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Canada declares Iran a state sponsor of terror
Sun News ^ | 9/7/12 | staff

Posted on 09/07/2012 4:26:03 PM PDT by Nachum

VLADIVOSTOK, Russia - Canada has placed Iran on its list of state sponsors of terrorism and has shut down its embassy in Tehran, Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird said.

Baird, speaking to reporters ahead of the opening of the annual summit of Pacific nation leaders here, said the skeleton Canadian Embassy staff in Tehran has been withdrawn for their own safety.

Canada is also expelling all Iranian diplomats in Canada. "Canada views the government of Iran as the most significant threat to global peace and security in the world today," Baird said. "The government of Canada is formally listing Iran as a state sponsor of terrorism."

Baird said the federal government is also officially warning Canadians not to travel to Iran.

"We feel that it's no longer safe to have representatives of the government of Canada in Tehran," Baird said.

There has been increased speculation in the Israeli press that Israel is preparing to attack Iran to prevent Iran from acquiring a nuclear bomb. But, in a statement e-mailed to reporters, Baird seemed to rule out the idea that Canada has some inside intelligence about any pending military action against Iran.

"Unequivocally, we have no information about a military strike on Iran," Baird said in a statement e-mailed to reporters after a brief scrum here.

"This action is a made-in-Ottawa action and we're acting alone in this regard," Baird told reporters.

(Excerpt) Read more at sunnewsnetwork.ca ...


TOPICS: Canada; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: canada; declares; harper; iran; terror
At least somebody has some balls.
1 posted on 09/07/2012 4:26:10 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum

Before 0bama, we laughed at Canada. Since 0bama, we’re less gutsy than the people we laughed at. SHAMEFUL!


2 posted on 09/07/2012 4:29:45 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: Nachum

Good for Harper.


3 posted on 09/07/2012 4:30:21 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Nachum

Canada has been getting more and more attractive these last few years with sound policies and smart energy. If only our own great leader had some wisdom.


4 posted on 09/07/2012 4:32:55 PM PDT by DebraAI
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To: Nachum

Gutsy call.I wonder why they’re doing that *now*???


5 posted on 09/07/2012 4:36:35 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Voter ID Equals "No Representation Without Respiration")
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To: DebraAI

And I wonder,,,,, If Israel attacks Iran, will Canada stand by them, and aid them, while Obama sits on his thumb and rotates?


6 posted on 09/07/2012 4:38:23 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Nachum
Gee, about six years ago after pressure from the Canadian Islamic Council (of Canada) Canada accused Mark Steyn of "hate speech" when he published "After America," in which he said some of the same things Canada is now saying, and Steyn was prosecuted for his "alarmist" warnings of the danger of world Islamic jihad. Is Canada going to prosecute itself now?
7 posted on 09/07/2012 4:43:14 PM PDT by tumblindice (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: Nachum; Clive; exg; Alberta's Child; albertabound; AntiKev; backhoe; Byron_the_Aussie; ...

Canada Ping!

8 posted on 09/07/2012 4:45:24 PM PDT by Squawk 8888 (Tories in- now the REAL work begins!)
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To: tumblindice

Canada didn’t accuse Steyn of anything.

The federal Canadian Human Rights Commission dismissed the Canadian Islamic Congress’ complaint against Maclean’s in June 2008. The Commission ruled that overall, “the views expressed in the Steyn article, when considered as a whole and in context, are not of an extreme nature, as defined by the Supreme Court’


9 posted on 09/07/2012 5:06:50 PM PDT by Snowyman
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

But now that Canada has put its cards on the table, what will they do?

Will they, just like we, continue to welcome Islam with open arms?


10 posted on 09/07/2012 5:09:22 PM PDT by 353FMG (The US Constitution is only as good as those who enforce it.)
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To: Nachum
History will show that almost all terrorism has originated from the clergy in Iran. This has been true since the revolution that depose the Shaw and brought Iran back to Islamic fundamentalism.
11 posted on 09/07/2012 5:15:05 PM PDT by Rapscallion (A successful Obama will be a tyrant over America.)
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To: mylife
Good for Harper.

Hopper!

12 posted on 09/07/2012 5:41:58 PM PDT by Go Gordon (It's barack hussein obama - because he doesn't believe in capitalism.)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

13 posted on 09/07/2012 5:58:27 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: Squawk 8888

So ...how do I get on the “Canada ping” list?


