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(From the ‘e-Thursday’ section of the ‘Business Week’ supplement of the ‘Irish Independent’ , 21st August 2008.)

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Saturday, August 30, 2008

Corrupt political institution turns its naval force on its own people....

RSF members and supporters at a 'Shell-To-Sea' protest demonstration in Dublin , February 24th , 2007.

'It would now appear that the 26-County government are willing to lock up its citizens whilst at the same time allowing Shell to dictate the energy and environmental policy of the 26 Counties...'
- Ruairi O Bradaigh, July 2005.

Part of the State Navy has been ordered , by State politicians , to move against its own people...

"Ask anyone you know how much royalties Shell Oil and its partners are paying the country to take our gas from the Corrib Field. I tried this over the past few days and I got answers ranging from fifty per cent to probably very little.
Nobody came up with the correct answer, which is not a single penny.
Did you know that? Did you know that the energy consortium, whose pipeline is being forced past protesters by hundreds of our own police, pays nothing at all to this country for taking our natural resources...?"

(From here.)

What we are witnessing with the 'Shell-To-Sea' outrage is the absolute moral corruption of a millionaire political elite who are completely reckless and shameless when it comes to lining their pockets with even more ill-gotten financial gains . They and their type are a free-loading cabal of non-productive leeches who will bend or break any moral , political or humane code of conduct that they see fit to ride roughshod over in order to further secure and enhance their moneyed lifestyle. I have wiped better than them from the sole of my shoe and had more respect for it : pond scum is more valuable.