Friday, April 24, 2015
Omar Khadr and the Grubby Con Hogs
Over the last eight years I have written almost a hundred posts about the case of Omar Khadr, Canada's child soldier.
For I consider it one of the greatest cases of injustice in the history of this country, a shameful episode that should haunt us forever.
So you can imagine how I felt today when I read that he may finally be free.
An Alberta judge ordered convicted al-Qaeda terrorist Omar Khadr released on bail Friday morning, giving him his first taste of freedom since he was 15, when the U.S. military captured him in Afghanistan and then incarcerated him at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
Or how disgusted I was to read this:
Steven Blaney, the federal Public Safety Minister, said in a statement the government will appeal the release decision. “We are disappointed and will appeal this decision,” he said. “Our government will continue to work to combat the international jihadi movement, which has declared war on Canada and her allies.
Or see the Con hog Roxanne James on TV spouting bullshit out of every hairy orifice...
Unable to offer any reasons why Khadr shouldn't be released. But still doing her best to try to demonize Khadr like she once tried to demonize gay people.
The smelly old bigot.
When in fact Omar Khadr should never have spent a single day in jail for he was a child soldier according to the U.N. Protocol on the Treatment of Child Soldiers that we were the FIRST to sign.
Which dictates that child soldiers should be rehabilitated not punished.
He couldn't have killed that U.S. soldier for he was riddled with shrapnel and blind in one eye at the time that fatal grenade was thrown.
Before he was horribly wounded again...
He never should have been tortured
Omar’s introduction to Bagram was harsher than that of most detainees. Begg said the guards singled him out for the worst treatment, payback for allegedly killing one of their own. They would make him perform Sisyphean tasks, such as stacking heavy boxes and crates that the guards would knock over when he had finished and then force him to start again.
Each time, they walked past his cell they would yell: Murderer! Killer! Butcher! “It was very, very hard to hear that because it was evident he was just a kid. Not only that, he was terribly wounded,” said Begg.
As he was at Bagram air base, then at that hell hole called Guantanamo.
His trial was a kangaroo court. A mixture of Orwell and Kafka. The fact that he was the only combatant in Afghanistan to be branded a "war criminal" is a travesty of justice. An absolute abomination.
And what makes it even worse, if that's possible, was that he was first betrayed by his own family, then by his own government, and then abandoned by many of his own people, just because they didn't like his crazy family.
And the only reason the Cons are appealing the release decision, is because they want to whip up Islamophobia for crass political reasons.
Last year, the Conservatives castigated Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau for suggesting that Khadr be treated fairly.
On Friday, James appeared on CBC TV to repeat again and again the government’s mantra: Khadr is a terrorist; the Harper Conservatives oppose terrorism. Therefore they oppose any court ruling that might give this Canadian, who has spent almost half his life in captivity, any kind of break.
Their message to the opposition: We’re out to screw this guy. Challenge us if you dare.
So they can create yet another wedge issue, and pleasure their rabid bloodthirsty base...
As they have been desperate to do since the phony niqab issue faded from view.
For they will do anything to win the next election, and they are the lowest, scummiest, bigots this country has ever known.
And the good news?
Omar Khadr is despite everything that has been done to him, and according to all the guards and lawyers who have known him, a really nice guy...
Not a terrorist, not a religious fanatic, but a gentle young Canadian who dreams of helping others, and being an artist. Even if he's slowly going blind.
And best news is that he will soon be free, at last.
As we will soon be free when we finally defeat those filthy Cons who would rape our Charter of Rights, and degrade our country in the eyes of the world.
And finally send their depraved leader back to the hell he came from...
Damn that grubby low life hog.
Long live justice and decency.
Hooray for Omar Khadr...
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