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Why the Globe and Mail is not a newspaper, Part 2 (Congo section)

Posted October 29th, 2010 in Canada, International and tagged , , , , , by MarkOttawa

Further to this post,

How the Post might paste the Globe

“Canada’s National…” today runs a massive front page editorial by “reporter” Geoffrey York that masquerades as a news story. Guess where he advocates that the government deploy the CF?  The paper does deserve a pasting:

Peacekeeping
Canada and the call of the Congo

Mr York is in effect merely expanding on an earlier story he largely created himself:

The Globe and Mail’s stinking agenda, Congo section

Mr York might have done well to look at this post before pushing so hard for Canada to jump into the very, er, troubled, mission:

The ineffable delights of UN peacekeeping, Congo section

That lovely “Congo section” just keeps popping up.

Mark
Ottawa

6 Responses so far.

  1. fayNo Gravatar says:

    Thankyou for pointing out the problems at the Globe and Mail. Canadians need to wake up to this reality.

  2. JABNo Gravatar says:

    Interesting that the Africa centric focus of Bob Fowler and the rest of the hidden elite who feel they are the real custodians of Canadian foreign policy have found a new tool to push their agenda. But then the G&M has always felt itself part of the mandarinate and an apostle of the “peace, order, and good government” that only they can provide.

    Slippery too, that this is being orchestrated as a “better” alternative use for the otherwise (in their view) wasted military budget; and as way to slip out of the ugly reality of doing real work in Afghanistan, or elsewhere where Canada could use the CF to actually make a difference. Like the Balkans (where this principle was lost sight of, and the UN became the fifth warring faction which provided or expedited logistics for all the others), Africa needs to be sorted out (however ugly it will be, the continuation of the status quo will be more damaging) by the Africans. Adopting the Congo (or Rawanda, or Sudan) as an honorary Canadian Indian Reserve might win the foreign affairs crowd invites to a few more cocktail parties in New York with their like-minded brethren, bought at the price that would include justification for again destroying the hard-won re-creation of a useful (albeit very small) combat capability, as the new “higher priorities” of soft power took precedent. But then that might have been part of the plan all along.

  3. LNo Gravatar says:

    Harper’s decision to NOT send a competent CF leader and troops to the Congo was the best decision made this year! Lining dictators’ pockets with Canadians’ savings and propping up disfunctional, corrupt regimes had to end.

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