Silence from the Media Party on Trudeau’s star candidate saying Israel committed war crimes


It’s now past noon in Toronto and Ottawa yet I have not seen a single mention of this stunning statement by Liberal candidate Andrew Leslie from any other news source besides Sun News:

A retired Canadian general who hopes to be elected as a Liberal MP next year believes Israel’s military forces fired “indiscriminately” on Palestinian women and children in the recent Hamas-Israel conflict.

“Casualties are caused by the Israelis using very heavy weapons systems, firing indiscriminately onto Palestinian women and children,” Andrew Leslie said at an event on Aug. 19. (see here)

That sound of crickets you hear is coming from the Liberals panicking and their Media Party shills waiting for their instructions and talking-points.

Update: Minister Joe Oliver crushes Trudeau with this response:

The comments made by Justin Trudeau’s top defence and foreign affairs advisor, Andrew Leslie, are deeply disturbing. They show once again that the Liberals fail to understand the inhumane tactics of Hamas, a terrorist organization under Canadian law.

Israel takes great precautions to protect civilians while in contrast, Hamas deliberately puts innocent Palestinians in harm’s way and has hurled thousands of rockets at Israeli civilians. Nevertheless, Mr. Leslie places blame on Israel for defending itself.

The Hamas record is clear. It has repeatedly reneged on its cease-fire agreements and devotes resources to smuggling tunnels and weaponry, ignoring the pressing need for infrastructure, health-care and education in Gaza. Furthermore, it refuses to acknowledge Israel’s right to exist and remains committed to its destruction. Yet Mr. Leslie and the Liberal Party would rather criticize Israel, Canada’s ally and the only democracy in the Middle East.

This position has become a pattern within Liberal ranks. Darshan Kang, a nominated Liberal candidate in Calgary, joined an anti-Israel rally where protesters proudly displayed anti-Semitic messages. Earlier, Adam Vaughan, MP for Trinity-Spadina, criticized our Conservative Government’s strong support for Israel, advocating for a “middle voice” on the issue of terrorist violence.

Justin Trudeau has remained silent while his advisors, candidates and MPs have spoken out against Israel. Thankfully, Canadians can rely on the strong, principled leadership of Prime Minister Stephen Harper to speak with moral clarity and recognize Hamas for what it is: a violent terrorist organization that stands in the way of peace and prosperity for both Israelis and Palestinians alike. (see here)


25 Responses to “Silence from the Media Party on Trudeau’s star candidate saying Israel committed war crimes”

  1. Liz J Says:

    What an outrageous statement. Israel was attacked and he expected them to use nerf balls? This idiocy should not go unchallenged.

    Leslie is a sorehead, he’s entering politics to GET at Harper IMO. If that’s what the Liberals want to advise them on military affairs it should be a good fit with panty waist Justin but certainly not fit to have anything to do with the security of the country.

    • energy01 Says:

      Great quote from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Fox News Sunday, ‘We are using missile defense to protect our civilians, and they’re using their civilians to protect their missiles.’

  2. Fay Says:

    The silence is deafening??

  3. Liz J Says:

    Furthermore, it’s obvious Leslie has about as much understanding of the facts on how this conflict was actually handled by Israel as Justin. Wouldn’t we be in some pickle if those two put their heads together?

  4. Hans Says:

    The only war crime I am aware of involved the belligerent Hamas storing/launching rockets from UNRWA schools and other areas in the Gaza strip targeting Israeli citizens. There are 3 such known incidents in which the UN apologized to Israel for contravening the storage of arms in known buildings for civilian use…

    Some 20 rockets were found Wednesday in a school in Gaza operated by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency, the organization confirmed Thursday.

    The weapons were found in “the course of the regular inspection of its premises,” UNRWA said in a statement, adding that the school was vacant.

    “UNRWA strongly condemns the group or groups responsible for placing the weapons in one of its installations. This is a flagrant violation of the inviolability of its premises under international law,” the statement read.

    The discovery would seem to confirm Israel’s oft-repeated claim that Hamas and other Gazan terror groups use civilian infrastructure to hide weapons.

    “Yet again, Gaza terrorists abuse UN facilities to carry out their violent activities. Hamas and other terror groups are determined to put civilians in harm’s way and will respect nothing in their violent frenzy,” Foreign Ministry spokesperson Yigal Palmor told The Times of Israel. “We expect the UN and the international community to condemn and to act strongly against this brazen violation of international humanitarian law, which endangers children and UN humanitarian activities.”

    I have yet to see or hear any documented evidence in which ‘men, women, and children are indiscriminately fired upon by artillery’ on the part of Israel. Thus far I have seen no evidence that IDF used artillery other than to eradicate known rocket launch sites. Of course there is always proximate danger of civilians being near the launch sites, but then Hamas should be encouraging its civilians to seek shelter rather than populate launch sites.

