The Harper Doctrine: Why Canada's prime minister supports Israel


B00Mer
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The Harper Doctrine: Why Canada's prime minister supports Israel



On April 25, 2003, Stephen Harper appeared at a gathering of conservatives in Toronto brought together by the Civitas group.

He was leader of the Canadian Alliance party, a thankless job with little likelihood he could knock the governing Liberals from their perch.

But Harper’s speech that day, later reprinted in an essay, was remarkably prescient.

For anyone who cared to notice, it revealed how he would one day turn Canadian foreign policy on its head and, perhaps most notably, make this country the world’s most fervent ally of Israel.

Harper said Canada’s conservatives needed to “rediscover” the traditional conservatism of political philosopher Edmund Burke, which valued “social order,” custom and religious traditions.

“We need to rediscover Burkean conservatism because the emerging debates on foreign affairs should be fought on moral grounds,” said Harper.

“Current challenges in dealing with terrorism and its sponsors, as well as the emerging debate on the goals of the U.S. as the sole superpower, will be well served by conservative insights on preserving historic values and moral insights on right and wrong.”

Harper stressed that unlike the “modern left” — which had adopted a position of “moral neutrality” — conservatives understood “the notion that moral rules form a chain of right and duty, and that politics is a moral affair.”

He added: “We understand that the great geopolitical battles against modern tyrants and threats are battles over values.

“Conservatives must take the moral stand, with our allies, in favour of the fundamental values of our society, including democracy, free enterprise and individual freedom.”

Three years later, after an unanticipated meltdown of Liberal power, Harper was prime minister. He immediately launched an unshakeable foreign policy in support of Israel, beginning that summer when the Jewish state launched a military ground offensive into Lebanon to combat Hezbollah.

This summer, Harper is once again standing firmly by Israel — this time, as it responds to rocket fire from Hamas by pounding Gaza with air strikes and a ground offensive to punish the terrorist group and destroy a network of tunnels it has built to launch attacks into Israel.

More than 1,700 Palestinians, most of them non-combatant civilians, have been killed.

The United Nations Works and Relief Agency has accused Israel of committing a “serious violation” of international law after civilians were killed from the Israeli shelling of a UN designated building sheltering Palestinians, including many children.

By comparison, Harper has accused Hamas of being responsible for all the bloodshed.

Supporters praise him for his “clarity,” while critics castigate him for a simplistic approach to a complex issue. They say he has overlooked the aspirations of Palestinians who want their own homeland after decades of being mistreated by an “occupying power,” Israel.

What’s behind Harper’s thinking? What are its roots? Why is he so seemingly single-minded?

The questions perplex some Canadians and have spawned a range of theories.

Some purport that he has come under the influence of evangelical leaders who want him to defend Judeo-Christian heritage. Harper’s supporters scoff at the notion as groundless.

Others say it’s all about domestic politics — raising money from Jewish-Canadians for the Conservative Party and securing their vote.

The Tories helped feed that theory earlier this year when Harper brought many Tory MPs on his trip to Israel — and when one of them (York Centre MP Mark Adler) urged a PMO aide to let him get into the picture frame during Harper’s visit to the Western Wall, pleading: “It’s the re-election. This is the million-dollar shot.”

But a review of Harper’s public remarks and speeches in recent years, as well as interviews with those who know him, paint a different picture.

What motivates him? It’s about the simplicity of right and wrong, of good and evil.

And it’s also about the complexity of the need to take the right side — Israeli democracy versus Islamist terror — in a geopolitical conflict that could some day have impact on Canada.

On Nov. 8, 2010, Harper delivered a speech in Ottawa about the Holocaust which — like his 2003 address to the Civitas group — explains his current policy on Gaza.

“History teaches us that anti-Semitism is a tenacious and particularly dangerous form of hatred,” he said. “And recent events are demonstrating that this hatred is now in resurgence throughout the world.”

He spoke of how he had visited Auschwitz in 2008, and more recently, he had been to Babyn Yar, a ravine in Ukraine, where the Nazis had massacred Jews.

“I knew I was standing in a place where evil — evil at its most cruel, obscene, and grotesque — had been unleashed.”

Moreover, he said that the Holocaust was just one chapter in a long history of anti-Semitism and the “same threats” still faced Israel.

“Yet, in contemporary debates that influence the fate of the Jewish homeland, unfortunately, there are those who reject the language of good and evil. They say that the situation is not black and white, that we mustn’t choose sides.”

Harper made it clear. He was going to emphatically choose a “side.”

In January of this year, during his visit to Israel and the West Bank, Harper continued the pattern.

He was dogged by questions over Canada’s position on Israel’s construction of settlements in the West Bank.

Canada’s Foreign Affairs website declared the settlements are “not legal” but Harper refuses to say so publicly.

“I’m not here to single out Israel for criticism,” he chided reporters as he stood next to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

The previous day, Harper had addressed the Knesset, Israel’s legislature, in a speech that emphatically promised Canadian support.

