Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Can Anyone Imagine Such A Speech In Our House Of Commons?

In a similar vein, this seems an appropriate description of the atrocity:
GENEVA (Reuters) - Israel’s use of force against protesters at the Gaza border fence is akin to “an eye for an eyelash” and may amount to a war crime, Michael Lynk, the U.N. special rapporteur on human rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territory said in a statement on Tuesday.

“This blatant excessive use of force by Israel – an eye for an eyelash – must end, and there must be true accountability for those in military and political command who have ordered or allowed this force to be once again employed at the Gaza fence,” said Lynk, an independent expert who reports to the U.N. Human Rights Council.
Trudeau and the gang can whistle all they want past the graveyard that Gaza is quickly becoming, but his cowardly lack of leadership is being duly noted.


  1. First under Harper and now under Trudeau, Canada is being transformed from the country in which I felt so much pride for so many years. In some important ways I became ashamed of my country during Harper's tenure. When Trudeau strode onto the floor of the Paris climate summit in 2015 I believed that the stain Harper had put on Canada was to be cleansed. Electoral reform would surely put paid to the chances of another authoritarian like Harper. Then came the Saudi death wagon affair, the retreat from electoral reform, a Canada that continued its unswerving loyalty to Israel no matter what, the constant duplicity over pipelines, bitumen and a Green future for Canada, on and on and on.

    We freely despised Harper for his abuses but they're far worse coming from Trudeau. He was supposed to be one of the good guys but it was an illusion.

    His father's motto was said to be "reason over passion." The son's should be "opportunity over principle."

    1. Although I haven't been making too many comments lately on your blog, Mound, I have read your posts and agree completely with your searing assessments of the young Trudeau. Leadership, when we most need it, is entirely absent, and I share your sense of betrayal over the promise that was never realized under Trudeau fils.