November 14, 2015

Reality check for Sajjan on ISIS

Brian LilleyArchive

How “badass” is Canada’s defence minister looking today?

Harjit Sajjan, a veteran of Bosnia and Afghanistan, is no fool. He and his service to our country and our military deserve our respect but his recent comments to CBC about the threat of ISIS and the Trudeau government’s decision to pull Canada back from the fight look like pure foolishness today.

"ISIS is a threat, no doubt about that. Should we fear it? No. The Canadian population should have full confidence in all the security services to keep us safe,” Sajjan said.

Tell that to residents of Paris where the French security forces failed to stop a cell that carried out a series of coordinated, sophisticated attacks that left more than 150 people dead and shattered a nation.

Paris was put under curfew for the first time since 1944. 

In the waking hours after the attacks ISIS claimed responsibility saying that France was at the “top of the list” of its targets. If only the French had sent some diplomats to the caliphate maybe this could have all been avoided.

That line may sound glib but Minister Sajjan actually told CBC that we could have dealt with ISIS diplomatically rather than militarily if we had been smarter.

"They were smaller at one time, we need to get better at identifying the subtle indicators so we might be able to have dealt with it diplomatically,” Sajjan said.

This tells me that whatever honours and praise were sent his way after his time in Afghanistan, including a glowing letter about his value as an intelligence asset, Minister Sajjan doesn’t know the first thing about ISIS.

Read this text from their claim of responsibility for the Paris attacks.

“The stench of death will not leave their noses as long as they remain at the forefront of the Crusaders’ campaign, dare to curse our prophet, boast of a war on Islam in France, and strike Muslims in the lands of the caliphate with warplanes that were of no use to them in the streets and rotten alleys of Paris,” it said.

Of course a Liberal supporter might say that if we all just pull our planes back and leave “Muslim lands” this will stop. Wrong.

ISIS, from the beginning, has been about one thing – the caliphate.

Those of us willing to listen to what they were saying have understood this.

The people fighting and dying for this bloodthirsty organization are not doing so for national pride or for riches. They come from around the world to help support the idea of Muslim dominance in the Middle East and beyond.

Their proper name translated to English is The Islamic State in Syria and the Levant. What on earth does that mean? What territory does it encompass?

Historic Syria is much more than its present day borders and the Levant includes Iraq, Israel, parts of Egypt and more.

The leaders of ISIS have declared the return of the caliphate and are working hard to bring that about. That means taking back lands throughout the Middle East, across North Africa and into Spain, France and other parts of Europe that the leaders of ISIS believe belong under their control with all submitting to their view of Islam.

I’d like to know how you deal diplomatically with an organization that holds these beliefs, that has used rape, slavery and genocide to achieve their goals.

How do you negotiate with people whose opening and closing positions are submit or die?

Minister Sajjan may have done exemplary work dealing with Afghan villagers loyal to the Taliban but ISIS is a much different beast.

I hope he is up to the job but so far his comments leave me doubtful.


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commented 2015-12-11 06:10:50 -0500
New rebel here.
I posed a question to our former MND. I asked him why it was necessary to protect our bases at home during the Cold War, but for some reason not while (using his words) the ‘threat is in our backyard’. He looked puzzled and someone beside him whispered in his ear. He gave the same response as Mr Sajjan just did. I have also learned that with over 100 affiliated groups linked to terrorist organizations in Canada, we do not have the resources to monitor one, and why should we .. according to Mr Sajjan we are all safe.
Its interesting to note that for almost 50 years after WW2 it was necessary to protect our bases and our military families with commissionaires, MPs and guards at the entrance to any base. The enemy lived on the other side of the Atlantic with definitive lines drawn in the sand. Those lines are gone. While we are doing our thing over there, they are doing there thing over here, and the families and many civilian citizens that work for and support the CF are vulnerable.
commented 2015-12-03 20:10:41 -0500
Lib treason, not alone though Nafta /tpp and now carbon tax ensures the beheaders will be well funded and well informed thx to multiculturalis and political correctness the language of deceit. The bad guys /girls at every level of government local federal judicial, lib tard jihad.
commented 2015-11-25 23:02:53 -0500
That badass is a lap dog -I winder what cheek he kisses while he is on his knees in front of the gay boy pm and providing him with a release of sorts?

