War! that’s what the Prime Minister of his erstwhile minority Government decided; that was his choice of words, as Canadian fighter jets were sent to bomb Libyan targets. And what did the supreme power of Parliament, which of course could have reversed his decision, do about his unilateral declaration of war? …. nothing. Liberals, socialist NDP, even the Bloc all agreed with Canada’s war on Libya. Harper was supported UNANIMOUSLY.
As we go into the next election, THIS WAR WILL NOT BE AN ELECTION ISSUE since they all approved of it. Now isn’t that interesting! Ironically perhaps, it falls to a Capitalist to say “wait a minute“, has war really become so trivial a matter in this video-game era? (Have a read of Paul Robinson’s article, Globe & Mail, March 25, p. A19)
To slightly change the concept for a moment, in Quebec back in 2007 there was an incident in which the police seeded a peaceful demonstration with black-ops officers. Their apparent function was, whilst disguised as protesters, to throw rocks, thus instigating an opportunity for the riot police to move in on the (otherwise peaceful) protestors. This is all on Youtube, the trial of the police has occurred [they were let off of course], I am not making it up. Ironically, this kind of tactic was used by Hitler to justify his invasion of Poland in 1939; he dressed up some prisoners in Polish uniforms, shot them on German soil, and voilá, instant justification for German invasion of Poland. In other words, fake the cause – spin the situation to suit your needs.
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