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Shannon Watch

Mar
2014
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Foreign Affairs, Justice and Defence, National

This C130 Hercules number JW5314 was at Shannon at 11 am on Thursday 13 March 2014. It was being guarded as usual by an Irish Army patrol, making the Irish Defence Forces complicit in any atrocities committed by the occupants of this aircraft. Dragging others into a net of complicity is almost standard practice for military forces and their political leaders who know that they are engages in atrocities, so as to spread the blame for such atrocities as widely as possible. Examples abound through history, including in recent decades, war crimes in the former Yugoslavia, the so-called Lords Resistance Army in Uganda, the Cambodian and Rwanda Genocide, etc. George W Bush was keen to entrap as many other governments as possible into his war crimes , and probably regarded recruiting the Bertie Ahern Irish Government as important because of our neutral status.
13 March 2014 Hercules C130 JW5314 at Shannon

Foreign Affairs, Justice and Defence, National

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International, Justice and Defence

Number of U.S. Military Aircraft at Shannon Raises Concerns

Shannonwatch, 09/09/2013

Shannonwatch have called on the Minister for Foreign Affairs to clarify the significance of several U.S. troop carriers and other military aircraft at Shannon Airport in the run-up to what might well be a U.S. led attack on Syria. As U.S. President Barack Obama continues to look for support for an attack that would have serious repercussions for the Syrian people and the region as a whole, the organisation calls on the Irish government to make its opposition clear by immediately ending the U.S. military use of the airport.
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Health, Justice and Defence, Women's Rights

Today decision by the high court to reject Aja Teehan’s bid to overturn the HSE’s refusal to allow her a home birth is a bitter disappointment but the campaign will go on.

Ms Teehan claimed that the HSE was unlawful in refusing to consider the merits of her application. She claimed that instead of looking at the individual case it simply applied a blanket policy to disallow her choice of a home birth. Ms Teehan believes that this refusal is a breach of her constitutional and human rights.
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