A warning is given. A bomb goes off in Belfast. It was not meant to kill anyone. Right or wrong for planting it, to kill people was not the objective. This all raises questions of who is right? Who is wrong? What is right? What is wrong? The war is right - or so it seems. Who wins decides. The winner makes the judgement. In the cold light of day we know that the winner has the power to decide.
If Hitler had won the Second World War - thankfully he did not - questions and answers about rights and wrongs would have been viewed very differently from how they are today. From where we sit at the bottom of society's social ladder, it seems it is our lot to live, fight, die. 'Such is life' as Ned Kelly would have said. But then he didn't take it lying down and ended up being called a terrorist. As was Fidel Castro. Gerry Adams was called a terrorist and so was Archbishop Makarios.
What we get called by the establishment in no way affects the truth. I was called a terrorist. I never saw myself as one. I did not invade someone else's country - like my accusers. I did not kill kids - like my accusers. I did not kill innocent people - like my accusers. And they who accused the most, the British Government, murdered and tortured all with the approval of the British people. They allowed it to happen. Rather than search further they believed the BBC or ITV.
Today the terrorist is Bin Laden. Who gave him the weapons and training? It was not the poor people of the USA. It was not the 'terrorists' from Ireland. It was the Government of the USA. Why is he a terrorist for using the weapons and training the American Government provided him with when the Government of Israel is not despite using the same weapons and training to kill kids in Palestine? Why is the Turkish Government, so busy murdering prisoners and their families, not terrorists when it too uses the same weapons and training?
Is the real terrorist really those young men and women who grew up in the Palestinian refugee camps and strap a bomb to their own bodies in a cry for justice? Yes - but only if you believe the BBC. Dig a bit deeper and a different truth might come to light. And then we may be closer to solving real problems.