Editor's Notes Friday 10 June 2011


Wisdom is a result of a happy marriage between intelligence and experience.
© Carl Dow, Editor and Publisher, True North Perspective
Editor's Notes
True North Perspective
Vol. 6, No. 19 (278)
Friday, June 10, 2011
Incremental War / Brigitte DePape

The fantasy of world domination is the stuff of disturbed adolescent minds of low intelligence and imagination. It is clearly the practice of those now in control of Washington, the U.S. military-industrial complex against which, it must be continually repeated, President Dwight D. Eisenhower warned Americans.

They are obsessed by a 19th century fantasy that the United States has a manifest destiny to rule the world. U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates, who is resigning, today warned NATO that it had to be more aggressive because the U.S. must turn it's military attention to the Pacific against the rising power of China.

This is a position taken by one who has more guns than brains. There is absolutely no evidence that China has military ambitions in either the Pacific, or anywhere else in the world. The record is clear that China advances its interests via the vehicles of diplomacy and trade. And for China trade includes building hospitals, bridges, roadways and railways.

The record is also clear that Washington pursues its dark dreams in the following pattern of behaviour. First it demonizes its intended victim with lies told with sufficient sophistication to convince gullible minds already filled with fear and prejudice, and then it launches a military operation.

The latest adventure is against Libya where its leader, we are first led to believe, is a ruthless madman. Then it launches a war, whistling-up its attack dogs Britain and France and whoever else will bark along, claiming that it's necessary for humanitarian reasons.

Just to control the skies, we are told. For humanitarian reasons. Nothing to do with regime change.

But by increments, we see developing in Libya what is becoming a land war with an ever louder demand for regime change. We are in fact now told that there can be no peace without regime change.

The reason we have an incremental war is because Qadaffi told the oil companies operating in Libya that he wanted a greater share of their profits to make up for billions he lost to fraudsters like Goldman Sachs when Libya got taken by the fast money men. The oil companies, such as BP, naturally took umbrage and pressed the proverbial buttons and pulled the proverbial strings to make their suddenly alien partner appear as the devil incarnate.

It’s true that Arab Spring is a good thing. It’s true Qaddafi is in some ways a bad guy. But connect the dots, and you will see that he is being set up. The evidence points to a plan to create an “Arab Spring” for the Good Old Boys — CIA, banks, oil companies. 

No matter what lies (and they can be called nothing less) Washington, London, Paris, and Rome tell us there is absolutely nothing humanitarian about this attack on Libya. And to mask it from a public that is becoming more and more suspicious of their leaders, they escalate the war incrementally.

People, of both genders and all ages, and by the tens of thousands, are killed and crippled by the greed and brutality of the "incrementallers" but the latter have no shame.
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In praise of Brigitte DePape

All too often I have heard people say that politicians can't be trusted, that they always lie, this is usually followed by a smug shrug of resignation.

That politicians lie was underlined by no less a politician than Abraham Lincoln who said, You can fool all of the people some of the time, you can fool some of the people all of the time, but you can't fool all of the people all of the time.

Stephen Harper used lies to conjure up a politics of fear to convince enough of the electorate to give him a slim but working majority in the House of Commons.

In Editor's Notes of Friday 06 May 2011, I wrote:

"With the new opposition led by Jack Layton having only 102 (since then, 103) seats, it is incumbent on loyal Canadians to stay awake. Jack Layton will need all the public support he can get to force Harper to stay in the Canadian political centre, which is where our home and native land is proudly anchored.

"When Harper moves to satisfy his ideological right-wing compulsions Canadians should make their objections loud and clear with electronic, hard-copy, delegation, and demonstration campaigns, at their keyboards, on the streets, and on the Hill.

"When Layton makes motions for Canada, Canadians should be there with him, making their support still louder and clearer."

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So it was with great joy in my heart that I learned of the courageous demonstration of Senate Page Brigitte DePape during the Speech from the Throne. I'm encouraged even more by the support she's been receiving throughout the country.

Let's make democracy count by declaring our loyalty to the letter and spirit of our constitution in as many peaceful ways as our intelligence and imaginations will produce.

Meanwhile, take it easy, but take it.

Looking forward.

Carl Dow
Editor and Publisher
True North Perspective

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