Supply Chain Strengthened to Satisfy U.S. War Aims
A document published by the U.S. Department of Defense entitled "Assessing and Strengthening the Manufacturing and Defense Industrial Base and Supply Chain Resiliency of the United States" was released in September 2018 by the Interagency Task Force in Fulfillment of Executive Order 13806 issued by President Donald Trump. In this document, countries with which the U.S. has agreements to secure supplies of all kinds, including critical minerals, are told very clearly that they must accept the following dictate:
"Any international agreement between the U.S. and another nation constitutes a commitment binding in international law on the part of the U.S. and the foreign government. The agreements obligate both governments to commit resources -- funds, equipment, labor, information, or action -- and outline the authorization and approval process to ensure the U.S. only commits to a course of action that is implementable and in its best interest. [TML emphasis]."
In other words, the U.S. sees itself as the indispensable nation to which all countries within its sphere of influence must submit. Examples of this are the Defense Production Sharing Agreements signed with 27 countries, including Canada, and most recently in June this year the Mineral Security Partnership (MSP), which includes Australia, Canada, Finland, France, Germany, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Sweden, the UK and the EU.
This is a dangerous path taken by the Canadian and Quebec governments that will have disastrous consequences for millions of people. Peace-loving Quebeckers and Canadians must strongly denounce all these plans to further integrate the economy of Quebec and Canada into the U.S. war machine under the pretext of developing a green economy.
1. Assessing and Strengthening the Manufacturing and Defense Industrial Base and Supply Chain Resiliency of the United States, Report to President Donald J. Trump by the Interagency Task Force in Fulfillment of Executive Order 13806, September 2018, p. 122.
This article was published in
Volume 52 Number 10 - October 2022