Friday, August 08, 2014
Stephen Harper's Hypocritical and Dangerous Ukraine Adventure
Well as you know Stephen Harper has been posing as a Great Warrior Leader ever since the Ukraine crisis began.
In relentless pursuit of the ethnic vote, he has tried to make it appear like he is leading the charge against the Russian dictator Vladimir Putin.
By blowing enough hot air in his direction the fascist dwarf must have had to put rocks in his pockets to keep from from being blown through the air.
Harper has followed the lead of the U.S. and the E.U. and imposed a number of practically meaningless sanctions, while making it sound like he's running the show, and the man Putin fears the most.
And today he kicked it up a notch, by ordering the Canadian military into action, and commanding them to arm the Ukrainians with...um...first aid kits and sleeping bags.
Canada is sending non-lethal military equipment to Ukraine to help the country protect its eastern border against Russian aggression, Defence Minister Rob Nicholson said Thursday.
While also ordering his hapless stooge Nicholson to fire off another blast of hot air, from every orifice, in Putin's general direction.
"(Russian President Vladimir) Putin's failure to end his support to armed rebel groups constitutes a real threat to international peace and security," Nicholson said. "Canada will not stand by in the face of this threat."
But when the Russians fired back, by imposing a ban on imports of Canadian pork and other food products, Great Warrior Leader still had the nerve to declare that Putin is the one who is desperate.
Russian sanctions on agriculture imports from Canada and other countries are a sign of Vladimir Putin’s “increasing desperation,” Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s office says.
And did further declare that his was a MORAL government that puts principles before trade....
In a statement Thursday, Mr. Harper’s office said impact on Canadian trade was considered when weighing sanctions against Russia, but that Ottawa will “not allow business interests alone to dictate our foreign policy.”
Even though he is shielding some of the richest and most powerful members of Russia's business elite.
Canada’s expanded sanctions against Russia continue to shield three Russian tycoons with reportedly significant business ties with Canada. Stephen Harper has once again left out Sergei Chemezov, Igor Sechin and Vladimir Yakunin who have been sanctioned by other countries including the United States.
Including Sergei Chemezov, Putin's good buddy and mega arms dealer.
The one whose military corporation Rostec, made the BUK missile that brought down that Malaysian jet liner.
Great eh? So much for Great Warrior Leader. Whose side is he on anyway?
And so much for Canada's influence in the world...
“Conservatives are allowing our foreign policy to be shaped by short-term commercial interests,” said NDP’s deputy foreign affairs critic Hélène Laverdière (Laurier—Ste-Marie). “The inconsistency between their hot rhetoric and their half-measures is making Canada irrelevant.”
Although it must be said, it's probably a good thing that we ARE irrelevant.
With a leader like Stephen Harper, at a dangerous time like this one.
Russia has massed around 20,000 combat-ready troops on Ukraine's border and could use the pretext of a humanitarian mission to invade, NATO said on Wednesday, its starkest warning yet that Moscow could soon mount a ground assault against its neighbour.
Because goodness knows what that maniac could do in relentless pursuit of the ethnic vote?
What he might say, or what he might do to inflame the situation.
And take us all down with him...
That crazy little Con monkey, who would pose as a Great Warrior Leader.
But one thing is for sure, he is as he likes to say about Justin Trudeau, in way over his head.
The crisis in Ukraine needs him like we need the Third World War.
And the sooner we defeat him the safer we will be...
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