Just a few days ago, Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau placed the blame of the downed Ukraine airliner on Iran, who finally admitted to shooting down the plane after days of multiple denials.
On Tuesday, Trudeau added the U.S. was partially to blame because it had escalated tensions with Iran following its response to an attack on our U.S. embassy in Iraq by Iranians. Imagine that.
Mr. Prime Minister, are you OK with Iran attacking US embassies via Iranian proxies? Where is your red line that must not be crossed before you believe a country should defend itself?
“I think if there were no tensions, if there was no escalation recently in the region, those Canadians would be right now home with their families,” Trudeau said in an interview on Monday.
Fifty-seven Canadians were among those killed last Wednesday after the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps fired a ballistic missile at a commercial Boeing 737 plane. The strike occurred during an Iranian attack on Iraqi air bases housing U.S. military personnel. Trudeau said the incident is “something that happens when you have conflict and war.”
“Innocents bear the brunt of it, and it is a reminder why all of us need to work so hard on deescalation, moving forward to reduce tensions and find a pathway that doesn’t involve further conflict and killing,” Trudeau continued.
Trudeau’s comments echo the sentiments of some Democratic contenders for president, such as former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg. Buttigieg, 37, also suggested that the U.S. was to blame for the Iranian strike on the plane, labeling it a consequence of “an unnecessary and unwanted military tit for tat.” [Washington Examiner]
“If there had been no tensions in the Middle East,?” Has there ever been a time in modern history that there wasn’t tension in the Middle East? It is very tragic what happened, but seriously, let’s stay focused on the problem without politics.
Each commercial airliner has a transponder identifier. It shows up clearly on any radar. You can even get an app for your phone that shows where and what aircraft are flying in any area of the world. This is the fault of the Iranian military and nobody else.
As long as we’re playing the “what if” game, if Iran weren’t an Islamic totalitarian dictatorship, most of the people on that plane would not have fled Iran for the freedom of Canada and, therefore would not have been on the plane in the first place.
“What if” the U.S. would not have entered WW2 and save the world? Canada would have never gone global with maple syrup, causing Iranians to travel to Canada, thus not having Iranians from Canada on that plane. Iran would have never had a regime that was out of control… only “if”
“What if” Canada and the rest of the free world would have supported Trump and the U.S. when we got serious with Iran rather than taking the Neville Chamberlain approach of let’s be kind, and everything will be ok.
Maybe our allies weren’t informed because they can’t be trusted. Now Canada wants to push the blame to the US instead of the country that downed the plane. Did Canada soundly condemn the Iran attack on a US base? Maybe Trudeau and Michael Moore need to mind Canada’s business, not ours.
Trudeau is out of touch with the World. That part of the world has always been in tensions period!
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