Jordan played the Trudeau government for fools.
As I wrote about in January, the Trudeau government wasted our tax dollars building a road for the Jordanian military – something that should have absolutely nothing to do with Canada:
At the time I said, “As noted by the Ottawa Citizen, “Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan recently announced that Canada would support the construction and “rehabilitation” of a road along Jordan’s northern border with Syria. The project will contribute to the security and stability of Jordan by allowing the Jordanian Armed Forces to better respond to threats along the border, according to the Department of National Defence.”
First of all, this money shouldn’t be leaving our country. Jordan’s roads should be fixed by Jordan, and our taxpayer dollars should be used to fix our own country.”
And yet, it was even worse than that. The Trudeau government agreed to help fund the construction of the road without even knowing what it cost.
So, that makes the recent news about the Trudeau government’s attempt to sell Canada’s old leftover tanks more disgraceful:
“Canada has given up trying to find a buyer for its surplus army tanks after what appears to be a last ditch attempt to move them to Jordan fizzled out, Global News has learned.
Canada has about 50 surplus Leopard 1C2 battle tanks and 11 Leopard 1 armoured engineering vehicles left over from the original batch of about 127 Leopard 1s Canada purchased, beginning in 1978.”
While the government hasn’t released many details, it’s clear that Jordan chose not to buy the tanks – or else the government would have sold them.
This means the Trudeau government got played for fools – with a huge resulting waste of our taxpayer dollars.
Canada paid for a road for Jordan’s military, and then they wouldn’t spend their money to buy our old tanks.
While building the road for Jordan was a horrible idea and taxpayer money never should have been used for it, at the very least the government should have used the tank sales as leverage, as in “we only build the road if you buy the tanks.”
Instead, Jordan got the road, and we got nothing.
It’s pathetic, and it’s a predictable result of the disloyal globalist Trudeau government that takes money out of our taxpayers pockets to make other countries richer at our expense.