Justin relieved: NATO response to Paris attacks would not require Canada to act

“If Article 5 is invoked, it actually formally does not require Canada to do anything,” said Stephen Saideman, the Paterson Chair in International Affairs at Carleton University. “Canada can choose to do as little or as much as it wants.”

“What it means ultimately is that Article 5 requires nothing from anybody. Every country can react as they see fit. Countries don’t have to participate.

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  • dance…dancetotheradio

    Then what the hell is the point of an alliance?

    • Beats me.

      • dance…dancetotheradio

        Well good, then.
        Can we kick out Turkey now?

        • Yo Mama

          No, they should be fried in honour of US Thanksgiving Day!

          • dance…dancetotheradio

            Turkey fryers are a Darwinian Crucible.
            Check out the toobs on it.

          • Did you hear about the time Hungary fried Turkey in Greece, and spiced it with Chile?

          • Maggat

            oooooh, good one.

          • That joke is as old as the hills. ‘Cept for the last part — “spiced it with Chile”. That’s copyright (c)ricardo.
            😉

    • Cat-astrophe

      And: What the heII is the point of the United Nations?

      • dance…dancetotheradio

        There isn’t.

        • BillyHW

          None whatsoever.

  • Makes perfect sense. Just as Justin’s dad turned his back on the political prisoners of Cuba at the height of Castro’s Stalinist regime, Justin is turning his back on the victims of the Islamo-fascists at the height of their brutality. History will write similar accounts of them both.

    • Justin’s advisers will do Obama like harm to Canada before the Liberals are kicked out of office.

      • The very first foreign policy decision that Obama made was to bring sanctions against impoverished little Honduras, because Honduras resisted an illegal Marxist coup with a completely legitimate counter-coup.

        Stephen Harper attempted to help struggling Honduras, and opened up bilateral trade relations with them. Mulcair attacked Harper during the debates re: Honduras — Mulcair, like Obama, supported the Marxist coup and wanted to punish Honduras for resisting the coup. It wouldn’t surprise me if Trudeau takes the same position as Mulcair and Obama and cuts the bilateral trade agreement.

        Honduras is in fact a staunch U.S. ally, and was one of the few countries of Latin America to send troops to support the Americans in Iraq.

      • dance…dancetotheradio

        I am a western separatist again.

        • Alain

          Considering what Alberta voters did recently, I think it no longer has traction.

          • Exile1981

            I’m not sure they did. The ndp had only 30% of popular vite.

          • Alain

            If I remember correctly the Liberals also only got about 40% of the popular vote in the last federal election but still got a big majority.

    • Maggat

      When this jack ass is done there may well not be any paper or ink left to write with.

  • Maggat

    Probably just as well. Should shiny pony act it would be a screw up for sure.

    • john700

      Under Trudeau, Canada might bomb France.

      • Cat-astrophe

        More likely Saskatchewan and Alberta.

        • john700

          No need for bombing Alberta. Their govt does the job admirably.

      • Gary

        Dion has real problem as a dual citizen that must deny the Paris jihad was linked to islam or muslims.

  • Yo Mama

    I think this could lead to some conflicts between Justin Trudeau and Barack Hussein Obama, with the former getting his marching orders from Saudi Arabia and the latter getting his from Iran.

  • Xavier

    When Canada needs protection and assistance after an ISIS attack, what will NATO say?

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      Chacha chacha chacha chacha chow.
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jofNR_WkoCE

    • Gary

      Obama will tell Justin he needs to take in more muslims to counter the islamophobic reaction based attacks where muslims are the victims after every slaughter.

  • ontario john

    Our military is going to be too busy being servants to muslim refugees at bases here in “Sunny Ways” Canada, and protecting the neighbours from getting their heads lopped off. But the most serious threat to the world according to Dion, is the global warming scam. And in the People’s Democratic Socialist Republic of Alberta, the new global warming scam has been announced there. Two thirds of hydro must come from renewable sources like wind turbines and solar, because that has worked out so well in Ontario. And all Albertans will be hit with a huge carbon tax. Unlike Ontario and Quebec, the money will stay in Alberta to be used by the socialists. Some of that money will be given to whiny indians. So, in other words, when you lose your job in Alberta you get stuck with higher taxes to heat your home and drive your car, you can’t rely on cheap hydro in your home, and your money goes to whiny indians and socialist schemes. “Sunny Ways”

    • Edubeat

      PDSR-AB

  • David Murrell

    Notice how CBC News managed to dredge up a professor to claim that Canada as no NATO obligations, all of this to protect Trudeau’s butt. The CBC is proving to be a good mouthpiece for Justin.

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      If Canada has no NATO obligations then what obliges the Americans to defend us?

      • Xavier

        And you’d better not harm the terrorists we send you!

    • Alain

      When was the CBC anything other?

    • Gary

      Hey, he promised them almost $600 million extra for the CBC budget in his first 4 years term if he got Elected .
      No big shock that the parasite Leftist pro-sharia anti-Canada Suits at the CBC promoted Justin and supported ISIS sending us 25,000 islamists to slaughter us here along with killing jews on our soil.

  • reidjr

    The question has to be asked what if we get attacked will JT put his big boy pants on

    or will he offer hugs.

    • Cat-astrophe

      Hugs, knee mats and tell you to move if you don’t like it.

    • Gary

      I feel sorry for his wife that now has 4 children to look after and no father figure in the House.

  • Hard Little Machine

    for the record, NATO is silly pointless ineffectual organization that ALL parties believe is optional

  • Shebel

    If I toss a stone thru the the window of of a Presbyterian Church —-
    Will this be classified as an Islamophobic Hate crime?