IRA violence on rise

So, Obama disses Gordon Brown last week and this week brings renewed IRA violence in Northern Ireland:  http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,507964,00.html

The key point from the article: “The attacks were the first killings of British security forces in Northern Ireland since 1998.”

Now, I know that correlation doesn’t always prove causation but isn’t this timing just a little too coincidental?  Just saying . . .

P. S. – – I’m more of an observer and commenter and rarely start my own posts.  I looked for an open thread for this but couldn’t find one.  My apologies if this is too short to really qualify as a diary.  It was rattling around in my head and I had to let it out.