He spoke of a “mutation of the old disease of anti-Semitism,” of how Israel’s very existence was imperiled if it didn’t defend itself, and of how Canada needed to stand by the only real beacon of democracy in the Middle East.

“Those who often begin by hating the Jews, history shows us, end up hating anyone who is not them,” said Harper.

“Those forces, which have threatened the state of Israel every single day of its existence and which, as 9/11 graphically showed us today, threaten all of us.”

Morality and self-protection. They are the principles at the core of the Harper Doctrine.

source: The Harper Doctrine: Why Canada’s prime minister supports Israel | Ottawa Citizen (external - login to view)

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Oh and for El Troll who will be on this thread like a fly on s h i t .

 
El Barto
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Oh and for El Troll who will be on this thread like a fly on s h i t .


hahaha Boomer called himself ****
 
lone wolf
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Is Stephen Harper a Jew? - henrymakow.com (external - login to view)
 
B00Mer
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Quote: Originally Posted by El BartoView Post

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Oh and for El Troll who will be on this thread like a fly on s h i t .


hahaha Boomer called himself ****



Whatever you say El Troll (Barto)..

You being the first post under my topic sorta shows the sad fixation you have for me on this forum.. as long as you don't start stalking my home..

Quote: Originally Posted by lone wolfView Post

Is Stephen Harper a Jew? - henrymakow.com (external - login to view)

Shalom!! He has my vote.
 
El Barto
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dream big
 
B00Mer
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Quote: Originally Posted by El BartoView Post

dream big

Aawww, sure there sweetie..
 
El Barto
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next will come the flowers , your manlyhood is slipping
 
B00Mer
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Quote: Originally Posted by El BartoView Post

next will come the flowers , your manlyhood is slipping

meh, El Troll, you couldn't afford me.. keep dreaming.
 
El Barto
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Oh man come up with something original sheesh
 
B00Mer
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Quote: Originally Posted by El BartoView Post

Oh man come up with something original sheesh

To busy focusing on the O'Really Factor and the protests going on across the USA and Canada from Palestinians against Israel.

They need to cut aid off to all Muslim countries.. that'll change their ideology in a hurry.

Dueling Protest Groups Outside Israeli Consulate Call For Mideast Peace « CBS New York (external - login to view)

NYC Palestinian Protest More Jihadist Chants - YouTube

 
El Barto
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hahah not enough apparently
 
B00Mer
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Well, I drive by and see a bunch of Palestinian protesters in Calgary... this will be me.. but I will hit the terrorist bastards.

I'd like to think I'm a better driver, or at least a better aim.

Car careens into crowd in Texas | Video | 9news.com (external - login to view)
 
lone wolf
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Quote: Originally Posted by B00MerView Post

Well, I drive by and see a bunch of Palestinian protesters in Calgary... this will be me.. but I will hit the terrorist bastards.

I'd like to think I'm a better driver, or at least a better aim.

Car careens into crowd in Texas | Video | 9news.com (external - login to view)

Now that it's published, you'd better hope it doesn't happen. You've uttered the threat so whether it was you or not, you'll be questioned.

No charge for the legal advice.....
 
B00Mer
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Quote: Originally Posted by lone wolfView Post

Now that it's published, you'd better hope it doesn't happen. You've uttered the threat so whether it was you or not, you'll be questioned.

No charge for the legal advice.....

..and?

I'm suspecting the expletives I'd be shouting at the scene of the crime would give me away, as it not being an accident.
 
lone wolf
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Quote: Originally Posted by B00MerView Post

..and?

I'm suspecting the expletives I'd be shouting at the scene of the crime would give me away, as it not being an accident.

I can't really see you as the sort brave enough to be willingly locked in with their cousins - or good enough to get away from the cops if there's anything still alive after the mob is done with you.
 
B00Mer
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Quote: Originally Posted by lone wolfView Post

I can't really see you as the sort brave enough to be willingly locked in with their cousins - or good enough to get away from the cops if there's anything still alive after the mob is done with you.

I'm fast... Arriba Arriba Undelay..

 
tay
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Despite the latest EKOS poll (link is external) (external - login to view) showing the party with a commanding lead while the Conservatives continue to sink under the heavy hand of Herr Harper, I cannot escape the notion that Trudeau is superficial, intellectually flaccid, and a political opportunist (the latter quality, of course, putting him in good company with so many others who hold elected office).




Haroon Siddiqui writes the following:





Liberal supporters wondered why Justin Trudeau issued a statement July 15 laying all the blame on Hamas but not calling on Israel to show any restraint. They were further outraged by a solidarity trip to Israel by two Toronto-area Liberal MPs, John McCallum and Carolyn Bennett — paid for by the pro-Israeli lobby group, the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs.

Trudeau's response was to give an address Monday in Mississauga that began rather inauspiciously:

About 100 protesters waited for him at the Derry Rd. locale, carrying placards and shouting slogans for more than an hour — “Killing children is wrong,” “End the occupation,” “Occupation is a crime,” etc.

No longer quite the accessible and forthright politician he has been promoted as, Trudeau dodged them to enter the hall where he read a prepared speech.

