November 17, 2016

Canadian military hospital will provide medical support to Islamic State jihadists

StaffRebel Columnist

A Canadian Forces hospital is now up and running in Iraq and it will be treating ISIS radicals if they're brought in.

According to the Canadian Press, Chief of Defence staff Gen. Jonathan Vance told the Commons defence committee that the hospital just started operations. It includes three surgeons and will provide medical support to anyone injured on the battlefield.

“We would never deny medical support to any casualty on a battlefield,” Vance said.

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Can you imagine if ISIS found a wounded Canadian soldier? Can you imagine the 'medical support' they'd receive?

The Canadian Press article mentions that this “position is consistent with the Geneva Conventions”. However, it begs the question: should ISIS be exempt from medical care?

SOUND OFF in the comments: what is your position on this?

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commented 2016-11-18 16:47:47 -0500
I am more than a little disappointed at The Rebel for taking this slant on IS.
We have a long history of caring for enemy combatants whoever they are.
Should doctors in our hospitals refuse to treat drunk drivers in auto accidents?
In all wars the enemy is hated by our soldiers up until the point they are rendered defenseless, then it is treat them the way you would want your fellow soldiers treated if they were captured or wounded by the enemy.
Japanese soldiers were brainwashed by their military to think that American soldiers would cannibalize them if they were caught so they fought to the death. Those that were captured were pleasantly surprised to find out they had been wrong.
We already know from multiple sources that many “stupid” people went to fight with IS because they thought it would be wonderful but now they are actually being made to fight upon the threat of death if they try to leave.
The bottom line is that if we behave as bad as IS then we are no better.
If you want to save money in our medical system to help those who really need it then tell your provincial governments to stop funding the $700,000.00+ sex change operations that we already do!!!! The suicide rate for sex change individuals is 10X that of the normal population.
commented 2016-11-18 12:01:01 -0500
Providing free medical treatment to terrorists while Canadians die on long waiting lists…

And that is not even taking into acct that providing aid to terrorists is against our laws.
commented 2016-11-18 07:09:02 -0500
Lets not lose sight of who we are, treat them and turn them over to the legitimate Iraqi Army for punishment according to their own laws.

Humanity can’t be lost even when dealing with savages folks, if that happens they win.
commented 2016-11-18 03:28:54 -0500
What does the Geneva convention have to do with this? ISIS is not a signatory of the Geneva convention. Any gravely injured ISIS fighter should be left to die in horrible agony from their injuries. All other captured ISIS fighters should be shot on sight or doused with gasoline and set on fire.
commented 2016-11-18 00:12:00 -0500
They are not enemy combatants and they do not abide by the Geneva convention. They are terrorists and war criminals who executed all their POWs, and tortured, raped and murdered civilians including woman and children. They should be shot on the spot. And our brave soldiers should receive honors and medals.
commented 2016-11-17 23:13:44 -0500
OOOPS, was that syringe full of air?
commented 2016-11-17 21:53:44 -0500
I trust our soldiers. If any ISIS radicals show up, they will fix them good!
commented 2016-11-17 21:51:26 -0500
Why wouldn’t they be shot dead on sight. Make sure the injections contain enough drugs to kill a horse. This is so repugnant , I want to puke.
commented 2016-11-17 21:07:20 -0500
By all means treat them. But only use pig blood for transfusions
commented 2016-11-17 20:42:20 -0500
It reminds me of Saving Private Ryan. Tom Hanks orders the troops to release a POW assuming he will be caught or changed. I get so upset when the results are realized
commented 2016-11-17 20:38:29 -0500
I will not be surprised when Canada is targeted by the rest of the world who have managed to shake these parasitic barbarians off their backs…
Treated yes.. Then held as prisoners of war for nonnegotiable
commented 2016-11-17 20:08:12 -0500
These are Doctors from the CMA which means the Hippocratic oath is back benched to Eugenics – so Euthenasia enters the MASH tent ;-)

