- ed power
- December 18, 2010 - 15:57
Well said, Politically Correct. Mr. Jones seems to belong to the former CSIS Directors " Canadians are Pollyannas" school of thought. A close examination of the case in question would show that Mr. Harkat has been held for years without charges, without trial, without basic legal counsel, without access to the "proof" against him, and without the ability to challenge the Crowns' evidence in a court. In short, a violation of every principle that we are supposed to hold true, and that which our men and women are fighting for in Afghanistan. Why is this any different from Pinochets' Chile or Hitlers' Germany? Because it just one, or ten, and not thousands? The people they detained were also condemned by government decree as "dangers to the state". If the state has a case, prove it. If not, process him as an illegal immigrant. As to the dismissal of American Imperialism as a underlying cause of this mess, please refer to Maj. Gen Smedley Butler, USMC, the only person twice awarded the Congressional Medal of Honour, and his 1932 "War is a Racket" speech, available on YouTube. I also recommend reading "The Great War for Civilization" by Robert Fisk and "Holy War- The Crusades and Their Impact on Todays World" by Karen Armstrong, for some enlightenment on the historical roots of our current conflict. Robert Baer, the retired CIA agent who spent twenty years in the Middle East, has also written extensively about the politics behind US involvement in the ME and Central Asia. One doesn't have to be a "Pollyanna" to understand that we, the public, are being treated as musrooms; kept in the dark and fed crap. Thank you WikiLeaks
- Abdul Saieed
- December 17, 2010 - 13:07
I wonder if your tacit support for loud mouth Qur'an burning preachers to spew their racist venom is indicative of a friend of a fanatic. No, no; that only applies to us Jihadists and our left-wing cohorts who don’t gasp in horror at the sight of a minaret or a hijab. Go and look up ‘jihad.” On second though, don’t bother. I wouldn’t want to disturb your comfortable ignorance.
- December 17, 2010 - 10:17
I wonder if our doctors are part of a sleeper cell too..
- Politically Incorrect
- December 17, 2010 - 09:43
Okay Brian, so our continued support of authoritarian regimes in the Arab world, our armed presence throughout the region, our unquestioning support of Israeli terror of its own citizens, our relentless undermining of international sovereignty, our ongoing pursuit of the control of resources (as admitted to by so many US diplomats and backed up by documents released by WikiLeaks) has nothing to do with why the “uncivilised” world does not appreciate our benevolence? I’m not so much as bothered by this imaginary influx of “Jihadists” (a la Faux News) as I am by people like UK MP George Galloway being denied entry into Canada while ultra-racist Anne Coulter is welcomed. I’m more concerned that the government line equates any criticism of Israel as “anti-Semitic” while anti-Muslim diatribes, such as expressed here, is commonplace. I am more unsettled that high level officials can get away with calling for the murder of those who are principled enough to shine light on the hypocritical and criminal activities of the State while those exposed continue to subvert the very ideals on which our society is supposedly based. The cowards who hide behind the skirts of privilege are the real Friends of Fanatics, Brian.