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Omar Khadr to receive apology and $10.5M compensation package from Canada: official

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posted on Jul, 5 2017 @ 12:06 PM
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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.


I just have two questions:

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?

2) Even assuming he killed an American soldier with a grenade, since when is it a "war crime" to kill an opposing combatant in the middle of a war?

I am doubly confused...




posted on Jul, 5 2017 @ 12:16 PM
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a reply to: ElectricUniverse

It's public service he can now get the honeys without having to blow himself up. So who needs 42 virgins when now he has the money for 42 sluts.



posted on Jul, 5 2017 @ 12:18 PM
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a reply to: mobiusmale

On #1 ..Not that I agree but this link Kandinsky posted on page 1 explains the reasoning, I guess because Canadian intelligence officials were involved.
globalnews.ca...

On #2 ..Neither combatant was in their own country..it is confusing(me saying that is not excusing or endorsing Khadr)
edit on 5-7-2017 by vonclod because: (no reason given)



posted on Jul, 5 2017 @ 12:27 PM
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a reply to: mobiusmale

There is a reason the liberal left morons have been systematically thrown out of office in the US over the last few years. 10.5 million is nothing compared to the 400+ million the Obama admin gave to Iran and the untold millions to the Muslim Brotherhood.

Canada needs to start cleaning house as well imo.



posted on Jul, 5 2017 @ 12:32 PM
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a reply to: Xcathdra

Um, we just did..got rid of a multiple term right wing Govt..in 2 year it may be back to the right.



posted on Jul, 5 2017 @ 12:52 PM
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a reply to: vonclod

I'm not going into a pissing match, either, but I don't hope that the Sgt's family collects any more than what they have already collected, I hope that Khadr gets a retracted offer of both the money and the apology. But if not, I would love to see a civil lawsuit against Khadr by the Sgt's family and collect on some of that, IMO, ill-gotten money.

But hey, at least it's not my tax dollars going to him this time



posted on Jul, 5 2017 @ 12:56 PM
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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?

It all centres around how the Canadian diplomatic/intelligence/security apparatus acted in regards to Khadr.

Regardless of the crimes, Canadian citizens have guaranteed rights of treatment from Canadian officials. Those officials broke multiple Canadian Laws & Rights while dealing with Khadr.



posted on Jul, 5 2017 @ 01:48 PM
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Of course Khadr and other garbage like him are going to receiving money from our government. As long as we're governed by Trudeau, all is possible. While honest and just people struggling to make ends meet are paying taxes so our government can reward terrorist and criminals.



posted on Jul, 5 2017 @ 02:22 PM
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It sounds stupid but enemy combatants have rights.

Quantamano Bay is an illegal installation too, back then it was definitely practicing illegally.

Hate me all you want but I don't see anything inherently wrong with this outcome.

Information obtained via torture isn't really information at all, is 15 a child soldier? I'm not sure about that and the line on how rights are applied to jihadists is getting blurred these days too, but back then he'd be considered an enemy combatant.

They have rights.

So hate me all you want, but the fact is he was an enemy combatant in a war scenario, so the comment about him murdering a US soldier is factually wrong, since the US and Al Qeada both stated a state of war between them was in effect.

Just making a point. It's one that's still debatable too, are terrorists enemy combatants or criminals?

Either way "enhanced interrogation techniques" is something to be weary about, clearly it has it's backlash. Regardless upon opinion in regards to rights or is it right.

I mean... Do we really want to rewrite these rulebooks?

Has US soldiers ever been extradited to answer war crimes or actual crimes in another nation?



posted on Jul, 5 2017 @ 02:39 PM
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a reply to: Xcathdra

Wasn't that Iranian money, as in frozen assets?

I'm sure it was, so it was therefore Iranian money.



posted on Jul, 5 2017 @ 04:39 PM
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a reply to: ElectricUniverse

How much of this $10.5M will he get, and what cut is the law firm on for winning the case?

Any amount is too much for this killer.

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.



posted on Jul, 5 2017 @ 04:48 PM
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originally posted by: Doxanoxa
I can't help but question the motives of the law firm.

Protecting the rights of all Canadians?

If firm received any fee at all it should be made public knowledge.

That sets a terrible precedent for the future, no?

Maybe, just spit balling here, our government shouldn't break their own laws....repeatedly...even after multiple smack downs from our own SC.

If he is a criminal, fine...charge him for his crimes, and give him his due process.

