U.S. asked Canada to apply diplomatic pressure in 2007: memo - Macleans.ca
 

U.S. asked Canada to apply diplomatic pressure in 2007: memo

Canada asked to discourage Taliban fundraising in Saudi Arabia and South Africa


 

According to a memo leaked by the website Wikileaks, in 2007, Canada was asked by the U.S. to apply diplomatic pressure on South Africa and Saudi Arabia over alleged Taliban fundraising in those countries. The cable describes an exchange between American diplomats and two senior Canadian Foreign Affairs officials, including senior director Yves Beaulieu and policy adviser Georges Flanagan Whalen. Wikileaks released some 91,000 documents of U.S. military and intelligence documents on Sunday. At a press conference Monday, Foreign Affairs Minister Lawrence Cannon said the leaks, “could endanger the lives of our men and women in Afghanistan.”

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U.S. asked Canada to apply diplomatic pressure in 2007: memo

  1. Minister Lawrence Cannon said the leaks, “could endanger the lives of our men and women in Afghanistan. Well I beg to differ . The biggest danger facing Canadian troops is Harpers blind allegiance to this American strategic resource war. The press has always been restricted and the truth in short supply. These leaks will shed some light. In fact if we had been properly informed Canadians would not be in this illegal war.

    • Can't blame the war or us being in Afghanistan on Harper!

    • Afghanistan doesn't have much for resources. The war there started after the Taliban-sponsored Al Qaeda terrorists attacked the US. If it were a "strategic resource war", they'd attack someone with… you know, resources.

  2. This was not the first time US or Europeans , and other countries to ask for Canada's assistance in putting pressure on other countries, nor is it a crime.