May 28, 2016

Kevin O’Leary on the military: “To be a Canadian peacemaker is the most coveted brand in the world”

Ezra LevantRebel Commander

In this segment of my indepth interview with Kevin O'Leary, I ask him to share his beliefs and principles on foreign policy. 

Watch as Kevin explains what his experience growing up on the island of Cyprus taught him about our Canadian military. 

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commented 2016-05-29 13:34:17 -0400
I did not read the comments below me – so I apologize in advance if what I say has been stated before.

Peace keeping is dead.

I was a peace keeper in Israel and Syria and Lebanon.

We brought home many bodies in bags and the Canadian government did little more than bury my friends with nothing but a box and a cross. Anyone even remember the Buffalo crew in Damascus?


Thought so.

Anyone know how many peace keepers died?

Thought so.

Anyone know haw many wounded are still trying to get benefits today?

Thought so.

The enemy is not prepared to accept peace keeping.

In order for peace to be maintained the following needs to happen.

1. Peace must be created – either through negotiations or through bullets and bombs. That means killing – something Canadian governments do not allow – the lawyers approve all combat mission in the field before they are launched. Most folks do not know that.

2. Peace can then be enforced – that means you’re own people are on the front lines – often unarmed and alone and very exposed. They need to actually be prepared to kill not negotiate.

Does anyone think Canadians under this government or O’Leary will do this? If you do you are an idiot.

3. Peace can only be maintained when the PUNISHMENT is severe enough to prevent breaking the treaty.

We send people with poor arms and poor equipment and under the control of the United Nations – the worlds most corrupt organization. My last peace keeping boss was a woman from the Congo – she had several high degrees – all purchased – but she was female, black and islamic – so she got the job – all through family connections and nothing more. We saved our own asses many times by simply ignoring her.

I have also done the combat gig in A’stan.

Anyone who talks of peace keeping is a bullshit artist with no real outlook on what happens when you actually put boots on the ground.

I spit on anyone who actually thinks peace keeping works today in today’s environment

As for Syria – if you were to leave Assad alone he could rebuild the country. In fact if we had backed him from the start this would all be over now.

In fact even the western backed rebels had a hand in killing Christians that Assad actually protected in Syria – something no one even talks about..

O’Leary is so full of shit his eyes are brown.

Cyprus – I have been there – was so long ago as to be completely irrelevant in today’s combat zones.

Rant over – O’Leary can fcuk (deliberate misspelling) right off on this topic and go back to what he knows best – making money.
commented 2016-05-29 10:19:06 -0400
Correction: Do we want to take the fast elevator to the bottom of the cess-pool, or the slow one?
commented 2016-05-29 10:17:39 -0400
“We have much to be proud of and nothing to be ashamed of except this pitiful Liberal Government. "

MAURICE POTVIN. I am certainly proud of what this nation did in two world wars, Korea, and Afghanistan. But I am disgusted with the gutlessness of our politicians and our population. And it’s not just the Liberals and NDP; most of our Conservatives are politically correct sissies who will never get my vote. There is nothing – except the length of time it will take them to bring us to rock bottom – that differentiates them from the rest. Do we want to take the fast elevator to the bottom of the cess-pool, or the fast one?

turdo la doo is nothing but a fitting snapshot of a growing segment of our population: shallow, stupid, and self-obsessed.
commented 2016-05-29 01:42:17 -0400
Put up against battle hardened soldiers, Peacekeepers are a joke, and always have been.
commented 2016-05-29 01:35:57 -0400
This page has about 100 bad comments about O’Leary. Although most are true, he is still our best hope of winning in a few years. Its not that he is so good, the others are so bad.
commented 2016-05-28 19:12:26 -0400
I know it was almost 70 years ago, but General McArthur once said, “Give me one million Canadians and I’ll concur the world”. Yes, it’s a different military today, but our men and women conducted themselves brilliantly, bravely and honorably in Afghanistan, and it was costly. We have much to be proud of and nothing to be ashamed of except this pitiful Liberal Government.
commented 2016-05-28 18:42:24 -0400
Kevin O’Leary is in the media because of reality TV, whereas, Donald Trump is bigger than the media despite appearing in reality TV. It was not reality TV that made you first hear the name Trump…. And all the media’s combined efforts to destroy him (Trump is “racist” blah blah blah) are FAILING and only strengthening his support, Thank Christ).

