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IT: Door is open for Ireland to join NATO - Rasmussen


Partizan

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Fresh from throwing themselves at the feet of the ECB and Goldman Sachs appointee, Mario Draghi, our spineless and treacherous FG/Lab govt. are hosting the head of the world's largest military bloc, NATO. Mr Rasmussen has stated that the door is open for Ireland to join. While it is the long held fantasy of Blueshirt EU groupies like Creighton & Co. for Ireland to become involved in future colonial adventures. How much support would such an endeavour have among the public?

Door is open for Ireland to join Nato, says military alliance's chief - The Irish Times - Mon, Feb 11, 2013

Surely for such a move to happen, it would need popular support as well as a referendum I would gather.
 

firefly123

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Do we get jet fighters? Cool!
 

Schomberg

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Why not?
 

Schomberg

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Because then we couldn't moralise and preach whilst benefiting from the protection!
about sums up the Irish position on a wide range of issues.
 

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Has the door to Ireland joining Nato ever been closed since the creation of the group?
 

eoghanacht

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The NATO elephant will be so relieved that the Irish fly has thrown it's weight behind it.



Because then we couldn't moralise and preach whilst benefiting from the protection!
about sums up the Irish position on a wide range of issues.

Will yis be joining up yerself lads........................





No, didn't think so.
 

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Fresh from throwing themselves at the feet of the ECB and Goldman Sachs appointee, Mario Draghi, our spineless and treacherous FG/Lab govt. are hosting the head of the world's largest military bloc, NATO. Mr Rasmussen has stated that the door is open for Ireland to join. While it is the long held fantasy of Blueshirt EU groupies like Creighton & Co. for Ireland to become involved in future colonial adventures.
How may colonies has NATO and where are they? NATO mind you, not the UK or France, just NATO.
 

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My understanding is that the only country ever declined Nato membership was Russia, which applied in the 1990's.
That's only because they we're leaders of the other gang, the warsaw pact massive innit.
 

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Fresh from throwing themselves at the feet of the ECB and Goldman Sachs appointee, Mario Draghi, our spineless and treacherous FG/Lab govt. are hosting the head of the world's largest military bloc, NATO. Mr Rasmussen has stated that the door is open for Ireland to join. While it is the long held fantasy of Blueshirt EU groupies like Creighton & Co. for Ireland to become involved in future colonial adventures. How much support would such an endeavour have among the public?

Door is open for Ireland to join Nato, says military alliance's chief - The Irish Times - Mon, Feb 11, 2013

Surely for such a move to happen, it would need popular support as well as a referendum I would gather.
Nato can invite Ireland to join all it wants - not going to happen without support in the Dail and in a referendum. There is a majority for neither at present and I don't see it happening any time soon.

Rasmussen was speaking in the context of an EU defence ministers meeting in Dublin tomorrow, staged by Ireland as part of our EU presidency. Nato has a perfectly legitmate interest in such meetings seeing as the majority of EU states are also members of Nato and all EU states are members of PFP, including Ireland.

And for the record, I would support joining Nato - Irish 'neutrality' is a sham and always has been.
 

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Nato can invite Ireland to join all it wants - not going to happen without support in the Dail and in a referendum. There is a majority for neither at present and I don't see it happening any time soon.

Rasmussen was speaking in the context of an EU defence ministers meeting in Dublin tomorrow, staged by Ireland as part of our EU presidency. Nato has a perfectly legitmate interest in such meetings seeing as the majority of EU states are also members of Nato and all EU states are members of PFP, including Ireland.

And for the record, I would support joining Nato - Irish 'neutrality' is a sham and always has been.
How dare you! That nuclear fallout will respect our neutrality and stop on the borders!
 

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Come Chinese bombs and fall on Cork.

Given that Irish people have a long history of fighting for the US and British, and given our gov support in war time for the same colonial superpowers (while hiding behind supposed neutrality), I suspect that resistance to changing our neutral status has little do with opposition to colonial adventures.

The bottom line is that the Irish people will go to extreme lengths to avoid taking an actual position on anything. Plus, our pretend neutrality is a sacred cow in Irish life, which means that deceit and pretence are sacred cows in Irish life.

It's moral cowardice. The same cowardice that has seen no major protests since the hunger strike period; that leads to an investigations bill that won't allow investigations; that sees a government unable to deal with the PS wage bill because their "hands are tied" by contract law; that sees rapists and child molesters walk free or be sent to prison with ridiculously short sentences.

The law in Ireland is not in place to secure fairness and justice in the face of difficult problems. It is in place to AVOID having to deal with difficult problems.
 

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Is NATO really the world's largest military bloc?

The PRC armed forces are I expect larger than the combined forces of NATO.

(Not as well-equipped but larger.)
 

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Where is the clamour on the streets to join NATO?
What civil organisations are mounting campaigns to get us to join?
Has anyone at work or down the pub been holding forth on the need to sign up?
Will we all die if we don't?

Cannon fodder to the front and away with ye.

Isn't it wonderful that certain elements want us to fight other peoples' battles when we can't even fight our own?
 
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Fresh from throwing themselves at the feet of the ECB and Goldman Sachs appointee, Mario Draghi, our spineless and treacherous FG/Lab govt. are hosting the head of the world's largest military bloc, NATO. Mr Rasmussen has stated that the door is open for Ireland to join. While it is the long held fantasy of Blueshirt EU groupies like Creighton & Co. for Ireland to become involved in future colonial adventures. How much support would such an endeavour have among the public?

Door is open for Ireland to join Nato, says military alliance's chief - The Irish Times - Mon, Feb 11, 2013

Surely for such a move to happen, it would need popular support as well as a referendum I would gather.
Fckin hell. OP going on about other people having fantasies?
 

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