Ciaran McCleanin a letter to the Ulster Herald on 18-January-2023 calls on Sinn Fein to boycott the St Patrick's day junket in the Whitehouse in solidarity with those being butchered by Israeli savagery. 

As Sinn Fein prepares for a trip to the Whitehouse in a few short weeks the vast majority of citizens on the island of Ireland are horrified at such a prospect. 

In what must be regarded as one of the greatest crimes in modern history 10,000 Palestinian children in Gaza have been obliterated by American supplied munitions in 100 days, whilst the overall death figure of civilians creeps towards 30,000 in what is effectively a fish barrel shoot. 

Sinn Fein locally flies a Palestine flag from their offices on James street. One can assume from that action Sinn Fein don't wish to be associated with 'Weapons of Mass Destruction' supplier Joe (Biden), yet their stated intention is to do exactly that. Why? 

As the largest party in this part of the country every very Sinn Fein member, Councillor, MLA and particularly the MP for West Tyrone, herself the mother of a new baby, are morally obligated to act for the good of humanity. They can do that by publicly lobbying their own leadership to forgo the St Patrick's Day celebrations in Washington this year. By doing so they can let the American Government/people understand what Irish people think of Biden's false claim to encompass Irish values. 

Sinn Fein will find a majority of the Irish public will be on their side if they oppose the USA but to wring hands, fly flags and tacitly endorse the trip will be regarded as unforgivable by current and future generations. 

A real and pressing opportunity exists to bring global attention to the ongoing destruction of the Palestinian people. It's in the gift of Sinn Fein in West Tyrone to galvanise the rest of the Party up and down the country by demanding that Mary Lou says "No to Joe".

Ciaran McClean is supporter of Palestinian rights.

Mary Lou Must Say No to Joe

Ciaran McCleanin a letter to the Ulster Herald on 18-January-2023 calls on Sinn Fein to boycott the St Patrick's day junket in the Whitehouse in solidarity with those being butchered by Israeli savagery. 

As Sinn Fein prepares for a trip to the Whitehouse in a few short weeks the vast majority of citizens on the island of Ireland are horrified at such a prospect. 

In what must be regarded as one of the greatest crimes in modern history 10,000 Palestinian children in Gaza have been obliterated by American supplied munitions in 100 days, whilst the overall death figure of civilians creeps towards 30,000 in what is effectively a fish barrel shoot. 

Sinn Fein locally flies a Palestine flag from their offices on James street. One can assume from that action Sinn Fein don't wish to be associated with 'Weapons of Mass Destruction' supplier Joe (Biden), yet their stated intention is to do exactly that. Why? 

As the largest party in this part of the country every very Sinn Fein member, Councillor, MLA and particularly the MP for West Tyrone, herself the mother of a new baby, are morally obligated to act for the good of humanity. They can do that by publicly lobbying their own leadership to forgo the St Patrick's Day celebrations in Washington this year. By doing so they can let the American Government/people understand what Irish people think of Biden's false claim to encompass Irish values. 

Sinn Fein will find a majority of the Irish public will be on their side if they oppose the USA but to wring hands, fly flags and tacitly endorse the trip will be regarded as unforgivable by current and future generations. 

A real and pressing opportunity exists to bring global attention to the ongoing destruction of the Palestinian people. It's in the gift of Sinn Fein in West Tyrone to galvanise the rest of the Party up and down the country by demanding that Mary Lou says "No to Joe".

Ciaran McClean is supporter of Palestinian rights.

4 comments:

  1. Mary Lou must say ... ' No to Joe' ..... as John Wayne would often say .. ' That'l be the day' ...... SF are locked in Globally to the Stars and Stripes and there ain't no way in Hell will they snub or embarrass good ol' Joe... put my shirt on it.

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  2. Ciaran - thanks for sharing that piece on TPQ.

    I share those sentiments.

    I think you will find that party members on the ground who turn out at vigils and rallies probably feel the same.

    Unfortunately, the careerist element dominate and will determine positions in the interest of their own careers rather than what might be good for Palestinians.

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  3. As far as the political wing of the IRA - Sinn Fein - is concerned it seems that not only was it right for the IRA to target women and children in countless public bombings in Britain and Ireland but they are to be honoured for so doing. But apparently this slaughter of the innocents policy is not OK in Gaza.

    But sentimental US expats are still misty-eyed for a united Ireland and are happy to dig in to their very deep pockets to help the Sinn Fein IRA achieve this outcome. Of course Sinn Fein IRA set back a united Ireland for decades with their failed and futile war and , since the peace, with their intransigence and barely concealed contempt for unionists.
    But the problem for the Shinners is that while these misty-eyed expats continue to be goldmine , they also believe in the Stars and Stripes forever.
    So will the Shinners turn off that lovely US lolly tap by snubbing a US President, in solidarity with the people of Gaza? Sure. the same day that Porky Pig learns to fly

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  4. Sinn Féin representatives will travel to Washington DC for the annual St Patrick’s Day trip in “pursuit of peace”, Michelle O’Neill has said.

    The party’s vice president confirmed her party would not boycott the US trip but would instead use it to advocate for an end to the “Israeli genocidal war”.

    Politicians traditionally visit the US capital for the March 17 celebrations, with the Taoiseach hosted by the President in the White House.

    While it is understood invitations have not yet been issued for this year’s event, Ms O’Neill is expected make the trip even though no agreement has yet been reached to restore the Stormont powersharing institutions.

    People Before Profit has urged politicians to boycott this year’s Washington event over US support for Israel.

    But Ms O’Neill confirmed to the PA news agency that the party would be sending representatives to Washington.

    She said: “We are going to the US in pursuit of peace, continuing to work with the Irish diaspora and US representatives to promote and strengthen the support for the peace process at home and Irish reunification.

    “We will also advocate for an end to the Israeli genocidal war and occupation in Gaza and the West Bank, for the establishment of a peace process in Palestine and self-determination for the Palestinian people.

    “In doing so we will fulfil our promise to the Palestinian ambassador and the Palestinian people.”

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