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    Canada gives terrorist millions of dollars but ignores slain soldiers wife

    Beyond disgusting but this is what liberalism stands for, rewarding those who are evil by punishing the good.

    Lets see the left defend this action.

    Omar Khadr: Canada pays ex-Gitmo detainee who killed US soldier millions, but soldier's widow may never see a dime

    Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau gave Omar Khadr a big payout, but the terrorist’s real victims may never see any of that money.

    Canada agreed to pay the former Guantanamo prisoner a reported $8 million in a lawsuit alleging civil rights violations. The settlement included an apology.

    The Canadian-born Khadr was 15 in 2002 when he tossed a grenade in a firefight that killed U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Christopher Speer, a special forces medic.

    Tabitha Speer, the soldier's widow, and Layne Morris, who was blinded in the firefight, won a $134 million wrongful-death default judgment against Khadr two years ago in Utah.

    Lawyers for the widow and Morris requested an order freezing Khadr’s assets, but last week a Canadian judge threw out the request, calling it “extraordinary."

    Conservative Member of the Canadian Parliament and official opposition critic for foreign affairs Peter Kent wrote in The Wall Street Journal Monday that the timing of the payout undermines Tabitha Speer’s legal options to collect on the judgment.

    He added that Trudeau’s actions “are an affront to the memory of Christopher Speer, to Tabitha Speer and her children, to Layne Morris, to our U.S. allies and to all men and women in uniform.”

    He also called the settlement “a cynical subversion” of Canadian principles.

    “Mr. Trudeau made Omar Khadr a millionaire, and he didn’t have to,” Kent wrote.

    Khadr sued the Canadian government for $16 million in 2015 after he was released on bail. He claimed he was tortured at Gitmo.

    Morris told Fox News last week that “it was just crazy that you would give someone like that $8 million because his feelings got hurt. I know he spent time in Guantanamo. That was due to his own actions.”

    Tabitha Speer hasn’t commented on the settlement to Khadr.

    She last updated her Facebook page in June with a photo of her husband and their two young children, Taryn and Tanner. The children are now teens.
    Omar Khadr: Canada pays ex-Gitmo detainee who killed US soldier millions, but soldier's widow may never see a dime | Fox News
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    Very upsetting

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spookycolt View Post
    Beyond disgusting but this is what liberalism stands for, rewarding those who are evil by punishing the good.

    Lets see the left defend this action.
    Let's see you prove your claim first.

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    Land of Morons?

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    Let me see if I understand this.

    This guy was in Gitmo but was Canadian, right? The spouse of the person killed and another solder filed a suit in Utah for over $100,000,000 against the Canadian, and won. Why not? The guy was in Gitmo.

    Anyway, the guy is repatriated to Canada, and right wing Americans are mad because the Canadian government is not giving these two American money even though the judgment is against a Canadian citizen?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miller47 View Post
    Land of Morons?
    Canada land of Gitmo?

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    It is just very weird, as if folks are intentionally conflating two totally unrelated perspectives and actions. Like how can you hate kittens, yet still eat corn?

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    All the thousands of US troops killed in Iraq and Afghanistan had people who loved them, I am sure. Do those people all not deserve $100,000,000 each? Why is this widow special??? Her husband enlisted voluntarily. And was killed in battle. That's war for ya...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paris View Post
    Canada land of Gitmo?
    Maybe we could lease it to em?

    Part of it, anyway...?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miller47 View Post
    Maybe we could lease it to em?

    Part of it, anyway...?
    What for? converting terrorists into tree hugging liberals?!

    No need for a lawless hell hole, that can be done at home.

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