Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Daily Digest August 23, 2011


The DAILY DIGEST: INFORMATION and OPINION from ST. JOHN'S to VICTORIA.
ARCHIVED at http://cdndailydigest.blogspot.com/

OPINION AND INFORMATION

Top adviser Topp is front-runner to succeed Layton
One of Jack Layton's closest advisers is emerging as a surprise
front-runner to pick up the torch from the fallen NDP leader.. MORE...
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A PERSONAL FOCUS

The news media have little focus to-day otherwise than on the death of Jack Layton, recognition of his services to Canada and what the future holds for his political party.

My focus has been recently and continues to be the actions taken by NATO in Libya and its implications for the future of Canada and international relations.

You are invited to frankly state your reactions to the views of mine presented below.

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CANADA'S ROLE IN INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

One of my associates is of the view the best situation would be there being in existence a world order in which a WORLDPEACEFORCE, should violence erupt in a country, would enter the fray, order all weapons to be silenced and enforce this by eliminating all who kept firing.

Such is not the case today.

There are situations where mass slaughter or the threat there of eg Rwanda, justifies intervention by a United Nations resolution clearly stating action to be taken.

There are many instances in which, if the R2P - the Responsibility to Protect, doctrine is the norm, action is justified. This is not the norm. it is being selectively applied. to Libya though not to Syria.

Canada is in no way shape or form threatened by Libya. Other NATO countries chose not to be combatants. In my view Canada did so to earn credits with the US of A.
I'm concerned about our engagement in such wars, particularly should there be a common security perimeter - I believe directions will be set in Washington.

I'd much rather have Canada's role in international affairs revert to that of being a peacemaker rather than a partisan and focus on bringing succor to countries that suffer catastrophes through expanding our Disaster Assistance Response Team http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/story/2010/01/13/f-disasters-military-dart.html .

NATO wants to win in Libya before the September authorization for involvement runs out. There have been many killed as collateral damage. There is no surety civil war or foreign occupation will not take place post-Gadhafi, there is little probability of democracy occurring rather than these.

There are those who consider NATO's actions in Libya as renewed imperialism. Such is not a role I would have Canada be a party to..

Is NATO Intervention Illegitimate?
NATO intervention goes far beyond UN resolution and sets a dangerous precedence
http://therealnews.com/t2/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=31&Itemid=74&jumival=7190

"Boots on the Ground" in Libya?
NATO wants an "Egypt solution", but to achieve it, they may try to put international UN troops in Libya
http://therealnews.com/t2/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=31&Itemid=74&jumival=7188


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Preparations for Aase's trip to Danmark and obtaining information concerning the Libyan War have left no time for transcribing BELOW (30) POSTS. Sorry.