Tuesday, October 21, 2014

No Austerity for the Bombing Coalitions




“The Conservatives ran into problems in 2012 over the price of the Libyan war. In October 2011, then-defence minister Peter MacKay told CBC the Libyan mission had cost Canadian taxpayers $50 million, about $10 million less than DND had predicted. But seven months later, DND released documents saying the full cost of the mission was nearly $350 million.” David Pugliese, Ottawa Citizen, October 4, 2014.

It would appear that there is no austerity for “war” bombers when millions of dollars can be spent to bomb and bomb and bomb. Libya [1] was a great bombing “success” in the twisted dreams of some. And there was even a “fly past” to celebrate. Now chaos reigns in that unfortunate country after the NATO coalition helped out Al Qaeda. [1a] Now it’s on to bomb Iraq and perhaps Syria too and the word “austerity” is not even mentioned. But hey, that’s why there are taxpayers,’ austerity is only for them and their families. Meanwhile, the taxpayers will pay and pay and pay, while the “political warriors” [1b] and “leaders” lead the charge from the safety of their luxury bunkers for their latest “new war” that had its beginnings in Iraq some years ago.  “Weapons of Mass Destruction” was used as the pretext for that invasion, which of course turned out to be a big lie and those who caused it are hailed as “statesmen.”  Others have called them war criminals who have created thousands of victims, many dead, others dying, or maimed in their fiendish bloody wake. [2]

But what is even worse in this no austerity coalition bombing mission is that some of our “allies” have been reportedly funding the terrorist enemy. [2a] Could this be called  “Allies bombing Allies”? [2b] Some allies also supported these treacherous “allies,” so  are some of our “allies” questionable? [3] And if some of our leaders know these so-called “allies” have funded terrorists, should some of our political leaders be charged as accessories after the fact and put on trial?[3a] Or are some of these “allies” now so  terrified of the monster[3b] that they created, they are now trying to kill it?

Still, trying to kill this monster will cause, and has caused, death, destruction and misery to lots of innocent men, women and children who are on the ground below the bombings from the sky. Of course the innocent, if slaughtered by a “good” missile, will be called “collateral damage” and perhaps “unfortunate victims” as the great air squadron bombs and bombs and bombs in this no austerity coalition. And of course the suppliers, manufacturers and profiteers of all this mayhem will surely rejoice in their bloody profits and share holdings.
“Share prices are soaring in America for those who produce the coalition bombs and missiles and drones and aircraft participating in this latest war which – for all who are involved (except for the recipients of the bombs and missiles and those they are fighting) – is Hollywood from start to finish. 


“Shares in Lockheed Martin – maker of the ‘All for One and One for All’ Hellfire missiles – are up 9.3 per cent in the past three months. Raytheon – which has a big Israeli arm – has gone up 3.8 per cent. Northrop Grumman shares swooped up the same 3.8 per cent. And General Dynamics shares have risen 4.3 per cent. Lockheed Martin – which really does steal Alexandre Dumas’ Three Musketeers quotation on its publicity material – makes the rockets carried by the Reaper drones, famous for destroying wedding parties over Afghanistan and Pakistan, and by Iraqi aircraft....” (source: Robert Fisk The Independent, U.K. October 19, 2014: http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/with-usled-strikes-on-isis-intensifying-its-a-good-time-to-be-a-shareholder-in-the-merchants-of-death-9804918.html)

As can be seen by the evidence above, there is no austerity in the war business. [4] Money can always be found in massive amounts for missiles, bombs, guns, tanks ammunition, and all the other weapons of death and destruction. And those who profit, cause, finance and plan all this evil are allowed to run free and cause more mayhem. There is no austerity for them as they feed off the taxes of the people who are prisoners of their taxation policies. One wonders will the people ever say enough? Or will these scumbags of the earth [4] continue to rule and avoid any punishment for their crimes?

