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Trudeau’s response to Boston Marathon Bombing was unacceptable, made ‘excuses’ for terrorists
National Post ^ | April 17, 2013 | Lee Berthiaume

Posted on 04/17/2013 12:18:52 PM PDT by Squawk 8888

Prime Minister Stephen Harper took a swipe at Justin Trudeau on Wednesday after the new Liberal leader talked about the need “to look at the root causes” that led to this week’s terrorist attack in Boston.

In an interview with the CBC’s Peter Mansbridge that aired Tuesday night, Trudeau was asked how he would have responded to the attacks that killed three people and left about 170 injured.

Trudeau said he would offer the American material support “and at the same time, over the coming days, we have to look at the root causes.”

“Now, we don’t know now if it was terrorism or a single crazy or a domestic issue or a foreign issue,” he said. “But there is no question that this happened because there is someone who feels completely excluded. Completely at war with innocents. At war with a society. And our approach has to be, where do those tensions come from?

“Yes, there’s a need for security and response,” Trudeau added. “But we also need to make sure that as we go forward, that we don’t emphasize a culture of fear and mistrust. Because that ends up marginalizing even further those who already are feeling like they are enemies of society.”

Speaking to reporters in London where he was attending former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher’s funeral on Wednesday, Harper indicated Trudeau’s answer was unacceptable.

“When you see this kind of action, when you see this kind of violent act, you do not sit around trying to rationalize it or make excuses for it or figure out its root causes,” Harper said.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.nationalpost.com ...


TOPICS: Canada; Culture/Society; War on Terror
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Just like daddy.
1 posted on 04/17/2013 12:18:52 PM PDT by Squawk 8888
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To: Clive; exg; Alberta's Child; albertabound; AntiKev; backhoe; Byron_the_Aussie; Cannoneer No. 4; ...
To all- please ping me to Canadian topics.

Canada Ping!

2 posted on 04/17/2013 12:19:49 PM PDT by Squawk 8888 (True North- Strong Leader, Strong Dollar, Strong and Free!)
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To: Squawk 8888

Root causes?

We have not nuked Mecca and Median yet?


3 posted on 04/17/2013 12:20:15 PM PDT by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: Squawk 8888

The apple didn’t fall far from the tree.


4 posted on 04/17/2013 12:20:42 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Squawk 8888

The root cause is that Islamic extremists are batsht crazy.


5 posted on 04/17/2013 12:22:29 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Squawk 8888

Typical liberal A**hat! Boo hoo, what did the Americans do to force this poor sole to kill and maim them! We must understand them and change ourselves so that the poor sole is not upset with us. No Trudeau! There is only one thing to do with these people, to borrow from the Daleks - EXTERMINATE!


6 posted on 04/17/2013 12:23:37 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Squawk 8888

What I’m curious about is that nobody ever shows the slightest interest in trying to understand why Tim McVeigh felt excluded from American society.

Nobody cares about the grievances or feelings of white American racists in the 50s. Why did men who were otherwise often decent and honorable feel they had no choice but to fight against the spread of “civil rights” for all?

I’ve always thought there is a fascinating story there for a movie or play, but it’s one that will never be told.

Some groups with grievances must just be crushed, not understood.


7 posted on 04/17/2013 12:24:01 PM PDT by Sherman Logan
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"Dishonesty and incompetence so often goes hand in hand, because one is used to hide the other"...

Donate

8 posted on 04/17/2013 12:24:51 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (My faith and politics cannot be separated)
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To: Squawk 8888

Root causes...

We were on the slippery slope when we started excusing what inner city teenagers were doing.

Now we’ve advanced that to the global level.

Criminal acts, specifically terrorist attacks have no justification. End of story...


9 posted on 04/17/2013 12:29:56 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Leftist, Progressive, Socialist, Communist, fundamentalist Islamic policies, the death of a nation.)
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To: Squawk 8888

Thanks. I was wondering about any familial connection.


10 posted on 04/17/2013 12:32:22 PM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: Squawk 8888
But there is no question that this happened because there is someone who feels completely excluded. Completely at war with innocents. At war with a society. And our approach has to be, where do those tensions come from??

gee...I dunno, the Quran?


11 posted on 04/17/2013 12:34:26 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Squawk 8888

Root causes? A nut case set off two IED’s in a crowded event on a public street.

