Trudeau Blames U.S. for Canadians Killed in Iran Plane Attack

Good ol Trudy is doing what he does best, point fingers and cower.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said during an interview with Global News TV that he blames the United States for the Canadians who were killed when Iran shot down a commercial jet last week.

He claims that it would not have happened if the U.S. had not escalated the situation during a time of heightened tensions.

“I think if there were no tensions, if there was no escalation recently in the region, those Canadians would be right now home with their families,” the prime minister said.

National Review reports:

On January 2 the U.S. killed senior Iranian commander Qasem Soleimani in a drone strike at Iraq’s Baghdad International Airport. Several days later Iran fired ballistic missiles at U.S. positions in Iraq, but then accidentally shot down a civilian passenger plane en route to Ukraine. The Iranian military said the plane was mistaken for an “enemy target.”

Most of the passengers were Iranian or Canadian citizens. Trudeau said Canada was not informed ahead of time of the U.S. strike, but that he would have preferred advance notice.

“The U.S. makes its determinations,” Trudeau continued,  “We attempt to work as an international community on big issues. But sometimes countries take actions without informing their allies.”

He is not the only one to suggest that it is the United States’ fault, though. In fact, presidential hopeful Mayor Pete Buttigieg appeared to believe the same thing.

“Innocent civilians are now dead because they were caught in the middle of an unnecessary and unwanted military tit for tat,” Buttigieg tweeted. “My thoughts are with the families and loved ones.”

To blame our country for the evil of terrorists in Iran is absolutely absurd. It is not our fault that they are bloodthirsty animals. The best thing we could have done is take out one of their top generals. The only thing that would have been better is if we had killed them all.