“While, undeniably, the Islamic State has shown itself beyond the pale with its beheading of innocents and its massacres of soldiers who have surrendered, let us not forget that our allies abetted these monsters,...” -Patrick Buchanan

“Islamic State (Isil), with its newly conquered territory, oilfields and bank vaults, no longer needs much foreign money. But its extraordinarily swift rise to this point, a place where it threatens the entire region and the West, was substantially paid for by the allies of the West. Isil’s cash was raised in, or channelled through, Kuwait and Qatar, with the tacit approval and sometimes active support of their governments.” -Andrew Gilligan, Telegraph U.K. September 6, 2014.

Stephen J. Gray
October 21, 2014.


Endnotes:

Articles of interest at links below:

Sunday, October 19, 2014

The War Disease




This disease has been known to infect the minds of so-called “honourable” and “right honourable” politicians. Some have even called it “noble.” It gives them a sense of power and control and some feel it helps their chances of re-election. Therefore, they spread this disease by forming coalitions with other diseased politicians of similar mindset. They spread their disease by word of mouth and it becomes infectious and contagious. This contagion is happily picked up by most of the media and the arms dealers who manufacture weapons for this deadly disease and they spread their dangerous, destructive and evil killing around the world, while at the same time reaping enormous bloody profits.

Other supporters of this disease are the generals’ in fancy uniforms and colourful medals which they receive for perpetrating this sickness. This illness also contaminates whole armies of serfs who blindly follow orders to bomb, kill and maim on instructions from the generals. Sometimes innocent people, including children who are disease-free are slaughtered by the perpetrators of this disease. But if this is done by a “moral army” then it is praised and approved by most of the establishment. This is called “collateral damage” and the killers sometimes apologize then carry on killing.

This “respectable” illness of “legitimate killing” is celebrated at soccer games, hockey games, football games, and many other games. Music is played and flags are waved in celebration of this deadly contamination that destroys and kills and kills and kills. This is a common reaction from the war diseased because numerous people believe that all this destruction and killing brings “freedom” and “democracy.” Instead it has brought misery and death to millions of people who are victims of the war disease. These victims include refugees, soldiers, sailors and airmen and their families who blindly followed orders from their contaminated leaders.

The leaders in the grip of this repulsive disease justify their support of all this mayhem by calling their disease, “bringing democracy” and a “responsibility to protect.” This perversion of language which is a disease of the mind has resulted in some of these “leaders” receiving a prize for peace. Other “leaders” have been nominated for this “prestigious” prize and are awaiting their “honour.” If some people are confused and wondering, How can a deadly war disease get a prize for peace? The answer is quite simple. In a world gone mad, where the war diseased rule, this is seen as perfectly “normal.”

Anybody criticizing this sick disease of “normalcy” is called unpatriotic and criticizing “the brave” and other epithets are hurled at them. After all, bombing, killing. maiming, destroying homes, causing civil wars in various countries, decapitating children with hellfire missiles and drones is okay as long as it is certified by our war diseased rulers. Some of these rulers have been known to fund, supply and support other diseased rulers they are supposedly fighting against.  But, this is a common symptom of this evil war disease. This is a deadly virus and a sickness of the minds and that is why it is called the War Disease, and so far no cure or antidote has been found.

Stephen J. Gray
October 19, 2014.

Articles of interest at links below:
The War Prayer

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Canadian Troops to “be based in Kuwait.” A country that funds “terrorist groups”






“Our ally Kuwait has become the epicenter of fundraising for terrorist groups in Syria.”

“Defence Minister Rob Nicholson says an advance military team will leave Trenton, Ont., for Kuwait next week as Canada gears up to join the fight against Islamic State militants in Iraq.... The government announced Thursday that Canada's fighter jets and surveillance planes bound for the war against ISIL would be based in Kuwait.” The  Canadian Press October 11, 2014.

Does it make sense to base our troops in a country that reportedly funds terrorist groups? Have our political leaders gone quite mad? Could our troops be in danger? Could their strategies and plans be compromised if this “ally” is suspect?
The Washington Post of April 25, in an article by Karen De Young, had the headline: “Kuwait, ally on Syria, is also the leading funder of extremist rebels” The article went on to say:

“Until recently, tiny, oil-rich Kuwait avoided public scrutiny as attention to terrorist financing focused more sharply on Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Qatar....Last month, the administration decided to go public with its concerns. In a remarkably undiplomatic statement that officials said had been cleared at senior levels, Treasury Undersecretary David S. Cohen called Kuwait ‘the epicenter of fundraising for terrorist groups in Syria.’”

