April 26, 2016

“It’s time to hit back”: Canadian John Ridsdel's murder by terrorists demands military response

Brian LilleyArchive

John Ridsdel's murder by terrorist thugs deserves a greater response than just words. Yes, I'm talking a military response but when it comes to fighting a group like ISIS, it’s clear the Trudeau government's heart is not in it

Some say ISIS is not a direct threat to Canada so we should stick to assisting with training far from the front lines, not joining the actual fight. Yet each and every time there is a terrorist attack, we hear about the “outrage” that is felt.

I don't know about you but I’m sick of the “outrage”. I’m sick of the words of condolences and mostly I’m sick of the jihadis running roughshod. It's time to hit back.

I don't expect the Trudeau government to reverse itself and send fighter jets back to the ISIS fight but in this jihadi attack, John Ridsdel was killed because he was Canadian unlike terror victims who were simply in the wrong place at the wrong time.

He was killed by Abu Sayyaf with full knowledge of who he was. Canada has a chance to send a message by seeking retribution. It’s time to send in JTF2 to mess these guys up.

I propose we send in our commandos to help the Filipino army eradicate some of the bastards and call it a training mission. Give our expertise and take out some bad guys at the same time. A true win-win.

This would send a message that if you mess with Canada or Canadians, you’ll pay a price. 

Some think to deal with the jihadis, we need to be nicer to Muslims in general. I wish this were a joke but it’s not. There are politicians and journalists who say we must be nicer to Muslims to stop radicalization, but that’s lunacy.

As has been pointed out before, the largest group of victims of the jihadis are other Muslims who don’t live up to the piety the jihadists want to impose.

History teaches us force is the only way to deal with such groups, whether it’s the Gates of Vienna, the Barbary pirates, or others, an army of jihadists responds only to force.

We don't need to be nicer to Muslims to stop killings like that of John Ridsdel. We need everyone to unite, including Muslims opposed to the jihadis, and forcefully say no, then forcefully and violently if need be, push the jihadists back.

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commented 2016-05-01 14:00:10 -0400
Once again you make a clear , concise and perfectly valid point. I truly wish we had the option to be pacifists. But, unfortunately, it’s just NOT the right thing to do in these situations. ‘Outrage’ and sympathy is clearly not enough. Why did generations before us understand this and ours seemingly does not? There is a huge deficit of Courage & Leadership in Canadian Politics now.
commented 2016-04-30 19:35:54 -0400
“Girlie-Boy” selfie lover Justine Turdeau doesn’t want to alienate his Muslim “voting base”….so……….
Even the Colombian FARC, after kidnapping some Canadian Oil workers several years ago, found out that Canadians don’t buy “kidnap insurance”…..and so, HAVE NO MONEY. The word went out to the FARC terrorists from their bosses: “Don’t grab any more Canadians, they don’t have any money”.
commented 2016-04-29 19:51:32 -0400
You must not forget that Trudeau recited the Shahada in a mosque.
He pledged to be a good Muslim.
This may be the only promise he will keep as Canada’s Prime Minister
commented 2016-04-29 19:21:02 -0400
Why would you risk a single Canadian soldier’s life for this dead lefty CBC hack?!
commented 2016-04-29 03:09:10 -0400
What’s with the anti-Canada rants?
Personally I’m a big fan of Texas and things Texan, like it’s history. Like the fact it was a republic for ten years, and joined the South when it counted. Beautiful country down there and I always wanted to work on a West Texas cattle ranch. Good people, good food, lots of guns.
I don’t disagree with a lot you say, some I do. The problem is more your attitude…
So I intend to pull you down off’n yer high horse, with this:

