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🍁 CDN: PM Announced End Of Bombing Missions In Iraq/ Syria

By David Ljunggren February 8, 2016. The World Post. (Photos added).

On 4 November 2015, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced that Canada's new Minister of National Defence is Harjit Sajjan. On 4 November 2015, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced that Canada's new Minister of National Defence is Harjit Sajjan. (Photo gov.ca).

Once again Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau shows the world how to lead – as peacekeepers and humanitarians – when he made the official statement that Canada would be recalling six jets that have been bombing targets in both Iraq and Syria; putting an end to the attack role Canadian military had taken under the dark days of ‘Harper Government‘… Alistair Reign.

The people terrorized by (Islamic State) every day don’t need our vengeance, they need our help,” said Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

Trudeau’s Liberals won an election last October promising to withdraw the jets but came under pressure from allies who feared the decision could weaken efforts to combat the militant group. Bombing began in November 2014 under the previous Conservative government.

We can’t do everything .. we were guided by our desire to do what we could do best to help in the region and to do it in the right way,” Trudeau told a news conference.

Canada will end its bombing missions by (February 22, 2016) but keep two surveillance planes in the region as well as refueling aircraft, and triple the number of soldiers training Kurdish troops in northern Iraq to about 200.

US President Barack Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (L) shake hands during their bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit in Manila on November 19, 2015 (AFP Photo/Saul Loeb)

US President Barack Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (L) shake hands during their bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit in Manila.  November 19, 2015. (AFP Photo/ Saul Loeb).

Officials in the United States welcomed the announcement, which came after sustained diplomatic pressure from major allies to persuade Canada to do as much as possible.

(In other words they pressured PM Trudeau to stay in the fight killing hundreds of thousands of innocent civilians – and Justin held his ground – sticking to our Canadian way… Alistair).

I’m confident we are going to continue to have discussions with the Canadians about additional steps they can take to further enhance our counter-ISIL efforts,” said White House spokesman John Earnest.

He said Trudeau had talked to Obama on Monday. The two will meet in Washington next month.

Canada’s decision came as the Syrian army advanced towards the Turkish border on Monday in an offensive backed by Russia and Iran.

Trudeau said the new mission would be engaged for at least two years and then be re-evaluated.

The best way to promote long-term stability was to help local people fight to get their territory back, he added.

Harjit Sajjan answers questions from Canadian Armed Forces members deployed on Operation IMPACT

The Honourable Harjit Singh Sajjan, Minister of National Defence anwser questions from his troop during a visit to Camp Canada Kuwait on November 30, 2015. (Photo: Sgt Yannick Bédard, Canadian Forces Combat Camera).

Canadians’ appetite for foreign military missions dropped after 10 years of involvement in Afghanistan that ended in 2011, during which 158 soldiers were killed. 

(Really? As a Canadian I am offended by that word ‘appetite’ in reference to war – that is an American expression… Alistair).

Last March, one Canadian soldier died and three others were injured in a friendly fire incident in Iraq. (Americans firing on Canadians… Alistair).

Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan conceded there would still be risks for the trainers.

This is a conflict zone and a very high threat environment,” he said by phone.

Opinion polls show Canadians are sharply divided over the role of the armed forces in the fight against Islamic State.

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