IRA Murder of British M.P. Ian Gow

It is unfortunate the British government has such a blind spot concerning the question of Irish emancipation. The British would never stand for foreign paratroopers occupying and patrolling London and the surrounding countryside, yet they do that very thing in Belfast and Northern Ireland.

The latest IRA bombing of a senior British official, Ian Gow, has elicited a predictable response from Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and members of Parliament. The Irish Republicans are labeled "terrorists" and the British vow never to give in or surrender to the Irish nationalists. Regrettably, the blood bath will continue because, after 800 years of British domination, the Irish will not quit, either.

The sun has set on the British Empire and the Irish will have their freedom.

EDWARD A. RUBALCAVA

Burbank

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