Annise Parker
Former Mayor of Houston
commented 2016-04-28 10:33:23 -0400
Robert Raymond,
I doubt very much that Dieter was a Canadian to begin with, my guess is that he came here to work oil and when things went south so did he.
commented 2016-04-28 10:22:01 -0400
As Bravo Zulu indicated Canadians have fought in Afganistan. I would submit with distinction. It was a Canadian who set a record for the longest kill shot. In 2002, then Corporal Rob Furlong of the Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry, set a record for the longest confirmed sniper kill at 2,657 yards. He and three of his teamates were awarded the Bronze Star by the U.S. in 2003.
Not bad eh Dieter?
commented 2016-04-28 10:05:56 -0400
My point exactly, we were not allowed to win!
There must be a political will to do so and as far as I know the soldiers there had none from the command above.
Far be it from me to tell you about Afghanistan…but again (from what I know) the defeating of the Taliban was not primary objective over there, for what ever reason.
Lastly, when it comes to Canadians being cowards, there ain’t nobody who will convince me of that.
commented 2016-04-28 10:01:19 -0400
Furthermore, there were British regulars but they were supported by malitia soldiers made up primarily of farmers who had remained loyal to the British crown who had settled in eastern Ontario.
Seems like the Americans have adopted a culture of violence since they have been at war on and off since they revolted against Britain.
commented 2016-04-28 09:47:54 -0400
Yes Dieter, the Americans did have some success in Upper Canada during the war of 1812, but as far as Canadians are concerned, accounts were settled at the Battle of Lundy’s Lane . At Lundy’s lane a combined force of British regulars and Canadian militia fought, what was probably the best trained American force in the war to a standstill. The result was both American Generals were wounded, Winfield Scott seriously so, and the American force was forced to withdraw to lick it’s wounds.
The battle ended American aggression in Upper Canada.
In short we kicked ass and took names.
commented 2016-04-28 08:26:40 -0400
Sounds like you are the ultimate brainwashed yank. You think that only the US has ever done any great things. But, they have also done a lot of not so great things and the list is way too long to even start.
But quit bitching about Canada and Canadians, when the chips are down, the Canucks will be there quietly doing what they can to improve things. When disasters struck within the past decade, Canadian citizens rallied and raised money privately to provide aid to the stricken countries and the conservatives of the day matched any money raised. I’m sure the US helped out as well but I heard nothing about a grass roots movements to help out.
You have abdicated your right to cast aspersions on this country and its citizens when you decided that your new adopted country is better.
I just wonder what your feelings were for Canada when you lived here. I bet that you are probably old enough to receive a pension and undoubtedly are presently benefitting from a Canadian pension while living in the US.
commented 2016-04-28 07:37:50 -0400
A lot of discussion here about Kandahar, Hellmond Province and Taliban.

Not certain how many here spent any time humping in the sand and rocks over there – but I did.

I spent a lot of time in A’stan.

Taliban are still active to this day.

Very active – just no media there to see it and give them yet another free publicity ride.

Canadians did not drive them out – they “contacted” them.

There is a big difference.

Any time the Taliban fought it was a hard fight on both sides – but the sad truth is Canadians – while doing a good job – did not beat them.

We were not allowed to win.

Remember that.

We were not allowed to win.

Canadian soldiers might be good – and I firmly believe we were at the top while we were in A’stan – but there are not enough of us to matter.

As for what happens at home in Canada – I am actually quite ashamed to be a Canadian at present.

So I lay low in this country and work in “things” when I am on the road and in "not nice places’ – keeps me young and worries my family but there is no work for someone like me in Canada.

Best to all.
commented 2016-04-28 00:09:33 -0400

Yeah, the same way Canadians are still talking about the War of 1812.

“Remember that time when Washington D.C. was burned? But there were only British troops there – no Canadians. But who cares about Washington? The Americans torched York (Toronto) and ran the Great Lakes as if they owned them.”

Funny Canadians remember things that no one bothers to? Weirdos.
commented 2016-04-28 00:04:01 -0400

So, you have to go back nearly a century to find anything resembling Canadian bravery on the battlefield. Wow. I if you back even further, Canadians were accomplished using muskets.

