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Thread #59844   Message #958606
Posted By: McGrath of Harlow
24-May-03 - 07:31 AM
Thread Name: BS: Stakeknife - Is He?
Subject: RE: BS: Stakeknife - Is He?
I found it difficult to believe that a man of Italian extraction could have risen so high in PIRA...

What's difficult about that? De Valera isn't exactly an Irish name, for example. Erskine Childers was English on his father's side. Irish Republicanism in its various forms has other precedents.