Playing loose with rights is a very dangerous game, and I hope...nope, I pray, that every single time our government does it, they get a good hard smack from the judiciary for doing so.



posted on Jul, 5 2017 @ 05:18 PM
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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.


Terrorists deserve whatever happens to them, no matter the age. Whatever happened to him, he brought upon himself .

He wins the lottery, while Speer's widow and the sergeant who was blinded will end up with nothing but the pain and suffering inflicted by Khadr. I have little doubt, in private, off the camera's he's laughing at the system and how well he played it.

If he was man enough to pick up a gun and grenades and help kill people to support a terrorist group, he was man enough to take the punishment as an adult.

The real story here is what I quoted above. He killed and maimed, not for a country as in a normal war, but to force his beliefs on others or kill them if they did not comply. Now he's being rewarded hugely and he's now a victim?

Justice was not served, a mockery was made of it. A system that would allow that needs a serious overhaul IMO.



posted on Jul, 5 2017 @ 08:00 PM
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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?

www.cbc.ca...


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.


Khadr was THERE in Afghanistan in the middle of a war and GOT SHOT IN THE BACK during a gun fight with American soldiers and Al-Qaeda. Do you think he was there for a birthday party? Family game night? Or maybe he was there trying to help the American Special Forces. Sheesh.



He's a terrorist. He's a liar.....obviously. He should be in prison.



posted on Jul, 5 2017 @ 08:33 PM
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a reply to: ElectricUniverse

Turn the other cheek and somebody thinking differently than you may slice your exposed neck.



posted on Jul, 5 2017 @ 09:52 PM
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originally posted by: RAY1990
a reply to: Xcathdra

Wasn't that Iranian money, as in frozen assets?

I'm sure it was, so it was therefore Iranian money.


Nope



posted on Jul, 6 2017 @ 12:50 AM
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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.





I shouldn't give two craps what someone on the internet says, but I take exception to the 'spread your poison' dig. What poison? Do you know he wasn't a combatant? Are you sure he didn't take part?

So again, what poison? That he shouldn't become a multi-millionaire? That I'm against Guantanamo? That people who travel to fight against their nation's forces shouldn't be welcomed back? That the interrogations went too far?

So you 'don't exactly support the settlement.' WTF are you arguing about then?



posted on Jul, 6 2017 @ 01:15 AM
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a reply to: TheConstruKctionofLight

Nz govt gave 2.5mil to a guy that was found innocent of rape and murder,he done 20yrs,I think that proven murderer done OK for his time. I wonder which outfit his money will be given to...? Wouldn't be a terrorist group surely?
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posted on Jul, 6 2017 @ 04:59 AM
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Canada has to top the USA, right?

And here I thought San Fran was stupid to give an illegal $190,000.00 for being arrested.

Canada beats that all to hell, you win.


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posted on Jul, 6 2017 @ 10:38 AM
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a reply to: rickymouse

OF COURSE THEY DAMNED WELL SHOULD!

How many times does this have to be laid out rickymouse? Governments, western governments, pay the Saudis and the Qataris billions of dollars and pounds, to keep the terror hype going. This has been the system since the occupation of Afghanistan by the Soviets, and worked perfectly for the US government down in South America previously to that.

You will recall that quite a few of the narco-terror groups were actually started by CIA operatives, as part of operations south of the US/Mexico border, meant to destabilise fledgling socialist economies. Aside from the economic hitmen, actual terror groups and narcotics smuggling cartels were started, BY US INTELLIGENCE ASSETS, to break these nations down and screw them, to prevent them ever succeeding in the shadow of the United States. The situation in Afghanistan and indeed much of the Middle East, has been nearly identical, in that since the Soviet invasion there, back in the day, Western intelligence backed groups, including those run by, and inspired by Osama Bin Laden, have been INTELLIGENCE AGENCY ASSETS! They are owned, controlled opposition, and always have been! So, yes, this fellow, but a lad at the time, was recruited by a covert arm of the Western intelligence infrastructure, and employed to kill the regular soldiers of the West, to provide the people at home in the UK, Europe and America a target for their ire, other than the idiotic governments they had at the time.

If it were not for Western intelligence operations in the region, there would simply be nothing like the terrorist networks which exist today. Its our training, our equipment, our money which funds them, through our governments, through their connections to the Saudi royal family and the Qatari government, so as it happens, of course this fellow in the article should be permitted to sue one of the governments who made it all possible.

Lets see what method you use to ignore the truth THIS time!



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