And an article in the Guardian U.K. of August 31, 2014, by Owen Jones said this:

“Then there’s Kuwait, slammed by Amnesty International for curtailing freedom of expression, beating and torturing demonstrators and discriminating against women. Hundreds of millions have been channelled by wealthy Kuwaitis to Syria, again ending up with groups like Jabhat al-Nusra....”

It would appear based on the evidence above, that some of the West’s “allies” in their bombing coalition are funding terrorists. Yet, our Prime Minister has signed an agreement, “Canada-Kuwait FIPA” with Kuwait. [1] And according to the U.S. government Kuwait is, “the epicenter of fundraising for terrorist groups in Syria.” Which makes one wonder: “Does Stephen Harper Have Questionable Allies?” [2] One also wonders, where is the Canadian investigative journalism reporting? Is it bizarre that our troops are being based in a country that appears to support terrorists? Yet, this country is supposed to be an “ally.”  Meanwhile, I have not seen any of the corporate media in Canada raise questions about this. Though one must say journalist and author, Michael Harris did raise questions about the media in an article titled: “Harper, Iraq and the slow collapse of Canadian journalism” October 9, 2014, at IPolitics. Where he wrote, “the decline of journalism in this country, which in turn affects how much the public knows.”  [3] I myself wrote that the “corporate news media” was missing in action in a recent article I posted on my blog. [4] I believe much of the corporate media is not asking pertinent questions about some of our “allies” in this questionable coalition that is going on a bombing spree, nor are they exposing all the facts. [5]

Turn on the TV “news” or read the “newspapers” and you will mostly find that criticism or exposure of the “allies” who are funding ISIl/ISIS/ is almost non-existent.  Therefore, I believe, an article submitted to the corporate media in Canada that had the headline at the beginning of this article would be censored or rejected. Such is the sorry state of the “news” media in Canada today. Which makes one wonder are other stories  being censored as well?

Stephen J. Gray
October 15, 2014.

           
Endnotes:

Articles of interest at links below:
Kuwait: Canada’s risky ally
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Kuwait confirms five year jail term for activist who criticized emir on Twitter


Saturday, October 11, 2014

The Victims of the War Criminals and their War Business




The business of war [1] in the Middle East is everywhere in the news. Missing in action in most of the corporate “news media” is the story of the war criminals that planned these crimes against humanity. One retired general did say this in an interview which can be seen at this link below:

This general spells it all out, in no uncertain terms, that wars against a number of countries were planned by the powerful. These wars have resulted in millions of refugees, hundreds of thousands of innocent civilians dead, maimed or contaminated by depleted uranium. Their homes decimated, destroyed and reduced to smouldering rubble. Thousands of soldiers dead or dying and having to fight for their veterans benefits, their families and children traumatised and some children parentless. They too are victims of this institutionalized evil that rules over us in what is called a “democracy.” Is that not a sick joke? Wars planned in secret by the unaccountable with an agenda of regime change. Should they really be called “The Actions of Total Evil and Their Allies”?

Now the “allies” have formed a coalition to bomb the latest enemy which they created, known as ISIS/ISII/IS.

