Is Joe Biden Supporting Terrorist Groups?

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The Irish government is suing the British government over an amnesty law. It would grant amnesty for crimes committed during the Troubles, including government officials.

The Troubles ended in 1998 with the Good Friday Agreement, and the British Army ended combat operations in 2013. The Guardian reports:

Ireland is to sue the UK over its attempt to halt inquests, civil cases and criminal prosecutions for crimes during Northern Ireland’s Troubles.

Leo Varadkar, the taoiseach of Ireland, said on Wednesday that Dublin would launch an inter-state case against the UK’s so-called legacy legislation under the European convention on human rights.

The US government’s has a track record of aiding the British government in its fight against the IRA. This is despite the strong Irish lobby in Washington attempting to inflame the situation for decades. The Telegraph says:

The United States is not a member of the European Convention of Human Rights or its court. But it has long been obvious that Mr Biden’s special relationship is with Dublin and not with London.

The president gave Dublin’s rare legal challenge his personal blessing when he met with Leo Varadkar, the prime minister of Ireland, just two months ago. The Irish government is disputing a new British law giving immunity to hundreds of soldiers during the Troubles.

Joe Biden’s foreign policy approach in Ireland is in the tradition of the Marxist anti-colonial bent. Whether that translates to future support of Hamas is uncertain.



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