Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Canadian Foreign Policy

""These snippets into the mind-sets of Canadian elites are part of a wider case that Engler portrays in this book. Whether it is through entering agreements for military bases with Kuwait and Germany, threatening the government of Iran, being "the most pro-Israel country in the world", or turning a blind eye to human rights violations on the part of monarchies in Bahrain and Saudi Arabia, Canada's foreign policy has consistently followed a pattern of profit-seeking and war-mongering. Perhaps these are more widely-recognised as features of U.S., Israeli and British foreign policies, but, as Engler concludes, "like a good follower, [Canadian Prime Minister Stephen] Harper has enthusiastically gone along with his friends." "" (thanks Amir)