The articles related here are from The New York Times and the Guardian. The New York Times article has indicates that the IRA movement has died a slow but sure death. The report referred to in the article further indicates that the Irish Republican Army does not pose any threat in Northern Ireland (“Irish,” 2011). The report indicates that the terrorist group has quietly disbanded owing to the inactivity in the past years. On the other hand, the article on The Guardian indicates that the terrorist group has re-emerged (Townsend & McDonald, 2011). This follows the seemingly silent past of the activities of the group.
The new re-emergence of the group has coupled its existence with more violence and murders. The group clearly disregards the existence and operation of the rule of law. The acknowledgement of the members regarding the fact that maiming of policemen and anybody standing for law helps to prove this factor.
The use of media regarding the groups’ activities is depicted in both articles. The relation to churches by the old group has a diverse effect. On the other hand, the other new emerging terrorist group has indicated they interests and stands publicly. This helps in alerting the general public as well as the police on the right course of action.
The governments sanction on the groups’ activities has not been overly efficient and successful. The proposed sanctions only help to further escalate violence by the terrorist group. The most dominant and seemingly successful government strategy in combating the terrorist group has been through the use of peace missions. This process helps in properly and systematically changing the perceptions of the group members. Violence and other heinous acts are therefore successfully avoided.
Townsend, M. & McDonald, H. (2011). For Ireland’s hardcore dissidents, ‘the Queen is a
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“Irish Republican Army poses no threat in Northern Ireland” (2011). Retrieved from