Originally Posted by sir_drinks_alot
The IRA has withdrawn its offer to complete the decommissioning process.
In a statement passed to the An Phoblacht newspaper, the organisation said it had taken the offer off the table.
Last year, the IRA said it would complete the decommissioning process within weeks and move into what it called a new mode. The statement said the British and Irish Governments had tried the organisation's patience to the limit".
-from bbc news
where dose this leave the peace process ?
Where it has been for months, stalled and going nowhere.
IMO, unless the IRA start using less ambigious (sp?) language in relation to the disarmament process, then the unionist community will never believe them. The IRA talk about putting ''weapons beyond use'', I have no idea what this means exactly. Seeing as the IMC cannot report what weapons have been ''put beyond use'' and the manner that they where ''put beyond use'', I have no faith in anything they say. Unless they are willing to ''prove'' their intent in deed, as well as word, then I remain to be convinced as to the verasity of their intent.
And as Gerry Adams once famously said ''They havent gone away you know''.