Monday, May 12, 2014

Fw: Urgent Update – Harper official says Missile Defence is on the table


On Monday, May 12, 2014 12:03:09 PM, "Steven Staples, Ceasefire.ca" <stevenstaples@ceasefire.ca> wrote:
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John
 
Events are unfolding quickly today . . .  
 
This morning I am accompanying a retired U.S. General and a recent Obama Administration science advisor to Parliament Hill.
 
Lt. General Robert Gard Jr. (ret) and Philip Coyle will be testifying before the Senate's Committee on National Security and Defence on "Star Wars," or the U.S. Ballistic Missile Defence (BMD) system.
 
Their remarks will be so important – because they do not support this weapon system!
 
You can watch their testimony, live, on the Parliamentary web channel at 1 p.m. ET - 
 
http://www.senparlvu.parl.gc.ca/Guide.aspx?viewmode=4&categoryid=-1&eventid=9455&Language=E
 
I have a lot more to tell you – because we now suspect strongly that Harper is considering whether to restart the debate on the weaponization of space and Canada joining the awful U.S. missile defence system.
 
This conclusion is based on a statement by a high-ranking Harper MP at a defence conference I attended last Thursday, and more mounting evidence. 
 
I urge you to read this news story which appeared in the international media – but has not been reported in the Canadian media yet.
 
Read more here - Defense News - "Canada Revisiting Ballistic Missile Defense"
 
Your support will be needed greatly in the coming weeks as we face this new challenge from the Harper government. Thanks so much for everything you can do for peace!  
 
Steven Staples
Co-founder, Ceasefire.ca
 
P.S. Have you signed the petition yet? "No Canadian warplanes in Eastern Europe."
 
 


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