Saturday, March 26, 2016
The Brussels Attack and the Wretched Con Warmongers
Every time terrorists attack a target in Europe, like they did in Brussels this week, it brings the warmongers crawling out of the woodwork in Canada.
And has the absurd Con chicken hawks blaming Justin Trudeau.
And sure enough the aftermath of that cowardly attack was no exception.
With this old hawk claiming that if we don't take fight the ISIS crazies on their own soil, they will bring the fight to ours.
Our unwillingness to materially expand the effort against IS in Syria and Iraq is assuring that the battlefield will be over here, rather than fighting IS over there.
A massive intervention, not only of air power but of boots on the ground, is the only thing that will eliminate IS as a source of inspiration. As long as IS exists, the inspiration will remain.
When in fact ISIS is slowly being pushed back by the Iraqi army
The only army that can defeat them, now with the help of Canadian trainers.
There is NOTHING the terrorists want more than more Western boots on the ground.
The lessons of Brussels are quite different.
Belgium seems an unlikely location for a hub of European extremist violence. But there are good reasons for the concentration of radical activity in the small state. Many of the problems that lead to militancy are common across the world, developing and developed, and though they may differ in severity, have the same consequences.
These include a sizeable and poorly integrated Muslim minority, high levels of youth unemployment in that community, the availability of arms, a highly developed communications and transport network passing through the country, authorities that have been often complacent and always under-resourced, and domestic political instability.
And Canada is not Belgium.
We do not have a sizeable and poorly integrated Muslim minority, our levels of youth unemployment are not concentrated in one community, we have reasonably good gun control, we don't have porous borders, and we don't have domestic political instability.
The best way to fight any homegrown terrorist threat is to make sure our security forces are strengthened, which the Trudeau government did in its recent budget.
And above all make sure that young Muslim Canadians are not made to feel unwelcome in their own country, as foul bigots like Ezra Levant are always doing.
And that de-radicalization programs be expanded and made more available for those tempted to heed ISIS' siren call.
Which is what we also are doing, and why we have so far been so successful in avoiding a major terrorist attack.
And the truth is that we are safer now that we have ended our bombing campaign, than we were when the foul chicken hawk Stephen Harper was stirring up bigotry for crass political purposes....
And no doubt hoping that a terrorist attack would help win him another majority...
We dodged that bullet, and at least now we can focus on making this country safer by strengthening our best defences: our precious Canadian values.
And by telling our homegrown warmongers that their values are not ours.
And that they should do us all a favour.
And go jump in the nearest lake.
Or save their wretched bloviating, and this song, for themselves...
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