July 18, 2015

Mulcair in Maclean's: NDP leader's views on military intervention "don't make any sense"

Ezra LevantRebel Commander

NDP leader Thomas Mulcair recently told Maclean's magazine why he opposes Canada's limited military mission against ISIS.

Frankly, Mulcair's reasons are pretty specious.

The NDP leader says "It's not our fight" but then again, you can say that about every conflict Canada has engaged in since the War of 1812.

Mulcair then says he approves of missions only if they are approved by the UN.

But some of those missions -- like the one in Libya -- were pretty dubious.

They certainly weren't "Canada's fight," and the countries that voted for it weren't our allies.The contradictions throughout the interview continue.

Mulcair's policies are incoherent.

Basically, if Harper is for something, then Mulcair's against it.

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commented 2015-07-21 12:06:07 -0400
I wonder if angry Tom wins, if he will bring all the failed communists of the world, to be in his government? Just like what has happened in AB. Nobody seems to have known that any win for the NDP provincially, will actually be led by the phony national leader. This is sickening and should not be allowed.
commented 2015-07-20 08:18:45 -0400
Tommie the gain-sayer is just being a typical vacuous doofus on foreign policy and global politics – this is a place where lefty utopian ideals collide with reality and the result is often hypocrisy. He really has no clue so , like all leftists he will sell out our sovereignty over military to the UN. Hands washed Pontius.
commented 2015-07-20 04:00:16 -0400
The RUB—is not a one Party creation. It is a Mindset ,that we hear everyday—You just have to pick your decade. Today we are saving the Planet . The problem is Co2.

Yesterday— What used to be—-
And a Husband that actually works and has the PRIDE to provide for his Family.
This is the opportunity that a Government is supposed to provide.
But you don’t do that.
You have managed to eliminate the Daddy.
Now you will want more money and government studies and subsidies as to how to replace a DADDY without harming the Child.
Meanwhile ,Daddies are out screwing anything and everything - and getting into trouble with the Law——
Why—- because the Society pays the wife more money if Daddy ain’t around.
This is a very crazy, regressive system that will eventually Implode.
Until then—build your Grecian Empires.
commented 2015-07-19 21:54:48 -0400
And here’s the rub — the NDP is the “feel good” party in Canada. They “stand for the working class” (ask Ontario about that), they “stand for the poor” (so they jack up minimum wage and increase welfare rolls), they “stand for economic justice” (so they increase taxes on the “rich” without figuring out cost of living in those areas — yes, I’m talking about Fort Macmurray), they “stand for infrastructure” (so they spend like crazy on stuff we don’t need — yet — with money they don’t have — at all). These will be their selling points (the ones in quotes) which will make the population FEEL like the NDP will be a responsible party.

There isn’t the federal pushback against the NDP like there is against the Liberals. And this creates a BIG problem — because most Canadian voters are not rational. (They think they are, but they only think they think. They don’t, not fully.) The big race with the NDP will be Quebec — will the Quebec voters turf them out or not? Unlike the Bloc and Parti Quebecois, which were Quebec’s federal and provincial parties, the NDP hasn’t had the opportunity to piss the Quebec people off. I don’t know if there will be a protest vote there or not. But the NDP WILL claim the “victory” in Alberta to puff themselves up. “Hey, we even got elected in the most right wing province in Canada!” (There was a helluva lot more to it than that, as we all know, but this is what Muclair will claim.) And it will be effective.

The fiscal policies of the NDP have to be exposed. EVERY province that has had an NDP government has to tell how the NDP wrecked their finances and industry. Greece has to be brought to Canada as a very viable example of what we can expect under an NDP federal government.

But will the Conservatives do it? Will TheRebel.Media get off it’s hate-on for Trudeau and tackle the REAL danger — Mulcair?
commented 2015-07-19 19:49:27 -0400
This commenter said it all: “Approved by the U.N.” That says it all, right there. Real leaders are not afraid of taking a position that doesn’t necessarily fall into group-think consensus. The U.N., oh please… "

