GREEN PARTY OF CANADA CALLS FOR ‘ROBUST DIPLOMATIC INTERVENTION’ IN LIBYA: Balance between non-violent diplomacy + military presence to prevent loss of life, to pre-empt protracted civil war

The Green Party of Canada has released ads, in English and French, attacking political attack ads. The ad will air on television three times this week, leader Elizabeth May said. (Green Party website)

The Green Party of Canada has released ads, in English and French, attacking political attack ads.
The ad will air on television three times this week, leader Elizabeth May said.
(Green Party website)

The Green Party of Canada seems to be a Globalist ‘humanitarian interventionist imperialistic’ party along with all the rest, if this March 26, 2011 statement from them is anything to go by.
Instead of condemning the usurpation of Parliament and Stephen Harper’s dictatorial fiat that brought us into a second imperialist theatre of war, the Green Party communique speaks of balancing ‘military presence’ and ‘diplomatic intervention’ to prevent and minimize loss of life, and pre-empt a protracted civil war in Libya.
There is no condemnation of the illegality or wastefulness of the war, but a type of tacit admission that the military option is at least half-way justified, which it is not.
This appears to be a radical shift in policy toward a new type of Canadian Green ‘humanitarian imperialistic interventionism.’
The full text of the Green Party of Canada statement on the Libyan war is found below.
Gregory Paul Michael Hartnell
CCC

OTTAWA — The Green Party is calling for a rapid and robust international diplomatic intervention to pre-empt a potential slide towards a protracted Libyan Civil War.  “A long conflict that would lead to great numbers of civilian dead and much destruction of Libyan infrastructure is not in anyone’s best interests,” said Green Leader Elizabeth May.

On the diplomatic table should be an ultimatum to divert Libyan oil revenues to a United Nations escrow account by a set target date in order to make clear to the Gadhafi Regime that they will not be able to outlast the current UN intervention. “We must keep in mind the priority to prevent the death of countless innocent Libyan civilians,” said Ellen Michelson, Green Peace and Security Critic.  “Military presence must also be balanced by diplomatic efforts to ensure that loss of life and damage to infrastructure is minimized.”

“The risk of civil war is real and concerning. It is our hope that the UN arms embargo and the no-fly zone will mitigate that situation but we reiterate that Canada should also be pushing for a diplomatic solution,” said Eric Walton, Green Critic for International Affairs.

One of the Green Party of Canada’s key values is of non-violence.  We believe that security should not rest mainly on military strength but on cooperation, sound economic and social development, environmental safety, and respect for human rights.  The Green Party also advocates for strengthening the United Nations as the global organisation of conflict management and peacekeeping.

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Contact Information:
Debra Eindiguer
Press Secretary
Green Party of Canada
media@greenparty.ca
c: 613.240.8921

 

 

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One Response to GREEN PARTY OF CANADA CALLS FOR ‘ROBUST DIPLOMATIC INTERVENTION’ IN LIBYA: Balance between non-violent diplomacy + military presence to prevent loss of life, to pre-empt protracted civil war

  1. albe says:

    Since a deal with Italy seems not in the offing, how do people including the Green party opine about the reportage of 7 billion paid to Gaddafi to keep would be immigrants from boating to Italy. ANy comments please would be appreciated. Am currently of two minds about Libyan situation. One the humanitarian , two the abject thrust of our agenda into that milieu.
    Most of the oil is purchased an d flows to Italy. The migrants are from mostly Eritrea and Somalia, both former occupied terr. of Italy , many Somalis know Italian, the books were left behind. Do the Euro nations care to aid ? Or is our news incomplete?

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