Letter to the Editor – Joe Hueglin of Niagara Falls Ontario on Egypt, Syria, and Iran – December 28, 2011

Letter to the Editor – Joe Hueglin of Niagara Falls Ontario on Egypt, Syria, and Iran  – December 28, 2011

Dear Editor,

In a year end interview with Prime Minister Harper this was reported regarding Syria “He doesn’t foresee a military intervention in the near future because there is not ­ as there was with Libya ­ a United Nations resolution authorizing such action.”

Strangely though Egypt and Syria were included in the interview article, along with the U.S. and Europe, Iran was not.  What would have been stated had this threat to peace been raised? Would it have been as with Syria war given “a United Nations resolution authorizing such action.” or this “There are growing indications that Israel and/or the United States might be prepared to take pre-emptive military action to destroy Iran’s nuclear weapons-making capability. Were that to happen, this submission appears to confirm that the Harper government would offer its strong support.”?

Which of the two directions, with UN as in Libya – without as in Kosovo, will guide Canada in 2012. The Prime Minister must be pressed to state which: war with Iran by UN Resolution or in support of a “pre-emptive military action against Iran by Israel and/or the U.S.”

Joe Hueglin

Niagara Falls, Ontario

ANNOTATED COPY:
In a year end interview with Prime Minister Harper this was reported regarding Syria “He doesn’t foresee a military intervention in the near future because there is not ­ as there was with Libya ­ a United Nations resolution authorizing such action.” (1)

Strangely though Egypt and Syria were included in the interview article, along with the U.S. and Europe, Iran was not.  What would have been stated had this threat to peace been raised? Would it have been as with Syria war given “a United Nations resolution authorizing such action.” or this “There are growing indications that Israel and/or the United States might be prepared to take pre-emptive military action to destroy Iran’s nuclear weapons-making capability. Were that to happen, this submission appears to confirm that the Harper government would offer its strong support.”? (2)

Which of the two directions, with UN as in Libya – without as in Kosovo (3), will guide Canada in 2012. The Prime Minister must be pressed to state which: war with Iran by UN Resolution or in support of a “pre-emptive military action against Iran by Israel and/or the U.S.” (4)

(1) Prime Minister Harper’s 2011 year-end interview
http://www.canada.com/business/Prime+Minister+Harper+2011+year+interview/5909811/story.html#ixzz1hbQDHqgq

(2) Canada ready to take action on Iran if needed, Harper says
http://rajaten.wordpress.com/2011/11/21/canada-ready-to-take-action-on-iran-if-needed-harper-says/

(3) Kosovo War
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kosovo_War

(4) Change and upheaval marked this year
http://www.theprogress.com/opinion/136266378.html

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