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Why did the IRA bring their bombing campaign to Britain in the 1970s?

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2007-11-06 21:57:49

There has been a long history (from Fenian times) through to the

present of the IRA bombing English targets. In the 1970's this was

done out of a sense of "one bomb in London is worth 100 in

Belfast". Also, according to "Armed Struggle:The History of the

IRA" by Richard English British negotiators had said during secret

negotiations with the IRA that a large bombing campaign would

persuade them to leave Northern Ireland.

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