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cathy


Message in a Bottle

Thursday, July 13, 2006

Or maybe Message in a Vacuum might be more appropriate here. I am furious at the recent words of our Prime Minister. So much so that I wrote him a letter tonight. And sent it to every Member of Parliament. Well, up the T's anyway. Who knew there were so many of them!

My Letter:

"Dear Member of Parliament;
The response by Israel to the capture of two Israeli soldiers was in no way appropriate nor measured. The attack on an International airport, was not a measured nor appropriate act.

I am neither Muslim nor Jewish and have no personal ties to this area. I am simply deeply hurt,alarmed and quite frankly, shocked by our Prime Minister's words in response to this attack by Israel on Lebanon. The subsequent attacks by Lebanon on Israel should also be condemned. There is no excuse nor justification for this situation, and Canada should be taking a strong stance for peaceful negotiations, and not speaking about appropriate measures. Bombs can not be used as appropriate measures in such circumstances.

I have never felt compelled to e-mail you before. And I hope I do not again.
Respectfully sent,..."
My name signed here

  1. Blogger SkyeBlue2U said:

    I heard this same news at 5 a.m. this morning I too was furious, I came so close to throwing something, but then realized that this is the same mentaulity that our so called leaders are using and decided that I was waaay better than them. Thank you for firing off a letter . I need to send one to my representative. :)

  1. Blogger Michelle said:

    Wow, i'm surprised your PM took that stance. Usually you can safely bet that Canada's response will be one of negotiation.

  1. Blogger missy said:

    Well done for sending it Cathy! I'm a firm believer of being pro-active when it comes to things we feel really passionate about.

  1. Blogger Hliza said:

    It had happened again. When will they realise that 2 wrongs will never make a right.. And the pain of being a Muslim, part of the blamed community seems to be deeper than ever..

  1. Blogger Devil Mood said:

    If only they'd listen to us...
    It seems that with that PM Canada stopped being neutral and starting being ..."angry". It's quite concerning.
    But it's great that you decided to express yourself, so you should - politics represent us after all.

  1. Blogger Stephanie said:

    What did Harper say? I haven't had much luck finding back-stories on the CBC website.

  1. Blogger Cathy said:

    Stephanie;
    He said this "...He described Israel's response following the capture of the three soldiers on Israeli soil as measured self-defence."
    Which you can read in context here: http://www.cbc.ca/story/canada/national/2006/07/14/harper-blair.html

    I have issues with the fact that the new Prime Minister of our country holds the belief that bombing the bejeezes out of Lebanon is a measured response to the hostage taking of two Israeli soldiers. He incorrectly staed three; the other soldier was taken my Palestinians.

    He is acting a bit too Bushie for my liking.

  1. Blogger Stephanie said:

    "Measured self-defence"? My arse! Eek!

    People don't seem to realise that actions based on fear and anger rarely have their desired effect. If violence is met by more violence then there will be no end to the fighting.

  1. Blogger Chloe said:

    You did the right thing by sending this to MPs. If we all did this all the time, maybe they would think twice about uttering such nonsense.
    And a nice new flickr account!

  1. Anonymous ants said:

    We have to do with Jews! I don't remember, from where I read: "Not Jews were been suffered in World War II, but there were suffered Jews." Post Your letter!

  1. Blogger erikku said:

    Well, at least they have a reason for blowing up another country, unlike a certain nation I can think of.

  1. Blogger Cathy said:

    Eric;
    Our former Prime Minister disagreed then, but now, with this Prime Minister,...who knows?!

  1. Blogger Maddy said:

    The PM is showing his true
    colors.
    Good for you for acting on this
    ....

    "an eye for an eye makes us
    all blind."

    Ghandi

  1. Blogger DayByDay4-2Day said:

    We need more people like you who are whilling to take action in words to officials.

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