DEC. 12 LETTER: Canada shames itself

I was pleased to see a demonstration in Montreal over Canada’s shame in defying the latest UN resolution for recognition of Palestine.

Editor:

I was pleased to see, on CTV news recently, that there was a demonstration in Montreal over Canada’s shame in defying the latest UN resolution for recognition of the country of Palestine, presently occupied by European invaders, who have overlaid a country over it by a series of one-sided “wars” of conquest.

Canada shamed itself by siding with the two major perpetrators of the Palestinian injustice, joined only by a couple of U.S.-controlled insignificants in Micronesia.

This disgraceful vote on our part brings to mind a question for those in charge of our present foreign policy on this issue, one of a number in the Middle East: “Who told you to vote that way?”

Nobody asked me, a Canadian taxpayer and voter for many years now.

Nor, it seems, have they asked anyone in my immediate acquaintance.

I can guarantee you, we all would have voted for any change which may have resulted in an improvement in conditions for the inmates of Gaza and West Bank, now living in what was once their country, and now the largest outdoor prison camps in the world.

But publicly to align ourselves with the other few nations in defiance of the wishes of the rest of the international community? I don’t think so!

And if you, as a Canadian, don’t think so either, I urge you to write your MP in Ottawa, and also to our Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. John Baird.

The Harper Conservatives, questionably “winners” of the last election, are now following the agenda of their backers! Make your opinion known!

Pete Snidal, Grand Forks

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