Sunday, September 28, 2014
Stephen Harper and the Great War on ISIS Trap
It couldn't have been a more jarring sight, or a more deeply disturbing one.
For there was Stephen Harper, back from his stunning performance as Great Mother Leader at the United Nations, where he posed as a friend of women and children, and a champion of peace.
Now in an unusually agitated state, bordering on hysteria. Rambling on about the Great War on ISIS.
Trying to make us believe that the caliphate is coming to behead us in our beds.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper says Canada will not sit idly while Islamic State militants in the Middle East threaten to slaughter thousands of innocent people.
"This situation, as I've said before, with a terrorist caliphate occupying in the open a wide expanse of territory, not simply slaughtering and threatening to slaughter hundreds of thousands of people, but this phenomenon is a direct threat to the security of this country," Harper said.
And that only he can save us from this deadly threat.
"That's always how this country has handled its international responsibilities, and as long as I'm prime minister that's what we will continue to do."
In his role as a Great Strong Leader...
The one, as you can see in that photo and this one, with the Magic Finger...
When in fact ISIS is no greater threat to Canada than Al Qaeda has been, and the whole mission is a farce. The few jets and soldiers he is sending won't make a bit of difference one way or the other. They are just a way to provide the U.S. with a minimum of diplomatic cover, and make him look tough.
Harper is just playing politics.
And the real threat to Canada is his continuing contempt for democracy.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s contempt for Parliament and the Canadian public has rarely been more apparent. As he quietly commits the country to a growing war against the Islamic State jihadists in Iraq and Syria, he has yet to brief the Commons in any meaningful way, hold a debate on his plans or allow a vote.
As the war escalates, the NDP and Liberals are no longer talking about “mission creep.” They are now worried about “mission leap.” It has been weeks since Harper announced — not in Parliament, but at a NATO summit in Wales — that Canada was sending advisers to Iraq. That’s ample time to come clean with Canadians on what else he has in mind. Yet we’re still waiting for the fog to lift.
As well as the real danger that he could use that fog him and his Cons are blowing out of their rear orifices, to lead the opposition into a trap, where they end up on the wrong side of public opinion.
Fifty-four per cent of Canadians support sending the troops to support the 10-nation NATO effort to combat the Islamic State, even though more than 80 per cent expect there will be casualties, according to a poll conducted by Forum Research.
“They’re thinking that (the Islamic State) is a threat to Canada and on those grounds they’re in,” said Forum Research President Lorne Bozinoff.
And he could claim that the Liberals and the NDP are not serious about protecting Canadians in their beds.
Use fear to stoke hysteria, and force his sinister surveillance bills through parliament.
And even use the Great War on ISIS to trigger a snap election.
Because as you know he's desperate to avoid the Duffy trial...
A war would be most convenient, a great distraction. And a terrorist attack on Canada to stampede the population would be a gift from heaven.
But of course to win the election he also has to soften up his image, which is why he is also posing as Great Mother Leader.
And when you combine both campaigns you get this ridiculous handout from the PMO...
Which somehow manages to make an announcement about helping the women and children of the world, look sinister.
Is clearly designed to make him look like a strong compassionate leader in a darkening world.
And tells us all we need to know about him and his ghastly Con regime.
He may be wounded. He may be the leader of a tired and corrupt government.
But he is looking for a wedge issue, the crazies from ISIS make great villains, he will try to scare Canadians, and use war for crass political purposes.
So the opposition will have to tread lightly, and make sure they don't fall into a trap.
Because as he fights for his political life the beast in him is sure to reveal its ugly head again and again, and make him capable of ANYTHING.
He's never been so desperate.
And never so DANGEROUS...
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