Kennedy sees the light?

#1
Fat Ted sees the light or cynical jumping on bandwagon?

Kennedy cancels Gerry Adams talks

Leading Irish-American politician Ted Kennedy says he will not meet Gerry Adams during the Sinn Fein leader's St Patrick's Day trip to the US.

A spokeswoman for Senator Kennedy said he had cancelled a meeting because of the IRA's "ongoing criminal activity". The move comes as Sinn Fein faces increasing pressure over IRA involvement in the killing of Robert McCartney in Belfast.

Mr Adams said he was "disappointed" and Mr Kennedy had been "badly advised". He said his party was committed to the peace process and was confident they would work with Mr Kennedy in the future. Mr Kennedy and Mr Adams had been due to meet on Thursday.

Mr Adams has also been denied a meeting with President Bush at the White House. Instead, Mr Bush will play host to Mr McCartney's sisters. Mr McCartney, 33, was stabbed to death after a row in a bar near the city centre on 30 January.

Mr Adams will face tough questions in the US over the killing and over alleged IRA involvement in the £26.5m Northern Bank raid.

Kennedy spokeswoman Melissa Wagoner said: "Senator Kennedy has decided to decline to meet with Gerry Adams, given the IRA's ongoing criminal activity and contempt for the rule of law."

She said the events surrounding the death of Mr McCartney underscored the need for IRA violence and criminality to stop and for Sinn Fein to co-operate with police.

Meanwhile, Sinn Fein's most high profile supporter in Congress, New York Republican Congressman Peter King, called on the IRA to disband. Mr King said the IRA had made a series of poor decisions that had sparked anger in
Irish-American circles and was now standing in the way of a power sharing deal between Sinn Fein and Ian Paisley's Democratic Unionists.

He added that Americans were finding it "hard to see what the justification is for the continued existence of the IRA".

BBC Pentagon correspondent Adam Brooks said it showed the Sinn Fein leader was no longer assured of a warm welcome in the US.

And Mr Bush's decision to host the McCartney sisters and not him on St Patrick's Day was "a powerful signal from the president himself that America's patience with Sinn Fein is leaking away", he said.
Apparantly, Hilliary has put her two bits in as well!
 
#2
All very well - but if one of the MacCartney sisters is called Mary-Jo she should not accept an invite to Martha's Vineyard.

Of course, there were no cover ups in those days
 
#3
He probably fancies a crack at them....those sex-obsessed Kennedys again.

I thought at first this thread was about our Charlie Kennedy...
 
#4
So it was perfectly OK to talk to the murderous bar-stewards 15 to 20 years ago then. The Kennedys are still a bunch of two-faced hypocritical t@ssers.
 
#5
whiffler said:
All very well - but if one of the MacCartney sisters is called Mary-Jo she should not accept an invite to Martha's Vineyard.

Of course, there were no cover ups in those days
:D :D :D :lol: oh, you're going to hell for that one :lol: :lol:
 
#6
could'nt he take gerry for a fast ride in a car over a long bridge :twisted:
 
#7
Plastic Yank said:
whiffler said:
All very well - but if one of the MacCartney sisters is called Mary-Jo she should not accept an invite to Martha's Vineyard.

Of course, there were no cover ups in those days
:D :D :D :lol: oh, you're going to hell for that one :lol: :lol:

If I am, I do hope that Adams, McGuinness and their ilk have been there 40 years previous to my arrival.
 

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Plastic Yank said:
whiffler said:
All very well - but if one of the MacCartney sisters is called Mary-Jo she should not accept an invite to Martha's Vineyard.

Of course, there were no cover ups in those days
:D :D :D :lol: oh, you're going to hell for that one :lol: :lol:

When will everyone stop knocking Ted Kennedy ?
He's an incredibly talented bloke, I mean it's not everybody that can open a car door upside down and underwater after a good skinfull.
 
#9
It's a shame it took the events of 11/9 to open a few more Mercan eyes to the effects of organised crime/terrorism. How many of these bleeding heart Trans Atlantic republicans will apologise for their earlier fund raising and misty eyed support?
 
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#10
Cutaway said:
When will everyone stop knocking Ted Kennedy ?
He's an incredibly talented bloke, I mean it's not everybody that can open a car door upside down and underwater after a good skinfull.
Damn right: the Evel Knievel of the US Senate :D
 

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