PressTV: Once-peaceful Canada turns militaristic; blowback follows

Posted: October 28, 2014 in Uncategorized

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Canadian soldiers in Sangasar, Zari district in eastern Afghanistan, July 3, 2007.

Canadian soldiers in Sangasar, Zari district in eastern Afghanistan, July 3, 2007.

Mon Oct 27, 2014 9:3PM GMT

Ron Paul, ronpaulinstitute.org

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In 1968 the government of Canada decided to openly admit Americans seeking to avoid being drafted into the US war on Vietnam. Before, would-be immigrants were technically required to prove that they had been discharged from US military service. This move made it easier for Americans to escape President Johnson’s war machine by heading north.

Although a founding member of NATO, Canada did not join the United States in its war against Vietnam. The Canadian government did not see a conflict 7,000 miles away as vital to Canada’s national interest so Canada pursued its own foreign policy course, independent of the United States.

How the world has changed…

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