I've got a sensitive topic here guys, so please don't bite my fecking head off, OK? I've been reading this man's, Gary Breecher, blog the "War Nerd" for sometime now and I have found his insights on the PIRA to be fascinating. Namely the London campaign avoidance of civilian death tolls and rather seeking maximum property damage and interruption of government services. Here's the link WN 38 IRA vs. Al Qaeda: I Was Wrong - By Gary Brecher - The eXiled What are your thoughts on the the London Bombing Campaign? Was the PIRA actually waging a "nerf war" as the War Nerd supposes, and how effective was it? Finally, how do you feel the Boyos compare to their Protestant opposite numbers in the Emerald Toilet, and how do they compare to the Iraqis and Afghans, in terms of competence, operational and intelligence security, and courage. As always, thanks for your time and insights guys.