The position of governments on these varied issues reflects the ethics of the governing political parties. Our government's ethics is the key barometer to judge all things they are doing which are not visible to the electorate.
We live in an interconnected world. The actions that we take affecting the citizens of other nations will ultimately come back full-circle and affect us. Let us treat others as how we wish to be treated. For an expose on the brutal treatment of global citizens Canada is complicit it, find Yves Enlger's website. It is a rich with eye-opening information regarding how Canada has enabled profiteering abroad at the expense of hurting people. Also find the website of lawyer and human rights activist Dimitri Lascaris and of course see Noam Chomsky on YouTube.
The US has 800 military bases in 63 countries worldwide, and military personnel presently active in 156 countries.
The US has been at war or in a military conflict for 224 of its 241 years in existence.
The US defense budget is over $610 billion yearly, which is higher than the defense budgets of the next 8 countries combined: China (215), Russia (69), Saudi Arabia (63), UK (48), France (55), India (55), Japan (46), and Germany (41).
The US is the only country that has ever dropped an atomic bomb on a population, killing about 200,000 people in Hiroshima and Nagasaki. (Constantine Kritsonis and Elizabeth May will opine below on the false propaganda claim this was *required)*.
A December 2013 WIN/Gallup poll asked 67,806 respondents from 65 countries, "Which country do you think is the greatest threat to peace in the world today?" 24% of respondents said the US. The next highest perceived threat was Pakistan at 8%. 5% believed North Korea was the greatest threat.
The US has 6,800 nuclear armaments.
North Korea has less than 10.
The US has overthrown or attempted to overthrow 57 foreign governments since WW2.
North Korea has overthrown or attempted to overthrow 0 foreign governments since 1953.
SAUDI Arabia has brutally executed 134 people so far this year, including six who were kids when they were arrested.
The slain were tortured and slaughtered by brutal methods – including crucifixion and beheading, according to a human rights organisation.
Saudi Arabia is a terrorist state!
Here is a dictionary definition of terrorism:
the use of violence or of the threat of violence in the pursuit of political, religious, ideological or social objectives.
You can see how the Saudis apply terror to their citizens as a means of achieving its political aim - control.
On the 911 terror attack:
Bob Graham, who chaired the United States Senate Select Committee on Intelligence at the time of the report said in his sworn statements that "there was evidence of support from the Saudi government for the terrorists."
Major media reported that Saudi officials paid the room and board for the 9/11 terrorists for months before the event.
Under U.S. and Canadian dictionary terrorist definitions, giving weapons to people that chop off children's heads for protesting the government, murder and dismember journalists for telling the truth, sexually abuse and torture women for wanting to marry who they love instead of who a male guardian tells them to, is supporting terrorists.
Hey Canada! Stop supporting terrorists with arms and oil buys! This support is part and parcel of the military industrial complex that Canada needs to exercise much more sovereignty over.
It is absolutely insane that Saudi Arabia is on the U.N. Human Rights Council! Of course major media don't talk about that because they know where their bread is buttered.
Now the Saudi terrorist state wants to get closer to nuclear weapons. They refuse international inspectors from entering their nuclear energy facilities.
Let's demand that the Canadian government ask the Saudi's why they want to pay several times more for Donald Trump backed nuclear power (and deal with radioactive waste) than solar power. Saudis have incredible solar radiance and the latest solar power costs are under 3 cents per KW/hour. There is only one honest answer.
The Saudis are paying much more for electric power and refusing standard international inspections to get closer to nuclear weapons! This will inspire Iran to accelerate its nuclear ambitions and offer Iran a motive to refuse international inspectors as well. Canada, let us resist any more nations having nuclear weapons in the volatile middle east! Further the international community should pressure Israel (and all nations) to decommission their nuclear weapons because they are an existential threat to humanity.
Again this is part of the military industrial complex paradigm. Let us expose it for what it is - a monster.
The U.S. should apologize.
Constantine Kritsonis to Green Party of Canada leader Elizabeth May:
*Japan had had offered surrender to the allies through the USSR and the Yankees knew it. All the Japanese wanted was to save their emperor in return, to salvage any semblance of pride. This is fact on record. But the Yankees in the most horrific war crime in history decided instead to show the Russians what new power they had. They decided to level cities, to kill and sicken on a massive scale. Who will call for* truth and reconciliation*? I hope the chorus includes green parties everywhere. It is time to end the decades long propaganda of Yankee * necessity* to A-bomb civilians. Search *Hiroshima* on Netflix for docs.
Elizabeth May response to Constantine Kritsonis:
*no question about it. The dropping of the nuclear bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki had nothing to do with ending the war. Totally agree with your statements. I have said the same for years*.
Now we have Donald Trump renewing the nuclear weapons race.It is time to rethink our relations with the U.S. military industrial complex. Check out the classic movie Dr. Strangelove a 1964 political satire black comedy about the wrong person getting their hands on the nuclear trigger.