Omar Khadr threw the grenade that murdered US Army Sgt 1st Class Christopher Speer and blinded Special Forces soldier Layne Morris in one eye. Khadr then received $8 million dollars and an apology from the Canadian government.
Sounds messed up, right? That’s because it is extremely messed up and Morris claims that Justin Trudeau has committed treason and should be charged accordingly.
Khadr, 30, was 15-years-old when he threw the grenade that killed an American soldier and blinded another. This happened in Afghanistan during a firefight with Marines in 2002. Khadr, just a teen at the time, was likely the son of a terrorist. It’s likely that Khadr could be a terrorist himself, and considering he threw a grenade at soldiers, we already know he’s willing to kill people. Of course, any 15-year-old in that situation would fight back, but that’s what they might be taught to do and continue to do into their adulthood.
He was captured and spent 10 years in prison at Guantanamo Bay where he was allegedly tortured and interrogated. Rightfully interrogated due to his relation and involvement with terrorists, even if he was forced into it. If he wouldn’t speak, then torture to get information leading to the arrest of terrorists should be allowed. If you can torture one person to save thousands, then it’s worth it and should be fully legal to do so.
Khadr was eventually released and he sued for wrongful imprisonment for the time he was held and allegedly tortured. He won $8 million and even got an apology from the Canadian government.
The problem is that the Canadian government allowed this guy to win $8 million and an apology, but it’s a huge slap in the face to the people he killed and blinded. What if the man is connected to terrorists and uses this money to harm people?
‘We didn’t understand the deal but we didn’t think that the government would do a behind-the-scenes move like that.
‘I don’t see this as anything but treason,’ added Morris. ‘It’s something a traitor would do. As far as I am concerned, Prime Minister Trudeau should be charged.’
Morris, a 55-year-old special forces sergeant, said it felt like the Canadian government made a ‘dirty deal’ with the cash settlement to avoid being exposed to an American court.
You can understand why Morris, blinded in one eye by the grenade thrown by Khadr, would feel so negative towards this. He was there. He knows better than anyone what happened that day in 2002 during the rigorous battle with terrorists. What does Morris get for risking his life to fight for his country? One broken eye and a dead friend, meanwhile the guy who killed his eye and his friend is now a millionaire. Something just seems so wrong and backward about this. It’s like there’s a secret reason why they were so happy to give the man $8 million and say sorry to him.
It must be a crazy situation to be in if your family consists of terrorists. Imagine being a young kid and you’re in a battle with soldiers from “the other team” and getting shot at. Of course, you would throw the grenade to protect yourself and your family. But of course you would also be detained and interrogated in hopes to battle terrorism and that’s just part of the way things are. That’s how it has to be sometimes. That doesn’t mean people deserve an $8 million dollar award.
His wife Leisl said that Khadr’s transportation from Guantanamo to Canada in September 2012 was ‘just as secretive.’
‘President Obama moved him in the middle of the night back to Canada and nobody even knew. He sure gets special treatment,’ she said.
The Special Forces soldier said he doesn’t understand why the government would pay out to ‘the enemy’ – even if they were tortured as a minor in Guantanamo Bay.
This is where it gets very cloudy from every perspective. What was he transferred for? Why is someone who is connected to the enemy getting a massive payout? What is really happening during this?
‘You don’t ever do anything to aid and abet the enemy,’ Morris said. ‘We were fighting the terrorists. They were the bad guys. Something is really off here.’
He even warned that the compensation could end up back in the hands of terrorists as he warned Khadr’s father was a chief fundraiser for Osama Bin Laden.
‘As a general rule… you keep money out of the hands of people who build bombs or would throw hand grenades at our soldiers,’ said Morris.
Khadr’s military trial drew criticism because he was captured at age 15 and seriously wounded during a four-hour battle at an Afghanistan al-Qaida compound in 2002. Khadr’s lawyers and human rights groups contended he was groomed to be ‘child soldier’ and should have been sent home for rehabilitation.
Morris could be the only person with common sense right now. This is messed up beyond all recognition. Is something shady is going on with Trudeau and Khadr? What was the random nighttime transfer for? Why is someone who was trained to be a child soldier for a terrorist group, who willingly fought and threw a grenade, getting treated like he’s a Nobel Peace Prize winner?
None of this makes any sense on any logical level and there needs to be a deeper investigation into these connections and the reason why a potential terrorist was given millions by the Canadian government.