The blood of thousands is on their hands

Statement by the Communist Party of Ireland 
3 January 2020

The Communist Party of Ireland expresses its solidarity with the working people of both Iraq and Iran at this extremely critical moment in the life of their nations. 
     The actions of US imperialism in the Middle East and most recently in Iraq are driving the world to the brink of a possible global nuclear conflict with the murder of General Soleimani in Baghdad. For nearly two centuries the imperial powers, including the United States, Britain, France, and Germany, have given the world nothing but continuous wars, genocide, and barbarism. It is time to end imperialism’s reign of terror. 
     The silence of the Irish government on the murder of Soleimani by the US regime is not surprising. No doubt some of the thousands of extra troops sent by the US regime to the Middle East that have passed, and are now passing, through Shannon Airport will leave a few dollars in their greasy tills. 
     Ireland’s neutrality has been completely undermined by the Irish ruling class and its slavish crony media. All the establishment parties, including Fine Gael, Fianna Fáil, the Labour Party, and the Green Party, have supported the use of Shannon Airport by the US military, thereby contributing to the undermining of neutrality, and by their actions have supported US and NATO wars. The blood of thousands of women, men and children killed by US and NATO forces in the many illegal wars in the Middle East is on their hands. 
     The CPI calls for maximum support for the Peace Rally on Thursday 9 January at 7 p.m. outside the US Embassy in Ballsbridge, Dublin.