Left out again.

Canada has been “left out” of yet another high-level meeting of the “grownups” in the anti-ISIL coalition according to a report in Defense News.

The report says that US Secretary of Defense Ash “Carter will join defense ministers from Australia, Britain, Germany, Italy and the Netherlands at the three-hour conference” hosted, in Paris, by French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian. The meeting was held on Wednesday last and Canada was, once again, ignored and assigned a seat at the :

12439067_553478951484970_1981521271436392092_nIt is time for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his campaign/PMO team to reverse their ill-considered, damaging promise to withdraw the CF-18s from combat. It was a great campaign and the boy wonder won the election, now it’s time to grow up and govern a G7 country.

I have some trouble understanding why some ministers are still in this government: they should resign from their appointments and sit as independents.

These are men who faced this same enemy (from the same “family,” anyway) in combat and now they serve a government that wants to run away because Justin Trudeau made a juvenile quip on a TV show. Canada deserves better.

Published by Ted Campbell

Old, retired Canadian soldier, Conservative ~ socially moderate, but a fiscal hawk. A husband, father and grandfather. Published material is posted under the "Fair Dealing" provisions (§29) of the Copyright Act for the purposes of research, private study and education.

9 thoughts on “Left out again.

  1. Ought Canada to once again join miulitary action in Libya against same eneny?

  2. Yes, of course, Mr Hueglin, and I’m go to say pretty much exactly what I said in a different fora:

    These guys, Da’esh/ISIL/AQIM and so on are all in the same terrorist family, and they are all doing the same thing: picking on the poor, the weak and the vulnerable nations, often failed or failing states, in the Islamic Crescent, in the hope of imposing their notion of government (a medieval caliph) on those with bigger problems, like avoiding starvation.

    Canada is a G7 nation, a charter member of the lucky, Western, rich, democratic ‘club’ of nations.

    Of course we should join in when there is a chance, even a remote chance, to turn the tables and let the poor and vulnerable try to make better lives for themselves without being terrorized.

    I’m a little bit surprised you would even ask the question. It’s like asking if a man should stand by while a child is being whipped … we are Canada, not Costa Rica or Chad; we are relatively rich, relatively big and relatively powerful. We have armed forces that know how to fight … this is a battle we should fight. Canada deserves better.

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