Where were you, Mom and Dad, on the day that Hamas thanked the Trudeau government?
Agreed: the day that the world’s most notorious terror group offered up video thanks to the Justin Trudeau regime probably doesn’t rank up there with 9/11 or Pearl Harbor. But it’s in the same category, isn’t it?
Like 9/11, it is an Islamic death squad trying to humiliate us. And, like Pearl Harbor, it was a bit of a shock.
And, if we are being honest with ourselves, we all know what Hamas was trying to do. It was engaging in a bit of old-fashioned Soviet style agitprop, designed to cause controversy and embarrassment here in Canada. And it certainly did that.
Social media was overflowing with more outrage than usual about the video statement by some Hamas apparatchik who deserves a bullet, not a microphone.
And, if a snippet of the video ends up in a Conservative Party campaign attack video at the time of the next election, no one will be very surprised.
After the video landed like one of the hundreds of missiles Hamas has fired at Israel in the past 24 hours, Trudeau’s clueless and feckless Foreign Affairs minister, Melanie Joly, swiftly issued a tweet saying mean things about Hamas. But, like everything else that Joly does, it isn’t even worth quoting here.
Because even Joly would know, deep in the recesses of her cranium, that her tweet wouldn’t have been necessary – and the Hamas video would never have been issued – if Canada had not cravenly, stupidly, voted for a cease-fire.
When asked by assorted anti-Semites at the UN to go along with the cease-fire vote, Trudeau’s chosen representative, Bob Rae, could have and should have said: “There already was a cease-fire. Hamas was the one who broke it on October 7.” According to some sources, that is precisely what Rae wanted to say.
But that’s not how the Trudeau government conducts foreign affairs, is it? Consistency and coherence are not its core strength. What it does best is saying lots and doing little. Over promising, and under-delivering. Being useless, in other words.
Observing that the Trudeau government has been a disaster on the Israel-Gaza war since October 7 isn’t even worth saying out loud. It is so obvious, so true, everyone knows it.
The consequences are equally obvious. If there is a single Canadian Jew who is prepared to vote for Trudeau’s Liberals in the next election, it should be made into a Canadian Heritage Minute commercial. It would be a miracle.
And, if the Americans or the Brits or the French are prepared to even listen to us for two minutes at the water cooler at the next international summit, it would also be a miracle. With them, with all of our allies, our credibility has been utterly shredded by the performative, puerile antics of Trudeau and Joly.
And, most seriously of all, we have hurt our ally, Israel. We have said to our Canadian Jewish brothers and sisters that, in the big scheme of things, they don’t matter as much. Sure, 1200 of your friends and family were slaughtered on October 7, but we think you should suck it up and move on.
Well, that’s what the Trudeau government thinks, at least. And that’s why Hamas issued its little thank you note.
It was a bit of a joke, yes.
But so is the Trudeau government.