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canada dry?


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Date: Thu, 22 Apr 1999 16:48:18 -0400 (EDT)
From: Gunder Frank <agfrank@chass.utoronto.ca>
To: agf <agfrank@chass.utoronto.ca>
Subject: canada dry?

OTTAWA ^ Brian Mulroney, the former Conservative prime
minister, has condemned Canada's handling of the crisis in Kosovo
and questioned NATO's continued air and missile raids on
Yugoslavia without United Nations approval.
        In a bluntly worded appraisal, Mr. Mulroney urged the
Liberal government to demonstrate leadership by using its seat on
the UN Security Council to seek a negotiated solution to end the air
war in the Balkans and return the ethnic Albanians to Kosovo.
        "We should be back at the Security Council now involving
the Russians and the Chinese and the other permanent members in
seeking a negotiated solution to this immediately, but we appear to
have surrendered the leadership," Mr. Mulroney said in an exclusive
interview with the National Post.
        "I quess that is what soft diplomacy is all about."

       Mr. Mulroney said Canada has a proud tradition of using the
UN in seeking to resolve international disputes, but the Chretien
government has acted more as a bystander than a serious player
looking for solutions to the crisis.
        "We have a situation where there has been the equivalent of
a declaration of war against a sovereign state without the approval
of the Security Council of the United Nations. You talk about an
abdication of responsibility. You talk about an emasculation of a
Canadian tradition."
After seven years of staying out of the public limelight, Mr.
Mulroney is beginning to speak out more on national issues, though
he denies he has an interest in returning to public life or elected

                   ANDRE GUNDER FRANK
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My NATO/Kosovo Page> http://csf.colorado.edu/archive/agfrank/nato_kosovo/       
My professional/personal conclusion is the same as Pogo's - 
            We have met the enemy, and it is US 

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