IRSP spokesperson for Crumlin & Glenavy Joe Matthews has called for a broad campaign of resistance to the increasingly blatant utilisation of airspace in the locality by US military aircraft, including the influx of giant transporters which have caused no small degree of alarm amongst local people, including one family who captured the arrival of one such war plane on a camera phone while out for a drive on the afternoon of Saturday 8th of April.
Later that day the captured aircraft was confirmed by the Aviation Society to be a massive American C17 ‘Globe master’, which has seen recent action in all theatres of war in which US imperialism has been engaged. http://www.niaviation.co.uk/index.php?topic=22603.msg126422#msg126422
Speaking to IRSP media on Saturday evening Joe Matthews told IRSP media, ‘We have been shown footage of what appears to be a massive US military aircraft which made its way into Aldergrove early this afternoon. While it is no secret that Aldergrove has been occupied by the RAF and various NATO elements for many years, the fact that the US military have invaded local airspace barely a day after sustained attacks were made upon the legitimate Syrian government, represents a particular insult to local people and indeed all progressive thinking people in Ireland’.
The IRSP intend to initiate a campaign in an effort to raise popular awareness of the unacceptable utilisation of Aldergrove by the US Military and in the hope of placing pressure upon both local authorities and the Airport itself to rectify this blatant intrusion on local people and insult to Irish neutrality.