Shannon Airport, Mike Pence

Shannon Airport, Mike Pence

US Vice President vists Shannon Airport

The US Vice President Mike Pence has met with US troops at Shannon Airport.

25.1.2020

The American troops are on their way to Iraq and were also in Shannon for a refuelling stop

The US Vice President Mike Pence has met with US troops at Shannon Airport .

Mr Pence was there after his plane, Air Force Two, made a refuelling stop on its way back to the US from Italy. The American troops are on their way to Iraq and were also in Shannon for a refuelling stop. "You're going to be deployed to a part of the world that has seen some action," Mr Pence told the crowd. "But I can tell you ... Iran continues to stand down. I want to promise you, you’ll have the resources and support to accomplish your mission." The US Vice President also spoke about his ancestral roots in Ireland and mentioned that he worked in an Irish pub when he was younger. Mike Pence visited Ireland in September last year. His decision to stay at Donald Trump’s golf resort in Doonbeg, County Clare sparked controversy in the US with Democrats accusing him of funnelling American taxpayers’ money into a Trump business. Mr Pence defended the move, saying he has family connections in Doonbeg and that it was the logical place to stay. Read more: RTÉ News

Keep your wee war outa our country. Cheers. Dont give a shit about this.. more to worry about in this country.. our people are dying and being bullied by our own government.. it's a bigger joke than the americans coming in..so what. Wonder how many will give out when we are forced into a European Army?

Was smith down from Dundalk to greet them🤐 Disgusting Lovely hurling We have one shameful government after another. Neutral my hole. Wouldn’t be surprised if the middle east targeted us next, they have a reason to 👌🏽 Disgraceful. You should not be promoting this bullshit. No US troops shoud be using Shannon

This is appalling and most Irish citizens will not be happy to see Ireland supporting the US war machine. Most Irish people, because of our history, oppose the imperialist nature of US interference in the Middle East. I for one welcome our evangelical overlord. I hear hes scared of women.

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Took a Screenshot of this the other day! Shannon Airport is a completely independent airport and could stop these flights if they wished.maybe they would consider that if people stopped using the airport. AbbyMartin LeeCamp RedactedTonight aaronjmate DangerKidsBooks RTUKnews AJEnglish American troops on way to Iraq, land in Shannon (Ireland) for a refuelling stop.

It was happening under Obama, our Privileged life comes at a cost, if people are so concerned about oil and not invading the Middle East get it don’t buy cars buy an electric bike or walk. 🇺🇸🇮🇪🇮🇱 allies and we need to build a strong trade agreement and economic ties as we exit EU. Simply a disgrace. Makes a nonsense of Ireland's neutrality... let them refuel in a NATO-allied MILITARY air facility.

Shannon should not be a stopover, staging post or showplace for US military. Particularly unacceptable to have a photoop with troops going to Iraq after that country has asked US to withdraw. Allowing this to happen damages Irelands global rep/role in peacebuilding & disarmament Funny,you’re gone all quiet on the impeachment front since republicans actually took piss out of ye😊

Get the f**k out! We slobbered over Obama and now we are slobbering over Trump.

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Sore losers Welcome VP and US troops Disgraceful Homophobic war monger Great to see this. Ireland is part of the West and should support our Western allies. Iraq doesn't want them, why can't they just go home and stay there Guess they were in DC3s This needs to stop. We do not have a mutual allegiance with trump and the rest of his fools.

Neutral much?

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On their way to commit warcrimes. Enabled by LeoVaradkar USMilitaryOutofShannon shannonwatch They shouldn't be allowed in Ireland, they jeopardize our neutrality and give fuck all in return, huge expense to the taxpayer not to mention trump deporting all the undocumented Irish from the u.s How is this allowed to happen, the Americans are treating Ireland like its Maryland, the VP has given a politically motivated speech to his troops on sovereign Irish territory, has he had approval from the government to land here, is this a breach of diplomacy

Neutral!!!! Are we.? US war machine out of Shannon NOW So much for neutrality 🙄 Pence isn’t universally despised like our President, so this was probably a pretty nice visit our boys should be u there too fighting islamic terrorists. It great to be able to help out our friends in their fight against Islamic evil in Iraq.

US colonial troops invasion of Iraq and numerous other countries disgust me.

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And USA increase tariff on Ireland Great to help the USA and see the troops As a neutral country why are we facilitating a country this is actively at war with the middle east Ireland are part of the war machine Not in my name. Hate the fact that Ireland support the US in their greed. Neutral pussies A farewell photo before sending them toward death! US administration doesn't care what's going to happen to these soldiers.

Absolute fannies in the comments Shannon Duty Free... If they come back in coffins will Shannon be a stop for a refuelling ?🤔

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Yes we can 😎 why are these troops looking like they really admire this guy? Yet another reason to get rid of the blueshirts from the Free State government. Ffs 🙄👎 Níl sé seo cothrom. Deir rialtas na hÉireann go n-éisteann sé lena shaoránaigh ach go bhfuil sé ina choinne agus lig siad dár n-aerfort a úsáid le haghaidh cogaidh nach dócha go mbeidh baint ag Éirinn leis! an oiread sin do thír neodrach!!

Say what you like about U.s. troops in Shannon and their illegal wars, but if worst comes to worst, we would want them in our corner. Too many snowflakes on here, doing no harm at all by stopping over. A million people are protesting against US in Iraq and rte doesn't report it Yet again RTE glorifies American imperialism. The Irish people must let it be known that under no circumstances will we abide in the use of our airports to facilitate America's continuous illegal bombardment of the Iraqi nation & the slaughter of its citizens.

Náireach!

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gerry_truthvet Imperial, fascist, stormtrooper scum on our soil. I suppose the best one can hope for, is that they make the return journey in coffins. And I rather them, than the countless innocents they kill in the name of 'American Exceptionalism'. The long running joke of “our” neutrality. A decision that was never made with the approval of the people. Another piece in the never ending sham that is “our” democracy.

Disgrace they’re allowed on our soil.. where are your news reports on French and Iraqi protests? Reading the wonderful responses to this report made my day. Now for a break from a Twitter while the going is good. gerry_truthvet Not that they should be allowed here in the first place but the American murder machine doesn't even pay us for using our airspace. ShannonWatch

I’m not sure any government here would ever stop the US using Shannon as a refuelling stop. Ireland is very dependent on US investment due up the long-standing preferred policy of attracting foreign investment to the detriment of Irish scientific research ..or so I’m told. Must be a nearby Trump property to visit.

😷 Well they can all just feck off.

Parts of Shannon are a de facto US military base . Well we've played our part... in the expansion of the US Empire. Yaay 🙁 A disgrace this is tolerated in our country Not happy. Especially after recent events in Iraq. Sackable offence for our Government. He looks thrilled. Those child killers shouldn't be allowed to abuse Ireland neutrality.

Get them out Absolute joke How often does this happen? Fundamentalist nut job spotted in Ireland.

Regardless of the idiotic pantomime that they don't carry weapons, Shannon is being used as a platform for US military propaganda, which will help result in countless deaths. Troops out of Shannon NOW. But I thought this was neutral Ireland🤔 You mean the American terrorists



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