Gilmore has spoke out publicly against British and French plans to arm the "rebels" in Syria. Increasing evidence of rebels committing atrocities while manufacturing lies about government atrocities (The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights is not a credible organisation) are becoming clearer everyday. The use of jihadist suicide bombers against civilian targets is particularly worrying.
Is Gilmore influenced by his youth in the Workers' Party when they were very critical of the West arming Islamist rebels in Afghanistan? Or maybe Gilmore is trying to curry favour with the Germans. The Germans have also been critical of plans to arm the rebels who have connections to Islamist extremists in Saudi Arabia and of course certain rebel militias are loyal to Al Queada.
Is Gilmore correct to take this position? I think he's right and Ireland should not assist those who will be tomorrow's terrorists.
Gilmore warns against arming Syrian rebels - RTÉ News