We don’t NEED any stinking “root causes”.

Did the Unabomber Ted Kaczynski need a “root cause”? Did the person who sent the anthrax-tainted letters to Tom Daschle or Pat Leahy need a “root cause”? How about the Ricin-laced mail sent to the Senator from Mississippi or the Current Occupant of the White Hut, was that in response to some “root cause”?

This was done in response to some totally bizarre notion that the runners at the Boston Marathon “deserved” to be punished just for being who and where they were.

Whether it was a lone person acting out a fantasy, or a conspiracy involving some alien ideology, it was still cuffing crazy.


12 posted on 04/17/2013 12:37:16 PM PDT by alloysteel (Every generation laughs at the old fashions, but follows religiously the new.)
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To: Squawk 8888
Translation...Trudeau would have apologized to the moslem world just as Osama Obama will if it's determined that the Religion of Pieces was involved in any way.

And just FYI...anyone who hasn't read...a number of Boston news sources (I'm in Boston) were saying an hour or so ago that a "dark skinned male" is in custody.But later some are backing off that statement.I wonder if Osama's "Identity Politics" war room might in panic mode at this very moment trying to decide what to do.For all you Canadians...trust me,that's a distinct possibility with this crowd.

13 posted on 04/17/2013 12:45:42 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Leno Was Right,They *Are* Undocumented Democrats!)
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To: Sherman Logan

“Some groups with grievances must just be crushed, not understood”

When it comes to the Islamist agenda, that is the only solution.


14 posted on 04/17/2013 12:48:01 PM PDT by Sioux-san
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To: Jim Robinson
The root cause is that Islamic extremists are batsht crazy.

Nope..it's worse than that."Crazy" can be caused by a brain disorder or something beyond the crazy person's control.The *true* believers in the Religion of Pieces are pure psychopaths,totally devoid of conscience.

15 posted on 04/17/2013 12:50:41 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Leno Was Right,They *Are* Undocumented Democrats!)
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To: Squawk 8888

My first thought on seeing the headline was that it would be Gary Trudeau.


16 posted on 04/17/2013 12:57:37 PM PDT by Trod Upon (Every penny given to film and TV media companies goes right into enemy coffers. Starve them out!)
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To: Sherman Logan

Wasn’t McVeigh pissed about Waco?
Not an appropriate response, for sure, but talk about getting a pass for killing men, women and children by burning them alive....
Reno got a pass because she’s a woman, lib, dim and suspected lezbo...


17 posted on 04/17/2013 12:59:26 PM PDT by matginzac
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To: Squawk 8888

How dare that 8 year old boy be born in an imperialistic materialistic country! He deserved what he got!

(Do I need the /s?)


18 posted on 04/17/2013 1:01:25 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: Squawk 8888

The root causes are obvious. Some people are pure evil and need to be put down.


19 posted on 04/17/2013 1:12:44 PM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: Squawk 8888
Amazing how these brain dead liberals seem to think that crimes have "roots." What a bizarre notion.
20 posted on 04/17/2013 1:31:03 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: matginzac

I believe he was, but of course he was considered right-wing by the media and therefore undeserving of any attempt to “understand” him. Only members of Designated Victim Groups deserve are respectful attention to their real or imagined grievances. Members of Designated Oppressor Groups must just be silenced by whatever means necessary.


21 posted on 04/17/2013 1:32:05 PM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: Squawk 8888

Trudeau vs. Harper.

The child’s response.
The adult’s response.


22 posted on 04/17/2013 6:15:34 PM PDT by Dartman (Mubarak and Gaddafi are going to look like choirboys when this is over)
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To: Squawk 8888
Here is a front page editorial cartoon from today's National Post:

Trudeau the younger is a very shallow person who thinks in platitudes and spouts trendiness as if it were profound political insight.

He is not nearly as smart as his father.

When Trudeau the elder first appeared on the political scene as a potential leader, I kept telling people "don't vote for that man, charismatic leaders are dangerous"

A fortiori for Trudeau the younger. He is Trudeau the elder with the brains knocked out.

He was just elevated to leadership of the Grits because he is the father of a famous and charismatic Prime Minister and Liberal women find him to be attractive. His elevation was a coronation, without a true leadership contest.

23 posted on 04/18/2013 9:20:25 AM PDT by Clive
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