14 posted on 09/07/2012 6:07:41 PM PDT by Dartman
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To: Dartman

Just ask me- you’re on it now :-)


15 posted on 09/07/2012 6:24:43 PM PDT by Squawk 8888 (Tories in- now the REAL work begins!)
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To: Snowyman

The hell they didn’t.
Read the prologue to his 2006 book: charges were pending at that time and he was facing prosecution for “hate speech.”
So they were dismissed.
It’s an odd set of laws where a writer can be fined and even imprisoned for expressing a political opinion, if that opinion offends an easily offended ideology like Islam.
Canada is too much like England.


16 posted on 09/07/2012 7:32:45 PM PDT by tumblindice (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

That’s beautiful!


17 posted on 09/07/2012 7:56:12 PM PDT by bimboeruption (Clinging to my Bible and my HK.)
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To: tumblindice

PS

Here you go, snowy: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/opinion/editorials/item_6dD0aACtm0IHKpZ76wqqaM;jsessionid=004303DCD4B9399FC967EED02CA1E0B4

“The plaintiffs allege that Maclean’s advocated, among other things, the notion that Islamic culture is incompatible with Canada’s liberalized, Western civilization. They insist such a notion is untrue and, in effect, want opinions like that banned from publication.”

Heh.

The most extraordinary thing, I think, about your “political writings and expressions” star chamber is that it prosecutes “homophobic” speech as diligently as it ferrets out “Islamaphobic” writings, images, public comments, etc.
And the two things are incompatible.

Steyn makes this point: How do you think the Democrat base—women, gays, etc.—would like living under sharia law?
As he puts it, we conservatives, well, we grow beards, take on a couple more wives, hide the beer & scotch—no big thing.

So Canada’s speech star chamber summons Steyn in order to weigh and determine whether banning any and all speech critical of Islam is “incompatible with Canada’s liberalized, Western civilization.”
And then they dismissed it. Good on them. The complaint should have been promptly placed in the round file.
But no one expects the Canadian inquisition ....


18 posted on 09/07/2012 8:07:36 PM PDT by tumblindice (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: tumblindice

Canadian Islamic Congress’ complaint . Can you read ? It does not say the Canada complaint .

Do you understand the meaning of “ “the views expressed in the Steyn article, when considered as a whole and in context, are not of an extreme nature “ . Obviously not.


19 posted on 09/07/2012 8:10:37 PM PDT by Snowyman
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To: Snowyman

June 7, 2012

Section 13 of the Canadian Human Rights Act, the enabling legislation that permits federal human-rights complaints regarding “the communication of hate messages by telephone or on the Internet,” is doomed. On Wednesday, the federal Conservatives voted to repeal it on a largely party-line vote — by a margin of 153 to 136 — through a private member’s bill introduced by Alberta Conservative MP Brian Storseth. Following royal assent, and a one-year phase-in period, Section 13 will be history.


20 posted on 09/07/2012 8:18:59 PM PDT by Snowyman
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To: bimboeruption

The F/A-18 aircraft is my ALL-TIME favorite fighter jet. The -16 is nice too; Lean and quick.. But the F/A-18 has paid for itself many times over and is super capable and constantly being modified.. I think there’s a ‘super F/A-18’ even. I love that aircraft!


21 posted on 09/07/2012 9:10:17 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: fanfan; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; ...

so, when does Zero declare war on Canada? Thanks LadyEleanor.


22 posted on 09/07/2012 10:02:01 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

Of course Canada will stand by Israel and of course Obama will sit on his thumb. November 6th can’t come too soon, if you ask me.


23 posted on 09/08/2012 8:52:18 PM PDT by oldweesie
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To: All; Nachum; SJackson
Forum.INTERNET-HAGANAH.com: "BACKGROUND TO CANADA'S EXPULSION OF ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF IRAN DIPLOMATIC PERSONNEL" (SNIPPET: "My previous entries here will give you a taste of what I've been seeing north of the lower 48. I'm quite certain a number of Iranian illegals (as in agents not using diplomatic cover) remain.") (September 7, 2012) (Read More…)

24 posted on 09/09/2012 2:33:55 AM PDT by Cindy
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To: All

A Look at Iran
http://www.truthusa.com/IRAN.html


25 posted on 09/09/2012 2:34:43 AM PDT by Cindy
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