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    Default Gilmore has a spine afterall!

    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

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    Perhaps Gilmore just doesn't like rebels?
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    In the 1970s there was a small Islamic party in Egypt that was regarded as an oddity. After Afghanistan Islamic fundamentalism has spread armed, trained and funded by the USA/UK.

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    It's easy to have a spine about something you have no influence over. The Syrian rebels are probable quaking in their boots, now that Eamonn has spoken!!

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    Eamo is desperate to reclaim the high ground, without actually doing anything to endanger his cushion.
    Playing the high-flying international politician with gravitas and with more than a little gravy allows him to be that great man.

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    gilmore is just toeing the EU line. only the french and the british want to actively arm them

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    One statement, which is being said by many anyway, does not a spine make....

    Gilmore will be lashing out statements over the next few weeks to make it look like he's doing something.

    Why doesn't he offer to broker a deal with NK.... head off on the next flight. I'm sure most of his party would back him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Honecker View Post
    Gilmore has a spine afterall!
    Glad to hear it! It would be quite difficult walking without one!
    FF said hello and welcome to the IMF. FG said goodbye.

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    Massive U turn by Gimmemore.
    Coveney's ambition is the be Ireland's next EU Commissar and Ireland will pay a price as he builds his CV to position himself sufficiently loyal to the nEU empire.

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    Perhaps it is a vestige of his Workers Party days?

    Old Stalinists like yourself still harbour a fondness for the murderous Assads becasue they were clients of the Soviet Union. And overlook the fact that the Assads murdered thousands of Syrian Communists who were surplus to Moscow's cynical requirements in the 70s.

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