Friday, November 11, 2005


Anti-Americanism evident amongst TDs

This story leaves me sick to my stomach and leaves me shaking my head at the stupidity of some of the democratically elected represenatives of my country. Get this - a number of opposition TDs have called on the State to drop charges against five anti-war activists accused of causing criminal damage to a US warplane.

That's right. You read that correctly. DROP CHARGES!

The five, who are all members of the Catholic Worker organisation, attacked the aircraft with axes and hammers at Shannon Airport in February 2003, as the US was preparing to invade Iraq.

What's really pathetic here is the reason they gave for why they shouldn't be imprisoned for their activities. They have argued that they had a lawful excuse as they were trying to save the lives of innocent Iraqis and prevent a greater crime from taking place. Dear oh dear! Absolutely pathetic!

The TDs calling for their release include Green Party chairman John Gormley, Sinn Féin's Aengus O Snodaigh and independents Finian McGrath and Tony Gregory.

Now I can understand a Shinner defending criminality but what's the deal with the others? Gormley is an utter disgrace and should do us all a favour and find a few trees to hug.

These people who attacked the aeroplane are criminals. CRIMINALS.

I respect that the war in Iraq is a divisive issue and that people are entitled to their opinions on the issue but there should be no division as it relates to these people. They tampered with an aeroplane for feck's sake - with axes and hammers! Only 17 months after 9/11!

These people should be locked up and the key should be thrown away. They disgraced this country and they disgraced themselves and I don't have one bit of sympathy for these criminals. They brought shame on my nation as have the very politicians who have come out in defence of them. Shame on all concerned!


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