As for [Prime Minister Stephen] Harper, he was the first in the world to penalize the people of Gaza for the crime of electing Hamas, a terrorist group.FYI, the bolds indicate Harpoon's subtle yet obvious sarcasm.
He has also been cheerleading Abbas, whose electoral term ran out in 2009 and whose hand-picked prime minister also has no electoral legitimacy."For Palestine Refugees"? Ha! UNRWA abets the jihad by working hand-in-glove with Hamas.
Harper took Ottawa’s $300 million humanitarian aid to the U.N. Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees and diverted it to Abbas’s security apparatus.
During the recent Egyptian crisis, he was on the side of those rooting for Mubarak to stay on and manage the transition to ensure that the wrong sort of people did not get close to power."Bullied"--that's Harpoon-speak for "didn't let the Jew-haters/Israel-bashers push him around." But wait--there's more:
Here at home, Harper has bullied those who didn’t agree with him on the Middle East. He axed funding for the Canadian Arab Federation and the Christian group Kairos. (The Speaker of the Commons, Peter Milliken, has just ruled that a document denying funding to Kairos was, in fact, doctored.)
Harper’s appointees to the board of Rights and Democracy caused chaos at the Montreal-based agency because it had given three small grants to one Israeli and two Palestinian human rights groups.Everything mentioned above that Harpoon thinks is bad is actually good--the very definition of Melanie Phillips' The World Turned Upside Down.
From Ottawa to Cairo and beyond, Canada has decidedly been on the wrong side of this historic debate on democracy.