“With their command and control centre based in Istanbul, Turkey, military supplies from Saudi Arabia and Qatar in particular were transported by Turkish intelligence to the border for rebel acquisition. CIA operatives along with Israeli and Jordanian commandos were also training FSA rebels on the Jordanian-Syrian border with anti-tank and anti-aircraft weapons. In addition, other reports show that British and French military were also involved in these secret training programmes. It appears that the same FSA rebels receiving this elite training went straight into ISIS – last month one ISIS commander, Abu Yusaf, said, ‘Many of the FSA people who the west has trained are actually joining us.’” Nafeez Ahmed

Based on the above information, a thinking person has to ask, are there war criminals running loose? [2] Surely it is a crime to be arming, supporting and training an enemy that has been called “barbaric”? Now some politicians are involved in a coalition with their “allies” and supposedly fighting this enemy that some of their “allies” created. Which makes one wonder, are some political leaders accessories to this murderous evil? [3] One has to ask this question, are we in the hands of treasonous treacherous political and evil lunatics who are responsible for the march of this barbarity of evil of which they are now terrified? [4]

The solution by our “great leaders” to all this mayhem, misery and killings that was planned, financed, supported and armed by some of our “allies” is to bomb, bomb and keep bombing, so that what we have in fact is “allies bombing allies.” [5] But hey, these “allies” are now the enemy some of our “great leaders” once supported. Do madmen and war criminals rule over us? The only winners in all this planned evil are the arms dealers who are making record bloody profits. [6] The losers are innocent people in all these countries attacked and decimated. Surely there has to be some punishment for the powerful war perverts that planned and coordinated all this carnage? Or will they be allowed to continue to perpetrate their war crimes and war business unopposed and leave thousands of innocent victims in their bloody wake?

“The fact can't be refuted: ISIS was born of Western intervention in Iraq and covert action in Syria...This attack on Syria, under the guise of striking ISIS, is by definition, a war of aggression. It is a violation of international law. It could lead to crimes against humanity and the deaths of untold numbers of innocent civilians. No amount of public relations or smooth talking can change that. And yes, members of this Democratic administration, including the president who executed this policy, must be held accountable by the International Criminal Court and by the American people, who he serves.”  Dennis Kucinich, Former 16-year member of the U.S. Congress and two-time U.S. presidential candidate.


Stephen J. Gray
October 11, 2014.


Endnotes:

Articles of Interest at links Below:
US VP Biden: We Couldn't Convince Our Mideast Allies to Stop Supporting Extremists in Syria

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

The Assassins in the Sky






Some innocent people out there will get an unwanted surprise
They are going to be bombed by assassins in the skies
The missiles will rain down and lots of bombs too
Innocent people can’t hide so what will they do?

They will die in their homes with their children crying
Bodies will be everywhere, some dead, others dying
Fires will rage during day and night
Hell upon earth is a hellish sight

Thousands of miles away a powerful politician
Will watch from his bunker and his role in perdition
He was applauded by his followers for joining the war
Has our society become rotten and depraved to its very core?

Treason and treachery are brothers in this battle
Funding both sides should be the “allies” death rattle
But misinformation and propaganda is a politician’s forte
Aided and abetted by word “warriors” who can sway

They frighten the masses by marketing terror
Only war can “save you” and make you better
The T.V. “news” omits to expose and mention
That it is some of our “allies” who are funding the enemies’ perversion

Bombing and more bombing in order to protect and save
The real enemy is our “allies” who funded the depraved
Meanwhile out there the innocents will suffer and die
Victims of politicians’ who control the assassins in the sky.

Stephen J. Gray
October 8, 2014.


Information on our “allies” at links below:
US Vice-President Joe Biden Blames Washington’s Middle East Allies for Financing ISIS
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Army chiefs tell Government: stop Gulf states funding terrorism
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Tuesday, October 7, 2014

The Bombing Speech (satire)




Friends, I have great news: I decided, oops, I mean my obedient and servile followers and I decided that we would join the big coalition of bombers now bombing and bombing and bombing. This bombing by us has plenty of previous experience. Most of you must remember that we bombed Libya and the cost to taxpayers was “nearly $350 million.” We were in coalition with NATO, and bombed this country non stop for months; it turns out we helped rebels that turned out to be terrorists called Al-Qaeda. [1] Libya is now in chaos, thanks to our humanitarian intervention to bring democracy in an “illegal” war.  [1a] Oh well, one cannot win them all. And anyway I did have a flypast to celebrate this valiant victory. Though one former ambassador called this victory, “a pyrrhic one which paved the way for the civil war that followed....”

