We are in the midst of the 6th federal election held since 9/11. The Chretien Liberals were in power in 2001 and it was on October 7 that the Prime Minister officially announced Canada’s participation in the so-called “war on terror,” with warships deployed from Halifax in mid-October and 40 members of the Joint Task Force, the army’s secret special forces unit being deployed in December. This was in the midst of Canada’s hosting of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly which launched the justification of the operation of the NATO alliance outside of the North Atlantic in the name of ensuring the “defence and security of North America and Europe.”
(May 22) – US Vice President Joseph Biden appeared at a military base in the capital of Romania on May 20 and, against the backdrop of this year’s annual Carpathian Spring joint military exercises, announced that Washington’s willingness to go to war over the mutual military support clause of the 1949 North Atlantic Treaty, the founding document of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, is not only clear and unwavering, but indeed of a mock-religious – extramundane and sempiternal – nature.
In his precise words: “America’s commitment to collective defense under Article 5 of NATO is a sacred obligation in our view – a sacred obligation not just for now, but for all time.” In aeternum, in saecula saeculorum and in line with eschatological imperatives. Continue reading →
(19 March 2002) – A MAJOR MILITARY exercise called Strong Resolve 2002 was staged in Norway and Poland from March 1-15. Baltic states, the Ukraine and Uzbekistan participated in the “NATO international exercise” on Polish territory, practising co-ordination of troop action during “peacekeeping” operations and in and around Norway simulating “defending NATO against attack.” Continue reading →