Canada Joins Obama’s War on Russia
July 1, 2016 (EIRNS)—Just one day after President Obama went before the Canadian parliament to beg Canada to join his war on Russia, Canadian Defense Minister Harjit Sajjan announced that Canada has, indeed, agreed to provide troops for NATO’s military buildup in the Baltic states. "As part of NATO we were giving assurance to member states there, but now this has evolved to deterrence," Sajjan said. The details of the Canadian deployment will be announced by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at the NATO summit in Warsaw, next week. Sources told CBC News, however, that the deployment would involve hundreds of troops and that it will "happen in short order." Sajjan said while Canada strongly opposed what had happened in Crimea and Ukraine, it wanted to
"send an equally strong message that we are open for dialogue, that we want to be able to reduce the tension."
The Canadian move is not welcome in Moscow.
"We believe that NATO build-up on Russia’s doorstep, which is reminiscent of Cold War saber-rattling, is a complete waste of money and resources, diverting them from the real existential threat of international terrorism,"
Russian Ambassador to Canada Kirill Kalinin told CBC News in an e-mail.