JOHN CHUCKMAN COMMENT: CANADA WILL NOT ABANDON AFGHANISTAN DECLARES OUR OWN COLONEL BLIMP FROM HIS MEN’S CLUB ARMCHAIR   Leave a comment

JOHN CHUCKMAN
 
POSTED RESPONSES TO A COLUMN BY LEWIS MACKENZIE IN TORONTO’S GLOBE AND MAIL

“Canada will not abandon Afghanistan!”

Sounds like some Colonel Blimp sitting over a large gin fizz in one of the leather armchairs of his men’s club.

Lewis MacKenzie was a failed general, and we have no reason to put any credibility in his words.
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“we love freedom, but we’re afraid to risk our lives for it? we love freedom, but we don’t want anyone else to experience it? why are canadians so selfish?”

What planet is the author of those laughable words living on?

Afghanistan is NOT about freedom. Full stop.

It is run by a crook, placed there by American invaders, and the real powers, the regional governors, are a bunch of thug warlords no different to the Taleban.

Afghanistan is, and was, about American paranoia. Americans don’t, and never did, give a damn about “freedoms” elsewhere, especially in a backward place where they have never existed.

You cannot hurl a vast nation from the Middle Ages to modernity. It cannot be done.

That’s like saying you could go to 14th century Spain and tell them they should live like 21st century North Americans.

Ridiculous, and you would soon find yourself burned at the stake.

Of the 200 or so countries in the world, many of them with backward economies, poverty, and ignorant superstition, Afghanistan was about the least likely ever to have caught Canadians hopes or imagination.

We are there only to please the Pentagon, America’s having undergone a form of national insanity over the last eight years.

It has killed more than a million people over a criminal act in which all the 19 perpetrators died.

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