Money spent bombing Libya seems senseless

Editor, The Times:

A letter to Cathy McLeod:

Canada now leading offensive in Libya.

Because of a mad dictator or oil corporations and international bankers trying to steal the wealth of Libya?

For 40 years Canada built railways, highways, hospitals and on and on by borrowing from our own bank, paying no interest or compound interest. Then Trudeau started borrowing from the private bankers, look at us now.

The Central Bank of Libya is wholly owned by the Libyan government and is run as a state bank, issuing all government loans free of interest. With study I believe the bombing of Libya is an act of war and nothing to do with the protection of civilians. It is an attempt by the oil corporations and the international bankers to steal the wealth of Libya. Canada will be the fall guys on this one. Are we so dumb?

Libya is a social paradise. No unemployment, less than five per cent of the population are classed as poor, life expectancy is 75 years. Most Libyan families possess a home and car, there is free health care and education with a literacy rate of 82 per cent. There is little crime and only rebels and traitors are dealt with harshly. Libya produces high quality light crude oil and its cost are $1.00 a barrel compared to the next lowest at $115 a barrel. Canada should be so bad off? Hell, B.C.’s child poverty rate is 10 per cent alone and we spend all this money bombing a country as above. Cathy I ask you, why!  As in Iraq, thousands if not millions of civilians will die.

Wayne Russell

The Vagabond Writer

Clearwater, B.C.