The speech itself had little substance, his boldest declaration being, “There is no military solution to the crisis that continues to plague the Middle East . . . A safe and secure Israel can only exist when it exists next to a safe and secure Palestinian state.”

According to Siddiqui, the rest was a homily on Canadian diversity. No questions were taken from the floor.





NDP and Liberals need clearer stance on Gaza war: Siddiqui | Toronto Star
 
Walter
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Quote: Originally Posted by tayView Post

Despite the latest EKOS poll (link is external) (external - login to view) showing the party with a commanding lead while the Conservatives continue to sink under the heavy hand of Herr Harper, I cannot escape the notion that Trudeau is superficial, intellectually flaccid, and a political opportunist (the latter quality, of course, putting him in good company with so many others who hold elected office).




Haroon Siddiqui writes the following:





Liberal supporters wondered why Justin Trudeau issued a statement July 15 laying all the blame on Hamas but not calling on Israel to show any restraint. They were further outraged by a solidarity trip to Israel by two Toronto-area Liberal MPs, John McCallum and Carolyn Bennett — paid for by the pro-Israeli lobby group, the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs.

Trudeau's response was to give an address Monday in Mississauga that began rather inauspiciously:

About 100 protesters waited for him at the Derry Rd. locale, carrying placards and shouting slogans for more than an hour — “Killing children is wrong,” “End the occupation,” “Occupation is a crime,” etc.

No longer quite the accessible and forthright politician he has been promoted as, Trudeau dodged them to enter the hall where he read a prepared speech.

The speech itself had little substance, his boldest declaration being, “There is no military solution to the crisis that continues to plague the Middle East . . . A safe and secure Israel can only exist when it exists next to a safe and secure Palestinian state.”

According to Siddiqui, the rest was a homily on Canadian diversity. No questions were taken from the floor.





NDP and Liberals need clearer stance on Gaza war: Siddiqui | Toronto Star

Thanks for the laugh. Siddiqui cracks me up.
 
darkbeaver
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Harper is a Magogian operative.
 
darkbeaver
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Ukraine is the land of Magog and the Israeli Gogs will make it the next Jewish nation.
 
B00Mer
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Quote: Originally Posted by darkbeaverView Post

Harper is a Magogian operative.

Quote: Originally Posted by darkbeaverView Post

Ukraine is the land of Magog and the Israeli Gogs will make it the next Jewish nation.

You know your in trouble, when you start debating yourself.
 
coldstream
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Harper is such a drooling hypocrite. His message lacks the least bit of integrity and coherence.

The real reason Harper suports Israel is that he's a pathetic weakling.. and shill for Global Free Market Capitalism which is very pro Israel.. and grovels shamelessly before his masters in Washington, Wall Street & the City of London, and the insidious alliance of Jewish and Evangelical Christian political lobbies.

There's nothing more to it. He's a sell out and Quisling.. posturing as a Prime Minister.
 
B00Mer
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Quote: Originally Posted by coldstreamView Post

Harper is such a drooling hypocrite. His message lacks the least bit of integrity and coherence.

The real reason Harper suports Israel is that he's a pathetic weakling.. and shill for Global Free Market Capitalism which is very pro Israel.. and grovels shamelessly before his masters in Washington, Wall Street & the City of London, and the insidious alliance of Jewish and Evangelical Christian political lobbies.

There's nothing more to it. He's a sell out and Quisling.

No invitation for you, for the Harper ball this weekend.
 
coldstream
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Quote: Originally Posted by B00MerView Post

No invitation for you, for the Harper ball this weekend.

I've sent this message personally to him by email on several occasions. I've never got a response. I doubt his minions ever delivered it to him.

He's lives in bubble of petty ideologies and the flattery of sycophants. He has neither the character nor the intellect to burst out beyond.
Last edited by coldstream; Aug 15th, 2014 at 01:09 PM..
 
B00Mer
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Quote: Originally Posted by coldstreamView Post

I've sent this message personally to him by email on several occasions. I've never got a response. I doubt his minions ever delivered it to him.

I'm sure he will read it eventually.. hold tight Coldstream, have faith.
 
coldstream
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Quote: Originally Posted by B00MerView Post

I'm sure he will read it eventually.. hold tight Coldstream, have faith.


I'm not holding my breath.
 
B00Mer
Republican
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Quote: Originally Posted by coldstreamView Post

I'm not holding my breath.

I'm sure he get's thousands of emails a day..
 
darkbeaver
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Harper is a Zionist disinformation artist with a foreign alien agenda designed to enslave Canadians permanently.
 
B00Mer
Republican
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Quote: Originally Posted by darkbeaverView Post

Harper is a Zionist disinformation artist with a foreign alien agenda designed to enslave Canadians permanently.

Why because he supports Israel against a terrorist organization that obviously does not believe in human rights for all... you know, kills or jails homosexuals, hates Christians and Jews..

So you support Hamas and agree that gays should be jailed or executed??

Israel is a democratic nation, and offers equal rights for all. Hamas?? What??
 
gore0bsessed
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Harper is a tool
 

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