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Michael D. Higgins - anti-American

  Reagan and the Cold War

Communist Nicaragua

The 1990s

Bush and the Iraq War

Michael D. Higgins v. Mark Steyn

Michael D. as President


Michael D. Higgins - anti-American

Ireland has probably the most anti-American head of state in the western world.

The Irish President, Michael D. Higgins, was for decades the leader of anti-American politics in the Irish parliament. He protested against the US Presidential visit to Ireland in 1984. He protested against the US Presidential visit to Ireland in 2004. He was Ireland's leading anti-American until 2011, when he was elected to the (largely ceremonial) office of President (head of state). As President, since 2011, he has repeatedly disgraced us.

Michael D. Higgins at anti-US, anti-Bush protest, 2006.
David Vance links this: "Here's the new Irish President showing his support for America."

Reagan and the Cold War

Michael D. at an anti-Reagan protest in the 1980s.
From presidential election video 2011.

Michael D. protests the visit of U.S. President Ronald Reagan to Ireland in 1984.
Irish Times, June 2, 1984.

Michael D. protests the awarding of an honorary Doctorate to U.S. President Ronald Reagan at UCG.
Irish Times, June 4, 1984.

When Reagan visited Ireland in 1984, Michael D. spoke at an anti-US protest where the American flag was burnt.
From Irish Times, June 5, 1984.
An FMLN guerilla spoke at this protest.
Michael D. and his colleagues later said in the Senate, 28 June 1984, that they disapproved of the flag burning.

Mart Laar, Prime Minister of Estonia, who grew up under communist oppression, gives a different view to Michael D. Higgins, who knew only freedom.
Mart Laar recalls how happy and uplifted the oppressed millions of the Soviet Empire were when US President Ronald Reagan called the Soviet Union an "Evil Empire" in 1983.
It gave them all hope that some day they would be free.
It was the first time they saw their Soviet oppressors afraid of anyone.
He says it was the beginning of the end of the Soviet Union.

"General Secretary Gorbachev, if you seek peace, if you seek prosperity for the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe, if you seek liberalization: Come here to this gate! Mr. Gorbachev, open this gate! Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!"
Ronald Reagan at the Berlin Wall, 1987.
Thanks to Reagan, the wall came down in 1989, and Europe was free. The Soviets failed.
Truly, Reagan was the greatest of all American Presidents.

Communist Nicaragua

In the 1980s, Michael D. supported the communist regime of Nicaragua.

Michael D. hosts communist leader Daniel Ortega in Ireland.
Quite a contrast to his reception for Reagan.
From Irish Times, May 15, 1989.

Michael D. with communist leader Daniel Ortega.
Thuggish military guys are exciting!
From RTE. Also here.

Michael D. with communist leader Daniel Ortega.
From a fawning TG4 documentary worshipping Michael D., "Anamnocht", 25 Dec 2011.
Who is that behind them? Tell me here.

Michael D.'s hero Daniel Ortega is back in power in Nicaragua.
And oddly, he is not running a free country.
Freedom House only rate Nicaragua as "Partly Free" under Ortega.
El Salvador, in contrast, is "Free".

In 2007, Michael D.'s hero, Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega (on stage in white shirt) visited Iran and declared support for the Iranian revolution.
"Describing the Islamic Revolution of Iran and the revolution of Nicaragua in 1979 as 'twin revolutions', the president said that they have similar goals of justice, freedom, sovereignty and peace."
"Our struggle is similar to the campaigns of Iranian, Palestinian, African and Asian nations against imperialism."
Ortega expressed support for the Islamic terror that Iran sponsors: "Viva Iranian nation, Viva Islamic combatants".
Ortega supported Gaddafi right to the end in 2011.
Don't tell me Michael D. had poor judgement!

The Axis of Evil:
Michael D.'s hero Daniel Ortega with his allies Hugo Chavez and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Iran, Jan 2012.
From here.

The 1990s

Michael D., Irish Times, September 25, 1992, considers the 1992-93 Somali famine that brave and selfless American troops died trying to stop.
Michael D. blames the famine not on, say, Islam but rather on ... Reagan and Thatcher!
He claims that the free market - not Islam or communism - is "the most sinister violence of our times".

This article reminds me of this ludicrous piece by Ken Olende which claims the cause of the 2011 Somali famine is not, say, Islam but rather ... capitalism!

