Daly and Wallace have been castigated as fringe thinkers, outcasts and agents of Asma Assad, Xi and Putin for expressing the traditional view of Irish neutrality.
Naomi O’Leary’s recent two-page spread in the Irish Times castigating “Mick Wallace, popularly known as the ‘Golden Lion King’ in China, and fellow MEP Clare Daly” for being media staples in the Russian, Chinese, and Arabic languages, best typifies Ireland’s resurgent fascism. This resurgent fascism has also witnessed attacks on their erstwhile colleagues in the Irish Parliament, credible death threats on people like me, physical attacks on Russian diplomats and on Russian citizens living in Ireland.
O’Leary’s pathetic smear piece seems to have been spurred by the emergence of Irish MEPs Daly and Wallace as two of the more prominent critics of NATO’s and the EU’s pro-war policies and the existential threats those NATO policies present not only to world peace but to Irish neutrality and Ireland’s standing within the NATO empire as well. Although O’Leary’s main thrust is that the two MEPs have featured in Arabic, Russian and Chinese media, there is also an unintentionally insightful emphasis on the persecution of political dissidents in the Baltic states.
Both MEPs make good media copy as they are informed on the issues which concern them; because Daly is particularly articulate, her denunciation of the war mongering Obama family in the Irish Parliament went viral. Wallace, meanwhile, is not only equally well informed but has a unique sartorial style which the Chinese, amongst others, predictably lap up like ducks to water. There should therefore be no mystery as to why Russian, Arabic, American, Australian and Chinese media interview them and why they ignore Irish Prime Minister Micheál Martin, who has the charisma of a pancake.
O’Leary and her fellow journalists disagree. To them, the fact that Daly and Wallace get more column inches in the Chinese media than Martin, Irish MMA fighter Conor McGregor or Irish golfer Rory McIlroy is some sort of national Irish disgrace, rather than a cause for reflecting on how banal and surplus to requirements are most Irish politicians that the Chinese media quite rightly ignore the lot of them.
O’Leary is aggrieved that their “mere tweets have repeatedly made headlines internationally”. Wallace’s latest such tweet that Zelensky should return to his old job of being an over paid buffoon led to such a carnival of reaction by Ireland’s NATO aligned politicians that one would have imagined Wallace had insulted a politician, rather than given career advice to a very corrupt comedian, whose off shore bank accounts and incessant demands to start World War Three show he should have no position of authority outside of a circus.
O’Leary also attacked the pair for supporting Algirdas Paleckis, a former Lithuanian politician who is appealing a trumped up conviction of spying for Russia and for criticizing “Lithuania’s membership of the European Union and NATO.” But Paleckis’ position, whether right or wrong, is a valid one that should not be demeaned by having O’Leary cite a Lithuanian fascist’s declaration that Paleckis’ case is no more newsworthy than “a traffic accident that happened in a province of the Democratic Republic of [the] Congo.” Though there was a time Amnesty International and similar NATO controlled bodies might have concerned themselves with such prisoners of conscience that are of far more political import than “a traffic accident that happened in a province of the Democratic Republic of [the] Congo,” democrats like me in Ireland or Paleckis’ relatives in Lithuania must now put our hopes in whatever ripples Wallace and Daly can cause.
O’Leary also castigates the pair for consorting with Latvian MEP Tatjana Zdanoka, who is persecuted in her homeland for not being a war mongering Russophobe and in the Irish Times for joining Wallace and Daly in wearing t shirts reading “stop killing Donbas children.” In a rerun of NATO’s extermination campaign in Syria, O’Leary dismisses the slaughter of children in Donbas as just being “a central part of Moscow’s justification for invading its neighbour;” the idea that it is wrong to slaughter Donbas children escapes her warped mind. O’Leary’s words, which Sally Hayden and her other equally morally challenged colleagues endorse, have the whiff not only of the Azov Nazis about them but of Hitler’s Galician SS Divisions as well; though reprehensible, they are where respectable Irish thought is today.
O’Leary ignorantly dismisses Latvian MEP Zdanoka as “a representative of the Russian Federation, of the Kremlin,” thus making Zdanoka, who has a Latvian, not a Russian or Jamaican mandate, another target of Irish-backed Nazi extremists. As well as castigating Daly and Wallace and, presumably, also Zdanoka, for being interviewed by non-NATO media, O’Leary suggests that their views are “moving increasingly to the fringes” because they disagree with Ireland participating in NATO’s never ending wars.
Despite the efforts of the Irish Times, which has traditionally been a key recruiting sergeant for the British Army, most Irish citizens cherish neutrality. This is no trivial point as the Cork Examiner, which led the drive to recruit Irish citizens to fight for Franco, is now comparing the Irish and other Nazis they are encouraging to fight for the Azovs in Ukraine to the small minority of Irish volunteers, who fought Franco in Spain; to date, several Cork based Azovs have fallen in action in Ukraine.
