When I read that China is using military force against its neighbours and its own citizens, I know I’m in for a real-life version of the “bitter ironic” trope.
For many of us, this is a way of life.
In the years since the United States-led invasion of Iraq in 2003, we’ve seen our governments and military grow more powerful, more powerful than we ever imagined, and more powerful still.
We’ve seen the world become more dangerous, more violent and more divided, and we’ve watched our leaders try to use force to make the world safe for the next generation.
It’s a world that we have become accustomed to.
We know that our governments are supposed to defend us, that our leaders are supposed the same, and that we must respect them.
But we also know that we don’t have to take our leaders’ word for it, and so we are seeing more and more instances where the “rules of the game” have been violated.
This week in Vancouver, for example, Canadian military personnel were accused of violating the rules of engagement by invading a peaceful refugee camp in Myanmar.
This is a place where the Canadian government has worked for years to stop the violence, which has resulted in thousands of civilian deaths.
The military in Canada is not acting to protect the refugees.
This attack on the camps is an act of war.
The United States is not intervening to protect Rohingya refugees.
China is not using military power to enforce its Communist ideology.
But what we are witnessing is an attack on our very core values and beliefs.
Our freedoms are under attack and our ideals are being challenged.
The idea that we should protect refugees and our allies from threats from outside our borders is a powerful one.
It has been in the news a lot lately, but it’s important to understand that it’s not just our values that are under assault.
We are seeing the rise of an “aggressive and assertive” world, one where people feel that their own security and safety is at risk.
When you see the militarization of Canada, it’s often because the Harper government has decided that it is in their best interest to keep people in the dark about their government’s activities.
The Trudeau government is doing the same thing.
They want people to be too scared to speak out.
This fear of speaking out is one reason that Canada is one of the most peaceful countries in the world.
We’re also one of Canada’s most peaceful nations.
We have no major conflicts or national-security threats.
We never invade each other, we never invade the U.S., we never attack one another.
Our allies are not threatening us, they’re not invading us, and they don’t attack us.
In fact, our government has been so open and honest about its actions that it has made it clear that Canada would not engage in military action if we needed to do so.
And yet, this week, the Harper administration sent a letter to Canada’s parliamentary intelligence committee, saying that the Harper Conservatives are prepared to use military force if necessary to protect Canadian interests abroad.
And if it is necessary to defend Canada from threats, then why would we hesitate to use the military to do it?
If the Trudeau government was truly concerned about the security of Canadians, they would be sending the letter directly to our parliamentarians.
Instead, the Trudeau administration has decided to use its political position as prime minister to send a letter without even giving their MPs a chance to read it.
The Harper government is sending a letter with little more than the title “Dear Members of Parliament,” and then, without any indication that this letter is intended to be addressed to members of Parliament, it directs the members of parliament to respond to the letter in a way that is not only partisan, but also likely to hurt Canadians who are concerned about our national security.
The letter is not just an attempt to intimidate and silence our members of the legislature.
It is a cynical attempt to silence them.
The Conservative government is taking a position that is so far outside the mainstream that it risks making Canadians more fearful of speaking up.
In other words, the letter is a thinly veiled attempt to undermine the very democratic process that the Canadian political system relies on to protect Canadians from threats and intimidation.
The government’s response to this letter has made Canadians question whether or not the Harper Conservative government cares about the safety of its citizens and its allies in Canada.
This letter comes in the midst of another letter the Trudeau Government sent to Parliament, in which the Conservatives accuse the Liberals of taking the “wrong approach” to addressing the threat of global terrorism and calling for the creation of a “war room” in Ottawa.
This message was designed to sow the seeds of distrust between Canadians and our government, and it has also been widely criticized for being so vague and vague that it actually threatens the credibility of the Trudeau Liberals in the eyes of Canadians.
In a recent interview with Global News, Minister of National Defence Peter MacKay stated that he would