    This ridiculous type of behavior is even well known among Egyptian newscasters:

    Egyptian TV Hosts Slam Hamas Leaders: We Are Sick and Tired of You

    Son of Hamas Founder: ‘They Consider Dying for Their Ideology a Way of Worship’

    Mosab Hassan Yousef (Son of Hamas Founder) tells the truth about Hamas.

    Mosab Hassan Yousef, a Christian convert whose father was a founding member of Hamas, told CNN last week that for leaders in Gaza, “dying … is a way of worship.”
    “Hamas does not care about the lives of Palestinians, or the lives of Israelis, or Americans; they don’t care about their own lives,” Yousef said. “They consider dying for their ideology a way of worship.”
    “Can you coexist with someone whose mission is your destruction?” the CNN host asked.
    “Hamas is not seeking coexistence and compromise; Hamas is seeking conquest,” Yousef said.
    “The destruction of the state of Israel is not Hamas’ final destination. Hamas’ final destination is building an Islamic caliphate – an Islamic state on the rubble of every other civilization.”
    Yousef said that Hamas targets civilians “as a tool of war” and that they were prepared for this from the age of 5 years old.
    “It’s impossible almost for anyone to break through and see the real face of Hamas, and to leave,” said Yousef. “As you see in my case, I had to lose everything just to say ‘no’ to Hamas.”
    “And today when I look at the children of Gaza, and I know what they are facing, I know that they have no choice,” Yousef added grimly.

    From the Hamas Charter: Article 13
    Peaceful Solutions, Initiatives and International Conferences:
    Article Thirteen:
    Initiatives, and so-called peaceful solutions and international conferences, are in contradiction to the principles of the Islamic Resistance Movement. Abusing any part of Palestine is abuse directed against part of religion. Nationalism of the Islamic Resistance Movement is part of its religion. Its members have been fed on that. For the sake of hoisting the banner of Allah over their homeland they fight. “Allah will be prominent, but most people do not know.”
    Now and then the call goes out for the convening of an international conference to look for ways of solving the (Palestinian) question. Some accept, others reject the idea, for this or other reason, with one stipulation or more for consent to convening the conference and participating in it. Knowing the parties constituting the conference, their past and present attitudes towards Moslem problems, the Islamic Resistance Movement does not consider these conferences capable of realising the demands, restoring the rights or doing justice to the oppressed. These conferences are only ways of setting the infidels in the land of the Moslems as arbitraters. When did the infidels do justice to the believers?
    “But the Jews will not be pleased with thee, neither the Christians, until thou follow their religion; say, The direction of Allah is the true direction. And verily if thou follow their desires, after the knowledge which hath been given thee, thou shalt find no patron or protector against Allah.” (The Cow – verse 120).
    There is no solution for the Palestinian question except through Jihad. Initiatives, proposals and international conferences are all a waste of time and vain endeavors. The Palestinian people know better than to consent to having their future, rights and fate toyed with. As in said in the honourable Hadith:
    “The people of Syria are Allah’s lash in His land. He wreaks His vengeance through them against whomsoever He wishes among His slaves It is unthinkable that those who are double-faced among them should prosper over the faithful. They will certainly die out of grief and desperation.”

    If retired General Leslie is going to make these specific allegations, one would presume that he would proffer substantial evidence of what amounts to war crimes.

    Obviously, the schools above are named “Vergeltungswaffen Schule”

    I’m sure they were teaching them all about the finer points of the V-1 and V-2 rockets.

    I rather suspect that ret General Leslie is angling for an army boot to the backside…for a monumentally stupid statement. Moreover, he should damn well know better.


    Hans Rupprecht, Commander in Chief

    Frankenstein Battalion
    Knecht Rupprecht Division
    Hans Corps
    1st Saint Nicolaas Army
    Army Group “True North”

    • Liz J Says:

      Leslie should be called to account for making such a statement which is beyond just stupid political rhetoric, it’s beyond the pale. He’s not worth bothering to waste much time on, and he’s certainly showing he’s not fit to even get elected to Parliament, we already have of our share of twits in the LPC and the NDP who have a penchant for showing their ignorance on foreign affairs.

  5. Beachdude Says:

    The media party’s silence is not a shock…..either is JT going into hiding. I have found this is his move when anything of question happens he is not available, look at his original Ukraine response. He was missing in action for 24 hours.

