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Canada: Selling Its Soul to America

by Stephen Lendman

Canada is more colony than sovereign state. Canadians perhaps wonder when it'll grow up, act like an adult, and regain its rightful independence. 

They're also worried about a country junior partnering with imperial America, Israel, and other rogue NATO allies. 

A previous article said the following:

On September 7, Foreign Minister John Baird said Canada closed its Tehran embassy. It expelled Iranian diplomats in Ottawa. They have five days to leave. He claimed a nonexistent Iranian threat. He took a page from AIPAC's playbook. He bogusly called Tehran the gravest threat to global security.

He accused Iran of "providing increasing military assistance to the Assad regime." He ignored Washington's war Syria. He said nothing about Canada's role. 

He didn't explain how America, rogue NATO partners, and regional allies recruit, arm, fund, train, and direct ravaging death squads. He was silent on what matters most.

He recited a litany of lies about Iran. He unconscionably pointed fingers the wrong way. Canada is a committed imperial partner. It's one of 28 NATO countries. It supports the worst of Israel's crimes. 

It's on the same slippery slope as America. It's fast-tracking toward fascism. Sleeping with the devil rubs off. 

Unless stopped, it's just a matter of time before Canada crosses a rubicon of no return. It's perilously close to full-blown imperial/ neoliberal/police state dark age harshness.

In her book "Holding the Bully's Coat: Canada and the US Empire," Linda McQuaig discussed Canada's sacrificial subservience. It abandoned its traditions. It sold its soul to Washington. It became submissive junior partner. 

Conservative and Liberal parties allied with America's "war on terrorism." They stopped short of participating in its Iraq "coalition of the willing." They willingly marched in lockstep with its illegal Afghan war of aggression and occupation.

In February 2004, they partnered with America and France against Haiti's Jean-Bertrand Aristide. They ousted a democratically elected leader. They crushed his popular movement. They ended his progressive reforms. They installed fascist harshness. They had unchallenged pillaging in mind.

Canada today operates as an appendage of imperial America. It abandoned its traditional commitment to equality, inclusiveness, and rule of law inviolability. 

It's plagued by a militaristic/imperial/neoliberal culture. It's no longer a fair arbiter and promoter of just causes. The conservative Harper government is fast-tracking toward fascism.

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