And I’ll be honest, had you told me three years ago that I’d like Donald Trump, I’d say you’re crazy. But what I’ve seen from him in the past year, he seems to be for real. If Kevin O’Leary becomes a right-wing populist then sure he’s got a chance. Same for Trudeau… You ever feel like deserting your wretched father’s legacy, standing up and saying “We’re getting a raw deal”… Then you’ll be my new favorite guy. Til then, you’re a piece of shit to fertilize the garden with, just like O’Leary.
commented 2016-05-28 18:22:56 -0400
I’ll vote for the guy who says “NO MORE MUSLIMS.” Kevin O’Leary is a “progressive conservative”, that means more legislative restrictions on the people, more unskilled Sharia immigrants for meat packing plants, more “trade deals”, more corporate welfare for multinational globalist operations. Fuck Kevin O’Leary and the other CPC hacks… There’s so little difference between them and full-out “Liberals”, I will not bother to line up and be carded to vote for any of these assholes EVER.
commented 2016-05-28 18:08:09 -0400
Never send a Canadian soldier under the command of the United Nations
I never want to see a Canadian soldier with a blue helmet on we have lost too many soldiers trying to keep the peace when there is no peace to keep.
commented 2016-05-28 18:05:15 -0400
Everything the proper Tory douches of this country say about Trump (he’s rude, he’s belligerent, he’s egotistical, etc) is actually the case with their beloved Kevin O’Leary.

Let us not forget that a large portion of this guy’s wealth was obtained by selling a two-bit educational software to GOVERNMENT. That’s right.

Any time I’ve seen Dragon’s Den, the pompous ass O’Leary takes a special liking to destroying dumb peoples’ self-worth. He is a hurtful piece of shit prototype that media execs stick in to the “popular” shows, be it Simon Cowell or that goof Gordon Ramsey… Same shit different channel.

O’Leary could perhaps do some acting work in motion pictures; He’d make a great greedy hedge fund manager character, or some piece of shit unethical lawyer… But he may be typecast for doing it so well.

The USA is undergoing a mostly peaceful revolution to restore their Republic… And all Canada’s “conservatives” have to offer is washed-up Tory trash losers (Ambrose, Bernier, Kenney, etc) and fucking Kevin O’Leary. God Damn… Billy Bob Thornton said it best to Jian Gropemeshi, “Canada is like fries without gravy”.

Take off your sweater-vests, smoke a joint, shoot some guns, stop being so terribly boring and proper you bunch of Tory fags.
commented 2016-05-28 18:03:58 -0400
Canadians are the best peace makers WW-1 WW-2 Korea, Afghanistan
But I don’t want t send one Canadian as a peace keeper and never to a Muslim country left them kill each other.
commented 2016-05-28 17:48:21 -0400
That’s the best he can offer as far as his ideas on foreign policy, a sentimental story about his experience with the Canadian military when growing up in Cyprus. Canadians, little Canada, can keep the peace? Really? At least, he didn’t say like Trudeau, fighting global warming. He should stick to his TV show, which is about entertainment.
commented 2016-05-28 17:07:00 -0400
I do not want to see this self indulged moron holding office in Canada. This guy turned his back on Canada when he ran to the USA to be on Shark Tank and dropped Dragons Den here in Canada. He, like his chum Robert immigrated to California so they could rub shoulders with the Hollywood elite, dance with the stars and work their way into the movie industry no doubt, fame is what they seek. Keep in the forefront of your mind that this guy thinks the rest of us poor working slobs are nothing but Cockroaches, as he has liberally used the name to describe people struggling and giving their all to succeed with their own business venture.Well at least the working Canadian is still above this headline hunter in the food chain, as he’s just a Shit Sucking Maggot. And we had a guy like him that came from the USA wanting to be Prime Minister and he was a smart ass like O’Leary, I think his name was Ignatieff. Remember Iggy, let us not import another “I know what’s best for Canada” reject, only in the conservatives this time. Iggy was a Liberal, you expect Clueless Nodules among their ranks, just look at at what we have forming our current government.
commented 2016-05-28 17:04:14 -0400
this balding, spoon-fed little fuck knows nothing of the military. I did a tour in cypress…it was a holiday resort. total waste of time unless you count the suntan. you even get a medal for the tan lines. we didn’t do any actual ‘peacekeeping’ while we were there. and the other places i went, we were too busy shooting people to be called ‘peacekeepers’.
couldn’t say what low-testosterone boy was talking about…
commented 2016-05-28 16:24:15 -0400
I like what he’s saying. I’d like to know what he thinks of what’s going on in the philippines right now. With the hostages.
commented 2016-05-28 14:59:18 -0400
Yup. My old man was a peace-maker in World War II – from D-day until May 1945. I have a funny feeling that O’Leary is thinking of something different.
commented 2016-05-28 14:17:36 -0400
Sorry, the Raptor is reputedly costing the US taxpayer $50,000 an hour to operate.

