If the new ”Anti-Terrorism Act”, Bill C-51 becomes law in Canada, anyone who speaks out about anything the Government does, or displeases the Government in any way, may find themselves with their lives disrupted or destroyed up to facing 5 years in jail. C-51 allows arrest on mere suspicion and proposes to jail people who by speaking, writing, recording, gesturing or, through other visible representations, knowingly advocate or promote the commission of ”terrorism offences in general.” C-51 will transform CSIS (Canadian Security Intelligence Service) into a totalitarian secret police force.
We have a very good idea what Moscow thinks of NATO expansion along its borders, and by now we should understand very well the lengths to which Russia will go to keep its other neighbors out of what it considers to be a hostile military alliance. Putting Sweden and Finland on a path to NATO membership would put these countries on a collision course with Russia, and when push comes to shove the U.S. and its allies aren’t going to fight for countries that they were content to leave outside of their alliance system during the Cold War.
Joining NATO would allow Sweden and Finland to engage in the organization’s decision-making process, the benefits of such a move would largely be minimal. The costs, on the other hand, would be huge—just as were the costs of the West’s blind embrace of Ukraine before the Maidan Revolution. Sergei Markov, a high-level advisor to Putin, has been quoted as saying that an enlargement of NATO to include Finland and Sweden could trigger World War III: ”anti-semitism started World War II, Russophobia could start the third.” The West has nothing to gain by making Sweden and Finland officially part of NATO when the alliance already benefits from military coordination with these countries. What is worse is that the Kremlin knows this and will see such a move as antagonistic.
The agreement was announced in a joint statement published in the Norwegian daily Aftenposten by the defence ministers of Norway, Sweden, Finland and Denmark, and Iceland’s foreign minister. The statement opened by repeating the propaganda of the US and its imperialist allies that Russian aggression triggered the Ukraine crisis. The reality is that, with the full backing of US imperialism, the Nordic countries are committing themselves to transforming the region into yet another area of potential conflict with Moscow.
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