Fact is the guy was a paper pusher in the military and not many haves any respect for him

H got the job because of his skin colour and nothing else
commented 2015-11-25 08:44:32 -0500
Here’s a reality check for ya _ the so-called “brilliant” Lib move to put the refugee settlement figure back to 10000 before Dec. 31. We are told they will be “fully screened” for security and health risks .

Run the math- that’s processesing 10000 in 37 days or 270 in an 8hr day or 33/hr. or one every 1.18 min – lets for argument sake say they run 16 hrs double shift (something I can’t see snivel servants doing) that is still one applicant screened every 3.55 min – can a health and security check be run in 3.5 min?

commented 2015-11-24 12:02:22 -0500
Well Sajjan’s experience in being " undercover" will stand him in good stead. He will remain undercover with his gang of fools on the hill. He does and says what he is told and he follows the Liberal BUTTS script and talking points. It would be best if he said nothing. He should remain undercover and let BUTTS talk. I could say we then get it from the horses mouth, But that would be an insult to that intelligent animal.
commented 2015-11-24 10:39:39 -0500
Just another member of the Silver Spoon Kids Gang!!!. His background would have you believe he is the right man for the job!! PUPPETS are not leaders. True Leaders have a spine!!!!!. Just that simple.
commented 2015-11-20 17:58:11 -0500
Our minister of national defence served overseas, may have been under fire but the public should by no stretch of the imagination believe that he has any say in the future actions of the CF. Andrew Leslie thought he could step into his ancestors’ shoes but was monster bladed by Junior. The Drama Teacher In Chief liked to compare Harpers vision as retro 1950’s , but his vision is retro as well, the 1980-90s when Canada focused on “soft power” (AKA Hard Weakness) sat at the little kids table and was asked to go get some snacks for the grown-ups. I served in Bosnia in summer 1993 (ok Mulroney shares the blame) and was ordered to abandon muslim women and children in the village of Buci to Croat militia with USAF overhead. (want some nightmares progressive? Happy to share.) I served in Kandahar in 2009 and was allowed to shoot back at the monsters there. Say what you will about Mr. Harper, he may not have been the prime minister we wanted, old, not buff, didn’t use recreational illegal narcotics and probably (Like me) have no use for a smart phone., thought, maybe, our culture might be better than the alternatives Jesus Trudeau has in store for us. For me, Stephen Harper, for whatever his sins may have been, cleansed me of my sins in Bosnia.
commented 2015-11-19 13:00:47 -0500
As a member of the CAF he has my respect. He looses it though after I read this. Did he previous political aspirations or did he get a call from Jr. and was promised limelight and a cushy position? Hmmm
commented 2015-11-18 11:23:22 -0500
Take this so called defence minster out behind the barn and school him on what he is supposed to be doing in his position. Fence sitters and apologists aren’t suitable as defence ministers.
commented 2015-11-16 08:23:48 -0500
ARE WE FORGETTING we have already been attacked, a reminder:
A series of shootings occurred on October 22, 2014, at Parliament Hill in Ottawa. At the Canadian National War Memorial, Michael Zehaf-Bibeau fatally shot Corporal Nathan Cirillo, a Canadian soldier on ceremonial sentry duty. He then entered the nearby Centre Block parliament building, where members of the Parliament of Canada were attending caucuses.
The attacker, Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, was a 32-year-old Canadian habitual offender and drug addict from Montreal. Considered by several acquaintances to have mental issues, he had been observed by acquaintances and mosque staff exhibiting erratic behaviour. Zehaf-Bibeau, who had a Libyan-Canadian father, had converted to Islam in 2004 and visited Libya.
This guy as it was established also had ISIS ideals. So, our “badass” minister is saying we don’t have to worry, we were already attacked and he is acting like we are immune to the sort of thing that went on in Paris. And don’t forget Paris was receptive to all the refugees and this is the thanks they get. There is no conscience here so also don’t think that because Justin has scaled down or removed the Canadian coalition support to fight ISIS still don’t exempt us from attack.
Time to change our strategy and time to change our defense minister.
commented 2015-11-16 00:57:40 -0500
Vladislav at least more of Mansbridge would be brown than his nose for a change.
commented 2015-11-16 00:55:55 -0500
Micheal Mann the VIA rail plot , how many people on a train at one time? And the pressure cooker plot if it went off in the right place. Now give me some phony reason why i am wrong.
commented 2015-11-16 00:13:34 -0500
If something like what just happened in Paris would have happened in downtown Toronto in the CBC building, Peter Mansbridge would be shitting his pants I am sure. I rest my case.
commented 2015-11-16 00:00:29 -0500
Reality check for Canada with defence minister. Being an undercover cop in Vancouver and being very successful at infiltrating the terrorists in Afghanistan shows me that Mr Sajjat is very used to the ways of deception and gaining peoples trust in order to further his agenda. Noble as that agenda may or may not be, the disturbing thing is his comment on how maybe if we had tried talking to them diplomatically instead of opposing them with force that things might be…….different? somehow? There is no need to fear isis in Canada because Canadians should have full confidence in the security we have in place here? Our security must be so much better than in France for us to feel so secure like him. Does nobody realize in Canada that if an attack like France just suffered had happened against our Parliament instead of a lonewolf gunman, they would have killed off our entire govt. including the opposition? Here we have our defence minister telling us we should not fear terrorists here in Canada and we should let unscreened refugees camp out in our military bases here in our homeland. I haven’t heard him object to that plan by the liberal govt. so we must assume he thinks its ok to put possible terrorists in housing plans on our military bases. Wake up Canada! When people are willing to die for their cause,( political and religious domination of the world) there is no negotiation possible or wanted by them. I hope the Defence Minister can live up to his title.
commented 2015-11-15 17:03:17 -0500
Ok so when do we get our legal weed man? I mean c’mon, the dude promised us legal weed. How do ya think he got elected?
commented 2015-11-15 14:54:49 -0500
You’re right, we should indiscriminately toss bombs over the fence. I am sure that will solve the problem, and we won’t have any bombs thrown in our back yard…
commented 2015-11-15 14:49:17 -0500

