Alleged ‘al-Qaeda-supported’ plot against Via train thwarted
CBC News | April 22, 2013
The Canadian and American officials issue statements on how significant this event is and why “North America” still faces “real” threats from terrorism. They emphasize and underscore this fear and then the House of Commons passes the anti-terrorism bill S-7 so they can detain people without trial and pressure them to talk, etc.
Iran likely unaware of al-Qaeda’s Canadian plot, security expert says
CBC News | April 22, 2013
…At Monday’s media conference, the RCMP said it did not have evidence that the Iranian government was involved, and Jones told CBC News that he would be surprised if Tehran was part of such a plot….
The account given about Al-Qaeda being in Iran is interesting: the story sounds muddy and confused.
Via terror plot suspects deny allegations
CBC News | April 23, 2013
…RCMP Assistant Commissioner James Malizia said the two accused were getting “direction and guidance” from al-Qaeda elements in Iran. There was no information to suggest the attacks were state-sponsored, he said.
Iran’s foreign minister rejected as “ridiculous” Canada’s claim that the two arrested were backed by al-Qaeda in Iran….
Censorship, lack of information, as usual, we’re just supposed to assume everything:
A judge granted a publication ban on the Toronto proceedings …
This is standard, but suppressing information doesn’t have anything to do with justice if you ask me, but nobody asks the public. We’re supposed to believe what we’re told and keep ourselves entertained.
Via terror suspect talked about waging ‘war,’ imam says
CBC News | May 2, 2013
Toronto imam claims Raed Jaser said non-believers ‘out to get us’
How a terror suspect slipped through immigration’s cracks
Greg Weston, CBC News | May 6, 2013
Almost 20 years after Raed Jaser was ordered kicked out of Canada as a bogus refugee with a fake passport and a criminal past, he was still alive and well and living in Toronto last month when police charged him with plotting an alleged al-Qaeda-backed attack on a Via Rail passenger train. …
There is a lot of hand-ringing in this article about how the government didn’t know about his status. Really?
Even Immigration Minister Jason Kenney confessed that the Jaser file gave him a holy cow moment, and prompted him to call a full investigation.
This event, whatever actually happened, provides an opportunity to revive our belief in the “war on terrorism” so that we keep surrendering rights for “safety”. Not having due process protections doesn’t sound so “safe” to me. Getting involved in the war on Syria or prepping war propaganda against Iran doesn’t sound so safe either. Read about Diefenbaker’s Canadian Bill of Rights for example and how it compares to the terrorism legislation here.
Also, speaking of Al Qaeda, what about Western support for the Syrian rebels, also called terrorists, who include Al Qaeda? If you search “Al Qaeda Syrian rebels”, there are many articles concerning Al Qaeda and the Syrian rebels. I don’t think the Canadian and U.S. governments should be supporting them. Must be some mistake.