Saturday, January 18, 2014
Stephen Harper's Outrageous Middle East Junket
When I first heard that Stephen Harper was going to visit Israel, his spiritual homeland, at first I was amused.
I figured it was just another excuse to escape the Senate scandal. And I couldn't wait to see him driving his getaway burro through the streets of Jerusalem.
Trying to look like a Canadian Messiah. Instead of just a corrupt leader on the lam.
But then when I saw how many people were going with him I was shocked.
The Prime Minister is to travel to Israel this weekend with a delegation of more than 150, including a big chunk of his cabinet – not just Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird, or the trade minister or international co-operation minister, but also Industry Minister James Moore, Energy Minister Joe Oliver and Employment Minister Jason Kenney.
Was the entire Con regime fleeing the country?
And was Great Meshugana Leader visiting Israel, or INVADING it?
And of course now I'm OUTRAGED.
Taxpayers will pay for the travel and hotel costs of private participants joining Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s trip to the Middle East, in one of the largest Canadian delegations mounted for a foreign visit.
It includes not only government figures – six cabinet ministers, MPs, political staff and diplomats – but also private participants invited by the Prime Minister’s Office, such as business people and representatives of Jewish community groups and other non-governmental organizations.
Because NOTHING can justify the size or the cost of such an obvious JUNKET. Not in a time of austerity. Not when we're paying for it.
And not when trade between the two countries is so puny.
But then Harper has always had this bizarre obsession with Israel.
Stephen Harper’s visit to Israel has been eight years in the making. But ideologically and politically, Israel has loomed large in Canada’s foreign policy since the early days of his government in 2006.
His unconditional support of Benjamin Netanyahu's right wing settler regime has been shabby and disgraceful.
And scandalous beyond measure....
He has done Canada's reputation, and the cause of peace in the Middle East incredible damage.
“The Harper government explicitly rejects even-handedness in the Middle East. It shows no interest in being ‘fair-minded,’ ” former prime minister Joe Clark writes in his new book, “How we Lead: Canada in a Century of Change.” “Those outspoken positions limit, or eliminate, Canada’s capacity as a mediator, or even as a calming influence,” said Clark.
And the scary part is that by visiting the Middle East at this time he will be in position to do even more damage, by sabotaging John Kerry's peace mission to the region.
You know John Kerry, the guy Stephen Harper figures owes him a pipeline.
And of course by promoting his buddy Benny's view that Iran is dangerous and should be bombed. IMMEDIATELY.
You know I've heard a lot of explanations for Stephen Harper's bizarre obsession with Israel. But at this point I don't really care. And only his psychiatrist knows for sure.
But what I do know is that it looks like he's trying to buy the Jewish vote, which is sure to REALLY annoy a lot of other voters.
So he will pay for this outrageous junket. We'll make sure of that.
And all of the above will only help motivate us even more to do what must be done to defeat that greasy little monkey.
Before he destroys what's left of this country.
And threatens the whole world...
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