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Canada's Trudeau: Iran plane victims would
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Posted By: NorthernDog, 1/14/2020 9:48:12 AM

OTTAWA - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Monday that the victims of the Ukrainian airliner shot down in Iran would still be alive if the recent escalation of tensions in the region had not happened, according to a transcript of an interview with Global News TV. The U.S. killing of Iranian General Qassem Soleimani in Baghdad in a Jan. 3 drone strike prompted Iran to launch a missile attack on Iraqi bases housing U.S. troops on Jan. 8, hours before the passenger jet was shot down. All 176 aboard were killed, including 57 Canadians. "I think if there were


Iran alone pressed the button that brought down the plane and killed everyone aboard.. But Prissy-boy wants to tip-toe on eggshells around the Ayatollahs.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: PlayItAgain 1/14/2020 9:51:30 AM (No. 288148)
OK . . . and?
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Foont 1/14/2020 9:51:49 AM (No. 288149)
What an utter ignoramus. When, if ever, have there NOT been "regional tensions" in that part of the world?
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Reply 3 - Posted by: iSpartacus 1/14/2020 9:52:33 AM (No. 288151)
Hmmm If Iran had not attacked the US embassy. If Iran had not killed Americans. If Iran had not sponsored world wide terror. If Iran had not employed a terrorist head.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: EliotRosewater49 1/14/2020 9:53:23 AM (No. 288152)
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Sunhan65 1/14/2020 10:01:30 AM (No. 288158)
If there were no Islamic Republic of Iran, there would be a lot less regional tension. What is Prime Minister Trudeau prepared to do to accomplish that? Bury his dead and then go back to business as usual with Iran? The President of the United States did a very good thing here. If he had consulted with allies, they would have tried to talk him out of it, added nothing to the effort, and then somebody would have leaked it to the Iranians. Trudeau needs to criticize the people who shoot down civilian aircraft, not the people who kill terrorists who shoot down civilian aircraft.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Starboard_side 1/14/2020 10:02:50 AM (No. 288159)
And yet dozens of flights took off during that night.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: PChristopher 1/14/2020 10:03:16 AM (No. 288160)
....said Prime Minister Blackface.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: JunkYardDog 1/14/2020 10:03:55 AM (No. 288161)
Will Trudeau mourn the fall of the current Iranian regime? There seems to be growing discontent there, Justin. Didn't the gvt just shoot at protesters voicing their anger over the regime shooting down a commercial airliner full of Iranians? Why are you taking their side, Justin? The Iranians don't play nice with the other kids. Depending on who the kids are, they get stoned, shot, thrown off buildings, publicly whipped, exiled, imprisoned, etc. Trudeau knows all this-this little speech is just political brown-nosing BS. He should be condemning the Iranians, not coddling them.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: fayebeck 1/14/2020 10:05:02 AM (No. 288162)
If a bullfrog had wings........
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Reply 10 - Posted by: voxpopuli 1/14/2020 10:05:06 AM (No. 288163)
Canada's Trudeau: Hiroshima and Nagasaki victims would be alive had there been no regional tensions
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Reply 11 - Posted by: Lawsy0 1/14/2020 10:07:28 AM (No. 288168)
Trudeau puts the ''O'' in O Canada!
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Reply 12 - Posted by: Dodge Boy 1/14/2020 10:09:43 AM (No. 288174)
Boy Trudeau, it sure didn't take you long to get on the wrong side of the issue, did it? If you are trying to re-gain local support from the Canadian populace who have largely abandoned you due to a series of very wrong-headed policy decisions, you are too late. They want you
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Reply 13 - Posted by: Mr. Know-It-All 1/14/2020 10:14:46 AM (No. 288180)
Translation: It's Trump's fault! There were no regional tensions before Trump took office! Right?
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Reply 14 - Posted by: janjan 1/14/2020 10:21:06 AM (No. 288191)
Bold words from the leader of a country that has been riding the economic coattails of the US since it has existed. I really hope Trump doesn’t dignify his stupid remarks with a response. Trudeau is a nobody who would be weeping at our border if Canada is ever attacked.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: Moritz55 1/14/2020 10:30:30 AM (No. 288203)
Did you hear his attempt at sounding serious last night? Hilarious! Compared to him, Cory Booker really is Spartacus!
