Sending troops to Mali has zero benefit for Canadians and it puts our troops in serious danger. But Trudeau doesn’t care. He only cares that it could benefit his image.
Mali is a dangerous, war-torn nation.
It is – by the admission of the UN itself – the most dangerous ‘peacekeeping’ mission.
Canada has no interests in Mali, and there is zero benefit to our nation to be gained from sending troops there.
As columnist John Ivison pointed out in a recent article, “Retired Lieutenant-General Roméo Dallaire was blunt in his assessment. “I wouldn’t touch Mali with a 10-foot pole,” he told me in fall 2016 after returning from a fact-finding trip to Africa with Defence Minister, Harjit Sajjan.”
Roméo Dallaire knows more than anybody about the dangers of sending troops into a war-torn African nation under UN command.
Yet Trudeau is doing it anyway.
That logically forces us to reach the following disturbing, but inescapable conclusion:
Justin Trudeau is putting Canadian troops at risk in Mali so he can brag about winning a UN Security Council seat.
As an ideological member of the global elite, Trudeau is obsessed with international virtue-signalling as opposed to national duty.
He is desperate to win the UN Security Council seat, in order to brag about how he’s still hip and popular on the world stage.
Particularly after his India trip debacle, Trudeau’s international image is collapsing, and it must be quite tough on his ego.
So, rather than listen to the wisdom of Roméo Dallaire, Trudeau is sending our troops into harms way for a mission that has ZERO benefit for Canada, all to fulfill his own need for attention and praise.
A true leader would be able to put their own ego aside and realize that they have a solemn duty not to deploy our troops unless it is in the clear national interest to do so – and also to equip them far better.
Mali is not in our national interest, but Trudeau is sending the troops anyway.
Yet again, Trudeau has failed the test of leadership.