Well I'm happy to see that Great
Prime Minister Stephen Harper told his hushed caucus Wednesday morning he felt remorse for surreptitiously ducking into a closet during last week's assault on Parliament Hill, CBC News has learned.
But I see he's STILL insisting on calling it a terrorist attack, to try to make it sound bigger than it was, justify his decision to hide in a closet AND bomb Iraq. Use it as an excuse to ram through cyber-snooping bills that would turn us into a police state
And of course use that definition to attack the opposition as weaklings and terrorist stooges.
So I was really glad to see Tom Mulcair stick a spear in that Con narrative.
NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair says terrorism is not the right word to describe last week’s attack on Parliament Hill.
“Frankly the information that is now available to the public comforts me in my choice not to use the word terrorism in describing the act that took place here,” Mr. Mulcair told reporters following Wednesday’s meeting.
And leave Great Chicken flapping his wings pathetically.
“There’s no contradiction to individuals who may have a series of personal, financial and mental difficulties and also Mr. Speaker, be engaged in terrorist, jihadist activities as indeed Mr. Speaker the police have already said,” said Mr. Harper. “We don’t think it helps the Canadians to do anything but address these matters head on and face them for what they are.”
Claiming that a mentally ill person could be a jihadi, or whatever else the voices in his head commanded him to be.
And clearly trying to label the dead gunman as a terrorist, as Tim Harper points out, to advance his sinister security agenda.
How this craven killer is ultimately labelled will have an impact on Canadians far beyond last week’s twin killings of soldiers.
It appears in this national outpouring of grief and patriotism we don’t want to deal with the question of mental illness, and it is instructive how quickly and repeatedly Prime Minister Stephen Harper, Public Safety Minister Steven Blaney and Paulson have labelled this terror.
But if we were to characterize him and the man who killed Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent as mentally ill murderers, a government would not have licence to sharpen its rhetoric and move intrusively into the realm of civil liberties.
Even though his own hapless stooge Peter MacKay admits the police have all the tools they need to confront the terrorist threat.
As the federal government weighs changes to anti-terrorism laws in the wake of last week’s fatal attacks on two Canadian Forces personnel, Justice Minister Peter McKay acknowledges there are already “robust” laws on the books.
Can you believe that? Is the Con regime still a government or a fascist circus?
And the good news?
Despite all his attempts to try to scare people, and make the Great War on Crime and Terror the centrepiece of the next election campaign.
As this new EKOS poll shows, Canadians will not be swayed.
He's got his priorities wrong. He's flogging a dead horse.
Judging by the comments in the Globe story, Mulcair's refusal to declare the dead gunman a terrorist is a popular one:
I am a small c conservative and fully agree with Mulcair here. This was a troubled man who simply needed an excuse to commit an act of violence and thus used radical Islam as his excuse, it was not an organized terrorist attack with a political message. Off course I am sure Harper who sees things in black and white will attack Mulcair on this. Hopefully Canadians don't fall for it.
Mulcair is right. But Harper has been itching for an excuse to bring down some draconian laws like his hero GWB did after 911. Just keep the route to the closet clear in case of any trouble.
The desperate CPC are looking to turn these recent human tragedies into a fear mongering campaign that they can use to make political hay. 2 CPC seats in 2015 is too many.
So Great Chicken Leader is still heading for defeat.
Still on the way to get his feathers plucked.
And his latest political epitaph is definitely not flattering eh?
He tried to scare Canadians.
But it just didn't work...
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