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category clare | anti-war / imperialism | news report author Saturday May 06, 2006 01:32author by Conor Cregan Report this post to the editors

Two weeks ago, on a routine visit to monitor the on going war crimes that is the Bertie Ahern led governments facilitation of the of the US military troops and intelligence services (CIA) at Shannon Airport, I witnessed a new devolvement at Irelands second international airport. Sitting on the main apron in front of the terminal building was an Israeli Air Force 707. After a while a group of military types disembarked and jumped into the “Fixed Base Operator” minibus. They were taken to the Great Southern Hotel where they billeted overnight.

Initially I thought this an emergency landing. Shannon Airport has been used on numerous occasions by the US Air Force to land aircraft in trouble. The latest happening only months ago when a C17 reported to be carrying Helium (yeah right) landed safely.

Today the Israeli Air Force is Back in Shannon.
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For the second time in two weeks Shannon Airport the only airplanes sitting on the airfield of Ireland’s second international airport are those used by belligerent foreign powers engaged in crimes against humanity in their quest for hegemony of the Middle East.

Tonight at one of the security zones in the state aerodrome, set up to cater for the illegal war in Iraq, sits two Israeli Air Force Boeing 707 jets transporting members of the Israeli Defence Forces. One of these aircraft is an intelligence communications plane easily spotted by the number of finlike aerials running along the top of the plane.

Although these planes are guarded by members of the Irish Defence forces and An Gardai Siochana this does not seem be adequate for the Israeli Air Force who has left a security detail on board. They have also equipped with Motorola radio units provided by the Irish State.

The number of men in flight suits surpassed the number of flight crew needed to fly a civilian 707 Boeing. Later the planes passengers passed out of the aircraft and piled into the waiting mini bus of the fixed base operators. All members of this company were billeted at the Shannon Airport Great Southern Hotel.

In an incident during a time that mimics today’s nuclear show down between Iran and the west. Deploying a lightening strike bombardment the Israeli Air Force pulverized Saddam Hussein’s atomic ambitions by destroying the Osirak nuclear reactor in June 1981. Using Irelands national Airlines navigation codes, and also disguised in the Aerlingus livery, an Israeli Air Force bomber slipped into a civilian aviation flight path and bombed the Iraqi reactor.

Also sitting the security zone in the middle of the airfield was an ATA military troop carrier. This regular visit is part of the fleet of aircraft that are transporting over 1200 hundred young American soldiers to Iraq and Afghanistan through Shannon Airport on a daily basis. This US based airliner is reputedly owned by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) also fondly known as “The Company” to its operatives.

At times like Sunday 23rd of April and today the 5th of May Shannon Airport becomes a militarized zone as the only custom is facilitated by Irelands Dept of Foreign Affairs. It is suspected that Irish Government that foots the landing charges. Its has been reported that it is this department that pays the Irish Aviation Authority for all US military aircraft that over fly Irish Airspace. This information was released through the “Freedom of Information Act” after the state made the argument of revenue from the US military being a positive aspect of its subservient participation in George W. Bush’s “War on Terror”. This in turn makes Shannon Airport a target for retaliation like the bombings in Madrid and London. Last year, in the wake of the so called 7/7 bombings in the centre of London, the people of Shannon and the surrounding areas felt an uneasy sense of their own mortality as it is known world wide that Ireland is a secret member of the “Collation of the Willing”.

Time and Time again the anti-war plane spotters at Shannon Airport have lifted the lid of Bertie Aherns dirty little secrets at Shannon and exposed this government’s total disregard for ethics. Last month saw Irish parliamentarians attack one of our number, ex-army officer, Edward Horgan who went to the European Union to seek a platform to stop the torture flights of the CIA flying through Shannon Airport. This shameful behavior of our representatives in Brussels is well short of the standards acceptable of our elected representatives who talk of investigating the truth at Shannon Airport but deliver a way a white wash for the cronies in the Departments of Transport, Justice and Foreign Affairs.

This smacks of the Fianna Fail baby spitting out its dummy for having to sit through an investigation that it couldn’t suppress like Bertie’s boy the bold Timmy Dooley of who’s tantrum in the house of the Senate stopped a proposal a member of his party to look into the one hundred or more CIA flights that landed at Shannon Airport. Senator Dooley of Co. Clare plays on the fears of the people of Ireland by insinuating that business would be affected a thorough investigation to complement the Foreign Affairs committee in the Dail were submissions were presented by a group of peace activists including Ed Horgan. Senator Dooley who is to run in the next election after winning his ticket at the Clare election convention last month has opened an office in Ennis.