Re: The UN is a totally Communistic. New World Order PRO organization – that has the desire to take over the world and have been working in that direction for some time! I am very worried and would like to se Canada leave the UN because of the tyranny we all should be able to see and their attempt to fraud the world with their IPCC Fraud Science manipulated Computer Model Numbers that were rigged first called “Global Warming”, now they refer to it as “Climate Change” and are trying to establish these Carbon Taxes and Carbon Trading around the world in their efforts’ at wealth Distribution, which means in reality stealing from yours and my families’ assets and putting them into a New World Order Government Dictatorship wherebye the people haven’t a single right or choice over their lives in the world! If you are wise and awake you will be able to see this clearly now!
It is very, very dangerous to vote for Brian Mulcair or Justin Trudeau as their policies’ will lead us down the road to debt slavery just as has happened to Greece! Our Sovereignty and Freedom are on the line and these two sheep in wolves clothing is not the answer for Canadians’ if we want to remain a free Democracy!
Harper does strange things in many ways – that I am not always in agreement with however, I believe when it comes down to it he still believes in a Free Democratic Society and has a penchant for being liked and knows leading people to a dictatorship existence would be the end of his career, legacy and credibility! Does anybody else see it this way?
commented 2015-07-19 18:42:52 -0400
Not looking forward to the upcoming election. I’m going to hate to see the enemy (Islamic terrorist jihadists) loving NDP or Liberal party win. And are they going to get rid of the crack down on terrorism that Harper has in place in Canada? And are they going to implement child sex education all across Canada? I’m getting out of here and heading for the hills until all of this blows over.
commented 2015-07-19 15:09:17 -0400
I got it Rick, my bad… :)
commented 2015-07-19 14:39:48 -0400
Mancave Wing Said: “Rick Plesnik, Mike Duffy has nothing to do with how the socialists in this country view our military. Stick with the topic.” It was meant as sarcasm. Socialists going after conservatives while promoting and protecting their own.
commented 2015-07-19 14:17:11 -0400
Mulcair and Trudeau are both anti Military because, by taking this stance, they will gain Muslim votes. They are prepared to ruin this country and hand it over to a bunch of inbred savages. They are just career Politicians, who want to be part of Canadian history. Well Mr. Trudeau and Mr. Mulcair, you are both, already part of Canadian history, you will both be remembered for being the arseholes that you are. After the next Election you will both be history anyway. Bye Bye.
commented 2015-07-19 12:02:01 -0400
“Approved by the U.N.” That says it all, right there. Real leaders are not afraid of taking a position that doesn’t necessarily fall into group-think consensus. The U.N., oh please…
commented 2015-07-19 09:59:13 -0400
Ezra notes the “obvious” that, “If Stephen Harper is for something, Mulcair’s against it”. There is an element of truth in Mulcair’s seeming incoherence. Leftist Mulcair, like Barrack Hussein Obama, is probably well-schooled in communist agitator Saul Alinsky’s playbook, "Rules for Radicals A Pragmatic Primer for Realistic Radicals”, and “agitprop”. Agitprop, abbreviated from Russian agitatsiya propaganda (agitation propaganda), is a political strategy in which the techniques of agitation and propaganda are used to influence and mobilize public opinion. One can recall a time when our Parliament would be aligned against a common enemy. Now for the likes of Mulcair, it is a case of the enemy of my enemy is my friend. As far as the common “enemy”, listen to Friedrich Engels, an atheist who worked together with Karl Marx in writing the Communist Manifesto, who stated that, as a result of the discovery of laws of the Communism, “the last vestige of a Creator external to the world is obliterated”. Or Nikolai Lenin, the founder of the Communist Party, who declared: “Our program necessarily includes the propaganda of atheism”.
commented 2015-07-18 23:32:54 -0400
why approved bye the u.n the u.n are a bunch of unelected people.
commented 2015-07-18 23:14:51 -0400
Rick Plesnik, Mike Duffy has nothing to do with how the socialists in this country view our military. Stick with the topic. If Mike Duffy is all the socialists have to go on, lol! The NDP still have a couple of million dollars of tax payer’s dollars that went into their party offices and the Liberals still owe millions from the sponsorship scandal. Mike Duffy’s screw up, a few thousand, is at least being paid back.
commented 2015-07-18 22:21:38 -0400
RICK PLESNIK, as you point out, “The Socialist Media is lockstep with the other Socialists in this country.” The media is just a cog in the advance of cultural Marxism’s slow “long march through the (cultural) institutions", advancing toward a socialist state by evolution, not revolution. Remember Obama and other cultural Marxists saying that their position on same- sex marriage had “evolved”.
An article explaining cultural Marxism:
commented 2015-07-18 19:32:21 -0400
Mancave Wing said: “Brian Kelly, well said! It is too bad that the MSM won’t get that message out to the public.” The Socialist Media is lockstep with the other Socialists in this country. It will NEVER be relayed by them. Goes against their agenda! Y’know, Democracy is bad, Military is bad, Freedom is bad, Socialism/Communism is cool, etc, etc, etc. Oh wait! What’s going on in the Duffy trial!
commented 2015-07-18 18:42:56 -0400
Brian Kelly, well said! It is too bad that the MSM won’t get that message out to the public.
commented 2015-07-18 18:16:55 -0400
