"Irish refused bombs sent to Prestwick Bombs destined to be used by Israel are being flown via Scotland only because the Irish government refused to allow them to land on its soil. After the conflict in Lebanon began three weeks ago, Ireland turned down a United States request for planes carrying 600 lb. so-called bunker busters to refuel at Shannon airport in Co Clare. ""If we must abandon peace, human rights, international law and negotiated settlements in international affairs in favour of blind warmongering, then where are we? ..The official argument in the Israeli case is that Hezbollah started it by kidnapping a couple of Israeli soldiers, and logic and justice dictate that it must be hammered into oblivion, no matter what the “collateral damage.” That Hezbollah started it is true if you read only last week's news. If you had read the news of even the previous few months, you'd find that Israel had been on a campaign of assassinating Hezbollah and Hamas leaders, in reaction of course to a previous outrage, which was caused by a prior counter-outrage, and so on, back to the very founding of Israel when two-thirds of the Palestinian population was deported to make way for the new state. Meanwhile, Stephen Harper's Canada has chimed in with disdain for the United Nations, multilateralism, diplomacy and peacekeeping, thus ensuring that our reputation in the world plunges along with that of George W. Bush's U.S. But it's not all grim news. On a cheerier note, the latest poll shows the Tories taking a plunge"
The spin doctors too obviously they do not like the undeniable recent Poll results that show that Stephen Harper and his Conservatives are not Popular with the majority of Canadians so they conduct polls after polls to try to spin, change the undeniable.It does not take more polls or a genius to know that most Canadians and not just most Quebecers they do not support Israel, or that most Canadians do not support Israel's war in Lebanon, or that most Canadians do not support Israel murder of innocent citizens as well or even George Bush for that matter too.
Poll - The fighting in the Middle East started after Hezbollah’s sudden attack on Israeli soil. Given this information, which of the following statements comes closest to your view?
Israel’s response is justified 37%
Israel’s response is not justified 42%
Don’t know 21%
Source: Innovative Research Group / Canadian Defence & Foreign Affairs Institute / Ottawa Citizen
Methodology: Online interviews with 2,393 Canadian adults, conducted from Jul. 26 to Jul. 28, 2006. Margin of error is 2 per cent.
Poll- "After Iran, Canadians see Israel as biggest threat to peace, poll finds OTTAWA -- Iran is the biggest threat to world peace, followed by Israel and North Korea, according to a poll released Friday. The online poll, sponsored by the Canadian Defence & Foreign Affairs Institute, a think tank, and conducted by the Innovative Research Group, was answered by 2,393 respondents between Wednesday and Friday. The results are accurate to within two percentage points, 19 times out of 20. The poll, released exclusively to the Ottawa Citizen, presented respondents with six options Iran, Israel, North Korea, Hezbollah, Syria and Lebanon. About 26 per cent of respondents said Iran presented the greatest danger while 20 per cent picked Israel, placing the Jewish state ahead of North Korea with 19 per cent. Another 15 per cent said Hezbollah, while only one per cent pointed to either Syria or Lebanon. About 18 per cent said they didn't know. Respondents in every province west of Ontario all put North Korea ahead of Israel. In Quebec, 27 per cent said Israel was the greatest threat, with Iran at 26 per cent. David Bercuson, director of programming at the Canadian Defence & Foreign Affairs Institute, said Israel's placement as the second-greatest threat was influenced by Quebec responses. "I have no doubt that the result was clearly influenced by a large number of people in Quebec who think Israel is the devil incarnate." Respondents were also asked whether Hezbollah's attacks on Israel justified Israel's actions. The pollsters asked the following question: "The fighting in the Middle East started after Hezbollah's sudden attack on Israeli soil, killing eight and capturing two. Given this information, which of the following statements comes closest to your view?" About 42 per cent said Israel's attacks are not justified, while 37 per cent said they were justified. Another 21 per cent didn't know. Meanwhile, about 58 per cent support establishing a NATO peacekeeping force in southern Lebanon, 20 per cent oppose it and 12 per cent said they neither supported or opposed it. "
Poll - "Only 32% back PM on Mideast OTTAWA — Stephen Harper's decision to support Israel in the current Middle East crisis appears out of step with the majority of Canadians, according to a new poll. The survey finds that a majority of Canadians want their government to be neutral on the conflict and that Mr. Harper has tilted away from the traditional Canadian position. Moreover, they believe that the Conservative government is taking its cues from U.S. President George W. Bush. The Globe and Mail/CTV poll also shows that Canadians are paying close attention to the conflict, and that Quebeckers are particularly concerned about the shift. “What you're struck by is how unpopular the position he has taken is, especially in the province of Quebec,” said Allan Gregg, chairman of the Strategic Counsel, the firm that conducted the poll. According to the poll, 45 per cent of voters disagree with Mr. Harper's support of Israel's actions, while 32 per cent support it, and 23 per cent don't know or neither agree nor disagree. In Quebec, 61 per cent are against the Harper position, with only 17 per cent behind it. The poll also found that 77 per cent of Canadians surveyed say Canada should be neutral in the current conflict, with 16 per cent voicing support for Israel and just 1 per cent backing Hezbollah. Fifty-one per cent say the position represents a move away from previous Canadian governments' views. Mr. Gregg said the results may be a political warning for Mr. Harper “But when you start digging in to the substantive policy positions he has taken, especially on foreign policy positions, you see how incendiary they can become if that debate began to roil above the summertime consciousness ... The position Canadians want us to take is decidedly neutral.” On a related question, 53 per cent say they believe Mr. Harper has backed Israel because the position is in line with that of Mr. Bush. Another 19 per cent say the government's stand has been taken out of principle, while 10 per cent say they think Mr. Harper has domestic political concerns on his mind. In Quebec, 72 per cent of respondents say they believe the Canadian government is aping Mr. Bush. A poll earlier this month also found flagging support for Canada's mission in Afghanistan, with 56 per cent opposing the mission, up 15 percentage points from March. On the political horse race, the poll finds that the Tories are hovering around 38 per cent of the electorate, up two points from the January election. The Liberals are supported by 29 per cent, down one point, while the New Democrats have dropped three points to 15 per cent. In Quebec, the Conservatives have lost two percentage points from the 25 per cent they earned on election day, while the Liberals have held steady at 21 per cent and the BQ is up one point to 43 per cent. “We would have a déjà vu election if it was held last weekend,” ..the Middle East could become a voting issue for some Canadians if Mr. Harper finds himself too far away from Canadian values. "Reality: Stephen Harper's position on Israel is already a voting issue for most Canadians for Mr. Stephen Harper and his Conservative party do already finds themselves now even too far away from the majority of Canadians and their values.