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An excerpt from an email to my Member of Parliament on October 10, 2014, on what every Canadian Member of Parliament should be aware of in lieu of Parliament’s vote to support air strikes against ISIS. Consider passing on this information to your Member of Parliament, and as things escalate according to plan, some may begin to raise questions behind closed doors and consider whether these military interventions are truly in the Canadian national interest.

I wanted to draw your attention to the remarks of former NATO Supreme Allied Commander, Gen. Wesley Clark, that indicate these latest events may all be part of a bigger plan being played out by others who have no Canadian national interest, as he appeared on the program Democracy Now! in 2007 (transcript here) and described his meeting with a General at the Pentagon in 2001 after the start of bombing in Afghanistan, and he was told “This is a memo that describes how we’re going to take out seven countries in five years, starting with Iraq, and then Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and, finishing off, Iran.”

The timeline hasn’t held up, but since then, Iraq was invaded in 2003, Sudan was broken up in 2005 with South Sudan proclaiming independence in 2011, Lebanon’s former Prime Minister was assassinated in 2005, the U.S. has been continuing air strikes against Somalia to this day, Libya was taken over in 2011, the U.S. has since officially been providing military support to rebels against Assad in Syria, and Israel has repeatedly been saying that it will not hesitate to respond militarily to Iran’s ongoing nuclear program regardless of the international process through the IAEA.

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Australia’s ahead of Canada, in getting its first explicitly libertarian parliamentarian — Senator David Leyonhjelm.

It shouldn’t come as much of a surprise, given Australia’s high Economic Freedom Index rating for several years in a row by the Heritage Foundation, with its 2014 rating of third place compared to Canada in sixth place and the United States as low as 11th place.

It sure helped that Australia now has an elected senate, as there’s no way an open libertarian would be appointed to any legislative body in a parliamentary system.

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Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper

On May 28, 2011, appearing on CBC’s The House, Prime Minister Stephen Harper said of the Libyan mission at 5:31:

You know, I think, as you know, the government is very committed to the mission, and we, I think, can report to Parliament that it has both gone well so far, and that its continuation is essential for the original reasons we embarked on it. We’re only three months into it. We had unanimity before. I don’t know whether we can get that again. I’d obviously welcome that, but I think we’ll have a good debate. And as I say, I think all the reasons all parties agreed to go into Libya are still present. I think we should be encouraged by the success.

The illegal mission, he means, ever since NATO forces bombed targets that didn’t present an immediate present danger to flights, such as Gaddafi’s compound, which was bombed, and one of his sons was reportedly killed.

Where did that, or even the bombing of roads, bridges and non-offensive radar installations fit into the UN Resolution authorizing a no-fly zone, “in order to protect civilians?”

On May 25, a report was released, saying, “Canadian fighter jets have dropped 240 bombs over Libya in 324 flights.

But, unlike President Obama, Prime Minister Stephen Harper actually did have constitutional authorization to declare war against Libya through its mission, and the only thing Parliament can do to stop it is cut off funding, which won’t be happening so long as Harper’s Conservatives have a majority.

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