Of course, why should Canadians even consider the importance of anything resembling a competent military when you get to live under the protection of the US military umbrella. But so does everyone else, it seems. It’s good to see that even Canadians can stoop to the level of French.

In any case, Canada will dummy up and take. May as well roll all the heads of all the Canadian hostages. Obviously, Canada considers them of no consequence in JT’s Islamic super state.
commented 2016-04-27 20:35:44 -0400

You are a Texan?
Then quit denigrating the Canadian military.
Yanks always think their forces are the best but during the two world wars, the Canadians always quietly outperformed the yanks. Of course, Hollywood twists the facts out of shape because their primary audience is American.
I’ve actually met German soldiers who fought in WWII, and they all said that they feared and respected the Canadians above all of the allied forces.
So keep your anti Canadian comments to yourself.
commented 2016-04-27 19:54:05 -0400
Don’t forget the Canadian Corps in WW1, The First Special service force or “Devils Brigade”, the RCR, the Royal 22nd or “Van Doos”, the First and Second Canadian Divisions in WWII, the RCN, the RCAF…oh damn, I could just go on and on and on
commented 2016-04-27 18:54:47 -0400
John Rob said: “In fact, Canadian soldiers are and have historically been considered amongst the best in the world.”

Historically true, even for the Americans. The PPCLI, (Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry, for those that don’t know) were the first and only Canadian Unit to receive a Presidential Award from the United States for their exceptional prowess assisting U.S. troops.

Problem now is we have no political will in Ottawa other than to dismantle the Armed Forces while tasking them with building mosques!

How far this country has fallen. Canada is back indeed! Cowardly money grubbers feeding at the taxpayer funded trough!
commented 2016-04-27 18:46:32 -0400
Relax people, Junior has taken swift and decisive action. The Red Star reports that the RCMP has started a criminal ivestigation of the beheading and that the perpetrators can be made to answer to Canadian justice. Wow, those terrorists must be shaking in their boots now! They have us right where we them!
commented 2016-04-27 18:25:13 -0400
I really don’t know why you feel the need to crowd me with such superfluous preaching about subjects that do not concern me, on a personal level, in the least. I am content on staying put and fighting till my smiling bead body is cold. As a matter of fact I do so now. There is a little church in my neighborhood which was sold out by its pastor to make room for the parking lot of a new mosque, until certain individuals caught wind of the dealings…I now contribute a little monthly sum to the little old church and I am glad to tell you that it is running fine and the mosque is short a lot of parking spots.
So please, save your warnings for a poof like Penson.
commented 2016-04-27 17:57:40 -0400

That’s true. But the wonderful thing about Leftists is they are terrified of guns. Likely it’s because they can’t hold them up in their pansy, limp-wristed hands. Too heavy for their precious fingers, so dainty they are.

Of course, when encountering those who are armed, well those idiots would bring chants for Bernie to a gunfight. The body count will be spectacular.
commented 2016-04-27 17:54:25 -0400

Canadian women will be wearing burkas before long. JT’s wife has already adorned herself in one. She even posed for a picture, just to prove, like her husband, her is compliant.

In the US, it is already well known that there is no such thing as the peaceful Muslim. It is also well known that, notwithstanding the no firearms policy on US military bases, Texans are armed to the teeth and will dispatch any Islamists who shows his face. Indeed, two have been already dispatched already. We have plenty of guns, plenty of bullets, and plenty of will to defend ourselves.

As for Canadians, well, you did cower to the Progressive-Sodomite agenda first by legalizing same-sex marriage. And I notice Canadians, regardless of their party, cannot stop talking about how much they love the sodomites. Yes, Canadians love all those alternative families, with kids (of unknown origin) being raised by gays and lesbians. I’m just waiting for the first transexual MP to be elected. And Canadians will fall all over IT with adoration. If Canadians prove themselves to be that easy to push over, they will fall for anything.

