As you might expect, we in Canada are now facing criticism from the Bush administration for our decision to reject missile defence.
The American government has not learned any lessons from its mistakes over the past four years. Shameful slaughter of civilians in Afghanistan and Iraq, the death and injury of American soldiers, and continued support of the Israeli brutality and murder of Palestinians have plunged the world closer to the global elite’s aim to create a third world war.
Of course, Bush has said on at least one occasion, “that when we’re talking about peace, we’re really talking about war.” Spoken in true Orwellian style, this “puppet for democracy” has no conscience and could care less about the importance of peace in the world. He defines himself as a war president, and one of his goals is to take Canada down that same dark road.
Fortunately for Canada, we have a Liberal minority government in power, which is forced to listen to the other parties and to the people. Normally, majority governments just steamroll the opposition parties and put the appropriate spin on their decisions.
This time, Paul Martin has gone head-to-head with the Bush administration. The arrogant Paul Cellucci, outgoing American ambassador, has stated publicly “that Washington would deploy its anti-missile system over Canada’s airspace anyway,” with or without Canada’s consent. Cellucci has really crossed the line this time, and is not authorized to make these kinds of statements as a diplomat. Cellucci needs to apologize to Paul Martin and all of Canada.
If the U.S. has already decided on a course of action for missile defence in Canada, with or without our consent, it starts sounding like a bargain with the devil. In this case the devil would like us to agree with the unilateral action it is taking. As Linda McQuaig said in the Toronto Star, “It’s only rape if your resist.”
The United States is the only remaining superpower, a country that has committed countless war crimes since WW2. It openly revealed its war agenda for Iraq and Afghanistan as early as 1997, three years before Bush took office.
But Canada is and always has been an opponent of any country militarizing space to obtain dominance. So, Paul Martin’s minority government has made the right decision, and one that has already echoed around the world. Canada has stood up to its Big Brother south of the border, and by doing so has made a gutsy decision.
These kinds of tough decisions are what makes Canada a sovereign country, and the message is that we will not buy into military dominance and destruction to support Bush’s war agenda.
Missile defence is a ploy and an intrusion not just into our airspace but an intrusion upon our culture and beliefs. More importantly, we need to avoid this American Trojan horse which will not be satisfied with capturing our airspace. Unfortunately, its forces on the ground are not far behind.