U.S. Military Aircraft at Shannon

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Edward Horgan of Shannon Watch witnessed the landing of U.S. military aircraft at Shannon Airport on Sunday Evening he also witnessed US soldiers on the ground near these aircraft some of whom appeared to be carrying weapons.

The three warplanes a US air force Gulfstream III, executive jet, the kind used to transport US generals, the other 2 were Hercules C130p, reg. number 64852 from Moody Air force Base in Georgia, arrived in Shannon on Sunday evening accompanied by Hercules C130p, reg. number 650986 also from Moody Air force Base in Georgia. These warplanes were being guarded by both the Irish Army and Gardaí. As far as Shannon Watchare concerned no attempt was made to investigate or search these aircraft even though they may be part of U.S. Special Forces teams from J.S.O.C. involved in extra-judicial assassinations or may be part of a U.S. military logistic effort to deliver weapons to one of the belligerents in the Syrian civil war.

Edward Horgan of Shannon Watch took photos and then went to Shannon Garda station where he made a statement requesting that these aircraft be searched and investigated. The two herculesC130 aircraft left Shannon while he was in the Garda Station where he was kept waiting for at least 15 minutes before being interviewed by Garda Sergeant M O’Connell, probably because they knew that the aircraft were getting ready to take off.

It is inconceivable that each of these aircraft was not carrying weapons and munitions, at least one and probably two weapons for each soldier on board as well as the associated ammunition for these weapons, which would normally be one automatic pistol and one automatic rifle for each soldier.

What were the purpose and destination and cargoes of those aircraft?  The U.S. intelligence services are now known to have been spying on European Union offices and diplomatic services, probably including the Irish embassy in Washington, yet the Irish security services are refusing to investigate U.S. military warplanes at Shannon that are in clear breach of Irish and international laws and conventions.

Edward Horgan has request that Gardaí at Shannon search and investigate three U.S. warplanes at Shannon airport. This is necessary as it is likely that the personnel on some of these aircraft may be carrying arms to one of the belligerents in the Syrian civil war and may also be part of U.S. Special Forces known as J.S.O.C., involved in extra-judicial assassinations. This request was made so that Gardaí at Shannon would be compelled to carry out their duties of care, of crime prevention, and to comply with Irish and international laws and conventions. Edward witnessed U.S. soldiers on the ground near these aircraft some of whom appeared to be carrying weapons.

 

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