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Imagine that! Someone tried to tell me that religion today has no major influence on Politics, Politicians in Quebec, Canada.. what not the Protestant, Evangelical, Jewish, Hindu, Catholic, Muslim ones?
 
Quebec will not show favoritism to special non French religious, ethnic groups. For both not only is the Catholic influence  strong here but so is the anti Jewish flavour here in Quebec.. and remember the set back that Premier Jean Charest suffered when the Quebec legislature itself revolted because the Jewish premier  Jean Charest want to shower annually special favor to the Quebec Jewish education system? and he had to discontinue that program. Even  another popular Quebec premier resigned over a Jewish issue. What you think was behind all that? Not Catholicism of course? Just Quebec Nationalism. I had in the 80's attended a francophone meeting in Calgary Alberta a meeting of Alberta French group that wanted to make Alberta bilingual, not Ukrainian but French speaking.. and guess what a catholic priest had chaired the meeting. I had only spent 15 years in Alberta and I even went to S Harper's Calgary church the Calgary First Christian Missionary Alliance church so I know firsthand what they are all really like too. I had lived in Jim Dinning's and Stephen Harpers ridings too.  I was there in 1980 when the Evangelical pastors of Calgary formed the Reform party and I went to their first reform meetings composed of progressive Conservative rejects. Protestant or the Catholic Religion has no major say in politics in the east or west? you got to be kidding.. and you really do not know the big influence upon others by the priest and pastors in reality. I do. They are too often just like the too often bad politicians leading the sheep often astray. The great divides in Canada - East versus West too -French versus English

Israel has a right to peaceful coexistent but it is still both absolutely absurd and immoral to justify all of Israel's immoral, aggressive acts, action in the process by Canada, it's prime Minister as well.  The murdering of, the killing of innocent women, children, adults, seniors,  civilians, Canadians by Israel also is never acceptable too. http://pkbulow.tripod.com/WAR.htm

Current poll results 
 If the USA/Israel invades Iran should Canada:

Send Canadian soldiers? 18.70 % (66)
Give logistical support but no troops? 1.98 % (7)
Provide limited support (like "peacekeeping") ? 3.40 % (12)
Stay out and stay neutral? 9.07 % (32)
Stay out and oppose the invasion? 64.02 % (226)
Don't know. 1.13 % (4)
Don't care. 1.70 % (6)
Total votes: 353
"Israel Seeks to Align Public Expectations With Reality Officials have stepped back from their rhetoric in the early days of the conflict. Hezbollah can be weakened but not destroyed, they now say"  but "Heading into the confrontation, senior Israeli officials had declared that the Shiite Muslim militia would be dealt a blow from which it could not recover. Its arsenal would be destroyed and its fighters driven out of south Lebanon, the officials had said.""With the fighting in its third week, however, Israelis are being told that Hezbollah can be weakened but not eradicated, that Israeli forces will not be able to police the border zone themselves, and that Hezbollah's rockets continue to pose a threat to Israeli towns. " Days into the  campaign, there was already widespread acknowledgment among Israeli policymakers and commanders that Israel could not achieve its goals by air power alone.  On the ground, in their first major forays into the border zone, Israeli troops this week encountered tougher-than-expected resistance and suffered heavy casualties. the number of rockets launched at Israeli towns rebounded and the attacks have continued unabated, virtually shutting down a swath of the country that is home to nearly 1 million people.  "The target is not to totally dismantle Hezbollah" "What we are doing now is to try to send a message to Hezbollah."," said Public Security Minister Avi Dichter, a former head of Shin Bet, Israel's domestic security service. 
 
