Sept. 1, 2018
Late August is the silly season, and when it comes to silliness, Prince Buttercup and his government have the market cornered. The evidence is becoming pretty compelling, what with multi-billion dollar pipeline flip-flops, disintegrating trade relationships and so.
In his first press conference after being sworn into office, Prime Minister Trudeau tried to tie his government to a new era of women’s rights, arguing (as usual with less than compelling facts) that a wonderful new era of equity was on us. However, we are reminded this week that some 3,000 Yazidi women are still being held as sex slaves by ISIS.
One would think that a champion of women’s rights would have something to say about this – a real champion would be giving JTF-2 and CSOR marching orders and an open-ended hunting permit. The modern world doesn’t often permit that level of decency anymore, but there is still real action we could take. Trudeau, however, has remained mute on the subject.
At least one of the 60 ISIS terrorists known to be in Canada had played an active role in selling women as sex-slaves for Jihadists in Syria and Iraq. Our Prime Minister insists these returnees are a minimum danger to the public and are indeed an asset to the country.