Anarchists Use Government Postal Service To Communicate Stupid Anti-War Missive

Stupid yes, effective no. A sense of irony? Impossible.

Anti-war letters mailed to Quebec soldiers

The first of about 3,000 letters mailed by antiwar protesters are expected to start showing up in neighbourhoods around the military base in Valcartier, Que., home to the Royal 22nd Regiment. More than 2,000 Van Doos, as they’re known, are scheduled to depart for Afghanistan beginning in August.

“You can refuse to participate in this war,” says the missive, mailed last week by four Quebec-based antiwar groups.
“Your deployment in Afghanistan means complicity with the civilian deaths and other activities… that are tantamount to war crimes.”

It cites the potential for the torture of prisoners transferred by Canadian troops to their Afghan counterparts. The letter blames media for marginalizing the “Afghani resistance” to foreign occupation as the work of the Taliban, and tells soldiers they will become “cannon fodder” in the war-torn region.

Idiot spokesjackass Sophie Schoen, self proclaimed “anarchist” and member of Block The Empire comments:

“What we’re saying is if you’re ready to not go, we’re ready to support you in that and to fight with you,” Schoen said.

To which was replied:

“As far as we know we have had zero people refuse to go (to Afghanistan), we have had zero deserters,” said Cmdr. Denise LaViolette.

I get a kick out of this from an earlier Block The Empire protest:

The BLOCK THE EMPIRE anti-imperialist contingent will be a”child-friendly” march.

You know if any child was forced to participate in this stupidity, Child Welfare should have been notified. Frankly I find it disturbing that these morons breed at all.

Here’s a statement from the “Block The Empire” Blog:

ABOUT BLOCK THE EMPIRE-MONTREAL:

Block the Empire-Montreal is an anti-authoritarian, direct-action collective opposed to war and militarization, and their roots and manifestations: colonialism, imperialism and capitalism. We seek to expose the links between capitalist globalization and patriarchy, racism and all forms of oppression, both here and abroad. Our work locally aims to disrupt and directly impact the interests of those who are actively complicit in these systems, from companies who fuel and profit from war and occupation, to the supporters and outposts of US Empire and the Canadian state. We endorse the People’s Global Action (PGA) hallmarks, and we act in direct solidarity with all those on the frontlines of resistance and struggle against occupation and exploitation – from those resisting the racist “War on Terror” in the Middle East, Latin America, Africa and Asia, to the struggle for indigenous sovereignty here on Turtle Island (occupied North America).


Amazing how far some folks can wedge their heads up their asses.

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  • Pongo

    These people have the right to oppose Canada’s involvement in the NATO operation in Afghansitan, and to speak their minds. Freedom of thought and of expression is guaranteed under Canadian law. In this case, they insist on giving a public airing of their personal opinions that are certain to offend a great many Canadians, not the least of is the servicemen and women based at Valcartier who are about to deploy to Afghansitan.

    For what it is worth, I support our servicemen and women, those fighting in Afghanistan, and those who are deployed elsewhere. I heartily disagree with what the anti-war people are doing, but accept they are within their rights to do so. In addition, I trust they understand that their point of view is going to be soundly criticized. After all, as the saying goes “all’s fair in love and war.”

    I wonder if it has occurred to the anti-war crowd that our servicemen and women are fighting to defend our society and the rights and freedoms we hold dear.

    On a personal note, it was 2nd Lieutenant Andrew Leslie who was in command of the contingent of recruits of which I was a member in 1978, with the 30th Field Artillery Regiment. How time marches on… sigh.

  • That are Servicemn are defending all “our” rights seems not to occur to the left at all unfortunately. They do have a right to speak their piece however this action did come close to sedition. I just do not grasp the worldview they have. Freedom to me means personal responsibility.