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      09-16-2017, 03:32 PM   #40
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Was that sponsored by the US government? I think it was just Irish Americans - another reason we shouldn't allow immigration...
Mostly correct but as I understand it local government from some American states/governors encouraged fund raising. Which ever way you play it American dollars were responsible for the loss of many English lives.
After the loss of the trade towers American funding for the IRA dried up, which left the IRA with little choice other than getting on board with the 'peace process'.
I don't recall any American governors supporting it, but perhaps I missed it? I believe the vast majority came from Massachusetts, given their substantial Irish American population. But again, it wasn't the US government- just successful Irish Americans.

Also, I think the money flow dried up well before the twin towers 9/11.

And it was reprehensible on the part of those individuals.
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