Trudeau says “dropping few bombs” on ISIS won’t “fix” the crisis in Iraq, Syria

Trudeau says “dropping few bombs” on ISIS won’t “fix” the crisis in Iraq, Syria

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October 29, 2016

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau defends his policy to cease the Canadian offensive military operations against the Islamic State (aka IS, ISIS, ISIL, Daesh, Caliphate) and to focus on military training, intelligence gathering and humanitarian missions, including the resettlement of refugees in Canada.

Trudeau explains that the federal government is “supporting, assisting, and training the local forces to take back their towns and communities” and at the same time resettling Syrian refugees in Canada.

Speaking to students at Mohawk College in Hamilton, Ont. on October 21, 2016, Justin Trudeau said among other things the following:

Canada is very very much involved in promoting peace and stability in the world in a number of different ways.
On Syria, Canada actually just pushed for a United Nations debate and discussion on Syria in away that hasn’t often happened. We actually got to show real leadership in pulling together enough support to bring it to the General Assembly and to push it towards the Security Council, which we know there have to be high level discussions between countries of broad impact, including places like Russia, about how we’re going to stabilize the situation in Syria that’s goingfar too long and is costing the lives and the livelihoods of millions upon millions of innocent people.
Around Libya, this is another example where Canada has been engaged on a U.N. mission to try and stabilize and it also highlights the fact that it’s not as easy as just going into droppingfew bombs and hoping that everything is fixed.
“There is need to be a thoughtful process for going you know governing in creating stability in societies on a long term basis.
“That’s why one of the things that we’re doing in northern Iraq in the fighting against Daesh, is that we stopped the air-bombing campaign and we move towards supporting and assisting and training the local forces that are right now busy taking the advance on Mosul, which is the one of the largest city that Daesh still controls.

 

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