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Reply 16 - Posted by: Sandbar 1/14/2020 10:31:33 AM (No. 288204)
Exactly #13 . Trump killed one terrorist and caused the Mullahs to hate us since 1979.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: bighambone 1/14/2020 10:32:40 AM (No. 288207)
Justin from Canada is all wet again. His comments are like saying that if Adolf Hitler was not born, that there would not have been a Second World War in Europe.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: earlybird 1/14/2020 10:40:52 AM (No. 288217)
Oh, stop it. For someone actively engaged in the breakup of the Brit royal family, you have a lot to say about tension, regional or otherwise.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: bad-hair 1/14/2020 10:41:08 AM (No. 288218)
I guess Canadian ourists had better book flights where there are no regional tensions. Alberta or Saskatchewan maybe.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: Hazymac 1/14/2020 10:43:35 AM (No. 288222)
Canada has its own Obama. Congratulations.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: Nimby 1/14/2020 10:52:55 AM (No. 288234)
And Canadians re-elected this clown?
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Reply 22 - Posted by: marbles 1/14/2020 10:54:20 AM (No. 288239)
When haven't there been " regional tensions"?
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Reply 23 - Posted by: valinva 1/14/2020 10:57:38 AM (No. 288242)
Plane victims would be alive if they had not visited terrorist Iran or gotten aboard the airplane.
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Reply 24 - Posted by: heartsurgeon 1/14/2020 10:57:46 AM (No. 288243)
Why were 57 "Canadians" in Iran?
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Reply 25 - Posted by: Norway 1/14/2020 11:07:24 AM (No. 288251)
When I used to catch and arrest shoplifters...sometimes they'd say to me, "Well, if you hadn't been here I wouldn't have been arrested!" (like they were the victims and it was all my fault).
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Reply 26 - Posted by: Strike3 1/14/2020 11:24:18 AM (No. 288268)
Barack Obama would be carved on Mt. Rushmore if he hadn't been such an incompetent, communist, greedy, lying snake in the grass and if the engineers could find a way to prop up the ears. Hillary Clinton would have been elected POTUS in 2016 if the first sentence had been false and if she hadn't been aptly described by the same adjectives by which Barack Obama is fitted like a size-small Trojan. Being slim and pretty instead of porcine would have been helpful.
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Reply 27 - Posted by: BeatleJeff 1/14/2020 11:25:52 AM (No. 288269)
This is a clear example of why Trudeau went into politics and not quantum physics.
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Reply 28 - Posted by: FleetUSA 1/14/2020 11:26:57 AM (No. 288271)
As Dad always said, "if my aunt had balls, she'd be my uncle".
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Reply 29 - Posted by: StrikingViking 1/14/2020 11:55:22 AM (No. 288295)
Here are some facts for Monsieur Trudeau to ponder: Iran is actively pursuing nuclear weapons. It placed at least one of its nuclear facilities in Teheran so as to illegally shield it from strikes by the Democracies. It surrounded the nuclear facilities with anti-aircraft batteries. It placed its Russian anti-aircraft missile batteries on a "weapons-free" status, allowing them to fire at will. It allowed civilian aircraft from other nations to operate in this very perilous airspace. Monsieur Trudeau, by not doing any one of these things, Iran would not have shot down the Ukrainian airliner.
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Reply 30 - Posted by: Rumblehog 1/14/2020 11:59:26 AM (No. 288300)
How does he know? It might have been due to operator stupidity or equipment malfunction.
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Reply 31 - Posted by: fayebeck 1/14/2020 12:02:49 PM (No. 288308)
I used to accuse my mother, father and brothers and sister of "making me do things". For instance "see what you made me do". And then my mother would say "don't make me beat your ass". And then my father would tell me after I was in bed, "don't make me come in there".
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Reply 32 - Posted by: ROLFNader 1/14/2020 12:03:37 PM (No. 288309)
Yeah, whatev, Bieber.
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Reply 33 - Posted by: LadyHen 1/14/2020 12:05:40 PM (No. 288313)
Um, there has been "regional tensions" there since before there were airplanes, you blithering dingdong.
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Reply 34 - Posted by: cold porridge 1/14/2020 12:05:59 PM (No. 288314)
America must not be the only country that has a problem with voter fraud for this azzhat to get re-elected. I agree with a couple others here, "What were the canadians doing in Iran in the first place?" Were they part of the DS that has been controlling Iran, or maybe part of the Obama/Kerry treasonous doings?
