November 16, 2015

Mandate letter to Defence Minister shows Trudeau "shirking our role as a NATO ally"

Ezra LevantRebel Commander

(NOTE: This report was recorded on Friday, November 14.)

PM Justin Trudeau's mandate letter to new Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan told him to "end Canada's combat mission in Iraq and Syria."

But that contradicts what Trudeau's letter says at the beginning:

"Contribute to the security of our allies and to allied and coalition operations abroad."

Looks like Justin is prepared to shirk Canada's duties to our NATO allies. Like father, like son...

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commented 2015-11-17 12:37:21 -0500
I cannot find any reference that NATO article 5 has been invoked by France. Can someone highlight it for me?
commented 2015-11-17 12:32:17 -0500
You seem to have missed or ignored the rest of that statement. It reads…
“Work with the Minister of Foreign Affairs to end Canada’s combat mission in Iraq and Syria, refocusing Canada’s efforts in the region on the training of local forces and humanitarian support”
So he is not stepping away but changing the focus.
Is that as bad as you make it out or did I miss something?
commented 2015-11-17 09:12:31 -0500
how will he support france, send them a selfie pic of himself, send isis a email asking about feelings, this idiot pm is dangerous, Canadians will pay in blood, debt, and a welfare invasion we have yet to see the scale of.
commented 2015-11-17 02:49:47 -0500
Has Trudeau yet been required to publicly respond to the invocation of Article 5 of the NATO treaty?
commented 2015-11-16 19:59:09 -0500
At this point, I think it is a good idea to put as much space between Canada and the middle east as possible.
commented 2015-11-16 17:32:15 -0500
G20 conference trudeau says we will be very vigilant against isis. of course that does not mean militarily. words are not enough ding dong, and your pitiful response only enhances these barbaric butchers. nice going so far trudeau, batting 000. when your other moronic statement comes thru, make sure the 25,000 Syrians only go to liberal ridings.
commented 2015-11-16 17:31:28 -0500
Right on , lets see what cowardly choice JT makes now.
commented 2015-11-16 17:09:07 -0500
Article 5 of the NATO Charter has been invoked by France. Trudeau can not run from this now.
commented 2015-11-16 16:46:14 -0500
The beatings will continue until morale improves.
commented 2015-11-16 16:36:49 -0500
The best thing for Trudeau would be a Scud Missile, right up where the Sun don’t shine.
commented 2015-11-16 14:58:51 -0500
Should France invoke article five and we withdraw from NATO that would spell the end to Canada enforcings NATO’s arms registry which is another Liberal plan to control firearms at arms length.
commented 2015-11-16 14:46:04 -0500
If no one is going to put troops on the ground, the campaign is over. Done. End it if there is no will to have a complete victory.

Trudeau is right. If there is no commitment for a joint operation to win over ISIS, there is no reason to continue an air campaign that involves no more than churning the rubble.
commented 2015-11-16 14:32:20 -0500
Ronn Voss Just a point of interest I saw on C.N.N. today that 45% of the sorties bombing Isis come back with their pay load because it is difficult to track the movement of the fighters and they embed themselves within civilians making it extremely difficult to target the fighters. I have always believed we needed troops on the ground on top of jet strikes to keep this thing from growing to the size it has. I think if France does invoke article 5 it will be interesting to watch Trudeau’s reaction.
commented 2015-11-16 14:15:15 -0500
Reports are coming in that France will invoke Article 5 of the NATO Mutual Defense Treaty. NATO’s collective defense clause compels all NATO members – including Canada – to fight alongside France against ISIS. That could be interesting!
Also noteworthy, that a plank in the Communist Party of Canada’s election platform was a withdrawal from NATO:
commented 2015-11-16 14:02:28 -0500
I would hate to be our proud, “token minority” defense minister. Used for your race, and told to sit down, shut up, and do as you are told, by every trust fund liberal out there.
I hope the defense minister realizes what his true role is here, and quits the party, because he is too proud to be a “token”.