Sunday, October 11, 2015

Did Stephen Harper and His “allies” Create the Refugees?

“The Prime Minister’s Office directed Canadian immigration officials to stop processing one of the most vulnerable classes of Syrian refugees this spring and declared that all UN-referred refugees would require approval from the Prime Minister, a decision that halted a critical aspect of Canada’s response to a global crisis.” Joe Friesen, The Globe and Mail, October 8, 2015.

One could argue that Prime Minister Harper and his G7 “allies” are responsible for much of the refugee crisis. They were the movers and shakers in the NATO “illegal” bombing of Libya that helped out the terrorist rebels. Yet, the Canadian corporate monopoly media have not asked this question of Stephen Harper: “How do you feel, Mr. Harper that after you and your G7 buddies bombed and decimated Libya; that country is now in chaos? A civil war rages there and thousands of refugees are crossing the Mediterranean trying to get sanctuary, there are even reports that your NATO friends helped out al-Qaeda. Some even joked about it.”

“Some officers in the Canadian Forces tried to raise concerns early on in the war that removing Gadhafi would play into the hands of Islamic extremists, but military sources say those warnings went unheeded. Later, military members would privately joke about Canada’s CF-18s being part of ‘al-Qaida’s air force,’ since their bombing runs helped to pave the way for rebel groups aligned with the terrorist group....” David Pugliese, Ottawa Citizen, March1, 2015.

Now we are bombing the terrorists in Iraq and Syria along with questionable “allies,” that are reportedly funding and arming these same terrorists. Is the modus operandi the same as the operation in Libya; “regime change”? And assisting the terrorists in Syria?

“The civil war in Syria has turned the country into a refugee-maker....
But it’s not just Syria that’s sending refugees. Many more come from Iraq and Afghanistan, two other countries shattered by bungled Western military interventions....Then there are the refugees from Libya. A country the media and political establishment would rather forget because it represents another disastrous military decision.... when NATO helped a coalition of ambitious rebels overthrow the Gaddafi government, the refugee floodgates opened.” Casey Research, October 8, 2015.

These helpless refugees are, I believe the result of illegal wars planned by powerful people.   
I have not seen the important information in the videos below in any of the corporate monopoly media. Are they complicit?
“General Wesley Clark: Wars Were Planned - Seven Countries In Five Years”
“France's Former Foreign Minister: UK Government Prepared War in Syria Two Years Before 2011 Protests”

The evidence in these videos spoken by credible persons raises very serious questions. Not only about the hundreds of thousands of refugees, but also about the slaughter, destruction and death, and countries decimated and destroyed in planned wars. Surely, these are war crimes and should be cause for present day Nuremberg trials to be convened?
“The Nuremberg trials were a series of trials held between 1945 and 1949 in which the Allies prosecuted German military leaders, political officials, industrialists, and financiers for crimes they had committed during World War II.”

“Look at the massive refugee crisis in Europe. It is a direct consequence of the U.S. military death machine’s interventionist antics in Iraq, Libya, Yemen, Syria, and Afghanistan.” - Jacob G. Hornberger, October 2, 2015.

I believe based on the evidence available that some of our past and present day “leaders” should be charged with war crimes and crimes against humanity. These thousands of refugees cry out for justice as does the families of the dead, maimed and dying in the countries destroyed by the planners of illegal wars. If nothing is done about these war crimes and the criminals are allowed to continue their illegal acts then the question must be asked: “Is ‘international gangsterism’ in control?”

“We will have to repent in this generation not merely for the vitriolic words and actions of the bad people, but for the appalling silence of the good people.” – Martin Luther King Jr.

Stephen J. Gray
October 11, 2015.

Articles and quotes of interest at links below:
“IT has now been over three months since the first NATO bombs fell on Libya, yet President Obama has failed to request Congressional approval for military action, as required by the War Powers Act of 1973.” Bruce Ackerman, New York Times, June 20, 2011.

German politicians blame West for being main cause of refugee crisis
“Prior to the Afghanistan and Iraq wars, there were no Iraqi and Afghan refugees trying to enter Europe in their thousands. Prior to the US-led war in Iraq, there was no ISIS. Prior to the NATO-led airstrikes, which subsequently helped remove Colonel Gaddafi, there was no mass movement of refugees from the shores of Libya....” Dilly Hussain, October 2, 2015.
“The Iraq-Syrian war is the cause of the European Union’s refugee crisis and it is going to get worse....” Patrick Cockburn, The Independent U.K. September 19, 2015

“Of course, as The New American has been reporting for years, and as numerous top Western officials have openly admitted, the U.S. government was directly involved in creating al-Qaeda. In Syria and in Libya, the Obama administration also provided direct aid to self-declared al-Qaeda leaders — some of whom were openly boasting of their terrorist credentials in the Western press as NATO provided air cover for them under a United Nations resolution.” - Alex Newman
The New American, September 24, 2015.
“Backing terrorists to help bring about regime change results in perpetual war and a staggering national debt.” Dennis J. Kucinich.
Former 16-year member of the U.S. Congress and two-time U.S. presidential candidate.
Huffington Post. Posted: 09/04/2014 6:58 pm EDT Updated: 11/04/2014 5:59 am EST
“It was the European response that caused this problem in the first place. The fanaticism of Sarkozy and Cameron to bomb Libya. They have completely destabilised Libya, to turn it into a country with much savagery, to turn it into a place where for Christians the place is now virtually impossible. We ought to be honest and say we have directly caused this problem” Nigel Farage quoted in The Telegraph, April 19, 2015, In an article by Matthew Holehouse.