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Reply 35 - Posted by: DVC 1/14/2020 12:07:13 PM (No. 288317)
Yeah, if the insane, evil Muslim leaders hadn't been killing everyone in the area to try to increase their miserable power. This is 100% on the evil Muslims.
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Reply 36 - Posted by: rinohunter 1/14/2020 12:08:31 PM (No. 288318)
What a little wimpy fa%^ot! I will never, ever step foot in Canada again and spend any money until they rid themselves of this little creep.
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Reply 37 - Posted by: edgar 1/14/2020 12:22:45 PM (No. 288338)
Or, if those on the plane decided not to fly to Ukraine or to be in Iran. We can go on and on here Justin. What's the point? Iran shot down a passenger jet, in Iranian airspace, during a military action carried out at the direction of the Iranian government. Where else to put the blame but on Iran?
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Reply 38 - Posted by: kewmac 1/14/2020 12:26:00 PM (No. 288348)
Trudeau is worthless and of course the Canadians that put him in office are worthless. I am thinking it might be time for economic sanctions or even a trade embargo.
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Reply 39 - Posted by: mc squared 1/14/2020 12:37:38 PM (No. 288368)
Maybe not, but without regional tensions there wouldn't have been millions of deaths in the London Blitz or Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
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Reply 40 - Posted by: stablemoney 1/14/2020 12:55:04 PM (No. 288387)
Trudeau has grown himself a beard so he will look like Marx and Lenin. Looks exactly the same. Remarkable!
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Reply 41 - Posted by: DVC 1/14/2020 12:56:46 PM (No. 288389)
#15, and he has grown a beard, trying to act grown up.
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Reply 42 - Posted by: jacksin5 1/14/2020 1:12:17 PM (No. 288408)
If there had been no Jimmy Carter......
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Reply 43 - Posted by: Venturer 1/14/2020 1:13:21 PM (No. 288410)
If my Aunt had a penis she would be my Uncle.
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Reply 44 - Posted by: Smart11344 1/14/2020 1:42:53 PM (No. 288432)
Turdeau is an absolute idiot.
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Reply 45 - Posted by: kono 1/14/2020 1:46:37 PM (No. 288434)
Prime Minister Moonbeam ought to study a bit of the history of the region to find a time that was free from these sorts of 'regional tensions' before making such an outrageously naive remark. He may discover the place has been a mess since even before the Medes, Assyrians, Babylonians, Persians, and Macedonians took turns playing Empire there.
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Reply 46 - Posted by: enemyofthestate 1/14/2020 2:06:55 PM (No. 288456)
And what would a substitute drama teacher--- his previous employment--- know about it?
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Reply 47 - Posted by: kennedylaw 1/14/2020 2:24:22 PM (No. 288476)
So that means it is Jimmy Carter's fault.
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Reply 48 - Posted by: NessunDorma 1/14/2020 2:29:54 PM (No. 288482)
So Justin, if you had been PM in 1979 would you have approved the plan to get the Americans hiding in the Canadian embassy in Tehran safely out? Would you even have allowed them sanctuary? Do you find it at all sad that I would even think to ask such a question??
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Reply 49 - Posted by: Tennman 1/14/2020 3:07:10 PM (No. 288511)
Let's get back to the source. Had Carter not allowed the Shah to be deposed and replaced …….
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Reply 50 - Posted by: LC Chihuahua 1/14/2020 3:13:23 PM (No. 288515)
Iran has done this all on their own. Nobody has ever provoked them. Trudeau knows this, but will not criticize one of his allies.
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Reply 51 - Posted by: jeffkinnh 1/14/2020 4:14:18 PM (No. 288561)
Hey Canada, your Prime Minister is pathetic. Just because he is a wimp doesn't mean we all have to be.
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Reply 52 - Posted by: Cynical Backstory 1/14/2020 5:40:29 PM (No. 288632)
Most of those Canadians had middle eastern names. What I want to know and probably never will, who was escaping on that plane that the Iranians were determined to kill, no matter what the cost.
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Reply 53 - Posted by: kiwinews 1/15/2020 1:00:07 AM (No. 288827)
And if my Auntie could tap dance she'd be on Broadway. What a pointless git he is.
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