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originally posted by: generik
as much as I despise Canada's version of Obama, we really can not lay this at his feet. it was the courts not the Prime Minister that has rewarded this terrorist. the court case it's self has been going on for years, long before pretty boy Trudeau became Prime Minister. that all started under the watch of Harper. in fact the only thing you can blame on pretty boy is that he is not fighting this. fact is Harper should have left this piece of Islamic scum in Guantanamo where he belongs in the first place.
technically pretty boy can not even legally to refuse to pay (not that he would even consider it). this incident is just one of many that shows just how badly the Canadian court system is in need of severe overhaul. it is the Canadian court system which has given out this travesty of justice, and is now guilty of financially supporting terrorism. a crime which those that made the decision need to be arrested and put in prison for.
originally posted by: mobiusmale
1) Why, under Canadian Law, is the Canadian taxpayer supposed to pay this guy anything (let alone $10.5 million)? He is a Canadian, who went to Afghanistan, got involved in an armed conflict, was captured by American soldiers, and tried by Americans for certain "alleged" crimes. What does this have to do with Canada?
originally posted by: Doxanoxa
I can't help but question the motives of the law firm.
If firm received any fee at all it should be made public knowledge.
Speer’s widow and retired American sergeant Layne Morris, who was blinded by a grenade at the Afghan compound where Khadr was captured, won a default US$134.2 million in damages against Khadr in 2015, but Canadian experts called it highly unlikely the judgment could be enforced.
originally posted by: TheConstruKctionofLight
a reply to: ElectricUniverse
You didn't read this? You dont consider this a red flag as to the validity of the confessions?
CBC's Terence McKenna, who has done extensive investigative work on the Khadr case, including two documentaries, questioned this confession,saying there have been at least eight confessions by Khadr, with details changing from report to report. "This document wouldn't last five minutes in a court of law," he said.
originally posted by: Mikehawk
a reply to: Kandinsky
At fifteen, he was still a boy and, going off what he was doing, a stupid one at that. Obviously full of hatred.
You're obviously misinformed on the story. He was a child taken there by his father, he had no say in the matter. His admission to guilt was delivered via torture.
I don't exactly support the settlement but some of you are obviously using this story to spread your poison.