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Troops acting 'like terrorists?' (Canada's socialist moonbats in full flight!)
National Post - Canada ^ | Wednesday, September 06, 2006 | John Ivison

Posted on 09/06/2006 8:07:55 AM PDT by GMMAC

Troops acting 'like terrorists?'
Draft resolution to go before NDP committee

John Ivison
National Post
Wednesday, September 06, 2006


OTTAWA - Canada's troops in Afghanistan have been "acting like terrorists, destroying communities, killing and maiming innocent people", according to a resolution that will be voted on by New Democrats at the party's convention in Quebec City this weekend.

The resolution is one of 104 proposals on international affairs from local riding associations that will be presented at the convention. Others suggest Canada withdraw from the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD), the World Trade Organization and the North American Free Trade Agreement, while one riding association proposes a freeze on trade with Israel until the "occupation of Palestinian lands" is ended.

The Afghan mission was the subject of a number of proposed resolutions, all calling for the withdrawal of Canadian troops. "The Canadian occupation is propping up a regime composed of barbarous warlords who are little better than the Taliban," says one riding association.

The resolution comparing Canadian troops to terrorists, put forward by the Nanaimo-Cowichan riding association in British Columbia, says Canada's goals "cannot be achieved by violence when the 'enemy' cannot be distinguished from ordinary citizens" and calls for Canadian troops to be withdrawn from that country. Its release comes as the bodies of five Canadian soldiers were returned home after being killed in the Kandahar region on the weekend.

A spokesman for Jack Layton said the NDP leader would not comment on the language used in the resolution or indicate whether he intended to vote for it.

"These resolutions have not been debated yet and have absolutely no status at this time," Karl Belanger said. Jean Crowder, the NDP MP for Nanaimo-Cowichan, also refused to comment on the resolution before it has been debated at the convention.

Last week, Mr. Layton called for the withdrawal of Canadian troops, claiming Afghanistan is "not the right mission for Canada." At that time, he said New Democrats support the Canadian Forces and are proud of the work they do.

Mr. Layton's call to bring the 2,300 troops home has been criticized by both Conservatives and Liberals, particularly since he reiterated it following the death of four Canadians in Afghanistan. Yesterday, he issued a statement expressing his condolences to the bereaved families that made no mention of his desire to withdraw combat troops.

The resolution by Ms. Crowder's riding association singles out NDP MP Peter Stoffer, who supports the mission in Afghanistan.

"This is not an acceptable position when world peace hangs in the balance. A combat role in Afghanistan is a no-win situation both for Canada and for the Afghani people. Its only dubious value is to curry favour with the militarist government of George W. Bush," it says. Mr. Stoffer said yesterday delegates are free to express their opinions.

"But I absolutely fundamentally disagree with the statement. The people who did it are not only very naive but very antagonistic in their point of view," he said. The NDP draft policy resolutions appeared briefly on the party Web site last week before being taken down. However, Conservative blogger Stephen Taylor obtained a copy and posted them on his Web site yesterday.

The resolution about Israel calls for the end to "military aid and economic trade," claiming "there can be no lasting peace in Palestine/Israel or the surrounding region without social justice." The Trinity-Spadina riding association in Toronto called for the NDP to support the right of return for all refugees, an end to Israeli settlements and "occupation" of Palestine lands, "a halt to armed aggression, the bulldozing of homes, destruction of olive groves and farms and the assassination of political leaders and activists by the Israeli state."

It said the NDP should campaign for an end to the "rule of apartheid laws that make Palestinians and Israeli Arabs second- and third-class citizens under occupation" and added it is opposed to the use of suicide bombings against civilian targets.

Despite the widespread criticism, Darrell Bricker of pollster Ipsos Reid said the anti-war stance may pay electoral dividends for the NDP -- and the Conservatives.

"If this issue drives the next vote, Layton could pull enough anti-war votes from the Liberals to help elect Tories," he said. He said the Liberals are in a difficult position on Afghanistan because they launched the mission, and at least two of the leadership candidates -- Michael Ignatieff and Scott Brison -- are in favour of its extension to 2009.

jivison@nationalpost.com

© National Post 2006


TOPICS: Canada; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Philosophy; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: afghanistan; canada; layton; military; moonbats; ndp; socialists; taliban; terrorists; traitors; usefulidiots; wot

ALSO SEE:
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1 posted on 09/06/2006 8:07:58 AM PDT by GMMAC
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To: fanfan; Pikamax; Former Proud Canadian; Great Dane; Alberta's Child; headsonpikes; Ryle; ...

