Try New “McCain Frozen Brains”!
A few days ago, I wrote about the fever pitch of moral equivalency illogic spewing from the New York Times and their useful tool, Justin Trudeau, as they sought to place at least half the blame for the Iranian government’s murder of 176 airline travelers at the feet of Donald Trump, on the grounds that his “escalation” of tensions somehow caused Iran to shoot down a commercial airliner taking off from Tehran.
Confirming my suspicion that this knee-jerk progressive anti-Americanism would become an increasingly loud theme in Canada and the U.S. as the details of the Iranian government’s mass murder of innocent civilians became known, I see that the CEO of Maple Leaf Foods, one of Canada’s largest corporations, has gone on Twitter to heighten the absurdity.
I’m Michael McCain, CEO of Maple Leaf Foods, and these are personal reflections. I am very angry, and time isn’t making me less angry. A MLF colleague of mine lost his wife and family this week to a needless, irresponsible series of events in Iran…
— Maple Leaf Foods (@MapleLeafFoods) January 13, 2020
USA Today summarizes the rest of McCain’s tweets:
McCain denounced Trump as “a narcissist” who “tears world accomplishments apart.” He called the downed plane “collateral damage” from the U.S. government’s “irresponsible, dangerous, ill-conceived behavior.”
“63 Canadians needlessly lost their lives in the crossfire, including the family of one of my MLF colleagues (his wife + 11 year old son)! We are mourning and I am livid,” McCain said.
The Iranian military firing a surface to air missile at a commercial airplane taking off from Tehran is “collateral damage” from U.S. military action in Iraq? And what “crossfire” is McCain talking about? The U.S. fired nothing onto Iranian territory at any time during this brief tit-for-tat exchange between the two nations.
How hard is this to understand, even for the “livid” and terminally irrational? Iran was not under attack. No one was shooting anything at anyone on Iranian territory. It was Iran that was in the process of firing rockets at an American military target, not the other way around. In this context — no violence inside Iran, and Iran itself doing the shooting into Iraq — an Iranian military base near Tehran saw a commercial jet nearby and chose to shoot it down, killing every innocent civilian, including sixty-three Canadians, on board.
Even Justin the Wonder Fluff finally got it more or less right for a change, after having played useful idiot for the U.S. media the previous day:
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told reporters Saturday that Iran “must take full responsibility” for shooting down the plane.
“The reality is there have been significant tensions in that region for a long time,” Trudeau said when asked if Soleimani’s killing might have played a role in the tragedy. “Even in a moment of heightened tensions, this should never have happened.”
Enough said. The military arm of Iran’s Islamic despotism, which has spent much of the past forty years actively fomenting violence and instability in the region, carelessly murdered 176 innocent people who had nothing to do with any international conflict whatsoever, let alone with Donald Trump. If there is a Hell, these despotic killers will be heading there soon, as their reward for this and so many similar acts of inhumanity.
Nitwits and useful idiots for international progressivism, such as Michael McCain, CEO of Maple Leaf Foods, are welcome to join them.