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    Several news sources state that the Canadian government gave a convicted terrorist $10 million .

    omar khadr had been convicted of killing one US soldier and wounding others. He was being held at the US base at Guantanamo Bay. Since Canada is an allied country he was allowed to be transferred there.

    Is there more to the story?

    https://www.therebel.media/justin_tr...dian_terrorist

    http://www.conservativecountry.net/p...llion-apology/

    http://www.independentsentinel.com/c...r-u-s-soldier/
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    Is there? If so, what is it?
    Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes? Who is watching the watchers?

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    • #3
      Indeed, there is more to the story, but unless you look in places other than foaming-at-the-mouth anti-Muslim/Anti-Liberal (Federal Canadian) sites you're not going to find it.
      BoRG
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      • #4
        Originally posted by Arthwys View Post
        Indeed, there is more to the story, but unless you look in places other than foaming-at-the-mouth anti-Muslim/Anti-Liberal (Federal Canadian) sites you're not going to find it.
        So share with us, if it's a worthwhile story. Right now, it looks like bickering over the source, period.

        BTW: not all sites that disagree with your viewpoint are "foaming-at-the-mouth anti-Muslim/Anti-Liberal (Federal Canadian) sites."
        Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes? Who is watching the watchers?

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        • #5
          Yes our government did.
          http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/omar...ment-1.4194142

          71% of Canadians opposed the deal.
          http://nationalpost.com/opinion/john...d-61f9f586ca59

          They then secretly wired him the money before the lawyers repesenting the family of the soldier he killed could file an injunction.

          See:
          http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/omar-k...suit-1.4204192
          http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/omar-k...ment-1.4198212


          What I don't understand is how the Canadian government in any way was responsible for violating his charter rights. Khadr committed a war crime in Afghanistan against a member of the US military. The US captured him, gave him medical care, imprisoned him and tortured him at Guantanamo Bay. If any of his rights were violated they were violated by the US government, not Canada. The Canadian charter does not extend beyond our borders.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by AdrianE View Post
            What I don't understand is how the Canadian government in any way was responsible for violating his charter rights.
            The lawyers alleged the violations were due in part to Canadian intelligence officials who interrogated him at Guantanamo Bay in 2003-04, knowing he had been repeatedly deprived of sleep, and passed the information on to U.S. officials.
            http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/khadr-...court-1.893059

            Canada was not an innocent bystander to torture. Instead, it was complicit and an active participant.

            Although the war crimes are murky and unproven (this is why confessions under torture are unreliable), I do think that Khadr is likely guilty of lesser offenses. Nonetheless, the government of Canada recognized right and wrong. I am no fan of Trudeau, but this decision makes me just a little bit prouder to be a Canadian.

            That we are still able to acknowledge when a wrong has been committed instills me with pride. Whether or not Khadr is a criminal is irrelevant. We cannot torture murderers or child-molestors, either (even if I might want to do it personally.)

            For 10M, Canada bought back her honour. For such shameful conduct, it would still have been a bargain at twice the price.

            Addendum: The courts just ruled that an injunction to freeze any transfer to Khadr would not have passed.

            Judge rejects bid to freeze Khadr's assets
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            • #7
              "We do not have one law for Omar Khadr and another for all other Canadians,"
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              • #8
                Trudeau's apology and compensation to taliban soldier.

                I hope this in the end costs him his job .If he had any sense of honour he'd have fought this to the bitter end . Post Modernism virtue signaller at its finest.

                https://www.washingtonpost.com/world...=.d4ee4762d09d

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                • #9
                  I am sorry to say that I am Canadian ( by immigration) and as an ex member of the CAF i am ashamed of what our PM did....IF Khadr had any decency and sense of honour he would donate 80% of his winnings to the Wounded Warrior project BUT being a greedy self serving p#### he and his lawyer will rub our collective noses in it........What goes around, comes around, and Mr?? Khadr will pay fate in due course of his life.

                  Toulon France...

