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GUEST,Observer Scottish Political Song Eskimo Republic (24) RE: Scottish Political Song Eskimo Republic 14 Oct 20

Agree with it? That should come as no surprise at all to you Mr. McLean as back in September 2018 I accurately predicted what the result of your research would be:

1. 5th September 2018

"Personally, and again this is entirely my own opinion, I doubt whether McLean will come up with any verifiable evidence at all that Captain Richard Laning USN ever came out with the remark mentioning "Goddam Eskimos", purportedly used to describe English protesters in kayaks attempting to interfere with the mooring of his ship in Holy Loch. I also cannot see Laning using the phrase to describe anyone standing on the shoreline."

2. 11th September 2018

"US Polaris SSBNs along with their Tender and a floating dock arrived in Scotland in 1961, they provided nuclear deterrence cover for the UK from 1961 to 1968 when the Royal Navy's own Polaris SSBNs were operational based out of HMS Neptune at Faslane. The last submarine tender to be based in Scotland, the USS Simon Lake, left Holy Loch in November 1991, ahead of the base closing in June 1992. Their departure was due to a number of factors none of which had anything to do with CND or any demonstration of any kind. The US Navy arrived in Scotland with the full agreement of the UK Government and they departed of their own volition when a base such as Holy Loch was no longer required.

No "gaffin' of nyaffs"; no rammy's; no tears; in fact naebody sortit oot at a' - by the so-called Glesga Eskimos or anyone else for that matter. Personally I think that you are going to inordinate lengths to prove the Eskimo's remark to be no more than an Urban Myth

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