DJBT and stpc
commented 2016-05-28 14:16:09 -0400
DC aka “Dumb Cun*”,

Your adopted country has a large military force. It also has its nose in every nation’s business whether the nation wants it or not and whether the American people want it or not.
The American economy needs to have a war going on somewhere on the planet so that it can sell the arms produced by its military industrial complex and a place where they can carry out real world military exercises. Ever wonder how many soldiers are the children of politicians?
A story appeared recently saying that the American “Raptor” fighter costs $50,000 +/- to operate. That is the salary of a middle income family for a year. Yet the US wants to waste this money flying their war toys. Makes sense only to Hawks like yourself.
How many empoverished citizens, elderly people and people needing medical attention could be helped ,to only in the US but around the world with the money being spent fighting these endless wars of attrition.
Still, these wars will never end because of Hawks like yourself and the elite 3% of Americans who benefit from arms sales, fuel sales and as well as the service industry supplying body bags, funeral paraphernalia when your young citizens are brought back home in body bags?

Yes, the US is a land of freedom and opportunity, but seemingly more so for the elite few! Still better in Canada even under the dictatorship of the MUS-LIBS since we know there will be an end to their evil rule within the next four years!

Adios DC and

commented 2016-05-28 13:52:09 -0400
I think the economy would thrive under Kevin O’Leary’s leadership, but unfortunately all the rest of the Conservative values would suffer greatly.
commented 2016-05-28 13:49:16 -0400
Deiter Cunth, a military does not have to be large to be effective. The Canadian military are some of the best trained military in the world. This is not an opinion, it is a fact. Unfortunately, the funding to the military is being cut by the Liberals so the equipment they need will be restricted.
commented 2016-05-28 13:43:55 -0400
The party is doomed if this loon gets anywhere close to the CPC helm. I say give this wandering American liberal the Michael Ignatieff treatment – “just visiting” . He thinks the PM remuneration and perks beats his current TV venue.
commented 2016-05-28 13:40:20 -0400
Having a strong military is the only peacekeeping we should be concentrating on. Sometimes wars we interfere in are better kept out of. Kind of like letting forest fires take care of excess fuel in the forests. If we stopped with the foolish idea that we can facilitate democracy in countries full of warring tribes, we wouldn’t have to worry about peace keeping. Walk with a big stick, mind your interests yes, but don’t get into a fight without knowing the outcome and never count on other countries to take any responsibility.
O’Leary didn’t even go to school in Canada as a kid? I really question his suitability at all.
commented 2016-05-28 13:28:43 -0400
To be a peascekeeper whould require some country or entity that actually wants peace and requests our assistance. Sorry .The world has changed dramatically since the World War Two and Cold War days. The novelty and shine , the nobility of peacekeeping really isn’t relevent at this stage and in many ways is a naive and dangerous policy given the now onmipresent threat that Islam poses to our culture, indeed Western Civilization.
This O’Leary sounds like a Liberal dressed up and pretending to be Conservative. I’ll take somebody else for a hundred dollars , Alex.
commented 2016-05-28 13:11:16 -0400
i do not trust o’leary ,he speaks mumbo jumbo and trying to straddle the fence, and speaks out of both sides of his mouth. i think the cpc is desperate for a brad wall to step up and save Canada besides Saskatchewan , and every time i hear the name McKay all i can think of is the time he called in for a helicopter to pick him up from his vacation because he didn’t like the long drive ,and although i am basically a conservative i was pissed and called the conservatives and let them know i strongly disapproved of that trough feeding pig , he would also be a lousy PM.
commented 2016-05-28 13:00:37 -0400
Britain has always had respect for the Canadian Military but I do not know how long this is going to last. In a few short years our Military will all be Muslims.

The UK Forces consist of many Muslims also. As for Russia, 48% of their armed forces are Muslims.

We and many other Country’s will soon find out that our Armed Forces are in fact our Armed Enemy’s.
commented 2016-05-28 12:42:30 -0400
More Canada the peacemaker nonsense.

No respects the peacemaker. To make peace, you need superior firepower and the will to destroy your enemy. Canada is no military of any effect, so they will be pushed around by everyone. Even France has disregard for Canada’s military, which says a lot.
commented 2016-05-28 12:40:09 -0400
Being a Peace Keeper means the military has to be well equip and very well trained and not be hindered to use force to keep the peace when necessary.

The Canadian military has one of those three, very well trained, but is hindered by not having enough of and the best equipment available especially when a Liberal government is in power and cuts their budget.

And they are hindered by using force to keep the peace when a Liberal government is in power.

The Liberals love to cripple our military.
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