From my May 8 post on the Canada Day eclipse/Cardinal Grand Cross:
"Canada's benign, peacekeeper image, so strategically useful on the world stage, is in the process of being stripped bit-by-bit by a Pluto in Capricorn opposition to its Cancer Sun. Squared by transiting Uranus in Aries, the shocking extent of Canada's role within the global war machine emerges as the facade is stripped. The fundamental understanding of Canada's identity on the world stage - past, present and future - shifts rapidly and repeatedly over the next four years."
According to a Wikileaks document obtained by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and reported on tonight, Canadian military forces were secretly committed by a Foreign Affairs official to aiding the U.S. invasion of Iraq.
On March 17, 2003, days before the invasion, then-Prime Minister Jean Chretien announced in the House of Commons that the Canadian military would not be part of the invasion of Iraq.
According to the Wikileaks memo, on that same day, meeting secretly with American and British diplomats in Ottawa, Foreign Affairs official James Wright said Canadian forces already in the Persian Gulf could be used on the down low in the mission.
From the CBC story:
"According to the U.S. account, Wright "emphasized" that contrary to public statements by the prime minister, Canadian naval and air forces could be "discreetly" put to use during the pending U.S.-led assault on Iraq and its aftermath.
At that time, Canada had warships, aircraft and over 1,200 naval personnel already in the Strait of Hormuz at the mouth of the Persian Gulf, intercepting potential militant vessels and providing safe escort to other ships as part of Operation Enduring Freedom, the post-Sept. 11, 2001, multinational war on terrorism.
The U.S. briefing note states: "Following the meeting, political director Jim Wright emphasized that, despite public statements that the Canadian assets in the Straits of Hormuz will remain in the region exclusively to support Enduring Freedom, they will also be available to provide escort services in the Straits and will otherwise be discreetly useful to the military effort.
"The two ships in the Straits now are being augmented by two more en route, and there are patrol and supply aircraft in the U.A.E. [United Arab Emirates] which are also prepared to 'be useful.'
"This message tracks with others we have heard," the U.S. diplomat wrote in his briefing note to State Department bosses in Washington.
"While for domestic political reasons… the GOC [Government of Canada] has decided not to join in a U.S. coalition of the willing,… they are also prepared to be as helpful as possible in the military margins.""
Chretien (or Cretin as my grandmother would call him) also downplayed the role of the "few" Canadian soldiers that were to be involved in the invasion.
Those soldiers included a Canadian General, Walt Natynczyk, and were helping to plan the invasion up to the highest level of command - something of which even the Canadian Defence Minister was not initially aware. Plutonic shadow military at its finest. Natynczyk was also installed as deputy commander of 35,000 U.S. troops and other allied forces eight months after the invasion.
Pluto in Capricorn is currently conjunct Canada's Black Moon Lilith and opposite its Sun-Uranus conjunction in Cancer in a long-term unearthing of all the nasty bits being held beneath the Cancerian protector image. It's all very Plutonic: there seems to be a shadow version of the Canadian government and Canadian military at work unbeknownst to even high-ranking officials. (Wow, what a shocker!)
In a full case of Plutonic obfuscation, the Canadian forces were not even aware if what they were doing in the Persian Gulf was, indeed, part of the invasion. From the CBC article:
"Eugene Lang, chief of staff to then defence minister John McCallum, says there was no end of internal debate over whether the Canadian Forces were being put into a mission impossible.
"How do you know if something is connected to terrorism or Iraq? When you are intercepting unknown boats, you don't know what you have taken over until you have taken it over."
Lang says that after "painful" consultations with federal lawyers, the Department of National Defence issued Canadian naval commanders in the Gulf clear orders not to engage in anything to do with Operation Iraqi Freedom.
"But who knows whether in fact we were doing things indirectly for Iraqi Freedom? It is quite possible.""
There are astrological parallels between the invasion of Iraq and the current attacks against Libya. Both were planned to begin on March 20 - Spring Equinox in the northern hemisphere - and both were planned to coincide with the beginning of new Uranus cycles. As I've written before, Uranus relates to the shocking and unpredictable - except when its movement is being used like clockwork to plan events such as military attacks.
The U.S. invasion of Iraq was scheduled for Spring Equinox 2003, just after Uranus entered Pisces March 10. A Canadian General and other Canadian soldiers were secretly involved in the invasion and mission.
The U.S.-led attack against Libya was scheduled for Spring Equinox 2011, exactly eight years after the invasion of Iraq, just after Uranus entered a new sign, Aries, March 11. Now out in the open, the NATO mission is being led by Canadian General Charles Bouchard and involves 435 Canadian soldiers so far.
March equinox marks astrological new year, which is the day the Sun moves into Aries, the first sign of the zodiac, in the Western tropical system. It is a highly potent day to initiate new things, and in these cases, the things being initiated are quite literal: Aries is a cardinal, masculine sign ruled by war planet Mars and is associated with, among other things, beginnings, war, warriors and aggressive action.