Skip to comments.Canada closes embassy in Iran
Posted on 09/07/2012 11:14:20 AM PDT by LadyEleanor
Canada's Conservative government said Friday it is shutting its embassy in Tehran and severing diplomatic relations with Iran, which Canada says is providing military assistance to Syria.
Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird said that the Canadian embassy in Tehran will close immediately and Iranian diplomats in Canada have been given five days to leave.
Baird, who serves in a government that is a staunch ally of Israel, said Iran is the most significant threat to global peace and security in the world today.
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Pretty sad when Canada’s government is more Conservative than ours. WTF
Will Israel/Iran war be perceived as a failure of 0bama’s foreign policy? IT SHOULD.
The phase of the moon is not important and it is best to fly the mission in total darkness.
IR targeting pods and the FLIR are not affected by the moon, and targeting guidance is GPS and does not require any light at all.
Canada is just getting ready for the inevitable Israeli strike and not be complacent like we were in 1979.
Whoa, hugh and series. The Canadian Embassy played an important role during Carter’s hostage crisis. And now even the tolerant Canucks have had enough? Or did they receive “a word to the wise ...”
Here is the money quote:"Baird, who serves in a government that is a staunch ally of Israel..."
Please note that Harper is not supporting Israel for political reasons. Canada's Jews vote overwhelmingly liberal, even though the last liberal leader was an anti-semite. He supports Israel because it is the right thing to do.
The last time Canada closed it's embassy was in 1980 when the Canadian ambassador came out with 6 Americans he saved from captivity. It's just something you do for your friends.
I wish PM Harper would send a squadron of CF-18's to help Israel maintain security of their airspace, if they need it. We could spare a couple of frigates too.
Re post 7. Yup.
Regarding GPS, you’re assuming the Obama Admin doesn’t determine it needs to be taken down for “urgent, unforseen” systems maintenance when the Israeli strike is inbound ...
Carter more than all the rest put together. Reagan was arguably using Iranian assistance for the Afghans to tie up the Soviet Union.
Way to go Rusty!!! So proud of you!
Well which is it then? If it's best to fly in total darkness then a moonless night IS important. As crosslink pointed out, that window starts to close on the 15th.
Good move before things go booming over there!
The Empty Chair and Putin will do everything they can to thwart a successful Israeli strike. Russia has been moving missile assets into the region for some time now. And if I know that, Obama knows that!!
Israel is at the crossroads and they/we have been betrayed by this administration. It is funny how Obama thought no one would notice his blatant attempt to exclude Israel support from the DNC platform. And, yes, it was deliberate and he approved.
Strange times we live in...
It will be most telling if the Canadian DiploPersians actually return to Iran during the next five days. We may not hear but these are prominent guys and their presence in a “layover” country will most likely be noted. If Canucks happen to wind up as hostages these nimrods will feel a cold wind up their plumbercracks.
You can be sure that Harper’s government is not only watching everything that happens regarding Iran in the Middle East, they very likely have Iranian groups inside Canada under surveillance because as a solid ally of Israel, Canada would be a prime target for those little Persian pricks when Netanyahu pulls the trigger on Iran.
As for the timing of the Israeli strike, Netanyahu will determine that primarily based on the odds of success, with political considerations so far as the U.S. election lower on the list of priorities. Bibi is a realist, he recognizes that 0bama and his lying goons are not to be trusted and I think it is a safe bet that he holds those bastards in utter contempt.
Bibi is in good company, SO DO WE!
Why the RUSH to close it down? (sarc)
Haaretz is quoting Def Min Ehud Barak as moving away from a unilateral attack on Iran. There may be some significant division between the hawkish Bibi and Barak. If so, there will be no attack until the internal differences are resolved. Acting without Barak’s support destroys the ruling coalition and throws everything into question. Barak is genuinely seen as an Israeli military hero and even a personage as large and historic as Bibi would be unlikely to ignore him on so vital a matter.
Canada and Israel join forces to do what Obastard refuses to do.
Probably a very good idea. At least we don’t have one to close.
Isn’t breaking off diplomatic relations something you do when you’re very close to going to war? What if there was a war and the United States wasn’t invited? Yeah, right.