As a veteran I know that the Liberals despise the military as well as the NDP. The reason why I said Liberals first is because they were in power and Trudeau Sr. decimated the military and was the one who decided to combine all the forces together. Trudeau Jr. is the same as the nut does not fall far from the tree, he will decimate the military once more. As for Mulcair’s NDP, they will even do even worse to the military, both of those parties have zero respect for the military and no matter what they say it will not change only my mind but history as well. Of all the years being on different bases with many comrades all over the world not one Liberal or NDP has visited any military base, peace keeping mission, or war zone, who has, well the Conservative politicians have including PM Harper who does have respect for the military. That in itself shows who has respect for the military. Back in the 80’s and 90’s most of my equipment I had purchased from the American military due to the Liberals not supplying the equipment we needed. I personally do not like any socialist government because they divide the people and cause friction amongst the provinces, and not only that I just keep reminding myself that the Nazi’s were a socialist party as well and we know what happened there. Don’t get me wrong, I would never compare the Nazi’s to a political party, but we do need to remind ourselves that it should never happen again. And this is where the problem is, ISIS is murdering and slaughtering people just like the Nazis did and Mulcair say’s it’s not our fight, this is a fight for the world to take on. If Mulcair and Trudeau were in power at the time we would never have entered into World War 2 because it’s “not our fight”, that is a very immature, reckless, and naïve thinking to say that ISIS is not our fight, wake up folks.
commented 2015-07-18 18:05:24 -0400
Mulcair the yellow party he yaps alot when he not foaming at the mouth.
commented 2015-07-18 17:49:03 -0400
Mulcair already has an enemy in Canada he is itching to fight with, law abiding gun owners. He knows of course that Canadian gun owners are no real threat but that is the kind of enemy he wants so he can be safe and puff himself up like a rooster and strut around crowing that he took care of the big threat. Many of his fellow Quebecers will love him for it as they want the registry back themselves and they too want to disarm the Canadian people, much like all the other left wing totalitarian governments around the world. I guess he does not realize that if he does form a government and he brings back the gun registry, there will be massive non-compliance this time. He will have to create a jack booted special police force to rout out the evil gun owners and make himself look like a big hero leader.
commented 2015-07-18 17:37:12 -0400
Excellent commentary and analysis, Ezra. Everything rang true. Especially the part about leftists never meeting a military dictator they didn’t like. PET and Castro were bff’s from way back. Justin admires China’s basic dictatorship.
commented 2015-07-18 17:34:39 -0400
Tommie the Commie and Trudope would wait until ISIS is fighting and killing Canadian Citizens on Canadian Soil and then capitulate! Both are wealthy enough they would flee the country knowing the Islamists would go after them as well. Then we, the unwashed masses would be left to fend for ourselves in Islamic chaos. One can only hope the Islamists “off” the fools who put either of these charlatans into office first. At least then, those of us left fighting the Muslims will stand a better chance of victory, not being betrayed in the shadows………
commented 2015-07-18 17:34:29 -0400
i see a very dark decade ahead for canada…. the media party hatred for democracy has spread like the wild fires raging out west..
commented 2015-07-18 17:28:39 -0400
oops meant the lack of volunteers..
commented 2015-07-18 17:11:52 -0400
under the ndp…both new volunteers and retiring personnel will be at all time highs.
commented 2015-07-18 17:06:00 -0400
Ezra, Tom Mulcair and Justin Trudeau are complete idiots and so are all the minions who will vote for them.
commented 2015-07-18 16:34:15 -0400
The Left’s dislike of the military goes back a very long way. I still remember when Ed Broadbent was the NDP leader and they made a major policy announcement during the 1980 election: if elected – and they were riding high enough in the polls at the time for it to be a possibility – they were going to take Canada out of NATO. That’s right, at the height of the Cold War, several years before Gorbachev became their leader and hardliners like Brezhnev, Andropov and Chernenko were still dominant in the Politburo, our NDP wanted to pull Canada out of NATO. I also remember that this policy announcement hurt them quite badly: they started falling rather rapidly in the polls. But the NDP hardliners really REALLY wanted to get out of NATO and probably fought tooth and nail before grudgingly modifying the policy to say that they wouldn’t leave NATO until their SECOND term as the ruling party. I don’t think that really placated too many voters because they got roughly the same number of seats they had in the previous elections, instead of the big increase they were hoping for.

I hope the voters keep that in mind when they head to their polling stations and vote solidly for the Conservatives. I don’t want to see Trudeau OR Mulcair running this country, either singly or in tandem. I shudder to think at the damage they would do. It would be like having Obama running this country.
commented 2015-07-18 16:16:59 -0400
This man is like Justin Trudeau, they will both say anything to get elected. They are both envious of Harper! Harper is getting my vote, because he is intelligent, he loves his country, he is a real economist, and the best PM we have ever had. He is a great statesman, and we will rue the day if he is unseated.
commented 2015-07-18 16:02:53 -0400
Mulcair’s against military intervention for one reason only….because Steven Harper’s for it. He’s a bald face liar when he says it’s for other reasons, and he knows it.
commented 2015-07-18 14:37:49 -0400
One War Veteran who loves his country participated in an OCCUPY EDMONTON march and protest. I gave this man an opportunity to share his views on Canada’s role in the 9/11 Retribution in Afghanistan – Later Conservative MP Lawrie Hawn wrote to me saying after watching this YouTube that he does not agree with what this former soldier had to say while NDP MP Linda Duncan’s office refused to respond – Edmonton’s Active Citizenship – Free News Sharing YouTube – https://youtu.be/fqCR7QoJ2GI