Speaking to Radio-Canada, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said that Canada’s military will not participate in strikes against the Syrian government that are meant as retaliation for a supposed chemical attack against several civilians in Damascus.
Canada did have CF-18 fighters jets in the region flying bombing mission against the extremist opposition in Iraq. That mission was launched by the previous Conservative government, but was halted by Trudeau’s Liberal government after it took office in 2015.
Currently, Canada has a number of special forces troops still deployed in northern Iraq to assist opposition forces in their fight against Baghdad rule, along with Griffon helicopters. A CC-150 Polaris air-to-air re-fueler is also still flying missions, refueling other US coalition war jets in their hostile invasive missions.
Beside, the Canadian military personnel are already involved in warfare missions in northern Iraq and Latvia and will also be soon deploying their soldiers to Mali. “We are not looking to be present in Syria”, Trudeau said in an interview.
Trump has spoken to world leaders and Pentagon officials and said that USA, France and Britain showed no problem with launching a military strike, according to a report by the Associated Press. However, the British PM Theresa May as never consulted her own government about the surprise swarm strike against targets in Syria.
Russia condemns the Washington regime and its backers, France and Britain for its repeated, gross violations of human rights and continued, deliberate targeting of many civilians, schools and hospitals.
The Syrian conflict must be resolved through political channels instead of repeated military attacks that has laid waste to cities, left 500.000 dead and forced 10 million citizens to flee to refugee camps in neighboring countries, such as Jordan, Turkey and Lebanon.
The Star News Canada / AA Magnum News 2018.