Trudeau Cheapens Canadian Citizenship by Importing Detainees with Alleged Terrorist Ties

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau bears full personal responsibility for the Canadian government’s decision to bring to Canada from Syria 10 adults held in Kurdish prison camps as ISIS-affiliated detainees.

The detainees hold Canadian citizenship and had not been yet charged or convicted of any crimes, but nor have there been declarations by authorities that the investigation into their links/actions with ISIS have been completed.

It was a wrong decision to bring them to Canada now … and it could put innocent Canadians lives in jeopardy.

The individuals… four men and six women…along with their 13 children,  have been held for three years as foreign nationals seized and suspected of being affiliated with ISIS.

This week a federal court in Ottawa “ordered the Canadian government to provide (four) men with emergency travel documents… and repatriate them,“ the Washington Post reported.

But I have seen no proof that military or police investigations into any of them had yet been completed. (It’s not easy to get proof of terrorist links or actions in an occupied area where conflict continues!)

But surely, when the safety of Canadians at home is involved, the federal government should exercise extreme caution, give us the highest priority… not the alleged ISIS supporters!

In my view [and I suspect that of many millions of other Canadians] any individuals who left Canada and went over to Syria to join or support the ISIS terrorist group and its actions abrogated and abandoned their Canadian citizenship. Especially if they were naturalized and not native born citizens of this country.

The federal government could have appealed the Federal Court decision right up to the Supreme Court … citing both errors in law by the judge and national security requirements.

It also could have passed laws since 2019 that revoked the citizenship of anyone who left Canada to join/affiliate with ANY recognized foreign terrorist group.

It did nothing formally … or legally … to protect us!

Instead the Trudeau government last week in fact expanded the Court decision affecting four individuals and decided to bring “home” 23 purported Canadian citizens now being held in the camps… four men, six women and 13 children.

And one of those Trudeau has included in his “repatriation” list has reportedly never ever been in Canada: British-born/raised Jack Letts just holds our citizenship because his father, who lives in Britain, was born here.

“Letts, a dual British-Canadian national who converted to Islam, traveled to Syria, and admitted to joining the Islamic State. Known as “Jihadi Jack,” Letts said of himself in one interview with the BBC: “I was definitely an enemy of Britain,”  the National Review reported.

“Letts’s parents, who were convicted of funding terrorism for transferring money to their son whilst in Syria, were sentenced to 15 months in prison in 2019 and have maintained their son’s innocence,” the paper added.

Happy to have him/them in YOUR neighbourhood?

By laying out such a large Welcome mat, Trudeau is cheapening Canadian citizenship … rather than challenging the lower Court ruling and introducing laws to keep Canadians safe and our citizenship sacred.

All this sure does not sound like the Trudeau who, in a Global news story in 1917, was quoted as expressing concern “about the national security threat posed by citizens who joined the Islamic state group returning to this country.”

“We recognize the return of even one individual [who joined the Isis group] may have serious national security implications,“ Trudeau told Parliament.

Too bad, so sad that Canada’s current compliant, complacent media is not raising Hell …or even hard questions … about this dangerous decision by Trudeau and his Cabinet.

Maybe Trudeau will even show up at the airport to welcome them home???

After all, he and the media love photo ops!

Harv Oberfeld

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Canada/West MUST Hit China/India/Other Nations Funding Russia’s War!!

The Russian barbarians were at it again over the weekend: KILLING 37 more Ukrainians civilians and INJURING dozens more … including children, their mothers, fathers and grandparents.

They were massacred as they slept in their beds … not in hand-to-hand combat or even military battle confrontations … but by Russia spreading death and destruction on the civilian population of Dnipro from the sky with missiles and rockets.

And helping Vladimir Putin build and buy those munitions, missiles, rockets are massive revenues bankrolled by China, India and other nations … now doing MORE business with Russia than before the brutal aggression against Ukraine began.

According to the BBC, Russia’s trade surplus GREW by $225 Billion between Jan 1 and the end of November, 2022!

Western sanctions so far, directed against top Russian individuals and institutions, are NOT having as much impact on Putin’s economy as we would like to think.

Just two days ago, Reuters reported China’s trade with Russia hit a RECORD $190 BILLION in 2022.

“Russia more than doubled its rail exports of liquefied petroleum gas to China in 2022 as part of the Kremlin’s drive to diversify its energy export sales, a Reuters analysis based on data from industry sources showed on Thursday.

“China’s imports of Russian natural gas through the Power of Siberia pipeline are set to have risen by at least 50% in 2022, according to Russia’s top producer, Gazprom. China’s Russian crude oil imports expanded 10% on year in the first 11 months at nearly 80 million tonnes,” Reuters revealed.

(Read the full story here: https://www.reuters.com/world/china-customs-says-trade-with-russia-hit-new-high-2022-2023-01-13/. )

Disgraceful!!

Canadians learned the hard way during the “two Michaels” hostage-taking that China is NO real partner and NO friend of decency or integrity while it is ruled by dictator Xi Jinping.

And the news that China is not just ignoring sanctions resulting from Ukraine’s suffering, but is even taking advantage of it and profiting from it DEMANDS ACTION from ALL Western nations.

China should be heavily sanctioned! CURB Chinese imports and RESTRICT exports to China! NOW!!

They would no doubt retaliate with sanctions of their own against our own exports to them, but let’s keep it real: China NEEDS the markets of the United States/UK/Europe/Canada/Australia/Japan etc. MUCH MORE than we need them.

And if we are not prepared to defend democracy by sending our own troops up against Russian aggression, we should at least willing and able to take more economic heat to aid Ukraine, which is fighting the battle for democracy for us.

And don’t forget India either.

” Russian exports (to India) accounted for about $9.5 billion in the overall bilateral trade of $13 billion in 2021-2022, Kapoor said trade grew substantially since April this year “in a large part due to much greater imports (by) India of crude oil and fertilizers,” the Hindustani Times reported last month.

“The sharp surge in trade, up from $13 billion during the fiscal year 2021-2022, is largely due to India’s increased purchases of discounted Russian commodities, especially crude and fertilisers, since the start of the Ukraine war in February. Till last year, Russia accounted for less than 1% of India’s energy supplies and two-way trade was largely driven by deals for defence hardware.”

Read that whole article here: https://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/indiarussia-trade-up-by-27-bn-but-too-one-sided-says-indian-envoy-101671804285243.html.

India, like China, is FUNDING Russia’s manufacturing/acquisition of the weaponry, rockets and missiles that have KILLED more than 11,000 Ukrainians CIVILIANS … including more than 800 children.

That’s 11,000 CIVILIANS … including more than 800 KIDS … MURDERED by Russians!!!

While India, China not only PROFIT from the war … but are helping Russia finance, sustain and extend it.

And several other nations are also cashing in on Russia’s aggression and Western sanction pressures ..doing GROWING business/trade with Russia: Iran; Belarus; Turkey (a NATO member!); Kazakhstan; Brazil; Sri Lanka; Indonesia and, South Africa.

When Canada and other nations do “business as usual” with ANY of these countries, we betray the Ukrainian people … and our own values and principles as well.

SANCTION THEM ALL NOW!!

Otherwise, we encourage them to HELP fund Putin’s victimization of thousands more innocent Ukrainians … who will be killed or maimed by Russia’s artillery, bombs, missiles … and brutal, marauding soldiers.

We should all SPEAK UP and demand our governments do more … NOW!

Harv Oberfeld

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