Canadian Dimension: The Afghan toll

Photo by DVIDSHUB The U.S. has little to show for its long engagement in Afghanistan. And if the Taliban returns to power, it will be a major blow to U.S. prestige. Every contingency will be taken to prevent that outcome, even the destruction of Afghanistan. The American war in Afghanistan will soon enter its 16th ...

Canadian Dimension: Syria and the Antiwar Tradition

Photo by Alisdare Hickson There is major disorientation on the left in many Western countries when it comes to Syria and about how antiwar activists should respond to events on the ground in Syria and Iraq. The highly complex nature of the Syrian war involving a multitude of foreign states and non-state actors would, in ...

Canadian Dimension: From 1945-49 the US and UK Planned to Bomb Russia into the Stone Age

Photo from FEMA Photo Library Just weeks after the Second World War was over and Nazi Germany defeated Soviet Russia’s allies, the United States and Great Britain hastened to develop military plans aimed at dismantling the USSR and wiping out its cities with a massive nuclear strike. Interestingly enough, then British Prime Minister Winston Churchill ...

Canadian Dimension: The New Immoral Age

General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper • Photo by U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Brian Ferguson “It turns out … that I’m really good at killing people.” President Barack Obama (1961- ) As reported in Reed Peeples, “A President and his Drones”, June 29, 2016, a review of the book Objective Troy: A Terrorist, a President, and ...

Canadian Dimension: The Age of Imperial Wars

U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate 1st Class James Finnigan Introduction 2015 has become a year of living dangerously. Wars are spreading across the globe. Wars are escalating as new countries are bombed and the old are ravaged with ever greater intensity. Countries, where relatively peaceful changes had taken place through recent elections, are now ...

Canadian Dimension Feed: Washington and Damascus

Syria has become dangerous. Syrians get killed and wounded almost daily. Their neighbours have also felt the impacts of violence: refugees in Turkey and outbreaks of fighting in Tripoli’s streets in Lebanon where peace depends on a nuanced arrangement between Christians and Sunni and Shia Muslims. Northern Iraqi Kurds share with Syrian Kurds the “statehood” ...