Trudeau: Canada is not at war with ISIS
Trudeau, who made his comments during a CBC Radio interview, and Dion – speaking Wednesday in the House of Commons foyer – both said the conflict with the Islamic State (ISIS), which claimed the Brussels attacks, not fit the true definition of war.
“A war is something that can be won by one side or the other and there is no path for ISIL to actually win against the West,” Trudeau said, according to The Canadian Press, using the alternative acronym for ISIS.
“They want to destabilize, they want to strike fear. They need to be stamped out.”
Dion suggested the notion of labelling the fight against extremists as an actual war might simply be outdated.
“If you use the terminology ‘war,’ in international law it will mean two armies with respecting rules and it’s not the case at all,” Dion was quoted as having said.
“You have terrorist groups that respect nothing. So we prefer to say that it’s a fight,” he added.
Now we know – WW II was technically a “fight” & not a war according to Deep Liberal Thinker Stephane Dion – Nazis didn’t respect the rules either.