Un­wor­thy of seat on Se­cu­rity Coun­cil

Calgary Herald - - OPINION -

Whether judged by our lack of com­mit­ment to UN peace­keep­ing mis­sions, our mea­gre for­eign aid con­tri­bu­tions, or our in­abil­ity to speak with an in­de­pen­dent voice on the world stage, Canada just doesn’t mea­sure up for a seat on the Se­cu­rity Coun­cil.

For the past two decades, Canada has shame­lessly tried to ap­pease the United States; turn­ing a blind eye to­ward Is­rael’s trans­gres­sions, cham­pi­oning U.S. at­tempts to re­place the demo­crat­i­cally elected pres­i­dent of Venezuela, while par­tic­i­pat­ing in Amer­i­can-led regime change from Iraq to Afghanista­n, Libya to Ukraine.

Canada’s sup­port for provoca­tive NATO ex­pan­sion, and its re­fusal to con­sider Rus­sia’s very le­git­i­mate se­cu­rity con­cerns, has made the world a more dan­ger­ous place. Far bet­ter to award the seat to Nor­way or Ire­land. Mike Ward, Dun­can, B.C.

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