Hey, I have just read peter taylors book series with the British army, the IRA and the loyalists each having a book written on them. It came across as the IRA and the British army were politically motivated, this of course isnt me saying the IRA were soldiers or not terrorist but I just mean they were fighting for a political cause, not legitimising atrocities and their actions or even their cause here btw. The British Army came across as a political and profesional army, with some questionable actions by individual soldiers noted, the 99.9 percent of the army seemed to be of course fighting to prevent the IRA and to stop killing and keep the NI state afloat. However the Loyalists seemed to be the worst kind of cunts we have in England, claiming the British flag but acting like vile scumbags and dealing with one hand and killing innocents with another. The thing that struck me however was in the documentaries based on the books, you see a British army soldier saluting a passing IRA funeral prosession during a funeral, how prevelant was this and were the early IRA seen as enemies but worthy of respect for fighting for their country or was this very rare? Also how do the IRA justify their armed campaign despite the majority not supporting it and what is going to be done to these rira murdering cunts who killed british soldiers recently?