LETTER: Canada should avoid war with Iran

From reader Charles Jeanes

Here it is, the first crisis of war in the new decade near at hand for us, as allies of the US in NATO. The Mid-East — the place of “Armageddon” according to Revelation in Christian scripture — seems ready for a major war to erupt among several neighbours and the US.

Canada will be implicated, likely expected to send armed forces, unless our federal leadership is wiser than I believe it to be.

Canada must stay out of any war arising from the action of the US against Iran and other “enemies” of America and its Way. Afghanistan must be a freakish error, not a precedent for our foreign policy. An environmental apocalypse is already in progress in Australia. We surely cannot be part of one created by the human choice to go to war.

I will be in front of Nelson cenotaph this week to make my protest against our participation manifest. I hope some others will join me.

Charles Jeanes


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