  6. Bubba Brown Says:

    Isn’t Leslie the General that soaked the taxpayer to move within his own neighborhood?
    As for the IDF they risk their soldiers lives to save civilians both their own and the Pallys in the Gaza strip.
    They were and are being attacked by thugs who want a high body count on their side so usefull idiots can point fingers at Israel.
    Hamas has as it’s objective the killing of every Jew, they are just not very good at it.
    The people of Gaza voted them in, so who is at fault here.
    Notice Egypt, Saudia Arabia, Jordan are being very quiet.

  7. Mfg Brown Says:

    Understandable why he was bypassed to be the top dog of out military. Thankfully, someone had spotted his the character flaw that is so evident with his comments concerning the state of Israel.

  8. Pissedoff Says:

    Israel provides evidence that shows Hamas DID fire rockets from schools during conflict as it claims militants had 16,000 operatives across Gaza

    Read more:
    Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook

  9. Dana Says:

    Oh, the media party will eventually mention this but only after wee
    Justin manages to make a statement to them (you know how they hang off his every utterance) since it usually takes him a few days to figure out how to sleeze out of the hoopla. After all the MSM wouldn’t want to make a major issue out of this so that people really sit up and take notice.
    Seriously, what is the difference between Hamas and ISIS, they
    both seem to want the same thing death to those who don’t believe.

  10. Angus Says:

    I can’t wait for the TV election debates to begin. The people of this great country will finally see past the hairdo and teeth and see what Lil Pierre is really made of. He’s a know nothing rich boy, the messiah…what he really is is a blubbering fool in a $5000.00 suit.

  11. Jen Says:

    When they say the ‘liberals are “united” no matter what, I do not believe it for one minute. They are more afraid of who or what will come after them if they dare speak. Instead, the media does the talking, cleaning up decorating the liberals comments and statements.

  12. burton Says:

    National Post ran the story…surprisingly.

    • BC Blue Says:

      Not really, they ran a story on the Conservatives condemning Leslie then gave up immediately

      • Liz J Says:

        The National Post surrendered, they couldn’t defend or win a reasoned debate on such a stupid utterance so the less said the better for their cause. It’s compounded by the fact he’s someone who should know better because of his military background.

        However, it’s good he did at least prove he’s not fit to advise any PM on defense issues and least of all Trudeau given his apparent lack of in depth knowledge on foreign affairs. People need to know what comes with Trudeau, it’s up to us to ensure they do every chance we get. This is another item to add to the Conservative ammo.

  13. Liz J Says:

    This Leslie fella is no Rick Hillier. Hillier was one of our most impressive Military leaders.

  14. ohboy Says:

    They must be smoking way too much at liberal hdqtrs…and it shows.
    Justin’s reply yesterday was more than telling of the mindset that pervades the libs.
    How can you stand on the premise set forth as regards abortion policy and the expectations of a liberal representative (MP) towing the party line, yet allow the sort of whopper that came out of Leslie’s mouth, with no more than the lame platitude of saying its his (Leslie’s) opinion.
    The backroom clash of opinions as to how the party should showcase itself is staggeringly obvious; which is more than likely the effect of having a scripted leader who couldn’t find his way out of a four door glass box.
    This coming election will prove riveting and especially the leaders debates where perhaps Justin should be checked for crib notes on his palms or an earphone hidden in his ear.

    • Liz J Says:

      Well ,we have the media twits like Don Martin interviewing Mulroney knowing he’ll get some tidbits against Harper, there will be more of the same as the election year winds down. Any day now we should have Joe Who being interviewed for the same reason.

      As for Leslie, he’s like his so-called leader, not up to the job he’s hoping for.
      Sure hope the Conservatives are on their toes, the election will be filled with all the tricks the Liberals can pull with the media to highlight nothing but the hair and smile in an empty suit. It’s highly unlikely Justin Trudeau can be brought up a level that will qualify him to lead his party and the country, this should have been considered before the desperate for power Liberals put him up as front man.
      In conclusion, Liberals don’t care for the country’s best interests, power trumps all. If they did care they’d concentrate on getting their act together with substance and stop treating this serious business like a game of chance.

  15. CP’s Joan Bryden attacks Conservatives for daring to expose top Liberal saying Israel committed war crimes | BC Blue: One BC Conservative's view on it all... Says:

    […] going to handle Liberal Andrew Leslie saying Israel fired indiscriminately on women and children (see here) – go after the […]

  16. Liberal MP says there’s goodness in ISIS terrorists who behead journos | BC Blue: One BC Conservative's view on it all... Says:

    […] Expect the same non-reaction from the Media Party to Hsu as they did with Trudeau’s comments on letting convicted terrorists keep their dual-citizenships (see here) and his star candidate Andrew Leslie calling Israel a war criminal (see here). […]

Comments are closed.

%d bloggers like this: