Excerpted From: http://www.ndp.ca/page/3757
Mr. Speaker, New Democrats stand in opposition to this government’s plans to lock our country into a long-term war-fighting role in Afghanistan, a role that does not properly reflect the principles and ideals of the people of Canada...as a respected peacekeeping nation…Our foreign policy must reflect the reality that we are a country renowned for our pursuit of peace, we are a nation of facilitators not occupiers, we are a people committed to the ideals of building bridges not burning them, we must not allow that legacy of good work to falter in the growing shadow of the Bush Administration’s Operation Enduring Freedom…(W)hat the government is asking for is not an extension, but the commitment to a new mission that will engage our country until the end of this decade…(T)he government has tied war-making and aid together in this motion and we oppose that…We must also bear in mind that because of the unilateral decisions of this Prime Minister and the Liberals before him, Canada has been rendered incapable of further serious contributions in the world…(The Liberal/Conservative government) has refused to answer the questions we have asked: What is the effective command and control structure? What are the goals and objectives of this mission and how do they meet
No Clear Plan & No Exit Strategy
Excerpted From: http://meganwalker.ndp.ca/page/37
Millions of everyday Canadians are increasingly concerned about
We're not alone. Across Europe, other NATO partners are refusing to commit troops to the counter-insurgency in southern
Conditions are deteriorating. Many Canadians are questioning whether life’s really getting better for ordinary Afghans in the
It’s a humanitarian and security quagmire. Thousands of families have already been displaced by fierce combat, forced into makeshift refugee camps with little food, shelter or medicine. These deplorable conditions now fuel the same insurgency that NATO is fighting—a deadly cycle for Afghan civilians and Canadian troops.
NDP: Develop an independent foreign policy — starting in
- Support our troops by pulling them out of a combat mission in southern
that’s making conditions worse. Afghanistan
- Lead the drive for a political solution to bring peace to the region, working with NATO partners, including those concerned about the current mission.
- Establish a new Canadian role in
, a balanced role whose priorities are security, aid, and reconstruction. Afghanistan
Excerpted From: http://www.ndp.ca/page/5183
The NDP is demanding an immediate safe and secure withdraw of all Canadian combat troops from the Southern Afghanistan region…The best way to show (troop) support is to make sure they have a clear mission that corresponds with Canadian values, that Canadians understand and support…If the mission is wrong, why are they asking our brave men and women to participate in it two more years,” asked Black.
"In politics, nothing happens by accident.
If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way."
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Excerpted From: What Really Happened (9-11)
- [MSNBC] (Video) (May 16, 2002) Jim Miklaszewski and Alex Johnson: On Bush's desk on 9/9/2001: President Bush was expected to sign detailed plans for a worldwide war against al-Qaida two days before Sept. 11 but did not have the chance before the terrorist attacks in
New Yorkand and foreign sources told NBC News. ... The plan dealt with all aspects of a war against al-Qaida, ranging from diplomatic initiatives to military operations in Washington, U.S. , the sources said on condition of anonymity. http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/4587368/ Afghanistan
- BBC George Arney – US ‘planned attack on Taleban’ (July 2001)
- NewsInsight: (26 June 2001):
Indiaand Iranwill "facilitate" US and Russian plans for "limited military action" against the Taliban if the contemplated tough new economic sanctions don't bend 's fundamentalist regime. Afghanistan
- Jane's Defense - India Joined
USled plan against in March 2001. " Afghanistan joins anti-Taliban coalition" By Rahul Bedi India
- [Guardian] Michael Meacher MP Former Environment Minister (Times, July 17 2002). "To be truthful about it, there was no way we could have got the public consent to have suddenly launched a campaign on
but for what happened on September 11." (Tony Blair). Afghanistan
From: Zbigniew Brzezinski, President Carter’s National Security Advisor. Intelligence Roles for Presidents Reagan and
From: Barrie Zwicker, Media Critic Vision TV, CTV, and CBC. Movie “The Great Conspiracy-The 9-11 News Special You Never Saw”Author “Towers of Deception: The Media Cover-Up of 9-11”, which lists18 False-Flag Operations, Ch. 7 (speaking about 9-11) --“The most brazen, war-triggering, false-flag operation to date in history and the lynch-pin for the so-called “war on terrorism”, no end date given. So this is a rolling fear campaign designed to silence people, maintain and expand the powers of the oligarchy, and fund an obscene and growing militarism.”