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2 posted on 09/06/2006 8:09:04 AM PDT by GMMAC (Discover Canada governed by Conservatives: www.CanadianAlly.com)
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To: GMMAC

why doesnt this group act on behalf of the majority instead of attempting to pacify a minority with a huge misrepresentation? Fools!


3 posted on 09/06/2006 8:12:23 AM PDT by himno hero
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To: GMMAC
"Acting like terrorists..." ???

I thought they were "freedom fighters". Interesting that the libs finally discovered a context where it is OK to use the term "terrorist".

4 posted on 09/06/2006 8:14:37 AM PDT by SampleMan
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To: GMMAC

Jack Layton is Canukistan's Murtha?


5 posted on 09/06/2006 8:14:50 AM PDT by mgc1122
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To: GMMAC
Bastard should be shot for treason.

Grrr.

Thanks for posting, GMMAC.
6 posted on 09/06/2006 8:25:34 AM PDT by fanfan (Trust everybody, but cut the cards yourself.)
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To: GMMAC
Canada's goals "cannot be achieved by violence when the 'enemy' cannot be distinguished from ordinary citizens"

Thats what the Tali-ban wants them to believe. In Canada there are terrorists plotting acts of violence to be done in that very country. They should use that philosophy at home. Since they cannot be distinguished from ordinary citizens the Canadian security forces should stand down. What logic!

7 posted on 09/06/2006 8:26:25 AM PDT by oyez (The way to punish a providence is to allow it to be governed by philosophers. --Frederick the Great)
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To: GMMAC

Three cheers for Smilin' Jack Layton!!

I think it is an outstanding development that the dippers are exposed for the craven socialist cultists that they are.

There was no crime too sordid by the various Red regimes over the last half century that the NDP couldn't rationalize it as 'excessive enthusiasm' in the pursuit of 'social justice.

I, for one, am happy that their black hearts and blacker souls are exposed to public view.


8 posted on 09/06/2006 8:32:42 AM PDT by headsonpikes (Genocide is the highest sacrament of socialism.)
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To: mgc1122
"Jack Layton is Canukistan's Murtha?"

Along the same lines but likely a notch or two lower - given it's virtually impossible to picture Layton ever donning his country's uniform for any reason at any point in his oily & miserably politically correct life.

The NDP is somewhat like a Stateside combo of moveon.org & big labor.
Their only up-side is they're so moonbat fanatical that, unlike the slimeball Liberals who'll lie if you ask them the time of day, they'd rather self-righteously stand publicly on their imagined 'high principles' even if it means losing elections.

Most of Canada's 3rd opposition Party, the Quebec-based Bloc Quebecois (BQ), is cut from pretty much the same cloth as the NDP ... but with the addition of Franco-chauvinism come outright xenophobic racism.
9 posted on 09/06/2006 8:44:43 AM PDT by GMMAC (Discover Canada governed by Conservatives: www.CanadianAlly.com)
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To: GMMAC

If that herd of squirrels is the same bunch that left the US for Canada to avoid VN (or their offspring), you have my deepest sympathy.

I don't feel sorry enough, however, to ask for the (bleeps) to be sent back.

Feed 'em to the bears. (If the CSPCA doesn't count that as abuse of the animals.)


10 posted on 09/06/2006 9:06:43 AM PDT by Unrepentant VN Vet (I can't really accept a welcome home until the last MIA does.)
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To: mgc1122

Far to the left of him.


11 posted on 09/06/2006 9:07:17 AM PDT by Heartofsong83
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To: GMMAC

"Nanaimo-Cowichan riding"

Must be all the shooting up heroin, snorting coke, and smoking crack going on there...that area of Vancouver Island is a hotspot for that kind of thing... my brother had a "toot" problem when he lived there, about a half dozen people busted into his town house and beat the living crap out of him for a drug debt...

