SUN 16 OCT 2011
Is Harper Leading Canada to War with Iran?http://www.pacificfreepress.com/news/1/ ... -iran.html
written by Joe Hueglin
Could Harper Seeing Iran as the "Most Significant Threat" to the World Lead to Canada Going to War?
by Joe Hueglin
Canada's current air force attack planes have engaged in three wars: the Gulf War; the war against Serbia; and, currently, supporting the National Transitional Council in Libya. None of these were against against countries posing a threat to Canada.
Though the general reaction to the American accusation of a murder plot by Iran is embodied in headlines entitled 'Ten Reasons To Question US Allegations of Iranian Teror Plot,' 'Iranian Terror Plot: Fake, Fake, Fake,' 'U.S. accusation of Iranian assassination plot is met with skepticism,' 'Is alleged Iranian plot a "provocation by an outside agency?" asks Guardian,' Prime Minister Harper unquestioningly accepts the validity of the accusation. Indeed his reaction is headlined 'Iran "most significant" threat to world, Harper says.'
Currently, as noted in the Selkirk Journal, Canada is "working closely with our allies to coordinate next steps", "Canada has walked lockstep with the Americans by imposing sanctions" and "Washington is expected to seek more sanctions against Iran, and Canada is most certainly to follow suit."
There are those who see the accusation's purpose as aimed at preparing American (and Canadian) public opinion for "a war with Iran."
What would Canada do if Iran was attacked by Israel and the United States? Would we remain neutral or act in "lockstep" and become engaged in a third war in a distant land?
Could Canada become engaged in a war with Iran?
Yes, to remove the "most significant threat" to the world according to Stephen Harper, in whose hands the decision of war or peace rests.
Quote: "So how to bury Fast and Furious, the economic abyss, the 10 years of war in Afghanistan, the increasing allure of Occupy Wall Street - not to mention the Saudi role in smashing the spirit of the Arab Spring? By uncovering a good ol' al-Qaeda style plot on US soil, on top of it conducted by "evil" Iran. Al-Qaeda and Tehran sharing top billing; not even Cheney and Rumsfeld in their heyday could come up with something like this. Long live GWOT (the global war on terror). And long live the neo-con spirit; remember, real men go to Tehran - and the road starts now. " - http://hamsayeh.net/society/1254-the-fa ... y-iran.htm
The ACCUSATION and HARPER'S VIEW:
The U.S. disrupts an Iranian plot to assassinate Saudi ambassador http://mideast.foreignpolicy.com/posts/ ... ambassador
Iran 'most significant' threat to world, Harper says http://dailygleaner.canadaeast.com/cana ... le/1448112
OTHER VIEWS OF THE ACCUSATION
Ten Reasons To Question US Allegations of Iranian Teror Plot http://www.middle-east-online.com/english/?id=48546
Iranian Terror Plot: Fake, Fake, Fake http://hamsayeh.net/articles/1253-irani ... -fake.html
Is alleged Iranian plot a "provocation by an outside agency"? asks Guardian http://hamsayeh.net/society/1256-is-all ... rdian.html
Unanswered questions over the alleged Iranian assassination plot http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/oc ... sfeed=true
U.S. accusation of Iranian assassination plot is met with skepticism http://mideast.foreignpolicy.com/posts/ ... ning_brief
CONSIDERATION OF CANADA'S REACTIONS:
Harper considering options to punish Iran http://www.selkirkjournal.com/ArticleDi ... ?e=3334403
POTENTIAL FOR WAR
Sources: US Gives Israel Green Light For Iran Strike http://www.prisonplanet.com/sources-us- ... trike.html
Do the D.C. bomb plot and Schalit deal spell "war with Iran"? http://972mag.com/does-the-d-c-bomb-plo ... %9D/25274/
The Fast And Furious Plot To Occupy Iran http://hamsayeh.net/society/1254-the-fa ... -iran.html