Thursday, November 08, 2007



Only days after choking on their cornflakes at the “Irish Times” headlines of a 9% drop in electoral support for Fianna Failure, the Soldiers of Multiple Disasters faced a new and shocking poll which shows support for the so-called “EU Reform Treaty”, which is nothing less than the rejected “Constitution” under a different name, has evaporated in the last two years and is now at a new low of only 25% positive support with 62% in the “don’t know” camp and definite Noes up to 13%. This is a 50% drop in support from the polls in 2005 on the previous “EU Constitution” document which was scuppered by voters in France and Netherlands referenda.

This is shattering news for the Leinster House political elite and their business cronies who were hoping for a no-discussion walkover referendum next summer. Now they will have to get up off their lazy a$$es and, horror of horrors, spend money trying to convince the Irish electorate to buy this latest pig-in-a-poke from the Brussels Bureaucrats Club.

The People "need to be informed about its contents and to hear the arguments for and against before they can be expected to make a real political choice next year…." whinged the “Irish Times” editorial of Monday, 5th Samhain/November 2007. Never mind that it and the Irish media in general have failed to supply any coherent analysis of this Treaty and explain to the public what they might be voting for. There is a deliberate attempt to curtail discussion of this disgraceful anti-democratic document and Fianna Failure have set up a “dirty-tricks” committee to discredit any opposition to it. The main thrust of this committee will be to try and dismiss the opposition as “head-bangers” and “right-wing fanatics” as Foreign Minister, Dermot Ahern, tried to do in a statement , Tuesday, 06 Samhain/November 2007 in Dundalk.

Ahern, who has turned a blind eye to CIA “Rendition” Torture Camp Shuttle Planes landing at Shannon Airport and who lied to the European Parliament inquiry into such matters, had the brass neck to try and link the democratic opposition to this treaty to such as Le Pen, the French fascist agitator and racist politician. It is imperative therefore that the democratic opposition present a clear message of anti-bureaucratic protest and distinct anti-militarisation policies and not anti-European sentiment which would only serve the lying propaganda of Fianna Failure’s Dirty-Tricks Committee.

In a disgraceful attempt at manipulation, it has become known that certain journalists at the “Irish Times” have been calling Le Pen and slyly trying to inveigle the openly racist politician to come to Ireland and intervene in the Irish referendum.

As the date of the referendum approaches the pressure will mount, especially as Ireland is the only member-state, so far, to hold an official referendum on the ratification of the Treaty. There is, however a ground-swell of opinion in other countries for their voters to be given the chance to express an opinion and this might become unstoppable by next year. Thus, the Irish referendum will be followed closely on the continent and the Brussels Bureaucrats Club will be pulling out all the stops to ensure victory. Blank-Cheque Bertie has staked his reputation (what’s left of it) on it in the hopes of getting the sinecure of EU Presidency later on. Let’s make sure he doesn’t get his wish.

It is true to say that the EU is at a crossroads of history in this campaign. The choice is between a free, democratic, independent, socially progressive Europe and a monoploly capitalist, monopoly market, militarised bureaucratic dictatorship subservient to the USA and embroiled in its military neo-colonialist follies around the world.

This so-called “Reform Treaty" does not bring the European Union towards more democracy, quite the contrary; it is a regression in the democratic processes already established. This Treaty transfers more powers to unelected, unaccountable bureaucrats who will be making 90% of the legislation we will be forced to live under. Open fascism like Le Pen in France, Haidar in Austria and the revived Mussolini dynasty in Italy is publicly condemned by Brussels but, their so-called “Reform Treaty” is itself incipient fascism, more subtly presented, but fascism nevertheless. The new “4th Reich”, in fact. The “Reform” EU will be a union of Monopoly Capitalism, the Military(NATO) and State bureaucracy, not a union of free, independent peoples with democratic and accountable national governments.

In the economic sphere, OECD plans for worldwide capitalist monopoly by forming so called Multilateral Agreement on Investments. The EU would be a regional part of this system. MAI was delayed especially because of the resistance by France, but with Sarkynoze now in power this resistance is likely to crumble. The plan is for complete freedom for finance and speculative Capital in and out of the EU and restrictions on labour and Trade Union rights. There are NO guarantees of Trade Union rights in this Treaty only aspirational shibboleths with no legal or statutory foundation.

