Martin McGuinness will lead Iraq peace mission

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Martin McGuinness will lead Iraq peace mission

Daily Telegraph 30 Apr 08

Martin McGuinness is to lead an international peace mission to Iraq this summer with the goal of forging an agreement between its feuding factions. Senior figures from the Irish peace process, led by Mr McGuinness, a former IRA commander and now the deputy leader of Northern Ireland Assembly, were asked by Iraqi leaders for help in establishing negotiations outside the American-backed political system.

A summit of Sunni and Shia representatives in Finland at the weekend asked the Irish mediators, both Protestant and Roman Catholic, as well as South African leaders, to help the first step to peace inside Iraq.

"These were all very important political figures within the political process and outside the political process," Mr McGuinness said. "The fact they've signed up to important principles is an acknowledgment they have a duty and responsibility to peace."

Jeffrey Donaldson, a Democratic Unionist MP, was also involved in the talks. "This is about building up a base to getting a wider dialogue going," he said. "We are using our experience to help them with a plan so that it becomes an Iraqi operation."

Belfast has emerged as a hub of efforts to achieve a settlement in Iraq. A group of officials from Basra toured the city yesterday to learn the rules of economic survival.

Last month, street fighting brought Basra back to the brink of open war after government troops clashed with extremist militias.

Munadhil Khanigir, the delegation's leader, admitted that Basra still faced pervasive security challenges. "We hope one day to have recognisable peace and security in Basra but we do not have those conditions," he said.
Just a minute, let me take this plank out of my eye...
 
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Let's hope he is not kidnapped :)

If he does go it is entirely possible that McGuinness's security will be provided by those who in the past he sought to kill - what a world we live in!
 
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FARMBOY said:
Let's hope he is not kidnapped :)

If he does go it is entirely possible that McGuinness's security will be provided by those who in the past he sought to kill - what a world we live in!
Both Adams and McGuinness's BG teams were trained by HM forces in the '80's.. Nothing new here.
 

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So all AQ will be released under a good monday agreement
Muktada Al Sader will be given a seat in Parliment
McGuiness does a deal for the surplus AK's
 
#8
Well - you can't say he hasn't a clue what it takes to make violent men put away their weapons.

I can't help wondering what Iraqis will make of him: not least because even the best English speakers among them are going to have fun with that accent of his.

More seriously, is a man with his (alleged) history the right kind of bloke for this ?

Shouldn't this be a poll: "Who's the best peacemaker - McGuinness or B'liar?"
 
#9
JJ4456 said:
I think he would look great in an orange boiler suit!!
especially with some geezer in a tea towel, sawing his neck with a bread knife :twisted:
 
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Thought experiment for any of you who served in the province during the 80s: Imagine yourself back there: picture how you thought and felt about everything; then imagine someone telling you that in 2008, McGobsh1te would be leading an international peace mission.

So maybe he was working for six in deep cover after all? You couldn't make this stuff up ....
 
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Old_Reprobate said:
Thought experiment for any of you who served in the province during the 80s: Imagine yourself back there: picture how you thought and felt about everything; then imagine someone telling you that in 2008, McGobsh1te would be leading an international peace mission.

So maybe he was working for six in deep cover after all? You couldn't make this stuff up ....
Are old gits who were there in the '70s allowed to join in? :?
 
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I couldnt think of anyone with better qualifications to talk to the Arabs.

Liar
Expert at stabbing you in the back while shaking your hand and smiling.
Would sell his own mother for a single sheet of toilet paper.
Possible kiddy fiddler.

Sound familiar

Should feel quite at home with the Camel shaggers
 
#14
I'm going to offer £10k to the first mad mullah to pop a cap in his ass. An extra 5k will be given based on style, pain and artistic flare. :wink:
 
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The-Lord-Flasheart said:
I'm going to offer £10k to the first mad mullah to pop a cap in his ass. An extra 5k will be given based on style, pain and artistic flare. :wink:
After his alleged time in the middle east visiting Iran, Syria, Palestine, Lybia, Lebanon he may well be on family speaking terms with the "Mad Mullahs", so I wouldt hold your breath IMHO.
 
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If i may ask , who will be funding this trip his old pay masters who turned a blind eye or is he still in there pocket .
another old git
 
#17
Wasn't McGuinness the NI Education Minister for a while? Perhaps he's going to Iraq to promote the merits of the 3 R's system ...

Reading, Riting and Reaction to effective enemy fire!
 
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What a Fcukwit. What does he know about peace ?

Best we can do is shake his hand - then phone Mossad and tell them a known terrorist is on his way to help Iran. He will be landing in Iraq about 15.00 at BIA. At exactly 15.30 the mortar siren will sound and he will be the one NOT in desert combats running round.
 
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oldgoat said:
The-Lord-Flasheart said:
I'm going to offer £10k to the first mad mullah to pop a cap in his ass. An extra 5k will be given based on style, pain and artistic flare. :wink:
After his alleged time in the middle east visiting Iran, Syria, Palestine, Lybia, Lebanon he may well be on family speaking terms with the "Mad Mullahs", so I wouldt hold your breath IMHO.

Not if I manage to pin a picture of Muhammad shagging a pig on his back he wont be.

I'm sure some arab porn could be smuggled into his luggage too.


Anonymous email/phone call to Al-Jazira saying 'You know that bog trotter, McGuiness? He's laughing at you ragheads you know? He says you couldn't have him in a scrap and he thinks Allah is a big goat blowing gay boy who likes eating dog poo'.
 

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