Posted 3 years ago on Sept. 7, 2012, 1:58 p.m. EST by Karlin
from Nelson, BC
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Canada has suspended diplomatic relations with Iran and is expelling Iranian diplomats from Canada, and announced that the Canadian Embassy staff in Tehran would be withdrawn immediately for their own safety. Canada's federal government is also officially warning Canadians not to travel to Iran.
It could mean a lot of different things that Canada has done this, but such a move is typical just before a military attack on the nation in question [Iran].
I have been waiting for something to signal the beginning of a fundie Christian attempt to make their myths come true, a.k.a. catastrophy before the return of their mythical Jesus. [with apologies to believers here at OWS forums, but thats the way I see it].
Canada's PM Harper is one of those fundie Christians. He is a member in good standing with the Alliance Church in the province of Alberta.
A rather clumpsy move perhaps because it gives away the element of surprise.
So, what was the embassy closure, etc., based on? Canada's foreign minister cited this list of grievances:
Iran refuses to comply with the United Nations resolutions pertaining to its nuclear program
Increasing military assistance to the regime of Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad
Iran shelters and "materially supports" terrorist groups
Routine threats to the existence of the state of Israel and "racist anti-Semitic rhetoric and incitement to genocide," Baird said.
Repeated violations of the Vienna Convention which governs diplomatic relations between most countries of the world
Worst violators of human rights.
Okay, NOT!! I could go through them one by one but in general if this Government, who represents at most 1/3rd of Canadian's views on the middle east, would only apply those same concerns to ISRAEL or even America, it would be more appropriate.
Who is the world's terrorist? - America and Israel Who violates human rights and violates the Vienna and Geneva conventions? - America and Israel. It is not Iran but rather ISRAEL who refuses to comply with international nuclear agreements, especially where disclosure is concerned [Israel has never admitted to having any nuclear weapons],
Please do not equate this illigitimate Canadian Conservative government with the average Canadian. This Harper govt, was elected under suspicious circumstances that are being investigated by Elections Canada.
PS - a recent poll asked Europeans their opinion on which nation was the biggest threat to middle east peace, and they overwhelmingly said "Israel", with Iran far down the list after even North Korea.