Monday, August 27, 2012

Vic Toews Can Either Stand With Us, or Stand With the Torturers

Right. So, besides the "Toronto 18 (12? 9?)" who would have done exactly NOTHING had a coke-addicted RCMP informant gotten them all fired up, Canadian security forces have produced nothing in the way of threats thwarted by our draconian "anti-terror" legislation. Nothing, nothing, NOTHING. More Canadians have been killed as a result of terrorist acts committed by Sikhs than by Muslims. We didn't need rights-shredding abominations like the Anti-Terrorism Act then and we don't need it now.

We most certainly do not then need the latest excuse given by Vic Toews to let him masturbate to the idea of young men screaming in pain.

The Conservative government has quietly given Canada's national police force and the federal border agency the authority to use and share information that was likely extracted through torture.
Newly disclosed records show Public Safety Minister Vic Toews issued the directives to the RCMP and the Canada Border Services Agency shortly after giving similar orders to Canada's spy service.

I know that Vic Toews is a fucking imbecile. But even so debased and stupid an individual as Toews should recognize that the word "torture" describes what is often known as "evil." "Crimes against humanity." "Stuff that bad guys do." And, the great screaming obvious truth is that this debasement of Canada is completely unnecessary. Not only is torture morally wrong; not only is torture practically worthless as an information-gathering tool; the fact of the matter is that there's no great threat that requires us to shriek like ninnies and empower scuzz-balls like Vic Toews to resort to it.

Omigod, there is going to be a reckoning for these crimes!

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