The countries we are going to bomb now are Iraq again and possibly Syria.  They are already in chaos after our great allies decided to invade them some time ago. So you see there is no problem as chaos and carnage is constant in these places now, and destruction and death is an every day occurrence, thanks to the work of our allies. Anyway, our allies have kindly asked for us to take part in their bombing coalition, and I of course jumped at the chance to be a part of this new war. It has been reported by numerous alternative media and a couple of newspapers in the U.K. that some of our allies are financing, arming and supporting the ISIL/ISIS enemy. Thankfully our corporate media in our country has mostly suppressed this information and supported my stand on joining the bombing coalition. That’s what I call patriotic journalism at its finest instead of propaganda. [A burst of applause ensues from the assembled sycophants and bootlickers. The speaker continues.]

Anyway, another great leader has said, “this war could last for years” and that is truly great news for some. Just think all those great free enterprise corporations now making massive profits from the war industry, oops, I mean the defence industry, they will now be assured of even more bloody profits as long as we continue to bomb, and bomb and bomb. The reason for all this bombing is because this enemy is barbaric and does public beheadings of innocent hostages. One of our allies that was funding the enemy also does public beheadings, so what is the difference? The difference is we cannot have terrorists doing these atrocities. Our beheading ally is a dictatorship to which many in our coalition, including our country, sells arms too. Therefore they are good for business and their beheadings are ignored.

Still, one cannot ignore these ISIL/ISIS terrorists some of our allies created. They have threatened the establishment and the elites in various countries. [2] So we are taking preventative action. We are sending your sons and daughters to bomb them back to the dark ages where they belong. I must say I am also grateful that my orders are followed without question, even though I have questionable allies. [3] This shows discipline is good. There will be no boots [4] on the ground, I promise you that. Unless of course I change my mind and our allies request them. Some persons might wonder why we are not bombing our allies who have supported the enemy. Of course, we cannot do that.  Why spoil a good business relationship? These people are our friends. And one does not bomb dictator friends and allies, despite their faults and treachery. In closing let me say this about the enemy: We will bomb them on the beaches. We will bomb them in their foxholes; we will bomb them in their safe havens; we will bomb them in their fields; we will bomb them in their sand dunes and in their sand castles. We shall never surrender.  And if we kill, dismember or decapitate innocent civilians or children with our missiles and bombs we will apologize for this collateral damage and carry on bombing. Because Bombers R Us.

Stephen J. Gray
October 10, 2014.



Endnotes:

Articles of Interest at links below:
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US Vice-President Joe Biden Blames Washington’s Middle East Allies for Financing ISIS
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Army chiefs tell Government: stop Gulf states funding terrorism

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Are The Establishment Now Terrified of the Monster They Created?




“Saudi Arabia has created a Frankenstein's monster over which it is rapidly losing control...” Patrick Cockburn, The Independent,U.K., 13 July 2014.

“The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) is a puppet terrorist group sponsored by Saudi Arabia and trained by the Western agents, a political analyst tells Press TV.”

“The Saudis may have created a monster that is likely to bite them as well. Should the ISIS invade Saudi Arabia, it will be a fight of a lifetime. Muslims will have a ringside view of a blood-curdling duel between ideological twins....
The lesson for the corrupt Saudi monarchy is clear: those that dig a hole for others are likely to fall into it themselves. Should this come about, the Saudi regime would face a fate that it richly deserves.”

“The West may have to pay a price for its alliance with Saudi Arabia and the Gulf monarchies, which have always found Sunni jihadism more attractive than democracy....Western powers and their regional allies have largely escaped criticism for their role in reigniting the war in Iraq....” Patrick Cockburn, The Independent, U.K. 13 July 2014.

Is the reason for this bombing coalition against ISIL, or ISIS because the establishment and elites of the world are in fear and starting to realise there is a price to be paid for killing peoples’ children and civilians in other countries. It is a known fact that violence breeds violence. And there are a lot of displaced people out there who have lost entire families, their homes destroyed, their children slaughtered under the banners of “bringing democracy” and a “responsibility to protect.” Many of these people are survivors of illegal wars and endless bombings.

