Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Peter Kent earns his stripes

Readers may remember my earlier posts about Peter Kent, currently the MP for Toronto Thornhill, and an executive member of the extremist anti-Muslim organization Coalition for Democracies.

Kent is now Stephen Harper's junior foreign affairs minister, and he has lost no time in pursuing his agenda. He blames the shelling of a UN school by Israeli forces on Hamas rather than the folks actually doing the shelling. Here is what he has to say, as reported in the Globe and Mail, and note the weasel-wording, which I have highlighted:

Canada's junior foreign minister, Peter Kent, said that despite sketchy details on the school strike, it is clear that Hamas “bears the full responsibility for the deepening humanitarian tragedy.

We really don't have complete details yet, other than the fact that we know that Hamas has made a habit of using civilians and civilian infrastructure as shields for their terrorist activities, and that would seem to be the case again today,” he said in an interview.

He added: “In many ways, Hamas behaves as if they are trying to have more of their people killed to make a terrible terrorist point.”

How nice to have this shill speaking in our name on the international stage. As he will again, no doubt, while the civilian death toll in Gaza continues to mount.

No comments: