Thursday, May 07, 2015
The Freedom of Omar Khadr and the Shame of the Con Regime
I wrote my first post on Omar Khadr eight years ago, and called it The Guantanamo Kid and Canada's Shame.
And nothing that has happened since has ever changed my view.
For what was done to that child soldier has been one of the most shameful episodes in modern Canadian history, and an absolute travesty of justice.
So you can imagine how happy I felt today when I saw that picture of Omar walking free in his own country at last. Or read these words.
“Mr. Khadr you’re free to go.” With those words, Alberta Court of Appeal Justice Myra Bielby turned down the federal government’s last-ditch effort Thursday to keep the 28-year-old detained.
Or how disgusted I was to see the lowlife Con stooge Steve Blaney rolling in his own excrement....
"We are disappointed by the decision of the court, because we feel that victims should be considered in the decisions," Public Safety Minster Steven Blaney said at a press conference.
“Omar Khadr pleaded guilty to heinous crimes, including the murder of American Army medic Sergeant Christopher Speer. By his own admission, as reported in the media, his ideology has not changed.
When he must surely know that just about every word in that statement is nothing but a Big Lie.
There was no heinous crime. Khadr could not have thrown the grenade that killed that Special Forces soldier, when he was riddled with shrapnel and blind in both eyes.
The only reason he pleaded guilty at that kangaroo military trial in that hell hole called Guantanamo was because he was facing a sentence of forty years.
Christopher Speer was not a medic, he was a Special Forces soldier trained to treat the most basic battlefield injuries, and was otherwise a regular soldier like all the others.
And by the accounts of all those who have come in contact with him over the years, Khadr has no terrorist ideology, is not a religious fanatic. But is instead a gentle young Canadian who who never should have been jailed, never should have been tortured....
Because he was a child soldier, who should have been rehabilitated not punished according to the U.N. Protocol on the Treatment of Child Soldiers which we were the FIRST to sign.
And the fact that he is the only person in the Afghan war to be charged with a war crime is an absolute obscenity.
When as Khadr's noble lawyer Dennis Edney points out, the real crime was Canada's failure to protect him from the Pentagon Death Machine.
“We were the only Western government not to request one of its detainees to return home” from the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. “We left a child, a Canadian child, to suffer torture; we participated in this torture.”
Even though he was in every sense a victim and had been horribly wounded...
And Stephen Harper's behaviour couldn't have been more disgusting or more cowardly.
“Mr. Harper is a bigot. Mr. Harper doesn’t like Muslims. He wants to prove he’s tough on crime so who does he pick on? A 15-year-old boy.”
His actions had nothing to do with crime and justice and everything to do with cheap politics.
“The government never had any solid legal arguments,” military law specialist Paul Champ said in an interview from Ottawa. “It was clear that their position was political rather than legal.
And was nothing more than a blatant attempt to pleasure his rabid bloodthirsty base...
As well as no doubt satisfy his perverted desire to hurt, jail, and torture others.
And so much hatred has he stirred up against Khadr that I fear someone might try to hurt or kill him.
But tonight all I want to say is thank goodness for our Canadian legal system, that has managed once again to restrain the bestial instincts of that ghastly sadist.
And yes, thank goodness that Khadr is finally free in the land he never asked to leave, and by all accounts loves as much as any other Canadians.
This shameful episode in our history is almost over.
Some of us never forgot you Omar...
And we couldn't be happier to see you free at last.
Justice at last.
Freedom, freedom, freedom...
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