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LETTER: Taoiseach's love for America misplaced

July 8th, 2018 8:00 PM

By Southern Star Team

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SIR – Our dear leader Leo Varadkar, in saying ‘I love America’ and ‘we Irish and America share the same values,’ I wonder if he is mindful of the genocide of some 17 million North American Indians? The murderous war on the Mexicans and land theft creating what are now New Mexico and Texas states? Or the appalling legacy of bombings, invasions, deaths of innocent people and the creation of civil wars across the world. 

Or perhaps he is thinking of America’s support for Saudi Arabia in its barbaric war with the Houthis in Yemen who want to shake off their American-Saudi installed puppet leader? Yemen is the worst humanitarian crisis this century, with 22 million sick and starving people in consequence of this war crime.

Leo may have been considering the virtual US state of Israel where approximately 145 defenceless and stateless Palestinians have recently been shot dead by army snipers with some 2,500 injured? All the Palestinians want is their lawful right of return to their lands.

Perhaps Leo applauded the words of Hilary Clinton about Gadaffi when she said ‘we came, we saw, he died’ and delivered Libya into chaos? What a barbaric accolade.

Before making such foolish statements, Leo might consider the words used by Fidel Castro at the funeral oration for Dr Salvador Allende, president of Chile, who was murdered in a coup organised by the CIA in 1973, ‘America – a people devoid of a culture, an administration devoid of humanity controlled by an armaments industry and big business – plundering defenceless nations in pursuit of personal gain. The failed American Dream. This empire will surely crumble from within.’

Yours sincerely, 

Daniel Teegan, 

Pairc na Fana, 

Union Hall. 

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