Sunday, December 16, 2007


Political observers might name 15 or more possible reasons the USA invaded Iraq but few can give just one with any confidence. Here is what Gwynne Dyer says, a London based syndicated columnist. He suggests that the 14 permanent military bases the Americans have established may have been put in Iraq to stop oil going to a third country. Which one? China. Since China is heavily dependent on imported oil from the Gulf perhaps the ring of allies Bush has been courting that border China are all part of the containment policy Americans are applying towards their one main superpower rival, Russia excluded it would seem.
Gwynne Dyer, Orillia Packet and Times, Friday November 30th, 2007.

Snowed Under

Toronto is undergoing a massive storm to-day. This is what it looked like in Muskoka 150 km to the north before, yes before, the storm hit.