Tuesday, October 07, 2014
Stephen Harper and the Con ISIS Enablers
So great is Stephen Harper's contempt for Parliament, that even on the day when it debated his plan to take us to war, he didn't even bother to show up.
No doubt preferring to stay at home, and prepare himself psychologically so he can control himself, and his bowels, when the special moment arrives.
And after eleven years he FINALLY gets his War in Iraq.
So in his place in the Commons today we got John Baird, and this special moment.
“Just think for a moment what could happen if we do not act. When I sing ‘We stand on guard for thee,’ and maybe I do not sing it very well, but I mean it well enough. I mean it as a citizen, and I mean it as a member of Parliament who sees this as the highest responsibility we have to our constituents,” Mr. Baird explained.
“If we do not deal with ISIL and its ilk, they will deal with us. Anyone who accepts the premise that ISIL is a threat to our security while leaving the fight against ISIL to others is abrogating their role of responsibility and their duty of care.”
Just another stirring message from our inspiring Foreign Minister...
“Let us debate what needs to be done but let us be Parliament at its best,” the minister said. “Let us be Canada at its best.”
Can you believe that eh? From the Cons who have taken our Parliament and our country into the toilet.
But that's how low we've fallen.
This isn't even hideous Harperland anymore, this is Animal Farm...
But of course, the reason the Cons are strutting around on their hind legs is because they know that right now most Canadians support a military campaign.
While MPs debate what kind of role Canada should play in the fight against ISIS, polls suggests a majority of Canadians are supportive of the country joining the United States and its coalition partners in a combat mission against the Islamic militants.
The polls also suggest a majority consider the fighters known as ISIS to be a direct or serious threat to Canada's interests.
And as I pointed out the other day, that's not hard to understand when you read the story of the gentle taxi driver Alan Henning.
Prior to travelling to Syria for the fourth time, he told BBC News he was not a Muslim himself, but that visiting a refugee camp had changed his life and he had felt compelled to return.
And you know what the sadistic ISIS murderers did to him...
It makes the blood boil, it makes you want to kill them ALL. So bestial are those cowardly bullies.
But that is precisely why it's absolutely ESSENTIAL that the opposition hammer home these points:
The bombing may make people feel good, it's a natural reaction, but it will not stop ISIS. It might actually make the situation worse. And the more fearful, angry, or hysterical some Canadians become, the more they will play into the hands of those maniacs.
It gets to you, Isis – it’s running what must be one of the most sophisticated programmes of psychological warfare mounted by a terrorist group in history. Partly through a social media campaign that is more advanced than those run by many corporations, it is transforming us into its recruiting sergeants.
We grow more terrified of it; we express our terror, and so help to spread it. Western media compete over inflammatory language to express the evil of Isis, and add to its almost otherworldly, terrifying mystique – a mystique Isis has depended on to conquer large swaths of Iraq and Syria, because its opponents are left too frightened to resist.
And do exactly what THEY want us to do.
As General Jonathan Shaw – the former assistant chief of the defence staff – says: “What possible advantage is there to Isil [Isis] of bringing us into the campaign? Answer: to unite the Muslim world against the Christian world. We played into their hands. We’ve done what they wanted us to do.”
When we could have taken a taken a different and far more Canadian approach, and gone to the rescue of the army of desperate refugees ISIS has created.
Like poor Alan Henning tried to do.
And for which he was remembered yesterday by some of the Syrian children he tried to help...
For they are so grateful for even the little he was able to bring them, they are so many, and they are the forgotten.
So imagine what we could have done to help them and all the others, if we weren't spending all our money on bombs.
But of course Stephen Harper isn't interested in them. He just wants to scare Canadians into voting for him.
And for that he needs ISIS even more than they need him.
For whatever he says or does, he's no Great Leader.
He is betraying the real interests of Canada.
This is nothing less than a sordid marriage of convenience...
And the sooner we can hammer that message home.
The sooner the Cons will bite the bullet.
And the sooner his war will destroy him....
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