Friday, June 26, 2015
Jason Kenney and the Not So Great Con War on Russia
As you know, the thought that Jason Kenney is our Defence Minister, sometimes keeps me awake at night. Or makes me wake up screaming.
Because I fear that absurd chicken hawk might use his big mouth, and appalling judgement, to make the dangerous situation in Ukraine even more dangerous.
And lead us cheerfully into the Third World War, or what religious fanatics like him call The Rapture.
So I'm glad to report that Kenney is now deflating his own balloon.
Hinting at how close Canada has come to providing lethal aid to Ukraine in its war against Russian-backed separatists, Defence Minister Jason Kenney said Thursday that he recently ordered a military inventory to determine what weapons Canada could send to the Ukrainian army, if it chose to do so. The answer that came back was: not much.
Although the thought that he was actually looking for weapons to send into that volatile conflict is hardly reassuring.
I actually had our military do an inventory of possible equipment, just to prepare for all eventualities. The conclusion is we just don’t have useful, operable equipment that we could send,” Mr. Kenney said.
And even though it was only in crass pursuit of the ethnic vote...
The inventory was also ordered around the same time the Ukrainian-Canadian Congress launched a large-scale lobbying effort, arguing the West’s reluctance to provide weapons to Ukraine “fuels Russia’s escalation.”
It does make me question his judgement, and his sanity. Again.
But then like his Great Leader Stephen Harper, he is desperate.
Because after blowing so much hot air out of his cannon mouth, and having raised the expectations of the Ukrainians so much, he must now let them down gently.
And that won't be easy...
And could prove fatal for the Cons. Because no weapons, no ethnic vote.
Which would make it Kenney's most humiliating retreat since the foreign workers scandal blew up in his face...
Still I see Kenney is off to meet with the Ukrainians. Again.
Mr. Kenney flies from Brussels to Kiev on Friday, where he will meet with both Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk. While in Kiev, Mr. Kenney said he will announce a “bundle of relatively small projects” aimed at improving the country’s governance.
No doubt to give their military Stephen Harper's new marching orders, and spread some election goodies around, like the Cons are doing in Canada.
And I'm sure he'll take SOMETHING to help them keep the Russian bear at bay.
Like Nani the cat...
Because goodness knows we've got more cats than armoured cars eh?
And we're not selling THEM to the Saudis.
The Canadian government carefully courted Saudi Arabia in the years leading up to an unprecedented $15-billion arms sale to Riyadh brokered by Ottawa that remains shrouded in secrecy, documents show.
Those champions of human rights and democracy.
And of course if the cat doesn't work, I'm sure Kenney can privately assure the Ukrainians, that as soon as he can find enough bows and arrows.
More help will be forthcoming...
Jason Kenney, the mouth that roared.
When can we give peace and sanity a chance?
And fire him and his Great Leader.
Before they kill us ALL...
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