To appreciate how entrenched the Nazi ideology is in Ireland, just consider that Pat Flanagan, writing in the British owned Irish Mirror paper says he’d “be inclined to go myself if I was a few years younger.” As Flanagan is under 60, the Azovs would accept this thug as front line cannon fodder or as a back room media hack but it is far safer for him, for O’Leary and for their far right political buddies to recruit Nazis from the safety of Dublin’s bordellos. Though Ireland’s Flanagans and O’Learys have been mouthing off for as long their papers have been encouraging young fools to die for NATO’s wars, their ilk are only NATO’s small fry, literally NATO’s useful idiots.
Clare Daly recently debated fellow Dublin MEP and prominent NATO apologist Barry Andrews on the subject of Irish neutrality at South Dublin’s Roger Casement summer school. Although both Andrews and Daly did the right thing in debating each other, there have been further widespread calls for both Daly to resign, simply for articulating Ireland’s traditional views on Irish neutrality, which a majority of Irish people still share for historical and ideological reasons.
These reasons were clearly spelt out as long ago as 1974 when Irish spy-master Dan Bryan adumbrated the case for and against Irish neutrality in the few sound bites afforded him between the interjections of the ignorant presenter and Constantine Fitzgibbon, a somewhat rotund English gentleman, who RTE included to crowd out Bryan.
World War Two was an existential threat to Ireland and it is in the context of De Valera’s Machiavellian neutrality that the presence of the National Library’s Richard Hayes and G2’s Dan Bryan at the surrender of the U Boat fleet in Co Derry must be viewed. It was for holding fast to his neutrality ideals that Dev was lauded in the League of Nations, as was Frank Aiken at the United Nations.
Though MEP Clare Daly’s eloquence in defending Dev’s Irish neutrality did score some social media points by assailing the Obamas in Leinster House, what is particularly noteworthy about that exchange is Taoiseach Kenny’s fall back on the Good Friday Peace Agreement to successfully stymie her attacks. Suffice to say about that 24 year old gravy train for now is disgraced politicians Bertie Ahern and Tony Blair were its main architects on this side of the Atlantic and Bill Clinton and George Mitchell, who engineered it from the Pentagon’s side, were frequent guests on Jeffrey Epstein’s Orgy Island.
Daly and Wallace have been castigated as fringe thinkers, outcasts and agents of Asma Assad, Xi and Putin for expressing the traditional view of Irish neutrality, which almost all other radical (sic) Irish politicians are hurriedly ditching in their attempts to brown nose Ireland’s American colonialists. Mícheál Mac Donncha, a former Lord Mayor (Ardmhéara as this former child actor likes to call it, even when speaking English) of Dublin, has constantly castigated the Russian military for coming to the aid of the peoples of Crimea, Donbas and Luhansk. Mary Lou McDonald, Sinn Féin’s putative boss, has demanded the expulsion of Russia’s entire diplomatic corps and Réada Cronin, one of their more virulent anti-Semitic MPs, has been very vocal in denouncing Daly and Wallace. Disagreeing with anti-Semites or NATO apologists is now, it seems, fringe thinking, rather than simply thinking and trying to make up one’s own mind about complicity in NATO’s war crimes.
Stop Killing Donbas Children
When Daly and Wallace accompanied me to Syria, I made a point of bringing them to the Sayyidah Zeinab mosque to meet survivors of the 15 April 2017 al-Rashideen bus bombing, where Irish based terrorists murdered over 120 people, including over 80 children and to Homs’ Akrama al-Makhzumi elementary schools, where the same Irish based criminals murdered 54 people, including 47 toddlers, on 1 October 2014. Although Daly and Wallace not only raised these matters in the Irish Parliament but cornered Ireland’s Foreign Minister into promising to “look into the matter”, nothing was done. When I got George Galloway to chair a Dublin meeting with survivors of those atrocities, the Irish Foreign Minister refused to meet the delegation, the meeting was disrupted by prominent, pro-British agents waylaying Galloway and a series of credible death threats to me over my alleged involvement with the above and with British MP Jeremy Corbyn. The fact that violent, Irish based, NATO aligned thugs wish to stop all discussions of these Syrian and Ukrainian atrocities would, in a sane world, be cause for alarm.
Those fascists have been repeatedly attacking not only the Russian Embassy but Russians resident in Ireland. They are supported in their fascist endeavors not only by the Irish government but by the leader of Ireland’s opposition Labour Party, who ridicules Syria’s religious leaders in sectarian rags she colludes with in a most offensively disrespectful way that would not have been out of place in Der Stürmer, a publication her grand father would have been familiar with when he ran four mega-factories in Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia.
Although I was invited to the residence of the Polish Ambassador to celebrate the National Day of Poland on Tuesday, 3 May 2022, I declined the offer because I knew there was a reception committee of these Irish and foreign fascists with red paint and hammers waiting for me because of my perfidy in highlighting those Syrian massacres. As regards my own personal concerns, a simple Twitter search would show it is not the figment of my imagination but the stated designs of O’Leary’s colleagues and the very dodgy ISIS support groups these scum collude with.
If, as it is, a choice between standing beside the children of Donbas, Homs and al-Rashideen, I know where I stand and I am glad I know where those aforementioned flotsam, who had the chutzpah to demand I name further targets for them, stand. Though I do not agree with Daly, Wallace or Galloway on much, I have no choice but to stand with them and, more particularly, the children of Syria and Donbas, against O’Leary, Mr Tax Exile and the rest of the dregs of Irish society.