Well just I predicted, Stephen Harper is moving quickly to take political advantage of that skirmish between our special forces in Iraq, and a group of ISIS terrorists.
Using it to puff out his chest or his belly, and sound like a tough guy.
"This is a robust mission, we're there to make those guys effective so they can take on the Islamic State and deal with them," he said in response to a question from CBC News during an appearance in St. Catharines, Ont.
"If those guys fire at us, we're going to fire back and we're going to kill them, just like those guys did — and we're very proud of them."
And setting it up as a blunt weapon, or wedge issue, to use against the opposition.
Where he portrays them as cowards and terrorist stooges, while portraying himself as a Great Strong Leader.
Even though we know that he's no hero...
Just a grubby little leader playing cheap election politics with the lives of others. Trying to bait a trap for the opposition.
Even though neither Justin Trudeau nor Tom Mulcair have criticized our soldiers for defending themselves.
What they have done is criticize Harper for misleading Parliament, which whether a serial liar like him likes it or not, is a crime against our democracy.
And in that regard, I also find this disturbing.
Acknowledging the situation on the ground in Iraq has "evolved" since last fall, Chief of Defence Staff Gen. Tom Lawson said the activities of the Canadian special operations team deployed against ISIS are "entirely consistent" with its original mandate from the government.
For when does a general take it upon himself to "evolve" a mission?
After promising the opposite.
"All coalition troops on the ground in Iraq are being used in the same role — advise and assist, but not accompany, and not engage in direct combat," Lawson said last October. "It's very important that it's Iraqi soldiers who do that."
Who is giving him his orders?
And so soon after the military so eagerly revealed the details of that skirmish with ISIS, even though it NEVER volunteers information about the operations of our special forces...
Which only makes it look like this whole offensive is being scripted by the PMO, for crass political purposes.
And that our military, like the police, and the Canada Revenue Agency are being politicized and used to go after Harper's enemies.
But then, as I pointed out the other day, the danger was already obvious.
Now that his fraudulent reputation as a Great Economist Leader is
He will try to pit his black and white position, against the more nuanced positions of the opposition...
So that should we be attacked by terrorists, or should some Canadian soldier be killed, or captured and beheaded. Or should some new ISIS horror story shock the world.
He can harvest the visceral response, as he did after the Parliament Hill shooting, and use it to propel him to another bloody majority.
Which is why I strongly suggested the other day that the opposition take immediate steps to innoculate themselves against that nightmarish scenario, and prepare to stop him in his tracks.
By among other things questioning whether that six-plane mission to hold back the ISIS hordes is for real or for show? Shouldn't we be doing MORE to defeat them? Or demand to know why he's hiding the cost of that mission.
Or why he's trying to turn us into a police when the security forces have all the laws they need to fight the threat of homegrown terrorism.
Or why he's allowing his precious prisons to be turned into schools for wannabe jihadis.
Federal prisons are potential breeding grounds for Islamist radicalization and the government and correctional system are doing little to confront the public safety risk, experts warn.
And why is he shooting off his mouth, trying to provoke the terrorists, while not doing enough to make us SAFER?
Does he WANT them to attack us?
And the answer is of course he does, nothing could suit his purposes better.
And if the opposition doesn't neutralize that strategy, and should something awful happen in the run-up to the election, they could end up regretting that FOREVER.
And we could end up losing our country.
For in this country, this foul Harperland, we don't just have to worry about the terrorists or the crazies, we have to worry about the Con cult and it's depraved leader.
Because he is the political terrorist who could REALLY destroy Canada...
We can see where he is heading, we know we must stop him.
Weakness is out of the question.
And failure is not an option...
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