Warren Kinsella at the Hill Times:
… a few days ago… Abacus’ poll showed … that, between last August and now, Justin Trudeau’s inevitability had slipped 15 percentage points. That is, a lot fewer folks expected him to win, now.
Fifteen points. That’s a lot. The last time that number happened to the Liberal Party of Canada, in fact, was a decade ago. Remember? Paul Martin commenced his “Mad As Hell” tour …
It seems there are a good many senators anxious about the already overdue audit reports into their expenses. Complicating matters is the letter they were cajoled into signing that waives all privilege, both Parliamentary and solicitor-client.Sudd…
In a decade or so the government of Canada will be in the market for new submarines for the Royal Canadian Navy.In the 17-years since the Chretien government snapped up four used British boats, supposedly a bargain, we haven’t seen much use out of them…
In Saturday’s National Post Andrew Coyne (attacking Stephen Harper) argued that we should be “Watching our words on Islamism“.
Coyne makes the odd reasonable observation, like for example:
“… they [Islamists] are commanded by their faith to take up arms in its defence. Of this there can be no doubt: they have said so, on a hundred different occasions, and we would be wise to take them at their word.”
… then, sadly, he decides to advocate for Obama’s highly dubious “strategy” of lying about Islam’s blatantly obvious connection with terrorism – concluding that to be truthful, like Stephen Harper, is “playing with fire“.
In other words, Coyne, like Obama, presumably on the word of so-called “moderate” Muslims (Obama has close associations with members of the Muslim Brotherhood), prefers to ignore the obvious realities of political Islam and its extremist, violent opposition to the West (and to infidels everywhere). He prefers to go along with the many “moderate” Muslims in the West who peddle the obviously self-serving fiction that ISIS and other similarly motivated terrorists “are not Islamic”.
Rather than trying to mollify these “moderate” Muslims by ignoring or downplaying (lying about) the obvious links between Islam and Islamist terrorism we (that includes you, Mr. Coyne and Pres. Obama) should be insisting that they stop trying to obfuscate or deny the issue and instead to clearly and firmly denounce the radical elements in their midst – march in the streets (as they are so quick to do when Western satirists mock Mohammed). If, as they claim, ISIS, al Qaeda and other killers are indeed perverting Islam (rather than faithfully observing it) and are giving the one “true” Islam a very bad name, it is up to these “moderates” to be shouting out, en-mass, against it loudly, publicly and often. Can we expect this to happen any time soon? Not bloody likely – especially with the Obamas and Coynes among us giving them cover.
BTW. In the NP epaper, there were lots of great critical comments, while in the open version linked above there are a great many of the usual dhimmi leftists supporting Coyne.
And here is Blazing Cat Fur‘s blunt assessment:
Idiot At National Post Says If We Pretend Islam & Terrorism Aren’t Linked Muslims Will Like Us More!
You guys know the Harper Government is not forever, eh? That Bill C-51, with all the whizbang spy-and-dick-with-everyone-and-make-everything-illegal bill looks shiny and fun, but it sets you up for a terrific fall. Here’s why.
First, despite what it m…
Globe editorial – Parliament must reject Harper’s secret policeman bill:
“Prime Minister Stephen Harper never tires of telling Canadians that we are at war with the Islamic State.”
News flash, we ARE at war with the Islamic State. The Islamic State has declared war on Canada. Our CF-18’s are bombing them. Our special forces are on the ground designating targets and shooting back at ISIS fighters in self defence.
“… recklessly conflates the two recent lone-wolf incidents in Canada with the Islamic State’s call for attacks on “non-believing countries.” … no evidence that either attacker was connected to ISIS. …”
Wrong. Police and CSIS investigators have shown that both Jihadi terrorists were inspired by ISIS videos and propaganda.
“If the Prime Minister has evidence that either attack was directly linked to ISIS, he should provide it …”
No! With our own eyes and ears we’ve seen and heard what atrocities ISIS has committed and is threatening to commit. If the Globe has any evidence that ISIS is NOT a threat, then IT should provide it.
Whoever wrote this piece of nonsense is doing so either from Neville Chamberlain’s naive head-in-the-sand playbook or as anti-Harper political propaganda. Or both.
First, this morning, with the ouster of the Burglar of National Defense, Harper was clearly wiping the table of any “nuisance” that may dog him during the campaign. Now, it comes to light that Harper will deign to meet the Premier of Canada’s largest province before the junior hockey game tonight; thus deflecting criticism that […]
Well, we had to know that at some point the man would have to account for his cupboardliness in the face of danger. The excuses, sorry, reasons are apparently as follows.
1. His MPs hustled him away and stashed him with the mops and things.
2. The RCM…
Hostile to the public interest. Conservative Party agent. Oil sector agent. In league with Satan. Pick your description, either the formerly respectable National Energy Board, which you pay for, will not help you understand and possibly object to an oi…
The cupboardly man is talking tough regarding two regions of the world with the potential to blow-up. Ukraine-Russia and Israel-Palestine are flirting with major war and insurrection.
Our PM may think it is low risk to mouth-off to Putin or declare so…