My name is Fred and I am a gay conservative living in Ottawa. This blog supports limited government, the right of the State of Israel to live in peace and security, and tries to expose the threat to us all from cultural relativism, post-modernism, and radical Islam. I am also the founder of the Free Thinking Film Society in Ottawa (

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Why the NDP is dangerous....

Here's a letter a friend sent to Paul Dewar, her member of Parliament here in Ottawa:
Dear Paul Dewar,

I am writing with regard to the unprovoked but provocative attack on Israel’s northern border (July 12, 2006) by the terrorist organization Hezbollah, which resulted in the abduction of two Israeli soldiers and the death of eight others.

It is patently clear that this attack across a United Nations-sanctioned international border into sovereign Israeli territory must be construed as a dliberate and defiant act of war. This is particularly the case given that the Lebanese government, which includes Hezbollah members of parliament within its cabinet, has allowed that organization,(contrary to UN Security Council Resolution #1559) to act aggressively against Israel andwith complete impunity in South Lebanon. Therefore, Israel, has an obligation to respond militarily to defend its citizens and has a right to take measures against Lebanon to secure the release of its soldiers and halt Hezbollah’s bombardment of northern Israel with Katyusha rockets.

It is no coincidence that this attack follows the recent kidnapping of a soldier from within Israel by Hezbollah’s sister organization,Hamas; this was also an unprovoked attack. Linked by ties to Iran and Syria, these Islamic organizations, are working together to undermine regional stability and the vital goal of peace. It bears repeating that both organizations are listed as ‘terrorist entities’ by the Canadian government and several others.

I am heartened thast the Canadaoan Government has supported Israel's need to defend itself and has condemened Hezbollah's actions.I also appreciate his call for the immediate release of the young Israeli prisoners. Minister MacKay correctly notes that only through the implementation of resolution #1559 and the cessation of support for Hezbollah by Syria and Iran can stability be restored to that region.

I trust you will support the principled position of the government of Canada, and would be grateful for a timely response.

And, here is his horrible response:
Dear ,

Thank you for contacting my office with your views about the current escalating crisis in Lebanon. With the deaths of 7 Canadian tourists in Lebanon, this situation has reached a new critical level for Canadians abroad.

I am deeply disappointed in our government for Stephen Harper’s lack of response in the face of this warlike act. As a Member of Parliament, I am embarrassed that our government has not demanded an immediate withdrawal of Israeli troops from the sovereign state of Lebanon. Israel and her army is unjustified in directing it’s rage at civilians and tourists, and dismantling the infrastructure of an entire country in response to actions by the terrorist group Hezbollah.

Hezbollah is continuing to put civilians at risk by holding Israeli soldiers hostage, but Israel must withdraw its troops immediately to put an end to more civilian and tourist deaths.

This is a highly sensitive issue, and I appreciate that we disagree on this issue. An important test of democracy is the ability for citizens to express their views openly.

Again, thank you for contacting me about this serious matter.


Paul Dewar, MP
Ottawa Centre
He's just plain wrong. Israel is not 'directing its rage' at civilians and tourists. Nor is it dismantling the countrie's infrastructure. If Israel really wanted to do that, they could just target the water supply. The plain fact of the matter is that Israel has shown incredible restraint.

And, what Israeli troops are there to 'withdraw'???


Anonymous kariba said...

I'm afraid it only confirms my long-held opinion that those associated with the NDP are not operating on full thrusters...

10:08 AM  
Blogger SouthernTory said...

This proves two things. First, Jack, Paul and the rest of the NDP clan are out to lunch on security, foreign affairs etc. It also proves
that Sid Ryan, CAW and the NDP are opposed to the Jewish Nation. You're right G and R, the NDP are dangerous.

3:47 PM  
Anonymous Sean P., Vancouver-Quadra. said...

Well, it is two NDP realated organizations (one directly, one less-so) that have condemned the State of Israel, namely the Ontario wing of CUPE and the Toronto Conference of the United Church of Canada, so no-one should be surprised as to the NDP's "official" position.....Watch, Leyton will call on the government to send in Canadians as peace keepers!

Regardless of the "official" position of the NDP, what is more scary is the position of the Liberal Party of Canada, with Bill Graham's media release that basicially makes no-sense what-so-everr....The Liberals are trying, as usual, to play both sides of this situation.

Well I don't believe in absolute and unconditional support for the State of Israel, I truly believe that the Israelis are facing an unprecedented attack upon them that deserves the smooth and well calculated attacks upon their targets that they are doing right now. Innocent people will be killed, but that is a consequence of Hezbollah's tactics, not Israel's. Were are the concerns around the world for the deaths of innocent people in the beautiful city of Haifa? That is a city with many Jews and Muslims who live together in harmony! Where is the condemnation against the Iranian/Syrian backed Hezbollah? It's silent! Why? Jew bashing was always the rage in many minds, and latent anti-Semitism oozes to the surface in situations like this......Just like it did throughout Europe in the Depression (1930s), and during the Second World War.

P.S., my MP, Stephen Owen (Liberal), isn't much different from that of the NDPer for Ottawa Centre....So, she's not the only one with an MP with a "different" perspective.

3:49 PM  

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