March 26, 2015

Brian Lilley: Let's worry about mission creep -- not whether we'll upset the UN by bombing ISIL

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As the debate begins in Parliament about extending Canada's mission in Syria, one big question is: Does Canada have the authority under international law to do this?

Jason Kenney and the military's top lawyer say yes.

Naturally, the NDP and the Liberals don't agree.

They say Canada is entering an alliance with a dictator.

Frankly, while I support the mission to bomb ISIL back to the 7th century they seem intent on living in, I'm worried about mission creep.

Let's avoid another exercise in "nation building" for nations that otherwise don't seem very interested in "building" much of anything.

I'm more concerned about all that than whether or not the corrupt and useless United Nations disapproves of what Canada does, either now or in the future.


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commented 2015-03-29 18:10:13 -0400
To bomb the snot out of ISIS, or not to bomb the snot out of ISIS,
That is the question.
Whether tis nobler to suffer the outrageous growth
Of yet another Islamofascist tumor
That would see us dead to the very last
Or enslaved and on our knees
Or to drop precision ordinance
And thereby to degrade it.
And perchance to dream awhile longer
That to plow these Sunni Islamofascists asunder
Will not parlay a cheerful glee
Amongst the Shiite variety
Who likewise seek our death and doom
As their prophet did command.
Yet if ye should fear that it may be
A rather empty Shiite glee,
Fear not, it isn’t hard to see
Obama’s got their six.
And when the Middle East is awash in war,
And nukes with which to kill far more
Know that it was always going to be
With or without our aid.
For the stealth jihad never sleeps
Assisted by our traitorous creeps
Who lie: “It’s just a Religion of Peace!”
When it’s clearly an Ideology of War.
commented 2015-03-29 12:17:36 -0400
Good analysis Brian. We are at war with the most violent terrorist organization in the recent history and yet
opposition leader and future PM hopeful are cooking up excuses to stop what is needed to be done .
What a bloody shame !
commented 2015-03-27 09:47:33 -0400
Harper loves to proclaim the need for adherence to international law when his enemies defy it yet has no problem breaking it when it suits his interests.
commented 2015-03-27 08:30:47 -0400
Before we go and bomb an independent country which posses no threat to us either financially or militarily and did not ask for our assistance, Harper, Fluffy and other “informed” people should read this:
commented 2015-03-26 20:52:28 -0400
T & M does not know anything, in my ‘own’ opinion!!! I think it is better for them to think first, then talk!
commented 2015-03-26 16:07:39 -0400
Trudeau and Mulclair are so desperate for votes that they have jumped into bed with the Islamics. “Give me the Muslim vote and I promise to allow unlimited immigration when I am in power.” Mulclair is even beginning to look Islamic.

To all Islamics. Do not trust these clowns.
commented 2015-03-26 16:06:35 -0400
@ Kevin: Probably not, but whether he is or not, someone would be. Not me though, lol!
commented 2015-03-26 15:40:03 -0400
Trudeau is worried about the legalities? Like he would know. Are drama teachers trained in law now?
commented 2015-03-26 15:22:21 -0400
Okay. Perhaps Mulcair and Trudeau both missed the memo that ISIL has declared war? As far as the legalities go, why are we following legal precedent of the UN in the first place? What have they done, besides limit strong and free nations, whilst allowing dictatorships and tyrants to flourish? I’m no legal expert, but I think that’s abetting a crime. IMHO, we should go in and grab intel into where ISIL has key outposts, and leadership, then stage strategic precision strikes to eliminate said objectives. After which, we decide where to go from there. If we inadvertently help Al-Asad, we can deal with the repercussions of that in due time. But one step at a time.
commented 2015-03-26 14:26:11 -0400
I liked Mr. Harper’s use of humour to show how nonsensical the NDP and Liberals are in their collective responses. Both parties are grasping desperately at straws!
commented 2015-03-26 14:24:28 -0400
Standing O for Harper! How great is that? Made Mulclair look like a clown. Nice clip.
commented 2015-03-26 14:16:16 -0400
What sick comments. Nothing but hate.
commented 2015-03-26 13:46:30 -0400
harper could of said we are going to start droppings turds wherever we find isalmist and the oppositions would oppose it because it may offend the official turd producers…
commented 2015-03-26 13:36:15 -0400
It would not be up to Mulchair to press charges it would be up to Assad and any trespass that is condoned or tolerated is not trespass . Go back to Law School Mr Mulchair…not as the Dean but as a student who needs remedial training.
commented 2015-03-26 13:19:39 -0400
If the allies don’t pull our punches in Syria but go straight for Dabiq,take down their filthy black flag, erect the Vatican standard, film it all, post it on youtube and brag about it, we won’t need to worry about nation building.

And Mulcair, are those chemical WMD Assad used the ones your party denied eere in Iraq in 2003 before they were transported to Syria?

While we’re at it, can someone please ask Trudeau to clarify the difference between Assad’s “brutal dictatorship” and the “basic dictatorship” he so admires?

As for the UN, Daniele is correct, of course. 57 OIC states to our 24 NATO. Remember, Mulcair-Trudeau, Canadians are an informed, free-thinking people who can do the math.

Don’t try to fool Canadians that Canada stays at the UN for any reason other than keeping our enemies close and spying on them.
commented 2015-03-26 13:09:37 -0400
I am SO thankful that Mulcair isn’t, and never will be, our PM. Turdo is too stupid to comment on national or international affairs. Both “men” would allow ISIL to grow to the point where it seriously threatens world security. I agree with you, Brian, on “mission creep”. Blast ISIL back to the 7th Century where it belongs then leave, but keep an eye on them. If they raise their filthy heads again, blast them again. As for the UN, it can safely be completely ignored as not one citizen in any country voted for it to exist, to judge, to direct, or to order anyone to do, or not do, anything.
commented 2015-03-26 13:06:36 -0400
First of all we need to exit the UN because it is the most corrupt and heinous organization on earth. The UN serves the most heinous countries, condemns the countries doing the best for humanity around the planet and the UN has shown itself to be true malevolence in it’s purest form.
commented 2015-03-26 12:50:55 -0400
Great reporting Brian.
Jason Kenney will get the job done.
commented 2015-03-26 12:47:13 -0400
No one at the U N are voted in by the population . U N human rights was highjack in the 90s by O I C.
Talk about a globalize dictatorship. Trudeau knows that is dad was the biggest investigator to sale Canada to the U N beside friends like Mr.Strong .
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