Wednesday, March 25, 2015
The Other Big Reason Stephen Harper Wants to Bomb Syria
One of the things that horrifies me the most about the living nightmare that is Stephen Harper's Canada, is that so many have lived for so long in his depraved shadow.
But yet so few in the MSM seem to understand him or his motives.
And today was another good example of that curious blindness which is killing this country.
When Harper mounted his shiny steed, sticky with excitement, and announced that we will now be bombing targets in Iraq AND Syria.
Canada’s fight against Islamic State militants is entering a more complex and dangerous phase under a plan unveiled by Stephen Harper to expand air strikes to Syria. The Conservative government has tabled a motion seeking the endorsement of the Commons for expanding the Iraq mission and extending the deployment by one year until the end of March, 2016.
For while the Globe and Mail did point out that attacking targets in Syria would make those missions riskier.
The expanded mission carries more risk for Canadian Armed Forces and for Mr. Harper. Should a Canadian military aircraft crash in Syria, the pilot or crew would be farther removed from friendly forces than if they were similarly stranded in Iraq.
In December, Islamic State militants took hostage a Jordanian pilot whose plane went down in Syria during coalition air strikes. They later killed Moaz al-Kasaesbeh by burning him alive.
And although the Star editorialists did point out that the move into Syria serves no national interest.
It’s far from clear that Canada’s national interests, as distinct from Conservative political calculations, hang on bombing targets in Syria, a country already in pieces. What Canadians are witnessing is something more akin to “mission leap” than mission creep, as New Democrat Leader Tom Mulcair aptly put it.
We are being press-ganged into what Trudeau sees as an “unfocused, unending” tour of duty in a notoriously unstable region plagued by civil war, jihadism and shifting rivalries.
Only Stephen Harper's crass political purposes...
Nobody in the MSM as far as I know, bothered to ask this burning question: Why Syria and why NOW?
And as a result missed the other big reason Harper is in such hurry to bomb that country.
His religious base is in an uproar over the plight of Syrian Christians.
They're praying up a storm from Alberta to Alabama, and demanding more earthly intervention.
A prominent Syrian Christian political leader has called for US-led coalition forces to use air strikes to aid fellow Christian and Kurdish fighters battling Islamic State militants following abductions and church burnings in northwest Syria.
Demanding more action from their Con government.
And Stephen Harper will do ANYTHING to pleasure his base.
Even if because the Christians in Syria are some of Bashar al-Assad's strongest supporters that DOES mean siding with that butcher.
Even though this expanded war makes it MORE not less likely that we could become terrorist targets.
And increases the chances that one of our pilots could be beheaded or burned alive in a cage...
Because all Harper cares about is winning the next election.
And really what more can anyone say?
Except that these are the ravings of a madman.
ISIL has made it clear that it targets, by name, Canada and Canadians. Why? For the same reason it targets so many groups, in fact, for the same reason it targets most of humanity: in ISIL’s view, anyone who does not accept its perverted version of religion should be killed. It is as self-evident to them as it seems insane to us.
Canadians did not invent the threat of jihadi terrorism, and we certainly did not invite it. Nor, as this global threat becomes ever more serious, can we protect our country or our communities by choosing to ignore it.
Who is playing politics with war, and trying to scare people into voting for him, while working feverishly to turn us into a police state.
And would dare use the words "perverted" and "insane" When nobody is as politically perverted or as crazy as he is. Or a greater threat to this country and its values.
He is desperate, he is dangerous. He is leading us to disaster.
And if anyone deserves to be defeated and caged.
He surely is the one...
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