IRA Murder of British M.P. Ian Gow

The murder by the IRA of Ian Gow does much to discredit its cause and shows the dilemma that often occurs in any revolutionary/liberation movement. While its goals may have much merit, the tactics that its employs attracts almost only negative attention. The public does not look kindly on the murder of innocent civilians and activity that is just as bad as the government that (these people) are trying to overthrow.

This is why liberation movements such as the FSLN in El Salvador, the Contras in Nicaragua and the Senderosa Luminoso in Peru are so far from achieving their goals--they don't want an end to repression and violence, only a part in it.


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