Tuesday, February 25, 2020

The world is a better place without Qassem Soleimani

Trump made it clear that he would not tolerate attacks on Americans and after the Iranian assault on the U.S. embassy in Baghdad, which trashed the reception centre and required the Marines to tear-gas the mob, the Iranian ruler Ayatollah Khamenei gloated on Jan. 2 that there was “Not a damn thing (Trump) can do about it.” There was and he did, and Trump warned that if there were any retaliation that injured Americans the response would be “immediate and disproportionate.” (National Post)

Iran plane downing: Second day of protests turns up heat on mullahs

Iran's leaders are facing a second day of protests following their admission the military shot down a Ukrainian passenger plane, killing all 176 people on board, many of them Iranians. Demonstrators gathered at universities in Tehran and at sites in other cities, calling for senior officials to go. (BBC)

‘A disgraceful abuse of power’

The vote Friday by the desperate Democratic majority on the House Judiciary Committee to adopt two articles of impeachment against President Trump – falsely accusing him of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress – is itself a disgraceful abuse of power. (Fox News)

Andrew Scheer resigning as Conservative leader

OTTAWA - Andrew Scheer is resigning as the Conservative leader, but will stay on until a replacement is named. (CTV)

Trump calls Canadian Prime Minister ‘two faced’ at the NATO summit

WATFORD, England - President Trump, who has long demeaned his rivals for being laughed at around the world, found himself the scorned child on the global playground Wednesday as widely circulated video showed some of his foreign counterparts gossiping about and mocking him. (Washington Post)

RCMP owe the Aga Khan’s island more than $56,000 for Trudeau vacation

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police owe the managers of the Aga Khan's private island in the Bahamas more than $56,000 for meals, accommodations and jet ski rentals during Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's controversial vacation, CBC News has learned. (CBC)

Canadian government misleading about vetting refugees

In 2017, True North’s Candice Malcolm wrote about ISIS supporter Abdulahi Sharif. Sharif attempted to kill several pedestrians and a police officer in 2017 in a vehicular attack in Edmonton. An ISIS flag was later found in his vehicle. In 2012, Sharif fled the U.S. after being ordered to be deported out of the country. He then illegally entered Canada where he was granted refugee status.  (True North)

Trudeau sides with Israel’s enemies

It’s no secret why Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has, suddenly and without prior notice, reversed Stephen Harper’s policy of refusing to support the never-ending deluge of Israel-bashing resolutions passed by the United Nations General Assembly. (Toronto Sun)

11 killed in Israeli strikes on Iranian targets in Syria

JERUSALEM - The Israeli military said it struck dozens of Iranian targets in Syria on Wednesday, carrying out a “wide-scale” strike in response to rocket fire on the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights the day before. (New York Post)

Julian Assange rape investigation dropped by Sweden

Sweden dropped a preliminary investigation Tuesday into an alleged rape by WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. Deputy Chief Prosecutor Eva-Marie Persson made the announcement as she gave an update on the Swedish case, saying the rape investigation has been discontinued. (Fox News)