INTRODUCTION: Imagine a film about the Holocaust that makes no mention of the forces that built the concentration camps or established Hitlerite Germany. Imagine living in a country 70 years later where these same forces are celebrated as “good corporate citizens” – honoured for “creating jobs?” Then imagine that Continue reading
Tag Archives: Defence Minister Peter MacKay
By TONY SEED
The relations between the Government of Canada and U.S. warmonger Senator John McCain are indicative of the subservient relations with the U.S. imperialists that the Harper government imposes on Canada, and what to expect from this year’s Halifax war conference.
Illegitimate honorary degree
On June 18, 2013 then Defence Minister Peter MacKay went to Washington, DC to consult with newly-installed U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel. News agencies carried brief reports that the topics included Canada’s participation in Obama’s Asia Pivot strategy and the continued deployment of Canadian warships and aircraft to the Caribbean and off the Pacific coast of Central America. MacKay reaffirmed this commitment in a keynote address to the Inter-American Defense Board of the Organization of American States, also meeting in Washington that same day. Continue reading
McCain! War criminals are not welcome in Canada!
The chain of command: American general inspects his troops in the battlefield, from Libya to Halifax
By TONY SEED
One of the notorious war criminals attending the sixth annual Halifax International Security Forum (HISF) is U.S. Senator John McCain (R). McCain has a long-standing involvement with all manner of U.S. covert operations, dirty wars, aggression and war.
McCain is a former presidential candidate in 2008, the top Republican on the powerful U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee, chairman of the board of the International Republican Institute (IRI, an arm of the National Endowment for Democracy of the U.S. government) since 1993, and the leading American champion of aggression, intervention and war throughout the world. Wherever this warmonger goes, violence, anarchy and chaos follow in his wake to the detriment of the people and the cause of peace.
Posted below are some of McCain’s recent misdeeds, to give an indication of the calibre of depravity of some of those attending this year’s HISF.
By David Pugliese, Defence Watch
MacKay told CBC he wished, in some ways, that the Canadian government had “provided more equipment, helicopters, mine-clearing equipment in the early days.”
“I don’t think the ferocity of the mission perhaps dawned on even military leaders, let alone political leaders of two different governments,” he said. “In retrospect, we could have perhaps prepared our soldiers better through both equipment and training,” he added.
Also on his list of “wishes” were better services for those who are now suffering from PTSD/mental health issues from overseas operations.
“I wish we could have, perhaps, been able to reach out into our country’s mental health providers to enlist their support that’s needed now,” MacKay said.
How interesting. Continue reading
Sighting. MacKay grovelling before the warmonger, who will be given pride of place at the Halifax International Security Forum
The criminality and insanity of Harper’s gangsters
THERE is no alternative but to call things by their name. Anyone with minimal common sense can observe without much effort how little national dignity remains in Ottawa, where all kinds of antipatriotic actions, national treason and political double-dealing reign supreme and any kind of moral and civic obligation to the Canadian people and their country is denied.
Halifax International Security Forum: The network of subversion, annexation and war in the making – the ‘Halifax Canada Club’
By TONY SEED
This article is part of an ongoing investigation into the Halifax International Security Forum (HISF), which was formed in 2009 as a covert arm of the U.S. state that presents itself as an “independent” and “non-partisan” body with quasi-permanent status. It was originally published on November 21, 2013 and revised on April 15, 2014; November 17 and 21, 2014; and February 17, 2016.
Topics at the 2014 HISF Forum include: “Pipeline Corridors: The Geopolical Role of Energy Infrastructure.” Given that one of the opening plenary sessions is titled “O Say, Can’t You see? The Indispensible Role of the Exceptional Superpower,” one must ask, what is behind this?
THE Halifax International Security Forum (HISF) aka the Halifax War Conference was formed in 2009 by the Washington-based German Marshall Fund and the Harper ruling clique as a parallel body to established agencies of the Canadian state such as the departments of foreign affairs and national defence. The U.S. board of directors of the HISF includes three members of the Council of Foreign Relations (CFR), the president of Freedom House, and two experienced agents with the National Endowment for Democracy, whose work in subversion throughout the world is nefarious and well-documented. The programmatic work of the CFR, which is also the “media partner” of the HISF, for the integration of Canada into the United States, has also been well exposed.
In 2007, the very same organizers of the Halifax forum had initiated the Kiev Security Forum, co-sponsored by Arseny Yatsenyuk’s Open Ukraine Foundation, as an instrument of the subversion of Ukraine with the known results: a previously obscure politician and banker came to power in February 2014 through a coup d’état, in which he was installed as prime minister of Ukraine. (This will be the subject of a forthcoming article. See “About the Princeton Project on National Security (2004-06)” below.)
This signifies that the HISF can no longer be analyzed solely s a platform for war criminals, or militarism, or from the implications of its warmongering agenda for the Middle East, Europe and the NATO bloc, or from localist concerns, to the exclusion of the danger posed by subversion and nation wrecking of Canada itself.
“Halifax Canada Club” – “a new public-private partnership”
One of the unstated aims of the HISF organizers is the direct mobilization of monopolies in Canada and their integration into the drive of the U.S. Empire for war and domination, a Union of North American Monopolies. This includes their ultimate integration into the foreign policy, military and security establishment of the state behind the backs of the Canadian people as a component part of the annexation of Canada. Along with the HISF itself, one of the instruments of this drive is the formation of the “Halifax Canada Cub” – a fifth column in the making. Whether it can actually be organized or not in this form remains to be seen. The resistance of the Canadian people and the political demand for an anti-war government cannot be easily dismissed. Continue reading
“In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.” — George Orwell
Editorial entitled ‘A rebuttal’ published on May 10, 2013
THE editorial in this space last Friday (“To the rescue,” May 3) questioned whether any meaningful changes to search and rescue services can be expected from Defence Minister Peter MacKay. The reason? MacKay has a tendency to say one thing and do another.
The minister’s communications director, Jay Paxton, responded with a letter in which he described said editorial as “partisan drivel.” It is not unusual for a person charged with partisan duties to see all contrary argument as partisan in itself. It matters not which foot the shoe is on. Continue reading