Police have received a warning of a bomb in central London today, it is thought to be from a Northern Irish catholic splinter group from the IRA.
i take issue with your use of the word "catholic". whilst it might be true that many republicans are catholics in northern ireland, the ira and the many groups before it and groups which have splintered from it usually have little to do with religion, and indeed over the years many of the most influential irish republican figures were protestant. i would suggest that "republican" is a more accurate description than "catholic" to describe these groups.
Here we go again...bastards. Terrorists are cowards. Irony is London is full of Irish. Not the point I know, but ironic all the same.
"terrorists are cowards" is a rather sweeping statement. whilst i might agree that people trying to disrupt the peace process with attacks on civilians are cowardly and quite clearly in the wrong, the IRA, and, for example, the ANC-led terrorism in South Africa could both have been seen as legitimate attempts to aid a downtrodden group of people, and both could also be seen as successful. whilst the methods may not be desirable, it is rather difficult to hit back at a system which controls the army and has a monopoly on the weapons and the money in the area.
i also find the hypocrisy rather amusing. the news led with stories of evil republican terrorists threatening civilians in london....and then continued to talk about the uk and her allies firing missiles and dropping bombs - via aeroplanes where they are totally untouchable - on libyan "targets" which, just like in iraq, afghanistan, serbia and everywhere else have killed and maimed innocent civilians. in much the same way as planting bombs designed to injure the general public is cowardly, so too is uk/us terrorism against people from all over the world. as far as i'm concerned, one is as bad as the other, but of course, we aren't meant to see it that way.