Glavin: Here’s why Trudeau’s plea for ‘de-escalation’ over Iran rings hollow

Article Link: https://ottawacitizen.com/opinion/columnists/glavin-heres-why-trudeaus-plea-for-de-escalation-over-iran-rings-hollow

Discussion posted by: JohnF44

It’s all very well for Trudeau and the United Kingdom’s Boris Johnson and German Chancellor Angela Merkel and France’s Emmanuel Macron to want to force Tehran to get back in line with Barack Obama’s nuclear-rapprochement arrangement, which Trump has renounced. But the genie will not be put back in her bottle so easily. It was Obama’s Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action that freed up the Quds Force to enforce its ghastly Khomeinist hegemony throughout the region in the first place, and now, Iran’s Hassan Rouhani is warning that it’s European soldiers in the region, not just American soldiers, that may soon find themselves on the Quds Force target list. But that would mean taking sides for once on behalf of the liberal-democratic values Canadians like to boast that we champion.