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Old Jun 9th, 2012, 10:28 AM   #21
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Hilarious analysis--blaming Harper for policies that precede him.
+1 and supported by the Liberals when in opposition...
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Old Jun 9th, 2012, 10:39 AM   #22
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Part of the problem with the UN is the fact that the world's largest most powerful nations have veto power because they have their tentacles spread out into countries around the world because of economic interests.

So like in the case of Syria now, even though the majority of the worlds nations may want greater intervention, because of Russia's interests there is nothing effectively being done.

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Old Jun 9th, 2012, 01:13 PM   #23
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Hilarious analysis--blaming Harper for policies that precede him.
huh?

the Liberals had a policy to build seven permanent bases on foreign soil?

i must have missed that.
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Old Jun 9th, 2012, 01:57 PM   #24
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huh?

the Liberals had a policy to build seven permanent bases on foreign soil?

i must have missed that.
I'm pretty sure it is this statement in the article that MF was referring to...

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The decision to wage war in Afghanistan for more than a decade is the most obvious element of this new strategy...
Nothing "new" here. The Libs got us into Afghanistan and voted in favour of every extension while in opposition...
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Old Jun 9th, 2012, 02:03 PM   #25
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I'm pretty sure it is this statement in the article that MF was referring to...

Nothing "new" here. The Libs got us into Afghanistan and voted in favour of every extension while in opposition...
Exactly.
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Old Jun 9th, 2012, 03:39 PM   #26
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so one sentence about the war in Afghanistan = the entire focus of an article on creating foreign bases??

talk about cherry picking. the point of the article was not about Afghanistan. not even close.
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Old Jun 9th, 2012, 04:42 PM   #27
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so one sentence about the war in Afghanistan = the entire focus of an article on creating foreign bases??

talk about cherry picking. the point of the article was not about Afghanistan. not even close.
Well it kind of discredits the credibility of the author when he states:

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the most obvious element of this new strategy...
Which is completely inaccurate at every level... it is a false argument...

It makes it seem like his research is decidedly lacking and he was doing a fair bit of "cherry picking" of his own... looking for the most sour cherries he could find and if they weren't sour enough he was capable of "souring" some with a little extra vinegar, just enough to suit his tastes.
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I'm not entirely optimistic about this move, given Canada's involvement in the coup in Haiti. But I'd rather peacekeeping commitments than dropping bombs on innocents in Syria....

Canada to takeover Haiti peacekeeping
Canada is planning to take over command of the UN stabilization mission in Haiti and replace the bulk of troops on the ground from Brazil with its own, according to a report Wednesday.

During a visit to Ottawa by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon last month, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau signaled his willingness to renew Canada's engagement on the world stage, including increasing its participation in UN peacekeeping missions.

There are currently 36 Canadian soldiers deployed on UN peacekeeping missions in Haiti, Jerusalem, South Sudan, Cyprus, the Democratic Republic of Congo and South Korea, down from a reported 3,000 at its peak in 1993.

French speakers in the Canadian military, Trudeau said in February, are in demand in hotspots in some former French or Belgian colonies, including Haiti and the Central African Republic.

In addition to expressing a desire for a seat on the Security Council, the prime minister said he wanted Canada to play a larger role in preventing and mediating global conflicts, as well as post-war reconstruction.

According to the daily Le Devoir, Canada wants to send 1,000 to 2,000 police officers and soldiers to Haiti to shore up security in the poorest nation in the Western hemisphere, and take over command of the UN mission from Brazil after its mission mandate expires in October.
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