Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is joining the far-left Democrats by blaming the United States for the 737 passenger plane that was shot down by an Iranian missile.
The crash which left 176 people dead including 57 Canadians was caused by an Iranian missile that had mistaken the plane for an incoming missile.
Instead of only blaming Iran, Trudeau said that the passengers would be “home with their families” if there was no tension in the Middle East started by the United States.
“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,” Trudeau said during an interview.
“This is something that happens when you have conflict and war. Innocents bear the brunt of it and it is a reminder why all of us need to work so hard on de-escalation, moving forward to reduce tensions and find a pathway that doesn’t involve further conflict and killing,” he said.
Trudeau went on to say that the community has been “very, very clear about needing to have a non-nuclear Iran,” but continued by blaming the United States when he said we need to be “managing the tensions in the region that are brought about by U.S. actions as well.”
Check out what the The Daily Wire reports:
After initially lying about the cause of the horrific crash of a Ukrainian passenger jet that took the lives of all 176 people on board, Iran finally admitted late last week what the world suspected: they shot down the Ukrainian 737, claiming that the plane was accidentally targeted when it turned toward an Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) military base the night the regime launched missiles at two Iraqi bases where U.S. troops were stationed.
Iran’s admission — which came after three days of Iran’s leaders accusing America of “propagating fallacies” about the crash as part of a “psychological operation” against the country — added more fuel to a growing uprising against the terror-sponsoring regime, Iranians taking to the streets, photos and video showing protesters “attacking images of former Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps-Quds Force commander Qassem Soleimani while also refusing to walk on American and Israeli flags.” Over the weekend, the Iranian government responded by firing “tear gas, rubber bullets and eventually live ammunition to disperse demonstrators.”
Trudeau’s comments mirrored Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi’s. During an interview on ABC News, show host George Stephanopoulous asked the Speaker if she supports the ongoing protests in Iran, asking if she thinks it would be a “good thing” the Iranian government was overthrown.
Pelosi tried tiptoeing around the question and instead downplayed Iran’s takedown of the 737 plane while undermining the protests.
“We’re seeing now demonstrations in the streets of Iran against the regime,” Stephanopoulos started. “Do you support those protesters? And would it be a good thing if they brought the regime down?”
“Well, the protesters are protesting, as I understand it, this brand of protesters, about the fact that that plane went down. And many students were on that plane,” she stated. “These are largely students in the street.”
“I think the Iranians should have not had commercial flights going off there,” she continued.
“They’re calling out the regime for lying. They’re saying ‘Death to Khamenei,’ as well,” the ABC News host said while referring to Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei.
“Well whatever it is,” said Pelosi. “But the fact is this: There were protesters in the street before against the regime. After the taking out of Soleimani, there were protesters in the street joined together, as you know, against us. It wasn’t good.”
After trying to blame the Iran situation on President Trump, Pelosi grudgingly admitted that shooting down a passenger plane was bad. “Taking down this plan is a terrible, terrible tragedy,” she said, “and they should be held accountable for letting commercial flights go at a time that was so dangerous.”