am sick and tired of seeing these articles about how
anti-American Ireland is today. They are a malicious
attempt at dividing Irish Republicans in Ireland and
their strong supporters in America, the birthplace
of the republican revolution.
the articles should starting addressing the anti-Irish
policies of the current American administration. Without
even delving in to the ridiculous mess of the Colombia
3 and U.S. involvement in Colombia, Bush's true colors
are ominously shown in the so-called Patriot Act.
The Act was aimed at preventing future attacks such
as the 9-11 attacks by kooky Islamic fighters, not
representative of the Muslim American community by
any stretch of the imagination.
the administration has used the act to systematically
and very quietly attack Irish republicans in America.
They have begun deporting long-time residents who
have been nothing but contributors to society while
living in this country. Next to go is Noel Cassidy
of Cleveland, Ohio and there are plenty more to come,
you can be sure. These people are not threats to their
adopted home but rather are members of our communities.
These people have families here. They have lives here,
and once deported they can't apply to return for 10
years because of the act. Their harassment and deportation
is the price of British allegiance for Bush's war
in Iraq and for future operations Bush might try to
loosely and poorly link to Al Qaeda.
Irish men and women with supposed anti-American sentiments
direct those sentiments to this administration which
has been hostile to them since it's inauguration.
The Irish people understand the troubles of people
like the Kurds who have long fought against a repressive
regime for national self-determination. They are not
hostile towards U.S. Marines, young men like any other
young men, who may have joined to serve an ideal but
admittedly fight just to protect one another. And
those who really have the interests of repressed Iraqis
in their hearts have clean consciences.
is the administration that sent them that bears shame.
It is against this archaic Reaganite, Thatcherite
administration that Irish people protest. They are
leaders who prosecuted a decade of civil war in Nicaragua.
Leaders who overthrew democracy in Chile. Leaders
who invaded and occupied Grenada and the Dominican
Republic. The list goes on. The Irish people are not
anti-American, they are protesting against an American
administration which wallows in cold self-interest
and is hostile toward Irish interests and the Irish
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