Tuesday, February 27, 2007


Taoiseach (prime minister) Bertie Ahern and his foreign Minister, Dermot Ahern, both lied to Europe regarding the access to Shannon Airport by so-called “rendition” flights organised by the American CIA to illegally transfer prisoners and kidnap victims of the Agency and its cohorts to the Guantanamo Torture Camp which the USA has established in its enclave on the south-east coast of Cuba and also possible other transfers from Guantanamo through Shannon to crony regimes in the Middle East and Pakistan where it is known that torture of prisoners is routine.

Failing in their obligations under International Law and UN and European Human Rights Conventions, they have tried to brazen out a damning indictment by a special committee of the European Parliament which documented such flights and proved, from air traffic control and transport ministry files from several EU countries that such flights have landed here without challenge or any inspection by the Irish Government or its law enforcement agencies, An Garda Síochána, Irish Customs Service, Airport Police, Immigration or anyone else.

Not alone have they failed to challenge the illegal transfer of illegally held detainees by the US Military and CIA but, they have also endangered the health and safety of the Irish people by failing to investigate or inspect the freight contents of these American transport aircraft allowed free use of Irish airports and airspace. The question has now arisen of the possibility of these aircraft carrying munitions containing depleted uranium, a dangerous and death-dealing radioactive substance, which could be released to the atmosphere in the event of any of these aircraft crashing on Irish territory.

In their obsequious and fawning submission to the Buckfush regime in Washington and its so-called “War on Terror”, by allowing these landings and facilities, these two have ignored their Oaths of Office of loyalty and service to the welfare of the Irish people under our Constitution (Bunreacht na hÉireann) in a most disgraceful fashion and deserve no more than to be driven from office, with opprobrium, in the forthcoming General Election.

FearFeasa Mac Léinn

Áth Cliath/Dublin, 27 Feabhra/February 2007.

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