Tuesday, November 04, 2014
Stephen Harper's Horrible Day at the Front
Well it wasn't the photo-op Stephen Harper was hoping for. The grand meeting between la France and le Canada, or le Harperland.
Or two Great Warrior Leaders.
Because there was the horny old goat Francois Hollande, fresh from his bruising battle with his ex-wife and his ex-mistress, the so-called trio from hell, as they call them in France.
Embarrassing Harper instead of praising him.
French President Francois Hollande served notice Monday he wants to see Canada taking an active role in helping the world achieve a major climate change agreement well in advance of the December 2015 Paris summit he will host.
Forcing Harper on the defensive, and making him lie like a THIEF.
Harper didn't shy away from the challenge, touting Canada's sector-by-sector approach and success in reducing greenhouse gas emissions from the Alberta oilsands and banning coal-fired electricity generation. He also noted that the European Commission had backed off its plan of ranking Alberta oilsands crude in a category that would have branded it as dirty oil.
"I think we have a good story to tell," the prime minister said.
When in fact when it comes to reducing greenhouse gas emissions, Canada has the worst record in the industrialized world.
And when it comes to banning coal-fired electricity generation, any success is almost entirely due to the actions of the Ontario government, not his. And was something he bitterly opposed.
But then to make matters worse, Hollande went on to remind Great Warrior Leader that a bombing campaign alone won't defeat ISIS.
"It won't be resolved with a few bombings,'' Hollande said. "The bombings will not help us find political solutions."
Just as Harper was getting ready to brag about how we took out an ISIS dump truck.
In what our air force commander described as a revenge attack.
The cloak of secrecy the government has thrown over Canada's first bombing runs in Iraq is set to lift at a briefing Tuesday, but the commander of the air force appears to be injecting a new element into their objective: revenge.
Only to have to reverse himself in a hurry.
The tweet was removed on Monday afternoon. "The comments made by Lt.-Gen. Blondin were inappropriate and have been removed," Johanna Quinney, a spokesman for Defence Minister Rob Nicholson, said in an email.
But not before helping to raise even more disturbing questions about this doomed mission, and Harper's response to the deaths of those two soldiers.
Like why would we risk the revenge of ISIS for such a small contribution?
Harper, in what has become his standard adolescent response to events in the Middle East, bravely declared he would not be "cowed by threats while innocent children, women, men and religious minorities live in fear of these terrorists." Yet Canada's contribution is laughably minuscule -- but just big enough, perhaps, to put us at risk of a future attack.
Or how many freedoms must we surrender to Great Strong Leader?
Mr. Harper, who eagerly adheres to the (simplistic) idea that jihadists "hate our freedoms," might reasonably be asked to explain why he is so eager to destroy those freedoms in response to the jihadists' "war" against the West. Isn't that exactly what they want -- or does Harper want to rid us of freedoms so the jihadists won't hate us so much?
And of course, does Harper even know what he's doing?
Harper enthusiastically bombed Libya, with the unintended but predictable consequence of handing over thousands of tonnes of sophisticated weapons to another branch of radical Islamists. He gives Israel absolute carte blanche in its savaging of Palestinians, alienating even moderate Arabs throughout the region, and now he pointlessly tweaks the tail of the ISIS tiger.
His every act in the name of Canada creates more jihadists.
And I think we all know the answer to that one eh?
He doesn't know what he's doing. He's making it up as he goes along. All he's interested in is trying to win the next election.
He's leading us to disaster for crass political reasons.
And we will not be safe from that planet burning maniac.
Until we get our own dump truck.
And take care of HIM....
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