Just as in the 1967 war, the US government may be against them but the people are with them. It SUCKS because it led to the tragedy of the USS Liberty, but people have to remember, US policy was anti-Israel, and they probably WERE spying for the Gyps or the House of Saud. Probably not the Saudis, because as Wahabbists they HATED us then, and they hate us now. Our relationship is purely pecuniary.
1) If you think your diplomats are in danger because the host regime cannot or will not guarantee their safety. Probably true in this case.
2) You don't want the other country's diplomats in your country because of activities they are engaging in. Probably true in this case.
3) The other country is engaging in gross human rights abuses and/or has committed crimes against your citizens. True in this case.
4) You have reason to believe that your allies might engage in hostilities against the host nation soon. Probably true in this case.
So, there are several reasons to break off relations. Canada has had recent diplomatic problems with several mid east governments, notably:
1) Gaddafi's Libyan regime. PM Harper went so far as to refuse the dictator's request for landing and refueling privileges when he departed New York for Europe. The RCAF later participated in the Libyan operation.
2) Dubai, which tried to blackmail Canada in exchange for "allowing" the Canadian armed forces to continue to operate a logistics base for the Afghan operation. Canada closed the base and told them to go f*ck themselves.
3) The Canadian embassy in Iran was closed before, in 1980, to facilitate the repatriation of 6 American diplomats under Canadian protection. I think the Iranians are still smarting about that one, but we know who are friends are.
4) Canada was involved in Afghanistan for 10 years and took 158 fatalities. I don't think the taliban, AQ, or their allies like us much.
Even a small power doesn't have to be pushed around by thug regimes if you don't need their oil.
They have seen the light...
They have seen the light...
They have seen the light...
They have seen the light...
Do you think they’ve seen the light?
Because they are Taking Care of Business
A dark night. No moon. Let all hell just break loose. End it in 5 hours. I have spoken! Make it so.
From Haaretz?? I doubt that very much.
obama doesn’t care, and neither do his worshippers, if he’s caught in a lie. So, why would they leave Ju as the capital of Israel out of the platform? Does anyone believe putting it back in is going to make any difference?
And that Ladies and Gentlemen is why the Sauds have bought and owned our "Representatives" for the past 50 years!
Too much chatter lately that an attack is imminent. They have to do something to disinform.
The US could be energy independent in a very short time. In two years or less the US could be independent on energy from outside North America.
If Romney wins, he will be able to immediately affect the price of gasoline and all other energy products, if he wants to. Three easy steps.
1) Approve the Keystone Pipeline.
2) End the "boutique blend" madness.
3) Start drilling everywhere, Alaska, the gulf, federal lands, off both coasts.
Would you like to be holding a lot of oil in storage or in the form of futures contracts if the president took these steps and showed he was serious about getting energy costs down? I wouldn't. The longs would start selling, the shorts would start shorting and the prices would collapse. As a bonus, the Iranians and the Russians would be screwed. Jobs would be immediately created and the economy would soar.
That embassy of ours in Tehran must be like a time capsule inside. Probably three or our inches of dust. I wonder what it looks like now inside.
Pretty sad when Canadas government is more Conservative than ours. WTF
my thoughts, exactly!! How said is that?
Of course, the dems DID want to kick God out of their platform and pretty much kicked Israel in the butt...
Probably not. Darn IPad 2.2231234
more than one topic LadyEleanor
I’ve been thinking the same thing.
Canada is now having to vie for lead Western Nation, because our Pussy in Chief, can’t pull his head out long enough to do so?
I used to say Obama is full of s—t. Now I just say he’s full of himself. Same difference, and I don’t offend anyone.
>>complacent like we were in 1979.
ZBigniew Brezinski is the POS whose policy funded and instigated the Islamic Revolution of 1979.
He and the Quisling Wabbit fisherman (Jimmy Carter) should be keel hauled, repeatedly - for this cluster frackus.
How about: “The phase of the moon is not important THOUGH it is best to fly the mission in total darkness.”
What I was getting at, the technology we and the Israeli's have are not affected by light of day, night, or anything in-between. That said, it is best to fly in total darkness though not required.