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Defend Irish Neutrality

The use of Shannon Airport by US troops on their way to and from the wars in Afghanistan, Iraq and Pakistan has gained a good deal of coverage recently, primarily thanks to the wikileaks stories in the Irish Independent.

In Ireland, the new programme for government says Shannon Airport should be used only in accordance with international law. As the Hague Convention of 1907, which has been a cornerstone of international law, says neutral states cannot allow their territory to be used in a war (no US army planes land in Zurich airport), PANA expects the new Fine Gael/Labour government to live up to its promises. In the meantime, please support the Shannonwatch demonstration at Shannon Airport on 12 June 2-3 pm.

Also see www.globalintelligenceforum.com which promotes a conference on global intelligence on the 11-13 July in Dungarvan. The speakers include a former director of the CIA and many others.

Since the decisive majority of the people of the US and GB want to see the end of these wars, in opposing them since 2001, PANA sees itself as pro-US and pro-British (their peoples, that is).

Roger Cole,

Chair of the Peace & Neutrality Alliance
www.pana.ie
http://www.shannonwatch.org/

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