irish and British media welcomed the new agreement, but some old guards warned it won't be the end of brinkmanship and certainly power-sharing would open up a new can of worms. But at least both sides won't be slugging it out with weapons, how long has it been since the last spate of sectarian violence? And even the IRA have decommissioned themselves, well so they say, from what happened to the Colombia Three, some IRA members may be offering assistance to other rebels or terrorists.
Official power-sharing will begin May 8th.