The Con bench seals laugh and clap at Steve’s joke blowing off the UN and international law because grade six.
Harper went on to explain that Canada will be bombing Syria as part of an international coalition, although the US is the only NATO member currently bombing Syria. The other coalition countries bombing Syria are Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Jordan, Morocco, Qatar, and the UAE.
This same coalition of Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Jordan, Morocco, and the UAE minus Qatar also began bombing Yemen today. Egypt and Kuwait will be joining the offensive while Pakistan is still considering it. Nobel Peace Prize recipient President Obama has authorized the provision of US logistical and intelligence support to help bomb the Houthi rebels in Yemen who are fighting Al Qaeda and IS.
The Saudi-led air campaign against the Houthis in Yemen is dubbed “Decisive Storm.”
Harper says IS is a threat to Canada and will extend the mission for another year.
DefMin Jason Kenney says they have no particular exit strategy.
h/t Maclean’s for vid.
Update: Kenney whips out his “smart bombs,” claiming Canada and the US are the only *coalition* bombing members that have them. David Pugliese shoots it down.
Harper and Kenney are leaning very heavily on the word “coalition”in their statements but as to who those coalition members are — not so much.