Martin McGuinness has died

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My thoughts are for his wife and family, as 66 is a young age to die.
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Anyone else reckon he looked just like George Bush jr?
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While I am sorry for his family, I would rather think of the victims of the IRA.
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My condolences to his wife and family. While, yes, he had a terrorist past, where terrible things were done, he was instrumental to the peace process in Northern Ireland, and he was dedicated to it.
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More information here:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-39185899

https://www.theguardian.com/politics...-minister-dies
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Thoughts are with his family.

I see Norman Tebbit has pulled no punches. Tbf Mrs T's enemies didn't when she kicked the bucket so all's fair.
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My thoughts are for his wife and family, as 66 is a young age to die.
Chuck Berry died on Saturday aged 90.
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I couldn't be more indifferent if I tried. No great loss to the world, let's be honest.
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I couldn't be more indifferent if I tried. No great loss to the world, let's be honest.
He played a huge part in the NI Peace Process, regardless of our opinions.

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I couldn't be more indifferent if I tried. No great loss to the world, let's be honest.
Chuck Berry is a great loss though
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I met Martin McGuinness years ago at a Bloody Sunday commemoration in Manchester. It's normally held in London every year [the English one] but for some reason that year they couldn't do it. So Manchester stepped in. The former Republican prisoner in the H-Blocks I used to correspond with, his family were incredibly close to the whole McGuinness family. RIP.
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(Original post by SMEGGGY)
He played a huge part in the NI Peace Process, regardless of our opinions.

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That does not redeem him, he was still responsible for who knows how many deaths. I understand that it is politically expedient to forget about the past in an effort to move on, but still, this guy does not deserve our tears or sympathies.
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I couldn't be more indifferent if I tried. No great loss to the world, let's be honest.
Yeah nah, he just helped create a lasting peace between two factions that wanted to kill each and hate each other's guts; he then lead that peace on the nationalist side as Deputy First Minister for 9 years.
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(Original post by Snufkin)
That does not redeem him, he was still responsible for who knows how many deaths. I understand that it is politically expedient to forget about the past in an effort to move on, but still, this guy does not deserve our tears or sympathies.
And how many lives have been saved by the peace process?

I also wonder how many people condemning Martin McGuinness sing the praises of British soldiers and wear their poppies with pride every year

People are entitled to their opinions but Martin McGuinness did a lot of good for his country. RIP.
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Bon voyage child killer. If peace breaks out in Syria, will we be gushing with praise for ISIS and Assad?
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I also wonder how many people condemning Martin McGuinness sing the praises of British soldiers and wear their poppies with pride every year.
Not me. I do not much like the army and I never wear a poppy. The peace process did indeed save lives and I am glad it happened, but that success does not expunge McGuinness' past. Had McGuinness ever expressed remorse for his crimes and taken some personal responsibility then I might feel differently about his death.

Personally, I will be quite glad when all the old figures (nationalist and republican) from the Troubles are gone, perhaps then NI can move forward.
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Yeah nah, he just helped create a lasting peace between two factions that wanted to kill each and hate each other's guts; he then lead that peace on the nationalist side as Deputy First Minister for 9 years.

Show some respect for the dead you vile cretin!
And has he sown any remorse or respect for all the people who's blood he has on his hands, particularly those who's killers escaped justice?

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Can't exactly say I feel an awful lot of sympathy for him due to his actions before the Good Friday Agreement.
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RIP, can't hold anything a dead person.
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