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Hundreds of tonnes of ammunition and arms plus drones breezed through the blockade, exposing what critics say was Canada and NATO’s real motive during the Libyan war — regime change

The Libya Mission One Year Later: The rules of engagement By David Pugliese, The Ottawa Citizen February 19, 2012 The radio on board HMCS Charlottetown crackled with the news. The Canadian warship’s boarding party had struck pay dirt — a … Continue reading

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Hawkish Baird urged Libyan rebels to keep up fight

By Lee Berthiaume, Postmedia News  April 27, 2012 10:01 PM OTTAWA – During a trip to eastern Libya last June, at a time when rebel forces were locked in a stalemate with troops loyal to dictator Moammar Gadhafi and many … Continue reading

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‘Al-Qaeda’s Air Force’?

By Stephen Gowans http://gowans.wordpress.com/2012/02/20/al-qaedas-air-force/ Canadian fighter pilots “flew 946 sorties and dropped almost 700 bombs” in last year’s NATO intervention in Libya. [1] But rather than enforcing a no-fly zone to protect civilians, the Canadian pilots—and their counterparts from other … Continue reading

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Canada: New Democrats call for end to military mission in Libya

“Come the end of the timeline that we’ve set in Parliament, in September, I think it’s time to say that’s enough of the military equation for Canada, and we need to put our focus on the diplomatic side and the … Continue reading

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