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Al Qaeda joins ranks of Peter Pan, Zeus

According to this official , there is no Al Qaeda.  The truth about the war on terror becomes more obvious:  identify who benefits and you identify who causes / caused the problems.

"The truth is, there is no Islamic army or terrorist group called Al Qaida. And any informed intelligence officer knows this. But there is a propaganda campaign to make the public believe in the presence of an identified entity representing the ‘devil’ only in order to drive the TV watcher to accept a unified international leadership for a war against terrorism. The country behind this propaganda is the US." Former British Foreign Secretary Robin Cook

For nearly a decade now, we’ve eliminated a substantial swath of social programs that would make Canada a better country so that we could ‘invest’ in the defense industry to the tune of $500 billion, using terrorism as an excuse.

This is clearly a mistake.

Global Peace Index: Canada Loses Spot in Top 10

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Canada is no longer in the Top 10 Peaceful Countries, at least according to the Global Peace Index which is created by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU).

The good news is that we’re not Israel (rank 136 out of 140) or the US (which actually rose 7 notches to 97 out of 140).

The bad news is that when you look up the methodology that’s used, it’s very likely that Canada’s rank will take a pounding in the next few years, given the level of military spending that the Harper government wants (anywhere from $30-$50 billion per year). This is almost a 100% increase from the 2010-2012 levels of about $18 billion. And a whopping 400% increase from the roughly $11 billion that was spent in 1995 (warning: PDF).

That’s a lot of infrastructure, health programs, provincial transfers, pharmaceutical support, business investment credits & small business support, day care programs, investment in the environment, education support, proper indexing of senior pensions, alleviating poverty and other social programs, but hey, the boogey man is on our doorstep.

Full Story Here.