EDITORIAL: Our friends are worried, our enemies are laughing

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A scathing editorial in the Washington Post On September 1, Canada denounced its “scarce” support for NATO as its Western allies increase defense spending in an increasingly unstable world.

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The article, “NATO’s laggards should take note that the world has become increasingly treacherous,” criticizes Canada as a wealthy nation that is failing to meet its commitment to spend 2% of GDP on NATO.

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“Canada’s low military spending also leaves it ill-equipped to help its U.S. partners in the North American Aerospace Defense Command, known as NORAD, defend the continent,” the editorial warned. “Ottawa also lacks the strength in the Arctic, where Russia and China are intensifying their activities.”

Meanwhile, an article from the UK offers insights into our survival after eight years of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

Write in London Daily Telegraph Under the headline “Canada’s waking nightmare is a vision of Britain’s future,” journalist Steven Edginton describes a visit to Vancouver on August 29 and the observation of a “topless man standing a meter away from me with a needle in the arm.” shoots”. On January 1st, possession of up to 2.5 grams of hard drugs was legalized in Vancouver.

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“If the goal was to combat the opioid crisis that has already plagued the city, then there appears to be much more work to be done, with huge campgrounds lining the streets and patrolled by roaming zombie-like drug addicts,” Edginton said.

He talks about the nightmare that other Trudeau policies have led to.

“Promoting transgenderism in Canadian schools has sparked strong backlash from some parents, not least from some of the country’s ethnic minorities,” he said. “While multiculturalism has become a cornerstone of Justin Trudeau’s vision of Canadian identity, not everyone fits his image of the enlightened immigrant.”

In Toronto he spoke to an immigrant family from India. The father, a social worker who was fired from his company for refusing to take the COVID-19 vaccine, “discussed how his eight-year-old son was asked to wear clothes of the opposite sex on a school day to promote cross-dressing carry.” The child stayed at home.

There you have it – a view of Canada as our friends see us. When your friends think you’re weak, vigilant defensive laggards, then you know your enemies are laughing.

https://torontosun.com/opinion/editorials/editorial-our-friends-are-worried-our-foes-are-laughing EDITORIAL: Our friends are worried, our enemies are laughing


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