Related Link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osiraq

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 #   Title   Author   Date 
   Congratulations to SNN     avi15    Sat May 06, 2006 12:51 
   How do you understand the term "anti-Semitic"?     Coiln hAiseadha    Sat May 06, 2006 15:06 
   Epiphany     Self harm is not the answer    Sat May 06, 2006 15:19 
   might have a ticket but he wont win the prize     Sen Ryan    Sat May 06, 2006 15:32 
   Thanks!     Nuria    Sat May 06, 2006 17:36 
   Osirak     Y    Sat May 06, 2006 19:04 
   anti-semitism     avi15    Sat May 06, 2006 19:15 
   Y certainly appears to be correct about the 1981 raid     Phuq Hedd    Sat May 06, 2006 19:21 
   Ari     Sen Ryan    Sat May 06, 2006 19:31 
 10   avi15     Phuq Hedd    Sat May 06, 2006 19:34 
 11   Core issue     MichaelY    Sat May 06, 2006 19:43 
 12   This is what I mean by worraboutery     avi15    Sat May 06, 2006 20:03 
 13   Israeli military in Shannon     Eoin    Sat May 06, 2006 20:11 
 14   Return to sender     MichaelY    Sat May 06, 2006 20:13 
 15   Israeli Aircraft at Shannon     plane spotter    Sat May 06, 2006 22:02 
 16   What a disgrace- allowing the israeli military use our airports, what next?     Paul    Sat May 06, 2006 22:16 
 17   israeli air-force takes up residence in shannon     raymond deane    Sat May 06, 2006 22:46 
 18   Gangsters and prostitutes     Edward Horgan    Sun May 07, 2006 00:51 
 19   Busy night ahead @ SNN     Conor Cregan    Sun May 07, 2006 01:26 
 20   .     .    Sun May 07, 2006 01:28 
 21   .     .    Sun May 07, 2006 01:32 
 22   Soon, it'll be israeli troops to be seen through those airport windows     B    Sun May 07, 2006 01:53 
 23   A question of Irish neutrality?     Mike Novack    Sun May 07, 2006 02:52 
 24   Ireland-Israel, no, please, no.....     blaise    Sun May 07, 2006 06:43 
 25   Request to search made to Gardai     Edward Horgan    Sun May 07, 2006 10:34 
 26   Don't try to damage Israeli planes     avi15    Sun May 07, 2006 11:44 
 27   Yes, search these planes, jand also the US ones.     Justin Morahan    Sun May 07, 2006 13:00 
 28   We don't speak the same language?     Mike Novack    Sun May 07, 2006 14:22 
 29   Unlawful     Sen Ryan    Sun May 07, 2006 15:04 
 30   Re: Mike Novack, a question for you     B    Sun May 07, 2006 16:33 
 31   Unlawful?     Y    Sun May 07, 2006 16:44 
 32   Consider yourself corrected     Sen Ryan    Sun May 07, 2006 18:53 
 33   Yes, Unlawful     B    Sun May 07, 2006 19:19 
 34   Is this the start of an American war in Iran?     Conor Cregan    Sun May 07, 2006 20:54 
 35   .     .    Sun May 07, 2006 20:56 
 36   .     .    Sun May 07, 2006 20:58 
 37   Not at all     Mike Novack    Sun May 07, 2006 21:14 
 38   questioning does not constitute bigotry.....     blaise    Sun May 07, 2006 22:13 
 39   Bigotary comes in all forms     Irishman    Sun May 07, 2006 23:22 
 40   Bigotry     avi15    Sun May 07, 2006 23:46 
 41   Lets keep saying No.     John Lannon    Mon May 08, 2006 03:49 
 42   playing the ball     geoff    Mon May 08, 2006 04:13 
 43   You are mistaken and your comments are misplaced     avi15    Mon May 08, 2006 10:27 
 44   Osirak and Aer Lingus     Damon    Mon May 08, 2006 13:25 
 45   No terrorism from Irish Ports.     Ironic...    Mon May 08, 2006 15:07 
 46   anti-avaricious     blaise    Mon May 08, 2006 16:07 
 47   Yes     avi15    Mon May 08, 2006 19:17 
 48   type mis-ID     fred    Mon May 08, 2006 20:55 
 49   Avi, please     geoff    Tue May 09, 2006 01:11 
 50   Phew.     Paddy    Tue May 09, 2006 02:49 
 51   Resit     avi15    Tue May 09, 2006 06:19 
 52   Test for Avi     Ali H.    Tue May 09, 2006 16:45 
 53   Irish morality     R. Isible    Tue May 09, 2006 18:49 
 54   Avi and his answers     Geoff    Tue May 09, 2006 23:01 
 55   Your arguments are irrelevant     Avi H.    Wed May 10, 2006 14:44 
 56   The Debate     geoff    Wed May 10, 2006 15:45 
 57   Simplified test for Avi     Ali H.    Fri May 12, 2006 13:54 
 58   Origins of Modern Israel, and some rational arguments for Avi     Cormac    Tue Jul 04, 2006 19:51 


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