May 19, 2024
There will be no accountability. No justice.
There was no anger about the tyranny of the Iranian regime; no unease about its duplicity, even as bulldozers seemed to be clearing the site of a potential mass murder.
There was no anger about the tyranny of the Iranian regime; no unease about its duplicity, even as bulldozers seemed to be clearing the site of a potential mass murder.

Political leaders can’t change the cards they are dealt but they can control how they play their hand.

The bombshell revelation by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau that Ukrainian International Airlines flight 752 was in all likelihood shot down by an Iranian surface-to-air missile was an important moment in his political leadership.

He has been caught in the turmoil of the Mideast showdown between America and Iran, as we all have. But his reaction does not instil confidence that the families of the 63 Canadians who perished will see any kind of justice.

To give Trudeau credit, he has been visible, holding press conferences two days in a row. But on Thursday, he stuck rigidly to the line that we need a thorough investigation into the tragedy before discussing next steps.

“The families want answers. I want answers – closure, transparency, accountability and justice,” he said. “This government will not rest until we get that.”

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See Also:

(1) ‘It’s too difficult to use past tense. No one can believe it’: What we know about the lost passengers of Flight PS752

(2) For a tragedy of this scope, can we not resist partisan politics right now?

(3) History repeats itself in the guise of a panicky air defence officer

(4) The world is a better place without Qassem Soleimani

(5) Soleimani deserved what he got, but we’ll see what comes next

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