I live in a building now that has strict smoking rules, not even on the balconies, so we have some wooden benches we use across the road. I was sitting there today minding my own business having a cup of tea and a small cigar when a couple came out from our building. I am used to people asking my opinion about things and mostly not really liking what they hear, but the wife asked me what I thought of the situation in Ukraine and wasn’t it awful.
I debated with myself about not replying as it was such a nice day, but simply said “follow the money”.
That caused such confusion in her mind that I tried to explain that whenever the USA gets into financial trouble they looked for and created a war. In this case they were not actually at war but were suppling the weapons to one side to use to kill civilians and blame it on an enemy. Whichever way you look at it this current friction has been brewing ever since NATO was created, and the USA stuck military camps into Europe and then its nose into the business of Ukrainian elections.
I then had to point out that the world bank was usually behind any conflicts as their member privately owned central banks made nothing but money from war, which led me to the example of the Canadian led destruction of Libya and the killing of Ghaddafi after he had been nominated for a UN humanitarian award approved of by Stephen Harper’s Canadian government. However, because he was trying to set up a central bank of Africa, based in Nigeria, and owned by all the African countries, the money the World Bank would lose in fiat money interest was too much so the puppets from the west (NATO) were turned loose. The result was that Canadian forces committed murder and destruction of universities, hospitals, schools, pipe lines carrying water to the cities and then the factories where those pipes were made cutting off water supply to the cities. Not surprisingly the oil fields were untouched. A proud day for our military I ended
At this point the husband jumped in and said he as ex-military and he had had to sign an oath to do what he was told to defend Canada and Canada’s interests. Ok I said though I could not see where Canada’s interests were being protected by the destruction of Libya, but does the same as you were told to do not that which you know is wrong not apply to the Ukrainian army in using NATO donated modern armaments to attack their own people in the east and blame the Russians?
At that point they decided they were in the wrong place and needed to go and watch some more CBC, and left abruptly.
This little microcosm of time seems to me to sum up the attitude of most Canadians – ie “I don’t want to think what we are doing by sending our own military’s equipment overseas just to have it bombed by Russian’s wanting to defend themselves and Ukrainian citizens from its use”.
Meanwhile our tin pot dictator is still trying very hard to turn Canada into a banana republic and in spite of the Freedom Convoy showing us what to do we are letting him do it. The arrogant brutality shown in removing a peaceful (and legal) protest also shows how our government politicians and the NPD and Greens have become slaves to the World Economic Forum’s CBC propaganda and what they perceive to be public opinion.
It is a question of getting votes, but I think the NDP will come out big losers as will, of course, be the Liberals.
The money being spent to prop up this pretty little boy with a reputed name that he is making very ill reputed around the world, with his lies and pompous self-righteousness, would be much better spent here at home on such mundane things as fresh clean water, houses without mold and affordable groceries in the north for example. Problem is those people up there do not matter.
Come on Canada, wake up from this nightmare and take back your lives.