Financial and human costs – 92 billion dollars and 300,000 dead
A petition by 1400 Canadians requesting a parliamentary review of the 9/11 crimes was submitted to NDP Foreign Affairs Critic, Paul Dewar, MP in October of 2012. It asks the Government of Canada to examine the omissions and distortions of the official United States of America 9/11 Commission Report in light of new scientific evidence. This is important to Canada because billions of dollars are being spent now as a result of 9/11. Paul Dewar has been silent on 9/11 although he is often visible on domestic issues. Our recent contacts with other NDP MP’s have all indicated that as the Foreign Affairs Critic, Paul Dewar should be acting to submit the petition. Read AE911Truth’s chronicle of this historic petition.
In spite of being contacted in writing by over 50 of his own constituents requesting that he submit the petition to parliament, Paul Dewar has refused on the basis that “he does not agree with it”. Specifics on what content in the petition he doesn’t agree with have NOT BEEN communicated to us by his office.
The “CF Readiness: Ready for What?” Report by the Rideau Institute released September, 2011 (House of Commons Standing Committee on National Defence (NDDN)) says spending on national security is $92 billion higher than pre-9/11 levels. This was also reported by the CBC and Vincent Elkaim/Canadian Press.
The “September 11 and the Cost of War” project conservatively estimates the death toll in Iraq, Afghanistan, United States, Pakistan, and Yemen to be approximately 300,000 individuals, uniformed and civilian, as a direct result of violence. More than 180,000 are civilians. The war bills already paid and obligated to be paid by the U.S. federal government as of fiscal year 2012 are $3.7 trillion in constant dollars. Interest on the debt incurred for the war is estimated by one reasonable scenario at another $1 trillion by 2020.
These recent reports and the evidence in the petition are of high importance to future Canadian defense, security and foreign policies. As indicated, significant amounts of public spending could be reduced if the evidence in the petition is examined and policy changes occur as a result. This would be a benefit to Canada especially with respect to cost savings, better aligned security and improved safeguards against costly foreign policy decisions. As such, the next step is for the Government of Canada to have the opportunity to review this petition regarding the 9/11 terrorist attacks. This provides a basis for Canada to form its own independent set of policies on security in the post 9/11 era. Canada may well become a much stronger leader for international peace efforts as well as improve its reputation and presence at the United Nations.