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    • Declan Montgomery
    • 28.02.10 | 16:32 (IST)

    In a trip to Belfast a few yrs ago I was amazed to see that British loyalists flew the Israeli flag in their areas and Republician areas flew the Palestinian one. Ridiculous nonsense really. A conflict they knew little about except that it was a battle over opposing claims to the same land.Eventually and painfully that conflict is drawing to a close. For the most part Northern Ireland is at peace. Thousands died, were maimed, were injured; there were endless funerals and endless tears until people got so tired of it they agreed a ground-breaking imperfect peace. It is painfully sad that so many died for nothing, if only they started talking earlier all that misery could have been averted. Look and learn.

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    First published 08:23 28.02.10 | Last updated 08:28 28.02.10
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