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    Chapter Fourteen Myth or a Man? To here with spell check At the Dublin airport Lane and Blair were able to spot the waving hand of Frederick at the waiting area. With him was a dapper, cagey thirty-three-yearold six foot tall, medium-size man with eyes that remained mysteriously hidden behind shades. Both of his hands were anchored on his hips‒ the man was Sean McGinty. Also with Linzyc were Hanna and Gellman. Giving the good looking, red-headed Irishman a good once-over, Lane was happy to see that he had a wedding ring on. He was garbed in a fashionable, blue Nike sweat suit and smelled like he fell into a bottle of aftershave. To compliment his calm demeanor was a firm and respectful handshake. Lane nodded at Linzyc and Gellman while making sure he said “hello” to Hanna. By the way she looked at him; Blair knew he was done for. Her eyes reared nothing but shy delight. Frederick saw the eye-flare as well. Once outside, Lane could see the weather in Ireland was a far cry different than it was in Germany; overcast, with fast moving clouds darting about the summer sky, the sun showing its face in brief intervals. “I have planned a little sit-down dinner at the Trinity Capitol Hotel over on Pearse Street. I know Dublin well,” said Linzyc, as he held the car door open for Lujack‒a cunning trick to make Hanna sit in the front seat with him…

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    The Easter Rising began on Easter Monday, 24th of April 1916, and lasted for six days. The Easter Rising was an insurrection against British rule in Ireland and took place in Ireland's capital city, Dublin. The Easter Rising of 1916 is believed to be the most compelling single event in modern Irish history. The number of plays, novels and poems centred around the Easter Rising are endless. For the purpose of this essay I will discuss how the Easter Rising is represented in both Sean O' Casey's…

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    Utilizing Spoiling Opportunities as a Terror Strategy: The Irish Republican Army When an act of terrorism occurs, it can often seem like random, mindless violence to the victims and the bystanders. It can be surprising, therefore, to realize that terrorism is actually a very strategic decision. Terrorism can be very effective, used usually when a group is not strong enough to directly confront and force a policy change from a state actor, choosing instead to persuade their target by showing…

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    The Irish Republican Army (IRA) and the subsequent provisional Irish Republican Army (PIRA) both existed based on British policies and involvement related to Irish Independence. The IRA of the early 1900s “fought an insurgency that successfully challenged British rule in the whole of Ireland” (Gregory, 2010), this challenge resulted in an agreement granting Irish Independence in 1921. Independence was agreed upon with a caveat that the 6 northern counties be retained by the British. This…

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    The Irish Republican Army

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    In 1919, a successor to the 1913 militant nationalist organization, the Irish Volunteers, was formed with the purpose of using armed forces to turn over British rule in Ireland. The IRA, or Irish Republican Army, fought for independence from Britain through the employment of guerilla warfare and vicious war tactics to force the British officials to reconsider their rule. After negotiations with Great Britain, two autonomous political entities were formed: Northern Ireland and the Irish Free…

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    The Irish Republican Army (IRA) has existed as an organization for nearly 100 years. Particularly as terrorist groups go, that is impressive; in fact, “long-standing terrorism expert David Rapoport argues that 90 percent [of terrorist groups] last less than a year.” The case of the IRA, therefore, is significant to the discussion of how terrorism ends by, providing an essential context for a variety of reasons. This paper will specifically treat two of those reasons: 1) its centenary duration…

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    followed the world of Apollo. Michael Collins, attended the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York and afterward began his career in the sky. His first spaceflight was the Gemini 10 mission, where he performed a spacewalk. His second was Apollo 11 the first lunar landing in history. Also the first person to orbit the moon in a Command Module all alone with no communication. His courage and bravery helped us get where we are today. What he did was important because he changed…

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    followed the world of Apollo. Michael Collins, attended the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York and afterward began his career in the sky. His first spaceflight was the Gemini 10 mission, where he performed a spacewalk. His second was Apollo 11 the first lunar landing in history. Also the first person to orbit the moon in a Command Module all alone with no communication. His courage and bravery helped us get where we are today. What he did was important because he changed…

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    I chose this source because this website talked all about what he did as an astronaut in Apollo 11 and it speaks about his life before and after his time as an astronaut. This page even has things that Collins himself had said or thought during this event. The bias of this source was very easily noticeable. It's obvious that the author, Robin Mckie, was on Michael Collins' side because he said things like, "He would not suffer a fate of global notoriety. In fact, the opposite happened." You can…

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    I chose this source because this website talked all about what he did as an astronaut in Apollo 11 and it speaks about his life before and after his time as an astronaut. This page even has things that Collins himself had said or thought during this event. The bias of this source was very easily noticeable. It's obvious that the author, Robin Mckie, was on Michael Collins' side because he said things like, "He would not suffer a fate of global notoriety. In fact, the opposite happened." You can…

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