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If Ukraine falls, Canada and other western nations need realize their complicity

March 2022

As the world watches the invasion of Ukraine by Vladimir Putin, Canada and other western nations need realize their complicity.

If Ukraine falls to the Russian army, it will be for several reasons, including the fact that the west convinced them to give up their nuclear capabilities in 1994, in exchange for the backing of western nations, and the fact that said western nations have been conducting robust business with Russia, including buying Russia’s vast oil and natural gas reserves.

The leaders of western nations, particularly U.S. President Joe Biden and our very own Prime Minister Blackface, harbour this delusion that Putin can be reasoned with. Putin wants power and land, and he doesn’t care what anyone thinks about his totalitarian ambitions.

The war in Ukraine is already affecting global markets and will result in staggering increases in our energy costs, given all the oil that we import. For those who aren’t aware, Canada is the fourth-largest producer of oil and natural gas. We have enough oil and natural gas reserves to be energy independent, but due to the psychotic dreams of the green environmental crowd, we have willingly crippled our own fossil-fuel sector in favour of pie-in-the-sky green dreams.

Justin Trudeau has willingly killed off pipelines and refuses to sell to the international markets, one of the reasons (but admittedly not the only) that we are paying record-high world prices for oil. He has allowed the environmental activists to attack pipeline construction sites and demonize our oil sands, scaring off billions of dollars in investments in oil sands energy projects and pipelines that could transport our oil and natural gas resources to world markets. These world markets are even more important now, given that President Joe Biden, in one of his first acts as President, was to cancel the Keystone XL pipeline that was set to transport Canadian crude to American Gulf Coast refineries, all to appease his environmental activist supporters.

Canada could be the one of the biggest suppliers to international markets of environmentally responsible and ethically-produced energy. There is no reason that Canada and other western nations like America, should be buying foreign oil from Russia and OPEC nations.

I place part of the blame for this crisis on the “Climate-Crisis, Kool-Aid Drinkers” who are so obsessed with everything green, that they can’t see the reality that we will still need oil for decades to come.

Yes, we absolutely should seek out cleaner and more economical energy sources, including refining technologies that make fossil-fuels less polluting. However, until these alternate energy sources are economically viable, we shouldn’t kill off our fossil-fuel industry. Why do the green-dreamers not realize that the revenues generated from our energy sector on the international markets could help fund development of cleaner energy sources, including cleaner burning fossil-fuel usage and construction and upgrading of nuclear power plants?

On the subject of the physical sovereignty and safety of Canada, we need to get serious about our high Arctic region, which has vast oil reserves, something that Putin is well aware of and has been making claims to for many years. While Russia’s invasion of Ukraine may have nothing to do with oil, their claim to our high Arctic region is all about the oil.

Sources: Russian moves in Arctic put pressure on Canada | CTV News, CRAIG: Radical environmentalists have helped Putin | Toronto Sun.

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Bruce Forsyth

Bruce Forsyth served in the Royal Canadian Navy Reserve for 13 years (1987-2000). He served with units in Toronto, Hamilton & Windsor and worked or trained at CFB Esquimalt, CFB Halifax, CFB Petawawa, CFB Kingston, CFB Toronto, Camp Borden, The Burwash Training Area and LFCA Training Centre Meaford.

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