IRA says armed campaign is over

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/northern_ireland/4720863.stm

The IRA has formally ordered an end to its armed campaign and says it will pursue exclusively peaceful means.

Who’d’ve thunk it…

Will it last? Is it real? Will it cause half a dozen angry splinter groups to sprout of the ground, like angry weeds?

Personally, I think much of this is motivated by the desire to not be associated with the other terrorists.