Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Harper: It's Okay to Murder Iranians

Not an exact quotation, but it might as well be. The Canadian government, as well as governments of the USA and most of Europe, support a resolution by the International Atomic Energy Agency that is in favour attacking Iran. Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird declared that “Canada will continue to work with its like-minded allies to take the necessary action for Iran to abandon its nuclear program …. It is not a question of if, but to what extent, we will act.”

“It is not a question of if, but to what extent, we will act.”

Canada has followed the US with sanctions on Iran. Sanctions are an act of war.

All this because of fear the Iranian government is working on a nuclear weapon. But what's wrong with that? Israel is just a few countries over, and they have thousands of these things. Libya had nuclear weapons, but the US convinced Gaddafi to give them up to promote peace between the two nations. We all know how that ended.

In addition, this is the exact same propaganda we heard nearly ten years ago with the lead up to the Iraq war. Here are some quotations from Stephen Harper, the man who would have taken Canada into Iraq if he had been PM back then.

Report Newsmagazine, March 25 2002: I don't know all the facts on Iraq, but I think we should work closely with the Americans.

Maclean’s, August, 25, 2003: On the justification for the war, it wasn't related to finding any particular weapon of mass destruction. In our judgment, it was much more fundamental. It was the removing of a regime that was hostile, that clearly had the intention of constructing weapons systems. … I think, frankly, that everybody knew the post-war situation was probably going to be more difficult than the war itself. Canada remains alienated from its allies, shut out of the reconstruction process to some degree, unable to influence events. There is no upside to the position Canada took.

Hansard, January 29, 2003: This party will not take its position based on public opinion polls. We will not take a stand based o­n focus groups. We will not take a stand based o­n phone-in shows or householder surveys or any other vagaries of public opinion…

Montreal Gazette, April 2, 2003: We support the war effort and believe we should be supporting our troops and our allies and be there with them doing everything necessary to win

To sum up: Harper wanted to attack Iraq because the Americans were doing it, doesn't believe there is an upside to not going to war (how about all the Canadian lives that were not lost?) and his decisions to go to war won't be based on what Canadians actually want.

International Bankers, the Military Industrial Complex and puppet politicians are drumming up support for a war in Iran. Based on the exact same lies. Except now Canada has this guy in charge.

The worst part? Even though Canadians may disagree with the (seemingly) inevitable war with Iran, the yuppies will still bark "support the troops." Disagree with the war and criticize it all you want, but God-forbid you don't support the troops.

Fuck the troops. You want my support? Turn your guns away from the Iranians and point them at Parliament.

1 comment:

  1. I wish it was hard to believe that so many Canadians voted for this fool & his party.

    Even if there were a box on the ballot that said "No thanks", I doubt if it would form the majority. Maybe if it could form a coalition with "Get off my back" & "Try again in 4 years if you can make leadership equal integrity".

    I appreciate that you are passionate about peace & reason in international relations, Caleb. Keep up the great posts.