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Sundown: Anger Lingers Over U.N. Veto

Plus Libya fallout, Ian McEwan, and more

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Prime Minister Fayyad last year.(Gali Tibbon-Pool/Getty Images)

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Perhaps Ian McEwan could tell us something about this (from the BBC. Funny to see them rationalizing British troops in Ireland):

“The operational mission of the UK armed forces in Northern Ireland ended in July 2007.
The forces had been actively involved in supporting the police “in the defeat of terrorism and the maintenance of public order”.
Some 1,500 troops remain on garrison duty – living and training as they would in any other part of the UK.”

“More than 20 years after the end of the Falklands War, but with the status of the British Overseas Territory still disputed by Argentina, a strong military presence remains on the islands, with more than 1,000 troops stationed there.
Their tasks include road building and mine clearance from the 1982 conflict.”

“Considered an important base in the Mediterranean, Gibraltar is home to more than 500 British troops.
The MoD says the Rock is “well situated to observe shipping channels through the straits and it could dominate the western entrance to the Mediterranean in time of war”.”

Of course the BBsleaze fails to mention that Spain claims sovereignty over Gibralter.

Lest there be any question as to whether the British presence in Ireland constitutes an occupation, here is a recent statement from Sinn Fein:

“Campaigning for a united Ireland.
“Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle. And so we must straighten our backs and work for our freedom.” – Martin Luther King Jr.

Sinn Féin is the only party with a strategy and policies for achieving Irish unity and independence – the only party bringing a distinctly republican analysis into the heart of Irish politics. We are arguing for and delivering an all-Ireland approach to politics in the Dáil, Assembly, Executive and All-Ireland Ministerial Council.

Earlier this year Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams launched a renewed campaign for Irish unity. This campaign aims to build widespread support in Ireland and internationally for Irish re-unification. Throughout the year events will take place in every county in Ireland. This summer Sinn Féin will host two major conferences in the USA and next year a conference in Britain. Our intention is to engage with the Irish diaspora and to marshal its political strength in support of a United Ireland.”

Reunification means integrating British-occupied Northern Ireland into a single nation governed by Ireland alone.

So why is it the Brits are the huffiest of all when it comes to denouncing Israel, given that they stole a continent (Australia, which is not going back to the Aborigines anytime soon), and continue their 1,000 year subjugation of Ireland?

Maybe someone wants to ask him about the 65 Afghan civilians killed in a NATO air strike last week. Add that to the thousands already killed in Iraq and Afghanistan. Spare us all these European “intellectuals” who come to preach to us.

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