Michael D.'s response to 9/11 in 2001:
Beware mimicking the actions of the fanatic, Michael D. Higgins, 20 Sept 2001 (also here).
After the insulting title, it gets worse.
"Rather than seeking to demonise, we have to try, however painful and difficult it may be, to seek to understand".
So "demonising" Islamists and jihadists is wrong?
Of course Higgins doesn't understand at all. He thinks 9/11 was caused by despair, rather than by hope and religious mania: "The existence of pockets of despair does not justify what has been visited upon workers and their families in the United States. Yet there are features of our world that are crucially related to the sources and threat of terrorist attack. The despair of Palestinians, abandoned by the international community to refugee status since 1947; the continent of Africa, forced to repay debts of dictators and the puppets of colonial powers ..." And so on.

Bush and the Iraq War

Michael D.'s anti-Americanism came out in full flow with the start of the Iraq War under George W. Bush in 2003.

The Iraq War touched all the bases for leftie anti-Americans. The US military in action again. Under a Republican, not Democrat, President. And against Middle-Eastern Muslims. All the ingredients were there for offensive and myopic anti-Americanism from Michael D.

David Norris (left) and Michael D. Higgins (right) at an anti-US protest, Mar 2006.
They stand in front of signs portraying America as demonic and U.S. President Bush as a monster.
They are supporting Irish saboteur Deirdre Clancy (centre), who attacked a U.S. military plane at Shannon airport.
See large size.
Can you imagine a Tea Party Republican Presidential visit with either of these two anti-Americans as Irish President?

Michael D. Higgins opposes the brave allied effort in Iraq, Feb 2007.

Michael D. calling the liberation of Iraq morally wrong.
From presidential election video 2011.

Poster from the above anti-US protest in Ireland.
See full size. From here.

Michael D. Higgins v. Mark Steyn

Michael D. declares that the American President is "not welcome in Ireland" on his visit to Ireland in 2004.
Michael D., you don't speak for me.
Irish Times, 25 June 2004.
See his rabid press release: "About a thousand youngsters from the U.S. and Britain have given their lives for the George Bush, Dick Cheney and the Neo Conservative clique who dominate the White House. ... this illegal war - a war justified on a unique mountain of lies to parliaments in the U.S. and the U.K. ... The truth we wish to declare today, on behalf of the Irish people, is that the author of this war, George Bush is not welcome. ... Your War is wrong .. all war is wrong and on all of these grounds George Bush, you are not welcome in Ireland."

Anti-American groups welcome Higgins as President, 10 Nov 2011.
The "Irish Anti War Movement" is openly pro-jihad.
From here.

Michael D. as President


Friendship for the dictatorship of China

Michael D. Higgins despised elected U.S. Presidents Reagan and Bush. He declared Bush was "not welcome in Ireland".

But he is happy to meet with the unelected dictatorship of China. Thuggish dictators are exciting!


Michael D. protested the visits of elected U.S. Presidents Reagan and Bush to Ireland.
But apparently Xi Jinping, the unelected Vice-President of China, is fine.
Here is Michael D. welcoming the Vice-President of China, Feb 2012.
From Chinese state TV (which has more images), 21 Feb 2012.
Search for more images of this shameful event.

Chinese state propaganda, 21 Feb 2012 (click to play) uses Michael D. Higgins as he amorally welcomes the Chinese Vice-President.
"Higgins, for his part, said Xi's visit is of vital significance, noting that Ireland appreciates China's achievements and values its friendship."

Michael D. again meets Xi Jinping, now the (still unelected) President of China, Dec 2014.
The Irish Times calls it a "meeting of minds and kindred spirits ... when President Michael D Higgins emerged, he expressed his admiration for Chinese leader Xi Jinping's sharpness and intellectual breadth."
Michael D. lectures American presidents, not Chinese ones.

Condolences for the dictator Castro

Michael D. Higgins, who mourned Arafat, was always likely to have a "condolences for Hitler" moment when he became President, and it came in 2016.

President Michael D. Higgins disgraced Ireland in Nov 2016 by praising Cuban dictator Fidel Castro at his death.

President Michael D. Higgins expresses his condolences to the communist tyranny of Cuba in Nov 2016 on the death of Castro.
His statement says: "I have learned with great sadness of the death of Fidel Castro ... Fidel Castro will be remembered as a giant among global leaders whose view was not only one of freedom for his people but for all of the oppressed and excluded peoples on the planet."
How dare you, Michael D. What a shameful day for Ireland. What a disgrace.

President Douglas Hyde expresses his condolences to Nazi Germany in 1945 on the death of Hitler.
President Michael D. Higgins did a similar thing in 2016.

President Michael D. Higgins embarrasses Ireland. President-Elect Donald Trump nails it.
(And I can't stand Trump.)
From The Journal, 26 Nov 2016.

Bingo! Greatest tweet of the week of Castro's death. Or even of 2016!
See podcast.
Refers to this 2010 debate.

Michael D. Higgins - Anti-Israel

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