|“TERRORIST INVASION” OF DEH CHO INDIGENOUS TERRITORY – CANADA ARMED FORCES “GUNS FOR HIRE” BY MULTINATIONAL CORPORATIONSMNN. April 14, 2007. Indigenous people everywhere – watch out! Is this more of Canada’s “might is right” mentality. Or have the military, police, RCMP, secret service and government bureaucrats become “guns for hire” by the multinational corporations? Are they all under the same corruption that is going on in the RCMP?
Canadian armed forces plan to ignore indigenous sovereignty by invading Deh Cho territory. The crime is planned for Monday April 16th. It’s at Norman Wells and Ft. Simpson, Northwest Territory.
“Operation Narwhal” is being conducted despite the expressed opposition to this operation and to the McKenzie Valley Pipeline that Canada wants to build through their land. The Deh Cho never agreed to become part of Canada though they are willing to work with Canada. They want the colonial power to implement their “Land Use Plan”, in keeping with their rights as interpreted by the Supreme Court of Canada and under international law. Canada rejected the Plan. The Deh Cho insist the pipeline cannot cross their land without their approval.
The Deh Cho want to stop the environmental destruction by corporations and their government and military puppets that are bent on removing all “restraints” to “business”. This pipeline is part of a massive exploitation of land across all of Turtle Island [North America]. The “slash” and “pollute” mentality will affect everyrone living on it as well as the environment worldwide.
Let’s not kid ourselves, this is really an end-run around the Dene opposition. The Canadian govenrment press release says that 40 Joint Task Force North military personnel will take over the airport from April 16-27 from imaginary “terrorists” as part of “a sovereignty operation for the military”. Another 240 troops will be stationed at Norman Wells. They claim these two places are “possible terrorist sites” because of their location on the pipeline route.
Despite leaving the Deh Cho out of the loop, “Imperial Oil” and “Enbridge Gas”, two of Canada’s largest energy companies, are in the thick of the action. More than 200 soldiers will mass to practice their response to their fantasized terrorist attack. Lt.-Col. Kevin “TNT” Tyler of the Yellowknife-based JTF North said there will be a fictional “al Qaeda” sleeper cell from Edmonton. “This is supposed to be a small cell of two terrorists who have explosive devices to disrupt the flow of oil.
Are they hitchhiking up there? Is there a road? Why are the troops in the middle of a town? Why not in the middle of nowhere? Is it because the troops need to be close to a bar?
After the attack at Norman Wells the RCMP will call in the military for help to protect Imperial Oil fields west of Great Bear Lake along the MacKenzie River. It is served by the 870-kilometer Enbridge pipeline designed to carry up to 30,000 barrels of oil a day.
The operation will bring in 150 reservists from the Maritimes. Aurora surveillance aircraft, Griffon helicopters and Twin Otter airplanes based in Yellowknife will bring in 140 staff and air crew. The RCMP, Emergency Preparedness, Imperial Oil and Enbridge are all part of the gang. Of course, it will all be under U.S. command.
These video maniacs are all looking forward to having a lot of fun. It sounds like a big party at the expense of the Dene, the Canadian taxpayers, the people and the environment.
The military was never known for its intelligence. Soldiers will be armed, without live ammunition. Does this make sense? In a real life situation will a gun be of any help? Are they going to shoot the bomb? Hope they bring enough ‘duct tape’ for the holes they’re bound to make in the pipeline.
Sgt. Larry “Obey” O’Brien in Yellow knife said RCMP officers that are not in Ottawa testifying about corruption will be consulting with military officials.
This is simulated warfare to simulate their “phony baloney” sovereignty on our land. But the assault on our land is real. Three years ago the military had an exercise in the waters off Pangnirtung, an Indigenous Nunavut community on southeast Baffin Island. They pretended that a “foreign” country was trying to retrieve a satellite that had fallen into Davis Strait. The question is why do they have to fight over that? Everyone knows that the U.S. is the main bully falsely claiming our Arctic waters.
Recently Canada claimed sovereignty up there by taking a shipload of Inuit, the real owners, on a cruise through Arctic waters. In their heart of hearts, they know they are in Inuit space.
The Deh Cho won’t give the invading troops a warm welcome, like moccasins for their frozen feet. It’s just one colony telling another how to click its heels. The Deh Cho are not intimidated by foreign troops being sent in using imaginary “terrorism” as an excuse to hoist their flag on our land.
The Deh Cho think their plans for oil are completely insane! This follows on the heels of the recent military training manual flap where they referred to Indigenous people as “insurgents”.
The Deh Cho are asking for support. Canada is conducting an illegal invasion. The title holders have not been consulted nor gave their consent. Are Canadian forces planning to stay until Canada breaks down Deh Cho opposition to their pipeline, or until it finishes building it to take gas to the U.S.? It’s the same trampling over our rights as ever before. Can somebody help get a court injunction?
Send your concerns to: Prime Minister Stephen Harper ha******@pa**.ca; Governor General of Canada firstname.lastname@example.org; Indian Affairs Canada in*****@ai*******.ca; Queen Elizabeth(?); NATO; United Nations tb**********@ch***.org; Environment Canada (?) ; & anybody you can think of.
Kahentinetha Horn – MNN Mohawk Nation News