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)