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"Irish refused bombs sent to Prestwick airport"

Well, we now know where the Irish stand regarding support of Israel versus the jihadist Iranian proxy Hezbollah:

BOMBS destined to be used by Israel are being flown via Scotland only because the Irish government refused to allow them to land on its soil.

Scotland on Sunday can reveal that after the conflict in Lebanon began three weeks ago, Ireland turned down a United States request for planes carrying 600lb so—called bunker busters to refuel at Shannon airport in Co Clare.

As a result, cargo planes carrying the bombs, which the Israeli army is using in its offensive against the Hezbollah, are being flown via Prestwick airport in Ayrshire.

Isn't that special? Be sure to read the whole article as well as the reader comments at the end. The Scots seem little more supportive of Israel — or the U.S. for that matter —  than the Irish. Europe lives not in another hemisphere but on another planet.

Guess we'd better develop a super—range transport. Call Airbus?

Dennis Sevakis   7 30 06

Thomas Lifson adds: Prestwick Airport is an aviation pioneer, former WW II air base and site of aircraft production. Like Shannon Airport, it has seen busier days. Shannon was once a required stop for propeller—era trans—Atlantic airline flights between the US and Europe. Now it serves cargo flights and a few local passengers. Prestwick served as a stop for propeller—era traffic bound for Scandinavia, and was also used for Glasgow—bound jetliners before Glasgow's close—in airport was expanded to handle jets. Today, it mainly serves low cost carriers, charter flights and cargo.

"Irish refused bombs sent to Prestwick airport"

Well, we now know where the Irish stand regarding support of Israel versus the jihadist Iranian proxy Hezbollah:

BOMBS destined to be used by Israel are being flown via Scotland only because the Irish government refused to allow them to land on its soil.

Scotland on Sunday can reveal that after the conflict in Lebanon began three weeks ago, Ireland turned down a United States request for planes carrying 600lb so—called bunker busters to refuel at Shannon airport in Co Clare.

As a result, cargo planes carrying the bombs, which the Israeli army is using in its offensive against the Hezbollah, are being flown via Prestwick airport in Ayrshire.

Isn't that special? Be sure to read the whole article as well as the reader comments at the end. The Scots seem little more supportive of Israel — or the U.S. for that matter —  than the Irish. Europe lives not in another hemisphere but on another planet.

Guess we'd better develop a super—range transport. Call Airbus?

Dennis Sevakis   7 30 06

Thomas Lifson adds: Prestwick Airport is an aviation pioneer, former WW II air base and site of aircraft production. Like Shannon Airport, it has seen busier days. Shannon was once a required stop for propeller—era trans—Atlantic airline flights between the US and Europe. Now it serves cargo flights and a few local passengers. Prestwick served as a stop for propeller—era traffic bound for Scandinavia, and was also used for Glasgow—bound jetliners before Glasgow's close—in airport was expanded to handle jets. Today, it mainly serves low cost carriers, charter flights and cargo.