Ava Homa writes:
“In October this year Canadians will go to the polls to vote for the future government: the competition is between the Liberals, Conservatives, and the New Democratic Party (NDP) – which also opposes Canada’s involvement in the military action against ISIS.
On the same day that the Canadian politicians point fingers at each other and accuse one another of playing games, ISIS bombs Kobani, Syria, kills 75 civilians and militia and injures hundreds.
I was present at the House of Commons when the prime minister’s motion on expanding military intervention was presented and the opposition worried about the legality of stopping atrocities and worried that Bashar al-Assad might benefit from the military intervention. As the members of Parliament argued and debated, I noticed that my hands had become wet with my own tears.
Were these senior politicians fully aware how they were making decisions on the fate of millions of persecuted and traumatized refugees?”
Intervention in Islam’s civil war is a case of damned if we do and damned if we don’t.
The consensus going in was that air support and training would enable the locals to carry the fight to ISIS. That has worked to a degree with the Kurds but not with the Sunnis and Shia in Iraq who would much rather fight each other.
I do not have much faith in the defeat of ISIS by the coalition.
One unlikely scenario will see Muslims unite and fight to conquer ISIS on their own. That’s not going to happen.
A second unlikely scenario will see the west unite to conquer ISIS. That’s not going to happen either.
The most likely scenario is that the mid-east will continue to tear itself apart.
Canada can do little to nothing to right things on its own, our best effort can only be made as part of a coalition with the right goal.
We have instead elected to make doing little to nothing in a half hearted coalition with fuzzy goals official policy.
Frankly I am not sure why we are even involved in this pointless effort. Perhaps it’s due to a misplaced sense of loyalty to a White House that may at best like us marginally better than its Muslim allies.
Have you heard Obama or other coalition members discuss intervention to rescue Christians?
I haven’t heard anything more convincing than the occasional platitude, robotically mouthed after the latest serial atrocity.
If we are willing to abandon Christians Ava then what makes you think we would rescue Muslims?
The fight we should be waging is against all of the Muslim terror states, “friend” and foe alike.
That’s the kind of coalition we need to commit to.
But that’s not going to happen either.