World condemns Israel as diplomacy fails again Scotsman Key  quote "The more we delay the ceasefire, the more we are going to witness more being killed, more destruction and more aggression against the civilians in Lebanon." - Fuad Siniora, Lebanese prime minister. ISRAEL faced international condemnation yesterday for an air strike on a UN post in southern Lebanon that left four peacekeepers dead, as talks on the Middle East crisis broke up with no headway towards a ceasefire. But Jerusalem attempted to fend off the rebukes following the deaths of the four UN observers, who came from Austria, Canada, Finland and China.  Beijing summoned the Israeli ambassador to demand an apology. "The Chinese side is deeply shocked and strongly condemns this," Liu Jianchao, a foreign ministry spokesman, said.  The Irish government summoned the Israeli ambassador to protest after its most senior soldier serving with the UN mission in Lebanon said he had called the Israeli military six times to warn of the proximity of their bombardment to the UN compound.  UN officials in New York and Lebanon also repeatedly protested to Israel that the patrol base was coming under fire in the hours before an Israeli bomb levelled it, Jane Lute, assistant secretary-general for peacekeeping, told the UN Security Council.  After contact with the base was lost, the UN force then won safe passage for two armoured personnel carriers to evacuate the position, Ms Lute said. They arrived at 9:30pm "and found the shelter collapsed and major damage to the rest of the position".  Despite negotiating safe passage, those vehicles also came under Israeli attack, she said.  Tzipi Livni, the Israeli foreign minister, expressed sorrow over the attack but also voiced anger over an earlier statement by Kofi Annan, the UN secretary-general, that it was "apparently deliberate". "We certainly did not intend that such a thing would happen and the army is checking itself to find out why it happened. But the claim that, possibly, it could be intentional, is baseless."  Asked whether the incident would discourage countries from sending troops to a new international force Israel would like deployed in southern Lebanon, Ms Livni said: "They would know that it wasn't deliberate. This is a war and these things can happen."  The conflict with Hezbollah has killed at least 423 people in Lebanon so far, mostly civilians. At least 51 Israelis have also died.  At the Middle East conference in Rome, the United States and Britain opposed a push for a quick ceasefire, saying any truce should ensure that Hezbollah is no longer a threat to Israel and should ensure a durable peace. Massimo D'Alema, the Italian foreign minister, said that many participants in the meeting of US, European and Arab officials had appealed for an immediate and unconditional truce. But Condoleezza Rice, the US secretary of state, said there cannot be a return to the "status quo of political uncertainty and instability in Lebanon". She said any ceasefire must be "sustainable".  After a dramatic appeal from Fuad Siniora, the Lebanese prime minister, to stop the killing, the officials said they had agreed on the need to deploy an international force under the aegis of the UN in southern Lebanon.  Mr Siniora said: "Is the value of human rights in Lebanon less than that of citizens elsewhere? Are we children of a lesser God? Is an Israeli teardrop worth more than a drop of Lebanese blood?  "The more we delay the ceasefire, the more we are going to witness more being killed, more destruction and more aggression against the civilians in Lebanon."  Mr Annan said the solution should involve Iran and Syria and called for a multinational force to help Lebanon assert its authority and implement UN resolutions that would disarm Hezbollah.  In talks on the sidelines, diplomats said France, Italy and Spain all offered to participate in a UN-mandated peace force.  But last night, Major-General Udi Adam, in charge of the Israel's northern command, said the offensive was by no means over. "Given the progress over the last two weeks, I reckon it will continue for several more weeks."  Nine Israeli soldiers were killed and at least 22 wounded yesterday, by the army's count, in Bint Jbail, just north of the border - the largest toll for the army in a single day of the two week old war.  Fighting was still raging in the hilltop town last night - embarrassingly for the army since it had claimed to have gained control of Bint Jbail and that Hezbollah fighters were running away. "Tens" of Hezbollah fighters have been killed in Bint Jbail over the last three days, Israeli military sources said.  Meanwhile an Israeli air strike hit a lorry carrying medical supplies donated to Lebanon by the United Arab Emirates. The Syrian driver was killed and two others wounded, security sources in Lebanon said."Which goes to prove that the Israeli's are a law unto themselves and care nothing about anybody else, they ignore the other nations of the world to pursue their own ends. In fact they are the only faith in the world that was given their own country that did not belong to them, sadly the UK had a large part to play in the that." "Another opportunity for Israeli apologists to blame the murder of innocents on someone else. Following on the heels of the bombin of schools, ambulances and relief workers is there no depths to which this evil nation will not sink? The bombs, of course, courtesy of the US."

Reality Check: The rest of the World still condemns Israel as diplomacy fails again