Trudeau seems confident about “deprogramming” ISIS fighters. Goodale says the possibility is “pretty remote.” So which is it?
Read these two statements on dealing with returning ISIS fighters:
“If you want to have a good solid hope of some kind of successful intervention, it has to be at a much earlier stage. You have to prevent the problem before it exists.” – Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale, who also called the possibility of integrating ISIS fighters “pretty remote.“
“We have enforcement, surveillance and national-security tools that we use to a significant degree, but we also have methods of de-emphasizing or deprogramming people who want to harm our society, and those are some things we have to move forward on.“ – Justin Trudeau
Those statements are contradictory.
Canada’s Public Safety Minister thinks the problem of returning ISIS fighters needs to be solved before it exists. (which would mean following the policy of our allies and eliminating the fighters overseas – which the government refuses to do)
Canada’s Prime Minister seems confident in de-emphasizing or deprogramming ISIS fighters within our country.
If this contradiction exists between the leader of the government and the person in charge of public safety, it reveals chaos and confusion within the government, which is the worst possible thing when facing a dangerous threat.
Personally, I bet that Goodale would prefer to do what Australia, the U.K., France, and the U.S. are doing overseas to eliminate ISIS fighters, but Trudeau is too weak to approve it.
Whatever the case behind the scenes, the end result is that Canadians are being put at potentially further risk because of the incompetence and weakness of the Trudeau government.
Photos – Twitter