“You cannot go out and bomb people and not expect that the survivors aren’t going to retaliate. And one of the ways people retaliate against powerful armies is by initiating terrorist strikes against their citizens.” Jacob G. Hornberger, September 17, 2014.

One sincerely hopes this kind of violence never comes to us in our comfortable way of life. But, that old saying, “what goes around comes around” has been known to come true. And even the good book, which has been ridiculed by some in positions of power, does say, “As you sow, so shall you reap.” And our “leaders” and their corrupt “allies” have been sowing, death, destruction, killings, invasions, and bombings around the world.

“The U.S. government leads the world in assassinations. No other regime can come close in this remarkable achievement. Every month, there are new assassinations. The process never stops. People are being assassinated on a regular basis by national-security state officials. The assassinations include American citizens. State-sponsored assassinations have become an ordinary part of American governmental life. The U.S. government also leads the world in bombings. Every day, new bombs are dropped on people. We don’t even know how many people are being killed by the bombs. We don’t know who the victims are. It doesn’t really matter....” Jacob G. Hornberger, September 23, 2014

Millions of innocent people around the world have been subjected to endless wars. [1] Refugees are in the millions and millions of people have been slaughtered. Thousands of soldiers are dead or dying some are horribly disfigured and maimed. Children are massacred and those still alive some have lost their parents. [1a] Countries’ and cities and their infrastructure destroyed. Yet, out of all this murder and mayhem, the ghouls of the earth are up to their necks in blood-soaked profits. And some of these ruling war criminals [2] finance, supply and support both sides in this chaos of carnage.

“It’s easy to understand why beheading videos provoke such intense emotion: they’re savage and horrific to watch, by design. But are they more brutal than the constant, ongoing killing of civilians, including children, that the U.S. and its closest allies have been continuously perpetrating?”

These destroyers of decency depend on endless wars for their filthy gains. Blood has to flow to show the superiority of their weapons. Carnage capitalism must show success. And the mark of success is cities, towns and villages destroyed by their “surgical strikes” and the resulting slaughter of civilians is called “collateral damage.”

The language has been perverted by these war perverts. They hide behind words like “national security” and “not in the public interest” to hide their depredations and demonic acts. Some have even been known to get prizes for “peace” which surely shows how rotten and corrupt the system is.

Now the system is engaged in a bombing campaign with their “allies” some of whom are also financing and training the ISIL, ISIS enemy, [2a] this has resulted in the beheading and killings of innocent hostages and others by ISIL. Barbarism and blood shed has become a daily occurrence and we are told this war could last for years, which surely must make the profiteers of bloody death and destruction in the war business jump for joy.  Meanwhile, there is no joy for the people in these unfortunate countries, some of which are in a state of civil wars [3] caused by the treachery and invasions of “liberators” and “war makers.” [3a]

Making war and selling weapons has become the “business” of governments and multi-national corporations. [4] The latest bombing coalition, I believe, will create more terrorism and terrorists. Innocent people everywhere will suffer and die because the   “Gods of War” need death and destruction to feed their demonic desires. The work of ISIL or ISIS is satanic, it is a monstrous devil created by corrupt and treasonous “allies” now trembling and soiling themselves in fear over the monster they created. This coalition formed by the ‘Great Satan’ makes them all partners in this rule of evil [4b] masquerading as a “good.”  

Is there worse evil than that which goes in the mask of good?” - Lloyd Alexander
                                                
Stephen J. Gray
October 4, 2014.


Endnotes:

Articles of interest at links below:
 General Wesley Clark: Wars Were Planned - Seven Countries In Five Years


Thursday, October 2, 2014

Does Stephen Harper Have Questionable Allies?





“Speaking in the House of Commons during question period, Harper described the current international effort to combat ISIL as ‘a counterterrorism military operation’ led by the United States in consultation with NATO and Arab allies.”
Lee Berthiaume, Ottawa Citizen, October 1, 2014.

