Tony Burman on Canada’s decision to break ties with Iran – Where does the Star get these lunatics?

For most Canadians, the Canadian government’s decision to cut off diplomatic relations with Iran is a no-brainer.  Iran does, after all, have a long record of abusing the human rights of its own citizens and sponsoring terrorism internationally.  It steadfastly refuses to comply with its treaty obligations in respect of its nuclear program and is widely (and credibly) believed to be trying to build nuclear weapons.  It has repeatedly and publicly called for a genocidal war against Israel, famously threatening to “wipe” it “off the map” and has recently supported the odious Assad regime in the ongoing murder of Syrian civilians.  And, of course, as I reminded readers earlier, members of its security apparatus tortured, raped and murdered a Canada citizen – Zahra Kazemi – an atrocity for which no one has ever been brought to justice.   Need I go on?

Apparently, though, that isn’t enough for Tony Burman, former editor-in-chief of the CBC News and now a professor of journalism at Rye-high.  No, in his mind the only possible explanation for Canada’s “abrupt action” against Iran is the “Harper government’s outsourcing of Canada’s Middle East policy to Jerusalem is now complete.”  Yes, that’s right folks, our government works for Israel, at least in the fevered mind of Tony Burman.

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Anyone Else Tired of Julian Assange’s Bullshit?

So apparently the purpose of Julian Assange’s extradition to Sweden for alleged sex crimes is really part of a US “witch hunt against WikiLeaks“.  Apparently the end-game is for the US to have the Swede’s extradite him to the US to face alleged unspecified charges relating to Wikileaks.  Anyone else sick of this bullshit?

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