Originally posted by benrl
Maybe instead of looking to the sky for help, we all should just be demanding better of our leaders.
Might accomplish something terrestrially.
I sent my standard letters...I don't expect a response. Again, if I receive a response, I will post here.
Here is the letter I sent:
I would like to know what your thoughts are on the crisis in Syria. As I am sure you are aware, the leaders and representatives of Canada signed a
joint statement on Syria along with; Australia, France, Italy, Japan, Republic of Korea, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Spain, the UK, and the USA that was
presented during the G20 in St. Petersburg.
Here it is in case you were unaware, or haven't seen it yet.
The question I have, if my government truly represents me, is, when the joint statements says, "The evidence clearly points to the Syrian government
being responsible for the attack, which is part of a pattern of chemical use by the regime", where is the proof that the Syrian government is the
culprit in this instance? Why is this proof not being released to the public for us to see and decide for ourselves? Is there proof, or is this much
like the faulty intelligence that was behind the war in Iraq (which if you recall, our then PM Jean Chretien decided not to participate in the
Is the Government of Canada going to wait to see if the UN approves a military "solution" before taking any part in a military "solution" if the
USA et al decide to go ahead without approval? I sincerely hope not. Why does the Government of Canada led by Stephen Harper feel the need to step
in line with the rest of the "Western nations" without letting its citizens know the reasons behind their actions?
I do not approve of this joint statement, nor of military action, without the proper documentation being proven to the public, the UN, etc. As of
this email, the UN hasn't even finished their testing for Sarin gas. I'm not stupid though. I do believe that a chemical weapon was used, I just
am not as bold as to say someone did it without proof, while planning a military intervention endangering millions of innocent lives, both Syrian, and
the countries that signed the joint statement.
The UN isn't testing to see WHO did it, but rather WHAT was used.
I wonder how many of our representatives actually know anything of what I have typed...
I haven't on any other issue, but I look forward to hearing from you on this issue.