Originally posted by connorromanow
not very good choices. but thats why i support the green party(they actualy had a good platform)
They certainly had a good record.
They voted against the extension of Canada's violations of the spirit of the UN mandate to enforce a no fly
zone over Libya. The original UN
resolution on the matter was sold
as a way to prevent Gaddhafi's airforce from carrying out attacks on civilians in the rebel held territories
of the country.
Gaddhafi was portrayed as a terrorist on his own people. In the real world of modern military strategy that is unlikely to have been the case. In
reality, what Gaddhafi was most likely doing, was attempting to strike at the command and control centers
of the rebels. Civilian casualties
were unavoidable collateral damage.
I'm not saying that Gaddhafi's African mercenaries or even his own troops were not carrying out atrocities. Undoubtely they were. The UN mandate,
however was focussed on Gaddhafi's dominance of the Libyan skies. At least that's how it was presented to the public, who never would have endorsed
the idea of NATO taking sides in an internal Libyan matter and making common cause with an assortment of unknown rebels.
At any rate, NATO is now doing precisely what it accused Gaddhafi of doing, before obtaining the Security Council's approval to enforce a "no fly"
zone. They are killing civilians as they go after all manner of military targets in loyalist held areas of Libya.
Unfortunately there is no "bigger flea . . . ad infinitum"
who can start nibbling at NATO's butt and perhaps put an end to another
mugging of an oil nation in the Middle East.
This situation did not develop
in the course of operations there. It was planned from the beginning.
Right here on ATS there was at least one thread which contained intercepted radio transmissions from the US Navy, as they went about interdicting
Libyan shipping leaving the country's ports. A no sail
zone had been slipped into the NATO mix, completely unannounced in the press at the very
start of operations.
Thankyou Elizabeth May for voting against the ongoing fraud of NATO operations in Libya.
My question is this. Now that the NDP, elected as a social democratic party has, in the aftermath of the election, taken off its party masque and said
"Surprise everybody! Fooldja!!! We're going to be the new Liberals!! We're trying to dump all that socialist stuff. We're the party of big unions and
now we want to be the party of big business too!", will a genuine socialist
party arise from the Monica Lewinsky-like knees of the old NDP?
Will we see someone providing a socialist program for Canadians who want it? Will we see a newspaper with a socialist slant available nation-wide in
Canada? The lack of one was a dead giveaway as to the absence of real seriousness in the agenda of the NDP.
Everybody, let's have a big round of applause for the coming emergence of Canada's new political party, the ONDP, the Old New Democratic Party
edit on 21-6-2011 by ipsedixit because: (no reason given)