Saturday, February 13, 2016
Has Rona Ambrose's Bombing Campaign Just Gone Up In Smoke?
One might think by the way Rona Ambrose goes on and on about bombing people, that she was born to kill.
And that she just can't help herself...
But although she is deeply disturbed, the real reason is that ever since she saw this poll.
She's been going wild, and I mean WILD, trying to use the issue to bomb her favourite target: Justin Trudeau.
So there she was again yesterday, pounding Justin, and our intelligence, with more dreary drivel
As I watched Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announce the end of Canada’s air combat mission against ISIL, I was struck by the incoherence of the Liberal government’s position.
More fundamentally, I question how Canada can continue to claim to be a major partner in the fight against ISIL when it is eliminating the very contribution that most directly protects innocent civilians suffering on the ground.
While what's left of her Con propaganda service released this dark video...
Which was no doubt colour coded to match the colour of her sinister leathery outfits...
But sadly for her, Rona The Grim Droner Ambrose just doesn't get it.
Doesn't understand that bombing doesn't protect innocent civilians trapped in ISIS held towns. Not when the ISIS crazies use them as human shields. So bombing can kill or wound civilians, or terrorize them further.
Which is not only inconsistent with our Canadian values. It can also make all our lives more dangerous, by motivating wannabe jihadis to attack us right here in Canada.
And if this story is true, her bombing campaign just went up in smoke, or screams.
Two Toronto-based human rights organizations have written a letter to the Iraqi and Canadian governments alleging pro-Iraqi government Shia militias were responsible for a massacre of at least 55 Yazidi slaves kidnapped by ISIS and possibly hundreds more Sunni civilians during the liberation of Ramadi in early January.
Iraqi forces ousted ISIS soldiers from the city with the support of coalition airstrikes, including Canadian Armed Forces aircraft that participated in operations to strike ISIS positions in January.
Because that's another problem with only waging war from the air. You have no idea what's really happening on the ground.
So in that regard at least, Justin Trudeau's plan to send in more military advisers makes a lot more sense.
But don't expect Ambrose to understand or care about that. Because she has absolutely no respect for human life.
Her ghastly record as a Health Minister proved that over and over again...
She wouldn't recognize a Canadian value if it jumped up and bit her.
And as Carol Goar writes, she is only playing cheap politics, and is only capable of partisan clichés.
She had no choice, really. Rona Ambrose, interim leader of the Conservative party, had to denounce Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s plan to trade warplanes in the skies over Iraq for boots on the ground as “a shameful step backward from our proud traditions.”
Had she shown an ounce of sympathy for Trudeau’s position, she would have alienated fellow Tories, antagonized hawks across the country and muddied one of the few issues on which her party was in tune with the majority of Canadians.
So all we can expect is more of the same.
If her response to Trudeau’s first major foreign policy announcement is the template for what lies ahead, Canadians can expect 15 months of rote parliamentary debate. Ambrose and her colleagues will reflexively condemn anything the Liberals put forward. There will be no real discussion, no attention to crucial details.
And the good news?
That couldn't suit our purposes better. For if the Cons can't act like a proper opposition party, and behave instead like a bunch of crazed ideologues, they'll NEVER renew their party.
It will always be Stephen Harper's party...
The Grim Droner will always be his hapless monkey stooge.
And with a little luck her depraved obsession with bombing will make her look even crazier.
And drive them all into the ground...
Lordy. Take a moment to thank the Great Polar Bear God of the Great White North for delivering unto us Rona Ambrose.
Born to kill.
And born to finish off the Cons...
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