In a message dated 96-02-23 14:23:14 EST, you write:
>>Internment is imprisonment without trial. It was used in the Republic
>>during WWII when Allied and German military personnel, usually airmen and
>>sailors, landed in Ireland. They were interned in the Curragh military
>>for the duration of the war.
>>More recently, internment was introduced in Northern Ireland, about 1970
>>(I'm not sure of the exact date), when suspected terrorists and/or
>>sympathisers were rounded up and interned, some for five or six years.
>Aha! So, off the top of my head, it would be similar to what America
>did to people of Japanese descent during WWII.
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>Best comeback in Scandinavian rural Iowa:
>"My ancestors kicked your ancestors' butts!"
Precisely the same thing, which the U.S. was at least finaly able to bring
itself to appologise for, unlike some other governments who have recently
used the practice.
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