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Bow View Post
                    I am sorry to say that I am Canadian ( by immigration) and as an ex member of the CAF i am ashamed of what our PM did....IF Khadr had any decency and sense of honour he would donate 80% of his winnings to the Wounded Warrior project BUT being a greedy self serving p#### he and his lawyer will rub our collective noses in it........What goes around, comes around, and Mr?? Khadr will pay fate in due course of his life.

                    Toulon France...
                    It has set a terrible prescedent and has made the west look terribly weak. I have observed Mr Trudeau and he is a very dangerous man. A petty Castro loving social justice warrior is Prime Minister of one of the worlds greatest democracies. The Conservative Party needs to get its act together and fast.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by copenhagen View Post
                      It has set a terrible prescedent and has made the west look terribly weak.
                      On the contrary, it has set an excellent precedent.

                      For a measly $10m, Canada has bought back her honour and self-respect.
                      For a mere $10m, Canada has repudiated torture and re-affirmed the rule of Law.
                      For a paltry $10m, Canada has re-taken the high moral ground without the loss of a single life or limb.

                      This does not mean Khadr was entirely innocent, but this is not about what he did (or did not) do on the battlefield. This is about what was done to him. He was tortured and the Government of Canada was both complicit and an active participant. For this, all Canadians (I am one) should feel ashamed.

                      This payment tells the world that Canada is ruled by Law and, when transgressed, the Government apologises and moves forward. This decision should be trumpeted throughout the Western world as our strength and not our weakness. Our rights are protected by Law and even the Government is held accountable to Law. We reject torture and drumhead trials, whether they are held at Guantanamo or by Daesh.

                      This action is just another opportunity to show the world that, once again, we are the good guys and sets us further apart from the savages behind Daesh. I am no fan of PM Trudeau, but he got this one right. This decision makes me just a little bit prouder to be a Canadian.
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                      • #12
                        Same topic threads merged.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by AdrianE View Post
                          Yes our government did.
                          http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/omar...ment-1.4194142

                          71% of Canadians opposed the deal.
                          http://nationalpost.com/opinion/john...d-61f9f586ca59

                          They then secretly wired him the money before the lawyers repesenting the family of the soldier he killed could file an injunction.

                          See:
                          http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/omar-k...suit-1.4204192
                          http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/omar-k...ment-1.4198212


                          What I don't understand is how the Canadian government in any way was responsible for violating his charter rights. Khadr committed a war crime in Afghanistan against a member of the US military. The US captured him, gave him medical care, imprisoned him and tortured him at Guantanamo Bay. If any of his rights were violated they were violated by the US government, not Canada. The Canadian charter does not extend beyond our borders.
                          "Tortured him" at Gitmo? Not a chance.
                          Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes? Who is watching the watchers?

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Herman Hum View Post
                            On the contrary, it has set an excellent precedent.

                            For a measly $10m, Canada has bought back her honour and self-respect.
                            For a mere $10m, Canada has repudiated torture and re-affirmed the rule of Law.
                            For a paltry $10m, Canada has re-taken the high moral ground without the loss of a single life or limb.

                            This does not mean Khadr was entirely innocent, but this is not about what he did (or did not) do on the battlefield. This is about what was done to him. He was tortured and the Government of Canada was both complicit and an active participant. For this, all Canadians (I am one) should feel ashamed.

                            This payment tells the world that Canada is ruled by Law and, when transgressed, the Government apologises and moves forward. This decision should be trumpeted throughout the Western world as our strength and not our weakness. Our rights are protected by Law and even the Government is held accountable to Law. We reject torture and drumhead trials, whether they are held at Guantanamo or by Daesh.

                            This action is just another opportunity to show the world that, once again, we are the good guys and sets us further apart from the savages behind Daesh. I am no fan of PM Trudeau, but he got this one right. This decision makes me just a little bit prouder to be a Canadian.
                            $10 miillion to a terrorist is "the high ground"?

                            Maybe if 9/11 had been in Montreal or Toronto you might feel a little different.

                            Meanwhile, you obviously have money to burn in Canada.

                            Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes? Who is watching the watchers?

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                            • #15
                              Your link does not provide any evidence of the Government of Canada's complicity and participation. All it says is that Canadian officials talked to him at Guantanamo Bay and for some reason the Supreme Court ruled that his charter rights were violated.

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