Wednesday, February 04, 2015
Justin Trudeau and Stephen Harper's Terror Trap
It's a bitter pill to swallow. Stephen Harper's anti-terrorist Bill C-51 is deeply flawed, threatens our civil liberties and our internet freedom.
But if progressives don't want to risk handing Harper another bloody majority what Justin Trudeau said today was the way to play it.
Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau says his caucus will vote in favour of a bill to vastly increase the powers of Canada's spy agency — with or without the improved oversight civil rights experts are calling for.
Because whatever anyone says, the brutal truth is that any other position at this time could be absolutely fatal.
This isn't an academic discussion, it's a trap Stephen Harper is setting for the opposition, and that is the best way to avoid it.
"The current government can accept that Canadians want greater oversight and accountability, or it will give us the opportunity to offer that to Canadians in the upcoming election campaign," Trudeau said.
Criticize the bill, promise to change it if elected, but support it for now based on the few things in the bill that are reasonable. The small changes could make it slightly easier for police to act against any Jihadi wannabes who would threaten our safety.
Because if they don't support it, Harper will use it to portray them as weaklings, who will not do what is necessary to protect Canadians.
While portraying himself as a Great Strong Leader...
As absurd as that may be.
But what also can't be denied is that his campaign to terrorize Canadians into voting for him, is being helped by his ISIS homeboys.
Who are horrifying the world and inflaming emotions everywhere including Canada.
Where the police are also helping Harper's fear campaign by blowing up this case.
"Today's charges, along with other terrorism-related arrests within the past few weeks, underscore the reality that there are individuals in Canada who have become radicalized to violence and who are willing to act upon it," said RCMP Assistant Commissioner James Malizia.
Making it sound like the Jihadis are EVERYWHERE, as Harper would have us believe. While conveniently forgetting to mention that the police didn't need any additional powers to lay those charges.
Just like they didn't need any additional powers to charge these wannabe terrorist crazies.
But the fact is, all of these stories in the news can only make many Canadians nervous or fearful, and if the opposition doesn't support Bill C-51, Great Closet Leader will use those fears against them...
And should he manage to provoke another attack, with his incessant yapping, before the next election. He could stampede people into voting for him, sink his teeth into another juicy majority, and complete the destruction of this country.
So don't listen to those who would suggest that we abandon the Liberals and the NDP, or vote for the Green Party even in ridings where they don't stand a chance. Or the Pizza Party or whatever. For they know not what they say, and they would have us commit collective hara kiri, or fall into Harper trap.
When in fact there are ways to support the bill, and still undermine his strategy, as I pointed out here.
By going along with the bill for now, but questioning his competency.
Question how Stephen Harper can say he is serious about security? When he has been slashing the budgets of the security services, to get money to bribe voters.
Ask him how can we trust him when he appointed the fraudster Arthur Porter to oversee CSIS?
Do his sleazy Cons want to get their grubby hands on our e-mails, or our bank accounts?
And why is he cuddling up to the Saudis? Blowing them like a bugle. When they are responsible for poisoning the minds of some young Canadians.
Through its relationship with Saudi Arabia, Canada has allied itself with a “breeding ground” for terrorism, a Calgary imam told a Senate committee Monday afternoon. Imam Syed Soharwardy told the the Senate Committee on National Defence that Canada needs to recognize that terrorist groups currently preaching radical Islamist doctrine draw inspiration from a sect that is heavily funded by Saudi Arabia.
Why doesn't he want to make us safer? And whose side is he really on?
In short, stay cool, play smart. Like Justin Trudeau did today, and Tom Mulcair would be well advised to emulate.
Avoid the Terror Trap. Turn the Con's weapons against them.
And never forget that all that counts is defeating Stephen Harper.
The most evil leader in Canadian history.
And the greatest terrorist threat this country faces...
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