The Government of Ireland continues to facilitate the participation of the United States in various wars throughout the world, through enabling US Military aircraft to land and take off from Shannon airport, along with suspected rendition flights. CIA rendition flights through Shannon airport have been highlighted NGO Shannon Watch, group of peace & human rights activists based in the mid-West of Ireland.
Active in this fight against use of Shannon airport as a US military refuelling space en-route to/from active war zones, is 74-year old peace activist Colm Roddy, who has been arrested on several occasions for demonstrating on the runway of Shannon airport. Along with Dave Donnellan, he sprayed red crosses on the runway to represent all the innocent blood spilt in these foreign wars.
‘Don’t we still need people like Don Quixote to try to right wrongs? Don’t we still need our knights in shining armour?’