Did Ted Kennedy fund the IRA and cause the war in N. Ireland to escalate resulting in thousands dead?
2009-08-27 11:57:45 UTC
Did Ted Kennedy fund the IRA and cause the war in N. Ireland to escalate resulting in thousands dead?
Twelve answers:
2009-08-27 12:04:01 UTC
Sadly America did not outlaw terrorist fund raising for the IRA until after 9/11, meaning the IRA could quite legally raise funds in America.

Furthermore the US Judicial System continually prevented the extradition of IRA Terrorists from the US to Britain.

As for Ted Kennedy he was such a fat murdering oaf that nobody was particularly bothered about his opinion.

The sooner we Brits realise that there is no special relationship with America and forge close links with our European Allies the better.

Four things need to happen.

Firstly it's time for the Americans to withdraw their military personnel from British soil, so that Britain will then be free of US Bases just like it's neighbour France who told the US to get out in the 1960's.

Secondly a European Defence Pact Independent of the United States should replace NATO.

Thirdly UK Forces should be withdrawn from Afghanistan.

Finally we need to reappraise our relationship with the Americans and distance ourselves from US Foreign Policy and US led military missions abroad, which is what other European countries already do.
2016-12-10 15:21:50 UTC
Ted Kennedy Ira
2016-04-08 17:13:32 UTC
I am not saddened at all. He was a hypocrite and and wrong on most every major issue. He was for arms control and negotiation with the Soviets, he opposed the first Gulf War, and opposed work requirements in welfare reform. He voted for every single tax increase and opposed every tax cut that the Senate voted on, yet kept most of his money in tax deferred offshore accounts, so he wouldn't have to pay more taxes on it, all the while criticizing rich people that didn't pay their fair share. In 2004, he convinced the Massachusetts state legislature to pass a law requiring a special election to replace a member of Congress that doesn't fill out his full term. He wanted it passed because he was afraid that the then-Governor Mitt Romney would appoint a Republican to take the seat of Democrat John Kerry if Kerry were elected President. Now he was trying to get that law changed back when it affected him. Apparently, Ted doesn't like to live under the laws he sponsors.
2016-04-07 13:24:38 UTC
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Don B
2009-08-27 12:06:03 UTC

he said this about them

Published: 4:22PM GMT 16 Mar 2005

US Senator Ted Kennedy has praised the courage of the McCartney sisters for their courage and warned that Sinn Fein could not continue with the ''albatross'' of the IRA around its neck.

Senator Kennedy, who has called off planned talks with Gerry Adams but has met with the sisters, said Americans should be inspired by the McCartney's commitment to justice.

Northern Ireland has become a hot topic for the US administration again after the murder of Robert McCartney in a Belfast pub. The murder has been blamed on the IRA.

"We certainly hope that the leadership of Sinn Fein understands what an albatross the IRA is on them and for the cause of peace in Ireland," Senator Kennedy added.
2016-09-12 07:54:37 UTC
That's a good question, I was wondering the same thing myself
2009-08-27 12:05:26 UTC
Ted Kennedy didn't fund the IRA, though there were people who did in the Irish American community in the north-east US, of which Kennedy was part. Senator Kennedy might well have sympathized with Republican aims--it's my personal view that he likely did--but that doesn't mean he supported the IRA or its methods, I know it sounds like a textbook answer, but it's true in my view.
2009-08-27 12:01:45 UTC
No he didn't cause the troubles , what a stupid thing to suggest , I'm sure the issue of civil rights had SOMETHING to do with it..

The Government back then a few decades back liked the slogan...

"Protestant Parliament for a Protestant people"

Tough luck for the 35% of the population who were Catholic then , eh?

Was it too much to ask for a fair democratic system? Seemingly so...

Ted Kennedy stuck up for the Catholics and that's why the British hated him , he was blunt about his stance and they didn't like him for it.
2009-08-27 12:00:04 UTC
As much as I hate Ted Kennedy and his trust fund hypocrisy

2009-08-27 12:03:17 UTC
Yes and he sold his soul to the Devil, hence why Satan himself came up to collect it.

Burn Teddy burn.
2009-08-27 12:01:47 UTC
All I know is he is responsible for my murder
2009-08-27 12:01:25 UTC
if he helped get the english out


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