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Canada Needs Real Change And Self-Respect

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If the Canadian government were to live up to its campaign promises of "real change" and evidence-based policy-making, then it would start with the truth.

It may not be politically correct, and it would certainly displease Canada's corporate and NATO masters, but it would go a long way in improving our country's credibility and leadership in this era of permanent, illegal warfare, and catastrophic global warming.

In the realm of foreign policy, disclosure and acceptance of the truth would be a simple matter. If we were to simply reverse all the lies, the truth would emerge.

The truth about the Ukraine is that an illegal, CIA-orchestrated junta, spearheaded by "parallel", neo-Nazi polities, including the "Azov Battalion" -- now given the green light for overt congressional funding --is creating death and chaos at the behest of its NATO masters and their Project for the New American Century (PNAC) ideology.

A recently released documentary by Paul Moreira ably demonstrates the reality of the mess we have made.

Real change would mean that we respect ourselves and our sovereignty by saying NO to supporting neo-Nazis and the illegal government in Kiev. Victoria Nuland, a U.S architect of the engineered, color-coded fake revolution that spawned the junta, might want to "F the EU" but we, unlike Victoria and her neo-con cabal, remember the carnage of WW2, and we will not stand by for a repetition of history.

In Syria, an inversion of the official lies would also illuminate the truth, and represent "Real Change". We should recognize that the elected President of the now-destroyed, but still secular, and pluralist, Syria, has far more popular support amongst Syrians than any Canadian prime minister could ever hope to have. For example, Eva Bartlett explains in "The Myth of 'moderate terrorists': Deconstructing the NATO narrative on Syria" that:

"On March 29, 2011 (less than two weeks into the fantasy "revolution") over 6 million people across Syria took to the streets in support of President al-Assad. In June, a reported hundreds of thousands marched in Damascus in support of the president, with a 2.3 km long Syrian flag. In November, 2011 (9 months into the chaos), masses again held demonstrations supporting President al-Assad, notably in Homs (the so-called "capital of the 'revolution'"), Dara'a (the so-called "birthplace of the 'revolution'"), Deir ez-Zour, Raqqa, Latakia, and Damascus."

We should also acknowledge that Assad is fighting against Western-supported, foreign mercenaries, including CIA/Wahhabi Death Squads -- that recall military assassination/torture operations in Vietnam, as described by author Doug Valentine in The Phoenix Program -- and that he is unquestionably on the right side of history. We should be supporting the Syrian Arab Army (SAA), Hezbollah, Iran, and Russia in Syria, not ISIS, al Nursa Front, and all the other Western-backed mercenaries currently destroying Syria and its peoples. Refugees need to return to rebuild Syria to its former greatness. Western ambitions of partitioning the country into ethnic enclaves is a retrograde, illegal, and diabolical plan to weaken the country so it can be a safe haven for extremists and terrorists. Have we already forgotten Libya and Iraq? Both countries have been completely destroyed by this Western-created holocaust.

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Apart from telling the truth and acknowledging that we are the bad guys, we should take the immediate, small step of cancelling the sale of any military equipment to Wahhabi Saudi Arabia. We need new friends.

We also need "real change" domestically. Corporate sovereignty deals such as the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) rob us of jobs and sovereignty and impede our aspirations to make real change in addressing catastrophic global warming. Any promises made at the 21st Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP21) about carbon --reduction goals are completely empty when Investor State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) clauses such as the one in the TPP can be used to challenge domestic laws that are perceived to interfere with projected future earnings of a foreign company. Again, a small, immediate step towards sovereignty, self-determination, and a habitable planet would be to reject the TPP. Once freed from the shackles of impoverishing, job-destroying , corporate sovereignty deals, we would be in a better position to make "real (positive) change".

On foreign issues, we should apologize for helping to destroy Iraq, Libya, Syria, and the Ukraine. Then we should make amends.

Domestically, we should renounce transnational corporate sovereignty deals. The New World Order that empowers the totalitarian oligarch class should be relegated to the garbage bin of history.

We need "Real Change".

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Mark Taliano is a Research Associate of the Centre for Research on Globalization (CRG) and the author of Voices from Syria, Global Research Publishers, 2017. Visit the author's website at where this (more...)

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