As for the body count accorded to Canadians in Helmand, I’d say they didn’t kill enough. Fail.
commented 2016-04-27 16:43:21 -0400
Wiilliam Collins, the leftists in America are challenging the First and Second amendments.
commented 2016-04-27 16:15:53 -0400
Well, the occupants of the little yellow bus scored a 20/50 to 1 body count in a region where the Taliban tried more than once to regain its control, all to no avail due to the efforts of those who rode the little yellow bus. I call that some mean fighting and brave soldiers.
Oh, and how often since have the Taliban been making news, yea, never.
Enjoy the burka.
commented 2016-04-27 15:55:43 -0400

Feckless Canadians and their feckless leadership. Liberals and CINOs are one in the same and cowards all.

Most respected military? Perhaps are doorstops or friendly-fire targets, but far from respected.

And of course, since you remain in Canada, you are a coward. I live in the great state of Texas, now. Canada is a distant and bad memory, gone for good. Texas. Where freedom is real and its citizens have the right to bear and carry firearms.

There is a reason why the pecking order of the Bill of Rights is …

First Amendment: freedom of speech

Second Amendment: right to bear arms.

One backs up the other, because just talking about freedom isn’t enough.
commented 2016-04-27 15:50:07 -0400

If the point of the operation in Helmand Province was NOT to eliminate the Taliban enemy and NOT secure the region, then it can been said that Canadians were VERY successful at NOT fighting their enemy or SECURING a victory. To that end, why send them there anyway if the intention was to not do anything? Typical Canadian nonsense. It’s easy to why Canadians have always been consider the occupants of the little yellow school bus.
commented 2016-04-27 15:46:14 -0400
DIETER CUNTH commented 4 hours ago
The will be no military response from Canada.

The Canadian military is ineffective, poorly-trained, wildly over-paid, and extraordinarily cowardly. If JT2 did carry out and operation, they would be easily overcome and wiped out. Imagine Canadian soldiers executed by streaming video?
There will be no response because of our feckless political leaders. Our military is one of the most respected in the world and has been for a century regardless of which party is in power. JTF2 is effective when given the opportunity and resources to do it’s job. As for the coward part; look in the mirror.
commented 2016-04-27 14:58:47 -0400
Once again you mix two issues.
The objective in Kandahar and the whole of Afghanistan was not to rid the entire province/country of the Taliban, but to remove the shield that the Taliban gave Al Qaida and therefore destroy their capabilities. I would argue that the mission was accomplished.

I will spare my wife the burka and mail it to you instead.
commented 2016-04-27 14:47:28 -0400
We should try and take something good from John Ridsdel’s murder by terrorist thugs if we can, so his cold blooded murder by Islam does not go in vain.
At the least, I suppose this vicious assassination of a Canadian because he’s a Canadian, at the hands of primitive savages and degenerates could stand as a testament to those liberals who are starting to wake up to the real threat of Islam and the worse threat of JustinButt’s Liberal Party policies and how effectively they are damaging our country and it’s security.
At best…liberals storm Parliament, drag JustinButts and fellow travelers off to the nearest scaffold or wherever and pull a ‘Mussolini’ – THIS IS WAR!!!!!

For ‘a Mussolini’, see:
commented 2016-04-27 14:12:31 -0400

Canadians are weak and cowardly because they are given permission to be thus. Just look at the CINO CPC and do you really believe that there is any courage left? The CPC is doing their very best to be as progressive as possible.

As for your claims regarding the Australian operation in East Timor, Canadian could engage a similar operation, provided there was an effort to cultivate useful alliances with the Australians, Filipinos, and others. (Singapore comes to mind as well.) Australia alone brings a wealth of expertise to the table, not to mention enormous brass. And the Filipinos would be very encouraged to end this conflict if there was such a coalition. But most likely JT will cut another deal with his Islamist allies. Get your wife or girlfriend a burka, for the day will soon be upon you.

As for your claim about Kandahar, it’s in Helmand Province. And the Taliban never left the region. Why? Scared of a few Canadians? Oooooooo…

Silly, Canadian weirdos.