Hell, patch ’em up and send em home to Canada to share a cocktail hour with McCallum at the Laurier bar.
commented 2016-11-17 20:01:55 -0500
These are not soldiers fighting for a nation, these are terrorists fighting to take over and kill all of us. In my world no prisoners are taken, they die on the battlefield if they are ISIS. Once again “that we are better than them” will get you killed, they don’t care, they are not impressed and we are just doing it so we can pat ourselves on the back. It is for the most part, an act of “Virtue Signalling”, it gives us nothing but will increase our danger level, that will come to fruition with the first recovered ISIS guy that turns on our medical staff and kills a nurse or doctor. Then the crying starts and the flowers with stuffed animals and the cries of “if only”, while they play John Lennon’s “Imagine”. Guess what, TOO LATE once that scenario comes into play, oh but not to worry that would never happen. Civilized will make you dead, have you not seen what is happening in Europe. Don’t you worry folks, your all going to be getting your share real soon. As the maiming, raping and killing is coming to a neighborhood near you, and I expect everyone to do their part to demonstrate how civilized we all are. The civilized ones are easy to identify, they’re the ones lying dead in the street with no head. Still want to heal the ISIS terrorists?
commented 2016-11-17 19:52:20 -0500
Of course we must treat any battlefield casualty, we’re trapped by our own ethics and those Christian moral principles our country was founded on – which are also being used against us by our unscrupulous and savage enemy…Islam!
I just hope there’s a 100% sure way to check for internal explosives in the enemy – those Moslem wounded our side will be treating – did I mention unscrupulous savagery?
I reiterate what someone else said about not releasing them back into the wild again. Duh!
Holding them as non-uniform/POWs till the end of hostilities could be logistically complicated and expensive – execution as spies (no uniforms) – very pragmatic…and solves so many problems.
Is there some point where we stop takin’ it in the nuts every time, by playing by our rules when no one else is?
Time to toss out those ‘civilized’ rules of engagement and kick some Islamic ass all across this big beautiful blue planet!
commented 2016-11-17 16:09:22 -0500
I agree they should be treated. This is how it is done by civilized people. It doesn’t matter what ISIS fighters would do if they found wounded foes or if they adhere to the Geneva Convention, it matters that we are a civilized nation. This doesn’t mean they should just be released into the wild after they’re all better though. A stint in a military prison would suffice, at least until the end of hostilities, which could take some time considering they’ve vowed to never give up. If we lower ourselves to their level of barbarism then we are no better than they are. I agree with Canadian Mongrel that the last thing we want is to have them returned to their brothers-in-arms to carry the fight against us once again.
commented 2016-11-17 15:58:57 -0500
How dare they deny them their religious beliefs to die a martyr!!!!! And those virgins! My God, to deny a dying man 12 virgins! It’s heartless, and it’s contrary to our own beliefs, that we keep what we’ve worked so hard for!! I insist they shoot them, out of “inclusiveness” and “accommodation”!!!!
commented 2016-11-17 15:29:26 -0500
It is the standard as Canadians we set. It does not matter who the enemy is, if the enemy is wounded we treat them. Then deal with them appropriately. If we do not set a standard for everyone, then there is no standard to be held. Regardless who it is.
commented 2016-11-17 14:43:57 -0500
Geneva Convention? Did ISIS sign? This happens when you have bleeding hearts running the army.
commented 2016-11-17 14:41:24 -0500
Since 9/11 – IN THE NAME OF ISLAM (SATAN): 32,245 Attacks, 206,231 Killed, 288,670 Injured that we know of.

That’s what separates us from them, that’s why our culture is better than theirs. As Pamela Geller says, that’s what makes us civilized and them savages.
commented 2016-11-17 14:20:50 -0500
they should be executed if they walk into the medical aid station , they are murdering terrorists and have no rights under the so called Geneva convention .
commented 2016-11-17 13:35:44 -0500
I will be retiring from my hospital job in a few months. Where do I sign up to “work” there?!
commented 2016-11-17 12:25:12 -0500
What Canadian Mongrel said,especially the part about what is done with them when they are patched back together.
commented 2016-11-17 12:07:58 -0500
Justins plan is to have the field hospital fix them up so they can shipped to Canada as refugees.
commented 2016-11-17 11:56:14 -0500
Save the bastards the execute them!
commented 2016-11-17 11:56:14 -0500
Save the bastards the execute them!
commented 2016-11-17 11:47:54 -0500
Let them bleed out for Allah….
commented 2016-11-17 11:39:18 -0500
I cannot get into a fuss about this. Field hospitals of the civilized countries have always treated the wounded of the enemy. Brits and Americans did so in the Japanese war, as would have Canada. Americans and allies did so in the Korean War. Americans and Aussies did so in the Viet Nam War. Americans and allies have done so in Afghanistan and Iraq wars. In none of these cases were the enemy from civilized nations at the time. Most telling is that Israel always has done so for its uncivilized enemy and will continue to do so.

The problem is not the medical care for the enemy but the eventual releasing of the enemy back into the theatre of war, which would be the most likely thing the Baby Doc government would do being an SJW government. Kadhr being the most obvious example.

Upside, the Canadians could ensure that the ISIS fighters register those prohibited firearms.
commented 2016-11-17 11:34:32 -0500
It is my guess that once the allies hear of this, not many, if any, ISIS wounded will ever make it as far as this hospital. But if any do make it, hopefully they will receive a compassionate one way ticket to Guantanamo Bay (if it is still open for business) after they heal up.
commented 2016-11-17 11:33:37 -0500
Justin foo foo is quaking in his penny loafers as we speak.
commented 2016-11-17 11:23:57 -0500
I think that Trump and Putin need to set little Potato straight. I am embarrassed to call myself a Canadian.