Shutdown in the US


Sir, – The situation in the US is beginning to resemble a classic manoeuvre to seize power. First, you destabilise the government. Next, you allege a plot or organise a few assassinations. Then you get the military to take over in order to “restore government”. The military promise to restore democracy within a year. They make an alliance with Big Business and fundamentalist Christians to run the country their way and settle into power for the long term.

It may sound fanciful, but it is a formula used successfully by the Americans themselves in foreign countries. – Yours, etc,


Ard Chlochar,

Carndonagh, Co Donegal.