Lorenzo G. Oss-Cech: ‘Government should refuse to be complicit in sending our jets to drop bombs, which inevitably will kill civilians,’ Letter to Times Colonist editor + LA ROSA

Published October 9, 2014 by goyodelarosa

Don’t let U.S drag us into another war

OCTOBER 9, 2014 02:56 PM

 Re: “MPs debate Iraq mission,” Oct. 7.

When are we Canadians going to stop being duped by the American war machine’s rhetoric? We are again going to be dragged into a conflict to combat a boogeyman created by them, to protect their corporate financial interests.

There was al-Qaida, which was an off-shoot of the mujahedeen the Americans armed and trained to fight the Russians in Afghanistan. Then, there were the non-existent weapons of mass destruction in Iraq.

Now there is the new “evil” ISIS or ISIL, which the American are using as an excuse to bomb Syria, which they’ve been wanting to do for three years.

This new “threat” allegedly beheaded a few people. The war in Iraq resulted in the death of more than half a million innocent women and children, which then U.S. secretary of state Madeleine Albright called “acceptable” collateral damage, and no one was held accountable for that.

All the reports thus far show that the bombing campaign has had little or no effect.

Before he left office, U.S. president Dwight Eisenhower warned the country that war is big business for the military-industrial complex and it doesn’t care about casualties, only money.

Our government should refuse to be complicit in sending our jets to drop bombs, which inevitably will kill civilians, for immoral purposes.

Lorenzo G. Oss-Cech


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