Irish Takeover to be Quiet
Saturday, July 23, 2005
(SNN Dublin) Under a new treaty with Ireland, CIA agents will be able to remove sovereignty from the Irish Government. The transition of power is expected to go quietly and smoothly.
Ireland and the US pledged mutual co-operation in the investigation of criminal activity
In the treaty signed last week, Ireland and the US pledged mutual co-operation in the investigation of criminal activity, making Ireland a cooperating member in the War on Terror. Justice Minister Michael McDowell said "the international community must do everything it can to combat terrorism with every means at its disposal.”
The Irish Council for Civil Liberties called the treaty "an appalling signal of how the rights of Irish citizens are considered by the minister when engaging in international relations". The ICCL takes offense at provisions in the treaty that would allow CIA agents to secretly investigate Irish Citizens, take them into US Custody, and in extreme cases, drag them out into the street and kill them. ICCL director Aisling Reidy said: "An extraordinary aspect to this treaty is, despite its scope and its potential to violate basic constitutional and human rights, that all this happened without debate or transparency.”
The treaty would allow CIA agents to secretly investigate Irish Citizens
The person who can authorize these operations is Attorney General Alberto Gonzales. Gonzales has started an investigation against several high ranking members of government and announced that he will make a bid for Ireland’s presidency. “I'm here to tell you that you are not alone, that the American people are very much with you,” Gonzales said in a recent speech.
But, many people fear that the Irish people will not easily role over and accept US rule and point to no long term plans to fight a possible insurgency. When asked of possible implications of long term resistance to the takeover, Donald Rumsfeld said, "it could last, you know, six days, six weeks. I doubt six months."