HARTNELL ON HARPER: ‘Like a dictator with total power, he then announced unilaterally, without any vote in the House of Commons, that we are at war… again.’ Previously unpublished letter by Gregory Hartnell to Vic. Times Colonist

TYRANNY IN CANADA 2011

Re: “Leaders eerily silent on our two ongoing wars,” April 6

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Re: “Leaders eerily silent on our two ongoing wars,” April 6
  The silence of all four major Canadian political parties’ leaders on the Afghan and Libyan wars is indeed ‘amazing.’  But it is not true that ‘Canada signed on to a military mission there [Libya] March 19, just before the election started,’ as editorialist Paul Willcocks writes.
  Stephen Harper took a jet to Paris to confer behind closed doors in some fancy salon with Nicolas Sarkozy, Hillary Clinton, NATO generals, and other dubious characters in the non-accountable Military Industrial Complex.
  Like a dictator with total power, he then announced unilaterally, without any vote in the House of Commons, that we are at war… again.
  The ‘Conservative’ government was found in contempt of Parliament by the leftist Opposition parties, but not because Harper made fools of them in Paris.
  As a Christian paleoconservative Canadian, I also question the silence of rank and file politicians in all parties who didn’t call for a vote on the matter in the House of Commons, before they brought down the government.  They all betrayed the Canadian people in succumbing to Harper’s dictatorial undemocratic fiat from France.
  I am looking forward to asking Denise Savoie, the NDP’s Ottawa representative in Victoria, why peace-loving Canadians should support any party that doesn’t try to stop a warmongering minority government led by a man that is so contemptuous of the Canadian Forces and the Canadian people.
  When all parties are complicit in a strange silence that amounts to tacit support for an unjust, illegal and wasteful war, I also question how any Christian Canadians can vote in good conscience for any of these people, whether incumbents or newcomers.
Gregory Hartnell

 

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