March 20, 2015

ISIS vs Congo: Why defeating ISIS should matter to Canadians

Rebel Staff
 

Thomas Mulcair made an interesting point regarding Canada prolonging its mission against ISIS and protecting groups who are being raped and butchered.



He says that he "would love it if Canada had the same approach in areas like the Congo where five million people have been killed in the last 15 years. Rape is used as not only as a weapon of war but as a strategy of war in the Congo. And I’ve never heard Mr. Harper suggest that the Joint Task Force should go into the Congo. So what is it that’s particular about the Iraqi fight?"

Let me explain the difference between the two. And how important defeating ISIS is.

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commented 2015-03-22 22:16:07 -0400
At one time we were at war with Germany along with many alias. Now we haven’t the military clout of many other countries and I don’t think it is wanted for Canada to lead any charge. There is a war over Ukraine to consider also. How about we ask UN for some idea as to what we should do? Lately we hear nothing from them. maybe we should wake them up and ask them?
commented 2015-03-22 15:10:23 -0400
Also, Canada condemns human rights violations in some parts of the world while ignoring it in other parts when it’s convenient. Take Saudi Arabia for example. That country is ruled by Sharia law and innocent people are routinely beaten, imprisoned and even beheaded for such crimes as “sorcery” and “apostasy” and instead of condemning such atrocities our government sells them billions of dollars of arms that they will probably use on their own people.
commented 2015-03-22 15:01:07 -0400
My problem is when people use the human rights issue as the reason for military intervention when we all know that isn’t the real reason. They just say that to make the intervention seem more honourable then it really is.
commented 2015-03-22 12:01:14 -0400
@ William Wiser. I think we all realize that we have to pick our battles. Canada alone cannot solve the world’s problems and any efforts would have a much higher chance of success as part of a coalition. We have neither the finances or the manpower alone to achieve anything. It would be unrealistic for us to try to end oppression in a country like China by military means. So I really hope you don’t view starting a nuclear war we could never win as convenience.
commented 2015-03-21 23:15:50 -0400
ISIS has declared war on us the rebels in the Congo have not. We have to fight back.
commented 2015-03-21 19:32:01 -0400
The point is the atrocities in the Congo have been going on for the past fifteen years. Plenty of time for Canada to have intervened if we really care about protecting human rights, democracy and freedom. Like I said before, the moral high ground for the justification of military action only seems to be used when it’s convenient.
commented 2015-03-21 18:59:44 -0400
Listen. Canada is committed to human rights, democracy, freedom … and as we move toward a wired world ruled by open partnerships then of course we will do whatever we can to raise victims of oppression out of their misery. Who can not feel some urgency to assist the political prisoners of North Korea? Only the coldest psychopath. But we are simply not in a position to not set priorities and as we are under attack by Islamist terrorists both foreign and domestic, it is they we must confront now and until we defeat them. After that, who knows?
commented 2015-03-21 18:26:43 -0400
We need to lose the moral argument that a lot of people use to justify our military actions since it only seems to apply when it’s convenient. Both the Harper government and many ordinary Canadians use the humanitarian aspect as one of the biggest reasons to justify Canada’s fight against ISIS. We see it on the news everyday, how all these innocent people are being slaughtered by ISIS and how it’s Canada’s duty to stand up to such brutal savagery. However, similar brutal actions have been taking place all over the world long before there were any such thing as ISIS and yet these very same people who call for the bombing of ISIS never seemed to be bothered to call for Canada to help and protect the victims of these other atrocities.
commented 2015-03-20 23:57:17 -0400
I realize we don’t have the money or resources to fix all of the world’s problems and at times I wonder if we are sometimes creating more problems than we are fixing. Still I also can’t help but wondering if our lack of empathy and desire to look the other way is why the enemy is now in our midst.
commented 2015-03-20 20:32:25 -0400
It would be nice to be able to confront and eradicate despotism whenever and wherever we find it in the world, but we can’t. That sure doesn’t mean shouldn’t do it when they threaten us! We can, and we must!
commented 2015-03-20 19:51:36 -0400
I think you just did spell out the reasons we are there. Stephen Harper knows. At what point do the rest of the progressive find out when they bomb the CBC or the Sick Children’s Hospital.
They have said time and again we are at war with you we want to kill you we want rule you. Knock me out with a hammer I believe them DO YOU.
Enlightened Conservative
commented 2015-03-20 17:28:53 -0400
Why does Mulcair and Trudeau think that isis is no threat to Canada? Isis has stated many times how they want to destroy Canada for being in the middle east fighting them. There are many mosques and organizations across Canada who want sharia law (which is the essence of isis) implemented here which would turn Canada into another middle east country eventually. Getting sick of repeating this over and over to the bone heads.
commented 2015-03-20 17:01:45 -0400
Canada has its own Yellow Submarine. Justin Trudeau is the captain, and Thomas Mulcair is first mate. If they ever surface, it will be to periscope depth for a quick look, and right back down again.
commented 2015-03-20 16:34:47 -0400
Mulcair can join Obama on the “Yellow Submarine” , built especially for cowardly politicians.
commented 2015-03-20 16:10:50 -0400
Mulcair should emigrate to the U.S. where he can join fellow race-baiters there who are having some success.
commented 2015-03-20 15:58:11 -0400
I think Mulcair would be happy to invite ISIS here if they simply paid union dues…I can’t take the fool any more serious than that Liberal fool the MSM panders to…
They simply want to pad their own pockets and have their butts kissed. I wish you would have a psychologist on to explain their behavioural problems :) Education is a wonderful thing.
commented 2015-03-20 15:43:53 -0400
I would like to think that Mr. Mulcair understands that when a particular force such as ISIS declares that it is at war with Canada, that Canada needs to combat its enemies face on.