Thursday, July 27, 2006

A matter of judgment

Then :
When the National Post ran a story back in May claiming that Iran had passed a law requiring Jews to wear coloured labels in public, Harper came out of the gate guns ablazing :

"Unfortunately, we've seen enough already from the Iranian regime to suggest that it is very capable of this kind of action," Harper said.
"We've seen a number of things from the Iranian regime that are along these lines . . .
"It boggles the mind that any regime on the face of the Earth would want to do anything that could remind people of Nazi Germany."

Guilty as charged by NaPo.
Unfortunately for Harper, that story was complete bullshit, a bogus plant from an American neo-con shill.

Now :
When UN Secretary General Kofi Annan charged Israel with "deliberately targeting" the clearly marked UN post with six hours of shelling despite ten phone calls asking them to stop - which were answered each time with promises that they would do so - until a direct hit wiped out the post entirely, Harper has doubts.:

"Harper says he seriously doubts Israeli forces deliberately targeted a UN post in south Lebanon, killing a Canadian and three other unarmed observers, and wants to know why the station was even being manned in the midst of what amounts to a war."

Or as Rusty Idols so eloquently puts it : (satirically, I might add)

"Bitch shouldn't have been wearing those 'come fuck me' pumps after dark in that neighborhood. It's her fault and she probably wanted it."

Yeah, I'm totally fine with having a PM whose unquestioning support of all things National Post extends to his blaming Canadian UN peacekeeper Major Paeta Hess-Von Krudener for getting killed if it makes Israel look bad and puts him on the spot with his neo-con buddies.


Bazz said...

I wish I'd remembered to put money on "Blame the UN" in the "How will Steve weasel out of this one?" sweepstakes. I mean, the Irish have expressed more outrage over this incident than Steve has, and they didn't even lose anybody.

Anonymous said...

So we've lost 9 Canadians to Israel. We've got millions more at home to sacrifice for the new world odour. All those years of reading the NRO are finally paying off for Steve.

Bookyards Beta Search Engine said...

Your opening paragraph is a little bit of base. Anyone who has lived in the Middle East will know that non-muslims are descriminated against in the courts, government, business, and ....even in the practicing of their own faith. Iran and Saudi Arabia being the worse advocates of this policy.

In fact....there is a term to identify people who are is known as dhimmi or dhimmitude. For your info .... Dhimmitude is the status that Islamic law, the Sharia, mandates for non-Muslims, primarily Jews and Christians. Dhimmis, "protected people," are free to practice their religion in a Sharia regime, but are made subject to a number of humiliating regulations designed to enforce the Qur'an's command that they "feel themselves subdued" (Sura 9:29).

So about Iran issuing labels to identify people of other religions may be "crap" to a person like you living in Canada....but such would not be the case if you were a Bahai, or jew, or christian living in Iran today.

scout said...

canadian pundit,
your point is valid but it takes away from this post's point (in my opinion), which is harper falling prey to isreal's excuses for excessive force, and the continuued neo-con faux news and propoganda.

after all, many liberties were not allowed palestinians in israel. seems to all boil down to the dark side of religion at it's peak. put your money in the collection plate and part of it goes to support all this b.s..

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