What couldn’t go wrong?
Re Why we stayed out of Congo, Oct. 29 It seems like we are considering going into a virtual hellhole. What could possibly not go wrong in a place like Congo, which has around $24 trillion in untapped mineral reserves, but which is in almost total chaos? And cui bono?
First, the federal Liberals, who are chasing shiny baubles (like a seat on the UN Security Council). Second, the military-industrial complex, which is behind undeclared, perpetual wars (a.k.a. “extended military engagements”) in countries like Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Libya, Somalia and Yemen. And third, the military itself, which is “always keen to deploy, no matter what.”
If there is no peace to keep, then this is an unfortunate fact. But face it: if we send troops to Africa, it’s for mixed motives at best. Tobi Baumhard, King City