Thursday, September 15, 2005


Know when to quit, Colombia!

I hear the Government has received an extradition request from the Colombian government for the Colombia Three.

So when the Colombian government isn't committing human rights abuses it can actually file paperwork! Wow I'm impressed!

Poor oul' Colombia. Don't they realise the three men are going nowhere? We're not the kind of country that sends its citizens off to meet a terrible fate. We aren't savages.

It is abundantly clear from some of the statements being made by various parties involved that the men are going nowhere. Observe these comments from the US envoy to Ireland's north, Mitchell Reiss:

"Dublin and Washington may have disagreements from time to time but let’s not lose sight of the bigger picture here."

Translation: The Colombia Three are not a big issue.

"We don’t want the issue to cause problems in the broader relationship. I don’t think there are muddy waters. Dublin and Washington are extremely clear on where each one stands."

Translation: We don't care about these three Irishmen.

"Let’s see how this issue plays out and before jumping to conclusions."

Translation: Ireland can do whatever the hell it wants.

Observe these comments from Justice Minister Michael McDowell on receiving the documents from the Colombians:

"I haven’t seen them yet. Out of respect to the Colombian authorities I won’t comment or speculate until I have the opportunity to study them in full."

Translation: Out of respect for the Colombian authorities, we won't point out that they have a snowball's chance in hell of having the three men due to their barbaric attitude to people's human rights.

Poor, dumb Colombia. You still don't get it, do you? The three men are going nowhere. You lose. If you want to abuse human beings that is your own despicable choice, but you won't be abusing any Irishmen that's for damn sure!


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