Really? Name the Paris or 9/11 level attacks that were stopped in Canada.
commented 2015-11-15 14:34:26 -0500
“We live in the 21st century, and still think we can blow up our problems.” The question is whether we want the “blowing up” to occur in our backyard or elsewhere? Russia has answered that question somewhat.
commented 2015-11-15 14:00:41 -0500
I guess the only solution to a bloody war with many civilian casualties is to drop more bombs, cause more civilian deaths, and in return cause more bitter recruits to join an army to avenge more senseless deaths. We live in the 21st century, and still think we can blow up our problems.
commented 2015-11-15 13:57:09 -0500
The new defence minister is simply following his Lieberal Masters orders! When the inevitable happens in Canada, as in Europe, once Trudope has imported his 25 thousand or so jihadists, the lefties will find a way to blame Harper! As sure as rain falls from the sky!
commented 2015-11-15 10:56:14 -0500
Michael Mann said; If the attack happened here instead of Paris, it wouldn’t remotely get the same worldwide media attention and terrorists know that.

That’s leftist bury-your-head-in-the-sand-ignore-reality-and-it-will-go-away kind of thinking. Question to Micheal – should we take the chance Mikey???
commented 2015-11-15 05:15:16 -0500
“Unicorns and Rainbows” really does sum up Trudeau’s pie in the sky attitude and approach to ISIS. But he is not to be completely held at fault. He really never had a chance genetically he was been behind the eight ball since birth. His father rode around Montreal during WWII with a Nazi Helmut on and his mother is the poster child why we should not legalize drugs…
“..Peace in our time”…Chamberlain thought he could Diplomatically solve “Evil” we know how that turned out….
Well from what I can assess we again are faced with pure Evil
commented 2015-11-15 03:39:54 -0500
Michael Mann they have already attempted multiple attacks here, when did you miss those?
commented 2015-11-15 00:12:39 -0500
Disregard – they seem to have put it back up – go figure
commented 2015-11-15 00:08:34 -0500
Please go to the Star and see if it is there – I reposed it – like it if you can
commented 2015-11-15 00:05:08 -0500
I posted this on the Star:

They removed it

This is a truthful response to the article and I will be curious to see if it stays – the last one was removed.

If Sajjan is a true military man – to quote cbc and ctv – a badass – a hero – and all the things the media made up about him – he knows the dangers and would be doing his best to stop this insanity of importing the Syrians.

And if he fails as an officer who took the oath with NO EXPIRATION DATE – he should go public. THAT would make me respect him.

I think/know he is reveling in his new found power and will do nothing of the sort – proving to me he was not much of a military officer and he is not much of a Canadian. He KNOWS!

He will do nothing. That def min position is TOO nice!

He IS ex military – and if he was an officer of ANY capability – he KNOWS!

Not going to do a thing.

Which in the end will indeed prove my point. If he does – I will publicly take this all back.



You just watch and see.