Ottawa Sun | 27Mar2011 | Orest Slepokura


Re: “Libya fight not worth it,” Michael Coren, Mar.26, 2011.
Decades before Sarajevo became the flash point for World War I, Otto von Bismarck famously underscored Germany’s isolationist stance by declaring “The Balkans aren’t worth the bones of a single Pomeranian grenadier.” When Michael Coren repeats mantra-like “Libya is not worth one Canadian life” I have to wonder whether this or some other intervention down the line might not light the fuse for the first world war of the 21st century. With so much disarray in global affairs, leaders desperate to change their national narrative will be sorely tempted to go to war. Will Manama or Sanaa or perhaps Doha  become a future “Sarajevo?”

Orest Slepokura
Strathmore, Alta

(We’re running to our bunkers now)