The plan is for massive privatisation of every aspect of life, Health, Education, Welfare, Domestic Water Supply, Transport and anything that moves. If they could privatise the air we breathe, they would. Privatisation is enshrined in this Treaty as the NEW GOD of Monopoly Capitalist EU. We have already had a taste of this with Eircom, Aer Lingus and now ESB as the next target. Water privatisation will follow in a snap if this rotten Treaty is ratified.


The plan is for continued restrictions of democratic rights, free expression and curtailment of the right to protest sometimes, conveniently, under the guise of “anti-terror” legislation. We have seen examples of this too. In March, 2003, in Poland, a massive NATO military operation with 15,000 troops from twelve countries, was held at the country’s largest military base near Stettin, on the German border. “Defending Democracy” – no, not on your NATO Nellie – they were trying out new tactics of crowd control and suppression of street protest in the EU. The Polish Army bussed in hundreds of civilians from surrounding towns and villages to act as “rioters” and these were confronted by the NATO jackboots and rounded up en masse and then taken into the base where Guantanamo-like “detention centres” were set up to hold them. There wasn’t a whisper of this event in the Irish media.

The US armaments company, Raytheon, which has a factory in Derry, in Northern Ireland, is engaged with the US Military in inventing exotic new methods of “crowd control” and anti-personnel weaponry such as intense laser beams which create unbearable heat on human targets. Raytheon, based in Palo Alto, Calif., is testing numerous "non-lethal" weapons for military use, with funding from the National Institute of Justice.

According to FOIA documents obtained by the U.S. Sunshine Project, Raytheon's Pulsed Energy Projectiles (PEPs) fire a laser burst of expanding plasma--a collection of charged particles containing equal parts positive ions and electrons. (In science fiction terms, this could best be described as a "raygun.")PEPs can be used from as far as two kilometers away, and are designed to create severe and debilitating pain resulting in temporary paralysis. Of particular concern is the fact that PEPs, apparently ready for use as early as 2007, are being investigated for use against "rioters," according to the British science magazine New Scientist.

Raytheon is also pursuing a microwave-technology-based weapon, named the Active Denial System (ADS), which fires a 95-gigahertz beam at its targets. Thus far, what is known about ADS is that people hit by the weapon's beam experience a sharp rise in body heat and severe pain within five seconds of contact, an experience that is supposed to prompt targets to run in the other direction. A vehicle-mounted version of the weapon is already being designed for use in Iraq, while other portable versions are being designed for both U.S. Marine Corps and domestic law enforcement use.A 2005 Reuters article noted that tests of the weapon have taken place at the Kirtland Air Force base in Albuquerque, N.M. As a part of those tests, researchers first made sure that participants removed all glasses, contact lenses and metal objects like keys, to prevent serious injury--of course, the conditions of real-world use are less controlled.

These developments show the malicious intentions of the Brussels Bureaucrats towards the democratic-minded people of Europe. Slimeball Solana is busy setting up an EU-wide Internal Security Police which will have supra-national powers of arrest in any EU state regardless of local laws if they get this Treaty ratified.

This week, again, we have seen democracy set aside in NATO allies Pakistan ,where military dictator Musharraf has declared a "State of Emergency" and today in Georgia where would-be dictator Saakashvili has also declared a "State of Emergency". In both countries civil rights have been suspended and public protests responded to with brutal police suppression tactics as described above which the NATO jackboots have been practicing for years. In both countries the excuse offered has been "anti-terrorism" and their military and police have received substantial financial aid and NATO/EU training. Only the mildest rebuke has emanated from Washington and Brussels with "hopes" that civil rule be restored "as soon as possible". If this were happening in Venezuela, for example, there would be front-page screaming headlines of condemnation and calls for "sanctions". NATO/EU hypocrisy seen now in its full lying, anti-democratic, anti-people conspiracy and corruption.

FearFeasa Mac Léinn, Áth Cliath/Dublin,


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