Water or Oil
In New York
According to Harper "it's just politics".
The reader should clearly understand that there is only one commodity that the USA really needs from Canada and that is clean fresh water.
Due to massive population growth in the US Southwest, the demand for fresh water has surpassed the annual renewal rate, i.e. rainfall and snow melt. Aquafiers are being depleted, ground water levels are going lower and water is basically rationed as demand outstrips supply. The same situation exists in parts of northern Mexico. The market for water exports has been ripe for development for some time.
When he first visited Canada in February 2009, President Obama made it abundantly clear that America was looking to Canada to fulfill its NAFTA promise to supply fresh water, especially from British Columbia where local political corruption had been blocking fresh water exports for over two decades as local political mobs tried to divert the profits to friends and insiders including notorious Queen Elizabeth 2 whose investment advisors allegedly put her and her husband in a dirty deal that would have seen her and other insiders with offshore accounts profit from the resource that Queen Elizabeth 2 holds "in trust" for the residents of British Columbia.
The issue is so serious that Queen Elizabeth 2 and her family could be forced to forfeit the Throne of Canada which is why the Canadian media refuses to cover the story.
Harper told Obama that he had been quietly working on the water export project since he took over from Prime Minister Paul Martin in early 2006. He also told Obama that there was some very real political opposition to a water export project in Canada, that he did not have a majority government, that if he came out in favour of fresh water exports there would be a hue and cry from the environmental movement and that he could lose his hold on power. "It's just politics" he told Obama and Obama understood. So Harper and Obama agreed to work quietly on the issue and, over the past five years, the key pieces have been falling into place so that within another few years, after Mr. Obama is no longer in office, fresh water will be flowing from British Columbia to the United States in massive quantities.
But, Mr. Obama and the US Administration are not fools.
The Canadians did not keep their side of the bargain in the past so the US Administration is continuing to hold up approval of the Keystone XL Pipeline until it is satisfied that the Canadian Administration will not renege on its deal with the US Administration, again, like it did 20 years ago.
The issue is complex but according to CTV News "The logic in support of the project going ahead is "overwhelming," and governments at all levels on both sides of the Canada-U.S. border are endorsing it, Harper told a high-powered business audience in New York".
Click here to read CTV News Story about the Keystone project
Harper was speaking about the Keystone Pipeline project but he could have just as easily been speaking about the water export project where "the logic in support of the water export project going ahead is overwhelming and governments at all levels on both sides of the Canada US border are endorsing it".
The problem for the Canadian Government is explaining all of the lies, distortions, untruths, half truths, and other fabrications bureaucrats and politicians fed the Canadian public when they were trying to confer a water export monopoly on political insiders, like Queen Elizabeth 2, and what do they do with a Queen and other high level public servants when they get caught putting their hands in the Canadian cookie jar.
The problem for the US Administration is keeping the pressure on Canada until the water export deal is completely sown up and holding back approval of the Keystone Pipeline project is one way to do that.
Editors Note: The evidence against Queen Elizabeth consists of affidavit evidence filed in the water export related cases against Queen Elizabeth in the courts in Canada. The evidence has never been denied by Canadian legal counsel representing Queen Elizabeth and has been shared with Prime Minister Harper and his cabinet colleagues who also do not deny its authenticity.
Click here to learn more about Queen Elizabeth and the Water War Crimes