REPORT: Canadian Military Families Speak Out Against Omar Khadr Payment

A report by the Calgary Herald describes how some Canadian military families are condemning the plan by the Trudeau government to pay $10.5 million to Omar Khadr – who admitted to killing U.S. medic Christopher Speer.

As noted in the Herald“It’s totally disgraceful, totally disrespectful,” said Murray Marshall, whose son, Sapper Steven Marshall, was killed in Afghanistan in 2009. The kids that served and the families of the fallen, these are outstanding people and now we’re turning our back on all that.  I can’t imagine what they’re thinking now.”

Marshall is absolutely right.

While many of our Veterans are homeless, struggling with PTSD and severe physical injuries, and often denied the help they’ve earned, our government turns around and gives $10.5 million to someone who would have been shooting at our troops.

Awful.

Rachel Herbert, the sister of Cpl. Nathan Hornburg who was killed in Afghanistan in 2007, said this to the Herald:

“We all feel compelled about the case of human rights and I do hope that those are addressed in his situation. However, I don’t feel that a compensation package in that amount is a good use of Canada’s finances. I think there are a lot of better ways that we could address the human-rights violations in his case.”

As the Herald mentions, Calgary MP Michelle Rempel summed the situation up perfectly in two tweets:

Real victims ignored

While the government and out-of-touch elites treat Khadr as a victim, Canadians know that the real victim is Christopher Speer, Layne Morris, and of course Tabitha Speer and her family. The real victims are also those Canadians who lost loved ones in the war in Afghanistan.

Yet, instead of giving those victims justice, the entire political and judicial system has twisted itself in knots to help Omar Khadr.

It’s a shameful disgrace, and we must work on changing the laws to ensure it never happens again.

Our government must put our Canadian Veterans first. Not terrorists.

Spencer Fernando

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Tim Goode
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Justin Trudeau and the Liberals infuriate me with their reckless spending, giving billions in foreign aid to terrorist countries and now THIS.
I can’t wait to dethrone Trudeau and his traitors in 2019. Only wish it could be done now.

Jen
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Never forget TIM GOODE the media will make sure that you and Canadians all forget this. They ,media, have been doing this for decades and succeeded. They know that Canadians HAVE VERY SHORT MEMORY not allowing to much of the liberals’ neglect to Canadians be seen regularly. THE MEDIA IS THE LIBERAL INTRAVENOUS LINE. Without this survival kit daily, the liberal have no leg to stand on.

Louis Joannette
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Louis Joannette

Our justice departement is out of date or news, giving money to a killer of a friendly soldier is the goverment on drug or what.
That terrorist and iis family should send back where they come from..

Lawrence Tierney
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OMAR KAHDR IS GUILTY OF HIGH TREASON To all the PRO-KHADR Idiots High treason (1) Every one commits high treason who, in Canada, (a) kills or attempts to kill Her Majesty, or does her any bodily harm tending to death or destruction, maims or wounds her, or imprisons or restrains her; (b) levies war against Canada or does any act preparatory thereto; or (c) assists an enemy at war with Canada, or any armed forces against whom Canadian Forces are engaged in hostilities, whether or not a state of war exists between Canada and the country whose forces they are.… Read more »

Hank Mosher
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Hank Mosher

This is totally disgraceful!! While veterans fight at every turn to get a get a ‘just settlement’ for various injuries sustained while defending Canada and it’s people against people like this man, OUR GOVERNMENT passes out a gift to a terrorist! Not only is this a disgraceful injustice, it will prove OUR GOVERNMENT really is all about! When will this madness stop and our veterans looked after.

Lou
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Lou

He left Canada to kill allies and succeeded….and now Trudeau rewards him for those actions…Unbelievable.

Jeff
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Jeff

We the people of Canada no longer have a Prime Minister that stands for the people.