MayDay 2011: Iraq, Libya and Oil
Memos that are no longer secret expose a link between oil firms and the invasion of Iraq, according to the Independent in the UK. They’re just stating what most people feel is obvious: taxpayers in the UK, the US, Canada and elsewhere are funding massive military operations through debt expansion so that we can protect and collect crude resources around the world.
What does this have to do with the Canadian election? Everything.
Most Canadians did NOT want Canada to be involved with the invasion of or continued military presence in Iraq, but two people stood out in the days preceding the invasion:
- Stephen Harper
- Michael Ignatieff
The NDP and the Green Party have been opposed to the invasion of Iraq.
If you’re a pacifist and you’re sick of the gradual expansion of the US throughout the world, the choice in the election should be obvious, but there’s one catch: Libya.
Unfortunately, it looks like ALL of the parties (except the Greens since they didn’t have any MPs when this decision was made) have failed Canadians as they fueled up the jets for the ‘no-fly zone’ protection of Libya.
When you have a chance, ask your candidate and the leaders of each party where they stand on Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya and even Iran. All are part of the expansionist plans of the US and peace-seeking Canadians do not want to be a part of it.
Canada needs leadership that will steer us off this disastrous course. We need to take a back seat with NATO and we need to show true leadership with the UN and organizations that are committed to peace throughout the world.