Monday, January 12, 2015
Stephen Harper, the Terrorist Menace, and the Web of Deception
One thing I learned long ago is that if you want to know what Stephen Harper is really up to, you can't just cover one story and move on, like so many other bloggers like to do.
You have to put them all together like a jig saw puzzle, or the strands of a monstrous spider's web, to understand what sinister plan he is stealthily spinning.
Understand for example, that in the case of the Great Terrorist Menace that he is trying to whip up to try to scare Canadians into voting for him, he is spinning a giant web of DECEPTION.
For let's start at the beginning, in this parking lot in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, where last October a 25-year-old loser named Martin Rouleau ran over and killed the Canadian soldier Patrice Vincent.
And only an hour later, and even before the local police had finished their preliminary investigation, the PMO was already calling it a "terrorist attack."
Stephen Harper also called it that in Parliament that afternoon, again without evidence.
But was quickly backed up by the RCMP who said they knew Rouleau, and had been following him, although obviously not closely enough.
And the very next day the Con Death Machine did fire off this attack ad in the general direction of Justin Trudeau...
Which made it only too clear that Harper and his sinister cult intended to use the tragedy for crass political purposes.
And then the next day came the attack on Parliament Hill, by the mentally ill drug addict Michael Zehaf-Bibeau.
Which almost before he emerged from his sweaty closet, Stephen Harper was calling a terrorist attack by the dark forces of ISIS.
Declaring that Canada itself was under attack, and spouting off like this.
Fellow Canadians, in the days to come, we will learn more about the terrorist and any accomplices he may have had, but this week’s events are a grim reminder that Canada is not immune to the types of terrorist attacks we have seen elsewhere around the world.
But let there be no misunderstanding: we will not be intimidated. Canada will never be intimidated.
Only to be backed up to a degree a few days later by the RCMP Commissioner Bob Paulson, who claimed that Zehaf-Bibeau had been influenced by a "radical ideology."
But strangely enough has never backed up that allegation, and is still refusing to release a video the dead gunman made, so we can judge whether he was a real terrorist or a raving maniac.
And then all was silent and dark until just before Christmas, when in a year-end interview with the TVA network, Harper once again raised the spectre of a terrorist conspiracy.
By claiming the two killers may not have acted alone.
"It's true that it was only a single attacker, but it's not necessarily the case that it's only one guy," Harper told host Pierre Bruneau.
"It's possible that there were other people who were around these men. And there's been an arrest in Montreal, as we've already announced."
Based on this flimsy thread of evidence.
Harper was referring to the recent arrest of a 15-year-old boy who had allegedly robbed a convenience store in order to participate in terrorist activities. The youth had allegedly been in contact with Couture-Rouleau through Facebook.
A tenuous connection to a troubled teenager, who had no passport so he couldn't leave the country, had only a knife as a weapon, and had been reported to the police by his own father, for his disturbing internet fantasies.
And then when that one went nowhere, there was silence again, until the hideous slaughter in Paris.
When as we know the Cons were once again quick to play cheap politics with tragedy...
And Great Closet Leader was once again bellowing about an international terrorist menace. And hilariously claiming we can count on him to ensure our safety AND protect our rights.
Which brings us to yesterday, when the Cons breathlessly claimed that ISIS had released a new video threatening Canada and other countries. Only to have that claim challenged or demolished by a Jihadi tape expert.
Rita Katz, the director of the Washington-based SITE intelligence group, said the video was comprised of old ISIL videos from August and September and it was not released by an ISIL media outlet or any of its media affiliated groups.
"This is one of several examples where law (enforcement) agencies with insufficient understanding of terrorist groups' online infrastructure make an incorrect interpretation and cause an unnecessary and false alarm," she said in an e-mail.
And what I find troubling is that once again the RCMP appears to be playing backup for the Cons...
RCMP Deputy Commissioner Mike Cabana also sent a note to officers on Saturday instructing them to exercise a heightened level of caution and vigilance. "Given the recent terror attacks in France and in Canada, this new threat should be taken seriously," Cabana wrote.
Because let's be clear, if the security services are helping the Cons foster a climate of fear, so Stephen Harper can scare Canadians into voting for him, and they can get the internet spying powers they want, we are already living in a police state.
You know, I am not one for conspiracy theories. I have a rational, scientifically trained mind, and I'm only as paranoid as I have to be to survive in Harperland. Where a little paranoia can be a higher state of consciousness.
But it should be clear that something is terribly wrong. And that we could be in terrible danger.
Great Spider Leader is obviously scuttling around desperately trying to weave a monstrous web of deception.
Trying to scare Canadians as much as possible, and as quickly as possible, so the Fear Factor can boost his polls, and he can call an early election...
And what is also clear, is that we need answers now, before that election.
And that neither we, nor our democracy, will be safe.
Until the day that depraved and dangerous fascist freak is finally removed from office...
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