The whole area is a joke...


12 posted on 09/06/2006 9:36:22 AM PDT by MD_Willington_1976
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To: Unrepentant VN Vet
"If that herd of squirrels is the same bunch that left the US for Canada to avoid VN (or their offspring), you have my deepest sympathy."

Nailed it!
... or at least a major component part of Canada's most extreme left.

Few Americans seem to appreciate how much political damage was done up here as the result of the abrupt arrival in the late 60's & early 70's of 50-100K of the dregs of U.S. society in the person of Vietnam-era draft dodgers & military deserters.
Remembering that Canada has less than 1/10 of America's population (e.g. there's a couple of million less of us up here than in California alone), these generally well-educated & well-connected Marxist vermin easily proceeded to weasel their way into our most culturally sensitive social institutions such as education at all levels, our msm and our legal system.

Whenever you hear the most virulent forms of anti-Americanism coming from up here, you can pretty much bet the farm they or young people they've managed to indoctrinate are its source.

Since, prior to their arrival, it's tough to find much friction between our nations beyond the sort of friendly rivalry that goes on between members of the same close family, many of us rightly go absolutely nuts whenever we hear U.S. conservatives urging any more of America's social rejects to move Northward!
13 posted on 09/06/2006 9:40:56 AM PDT by GMMAC (Discover Canada governed by Conservatives: www.CanadianAlly.com)
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To: himno hero

I'm assuming that's a rhetorical question; the NDP has always been a coalition of lunatic fringe elements.


14 posted on 09/06/2006 10:04:21 AM PDT by Squawk 8888 (Pluto's been marginalized! Call the ACLU!)
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To: himno hero
Just wondering, would that be the Slavic 'himno' in your screen name?
15 posted on 09/06/2006 10:16:10 AM PDT by GMMAC (Discover Canada governed by Conservatives: www.CanadianAlly.com)
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To: fanfan

Yes ... treason indeed.


16 posted on 09/06/2006 12:35:18 PM PDT by NorthOf45
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To: headsonpikes

I agree 100%.


17 posted on 09/06/2006 12:36:21 PM PDT by NorthOf45
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To: GMMAC

Agenda for Historic Peace talks between Jack Layton and Taliban leader - room 202 Casino Du Lac Leamy, Quebec

8:00 am – Jack Layton opening comments and welcome to assembled media and Taliban representative.

8:05 am – Taliban representative walks to podium, poses for photographs with Mr. Layton.

8:06 am – Taliban representative cleaves Mr. Layton in the forehead with giant axe.

8:08 am – Peace talks end.

8:10 am – Olivia Chow says she is "encouraged by talks” – announces plan to run for leadership of NDP.



As much as Mercer can be a jerk he does make a point. :)

http://rickmercer.blogspot.com/


18 posted on 09/06/2006 2:31:14 PM PDT by Snowyman
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To: Snowyman


19 posted on 09/06/2006 3:28:08 PM PDT by GMMAC (Discover Canada governed by Conservatives: www.CanadianAlly.com)
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To: GMMAC

zimple him-no-hero


20 posted on 09/06/2006 4:14:43 PM PDT by himno hero
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To: himno hero

FYI, although spellings often get butchered when words go from the Cyrillic to English alphabets with 32 letters being whittled down 26, "him-no" as it's pronounced is pretty much bang on the Ukrainian word for sh*t.


21 posted on 09/06/2006 4:31:26 PM PDT by GMMAC (Discover Canada governed by Conservatives: www.CanadianAlly.com)
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To: GMMAC

you don't say?
nay, yee sh*ttith me not?


22 posted on 09/06/2006 4:45:03 PM PDT by himno hero
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To: NorthOf45
And soon , when the liberal and socialist moonbats are at their shrillest, and the Canadian electorate horrified by their shenannigans in dishonoring Canada's sacrifices for freedom, an election will be called.

And Canadians will vote them out in droves, nailing the moonbat coffin shut, forever and ever.

Or so the Harper Clan historian whispers in my ear.

23 posted on 09/06/2006 9:41:56 PM PDT by Candor7 (Into Liberal flatulance goes the best hope of the West, and who wants to be a smart feller?)
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