Some of these “allies” that Stephen Harper supports and consults with, also have, according to various reports, supported ISIL

“Lest we forget, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, have been financing and training the ISIL terrorists on behalf of the United States.  Israel is harbouring the Islamic State in the Golan Heights, NATO in liaison with the Turkish high command has since March 2011 been involved in coordinating the recruitment of  the jihadist fighters dispatched to Syria. Moreover, the ISIL brigades are integrated by Western special forces and military advisers....” [1] Prof Michael Chossudovsky
Global Research, September 25, 2014.

And an article in the Asia Times of Sep 22, 2014, had the headline: “How Syrian jihad spawned Islamic State” by Nauman Sadiq. This article went on to say,

“Last year the chiefs of staff of the US, Britain, France, Canada, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Turkey met in Jordan; and a report by UAE's newspaper... also mentions the existence of a secret command center in Jordan which is staffed by military officials from 14 Western and Arab countries including Israel. This command center coordinates the operations of the rebels (jihadis) in southern Syria; while the operations of the jihadis in northern Syria are coordinated by similar command centers and bases in Turkey....” [1]

And Press TV had the headline: “The United States’ biggest 'allies' are funding ISIL” This article stated:

“US President Barack Obama’s authorization of airstrikes on ISIS targets in Iraq serves as an opportunity to remind ourselves which countries are bankrolling the deadly terror group.
The answer: Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Turkey and Qatar – three of the United States’ biggest allies in the region.”

One wonders, what does Mr. Harper think about all this? His “allies” are reportedly “bankrolling the deadly terror group.” And arms have also been sold to Saudi Arabia which has been reportedly been “financing and training the ISIL terrorists”

“The latest arms deal between Canada and Saudi Arabia exposes the ideological hypocrisy that underpins the Canadian Conservative Party's present foreign and trade policy.
The Ontario-based General Dynamics Land Systems (a subsidiary of the Virginia-based aerospace and defence company, General Dynamics) outbid Germany and France to win a US$10bn deal to export military hardware to Saudi Arabia, with a poor human rights record.” [2]

“The government of Canada has always stood with those who defend freedom, democracy, human rights, and the rule of law,” Stephen Harper [2]

There are numerous questions that need to be asked if all this double dealing and treachery by “allies” is true.
Could Canadian troops come under fire from weapons sold to “allies”?  Could ISIL get access to some of these weapons, as they are reportedly getting funding from some “allies?” Should some of our “allies” if found to be funding ISIL be put on trial for treason? Who is profiting from all this murder and bloodshed? Why is most of the corporate media covering up the connections between “allies” and ISIL?  Why are our spy agencies not broadcasting or exposing these connections between ISIL and “allies”?
                                              
“Our allies are up to their necks in complicity with terrorism, but as long as there is money to be made and weapons to sell, our rulers’ lips will remain stubbornly sealed.” Owen Jones, the Guardian, U.K. August 31, 2014.

Stephen J. Gray
October 2, 2014.
 

Endnotes:
                                 
Articles of Interest at links below:



Wednesday, October 1, 2014

The Boots We Need On the Ground




We need to send all the politicians as Boots on the Ground
They are all “great warriors” and make plenty of sounds
Let them lead by example in the front lines of war
Let’s see their “bravery” instead of noisy roars

Let’s hear them yell, their scary battle cries
Instead of them uttering aye ayes, as ordinary people die
Just imagine the portly ones and pot bellied crew
Charging around the battlefield protecting me and you

Let’s see them drag their butts in the desert sun
Give them all some weapons and a great big gun
Let’s outfit them in uniforms and put them on parade
Let’s see what they are made of if they have to dig a grave

Let’s see them “punch above their weight”
As they face the enemy at hell’s gate
If war is a “noble” calling, and a “responsibility to protect”
We need the politicians on the front lines, surely they won’t object?

After all they are “leaders” sending soldiers off to war
It’s time they led by example and they were at the fore
So what do all the people think of politicians’ fat and round
Should they lead the charge to war as Boots on the Ground?

Stephen J. Gray
October 1, 2014.


Articles of interest at links below: