>>> There were 3 more Canadian casualties in the Afghan war. After 7 years
>>> of fighting, there is no end in sight.
>>> The war that is spearheaded by American forces is starting to spread.
>>> The combat mission that Canada is involved in violates the UN Charter in
>>> at least 3 areas.
>>> 1. Members of the UN are not supposed to get involved in the conflict.
>>> 2. Civilian casualties from UN members is unacceptable.
>>> 3. Prisoners are tried under International Law. They are not to be taken
>>> out of the country of conflict.
>>> Canada's combat mission is therefore not sanctioned by the UN. It's time
>>> to bring the boys home.
>>> Chapter 1, Article 2 of the UN Charter states:
>>> The Organization and its Members, in pursuit of the Purposes stated in
>>> Article 1, shall act in accordance with the following Principles:
>>> 1. The Organization is based on the principle of the sovereign
>>> equality of all its Members.
>>> 2. All Members, in order to ensure to all of them the rights and
>>> benefits resulting from membership, shall fulfill in good faith the
>>> obligations assumed by them in accordance with the present Charter.
>>> 3. All Members shall settle their international disputes by peaceful
>>> means in such a manner that international peace and security, and
>>> justice, are not endangered.
>>> 4. All Members shall refrain in their international relations from
>>> the threat or use of force against the territorial integrity or
>>> political independence of any state, or in any other manner inconsistent
>>> with the Purposes of the United Nations.
>>> 5. All Members shall give the United Nations every assistance in any
>>> action it takes in accordance with the present Charter, and shall
>>> refrain from giving assistance to any state against which the United
>>> Nations is taking preventive or enforcement action.
>>> 6. The Organization shall ensure that states which are not Members
>>> of the United Nations act in accordance with these Principles so far as
>>> may be necessary for the maintenance of international peace and
>>> 7. Nothing contained in the present Charter shall authorize the
>>> United Nations to intervene in matters which are essentially within the
>>> domestic jurisdiction of any state or shall require the Members to
>>> submit such matters to settlement under the present Charter; but this
>>> principle shall not prejudice the application of enforcement measures
>>> under Chapter Vll.