Monday, September 7, 2015


They wouldn't be able to get away with this shit if we didn't let them:
On Monday the trial in London of a Swedish man, Bherlin Gildo, accused of terrorism in Syria, collapsed after it became clear British intelligence had been arming the same rebel groups the defendant was charged with supporting.
The prosecution abandoned the case, apparently to avoid embarrassing the intelligence services. The defence argued that going ahead withthe trial would have been an “affront to justice” when there was plenty of evidence the British state was itself providing “extensive support” to the armed Syrian opposition.
That didn’t only include the “non-lethal assistance” boasted of by the government (including body armour and military vehicles), but training, logistical support and the secret supply of “arms on a massive scale”. Reports were cited that MI6 had cooperated with the CIA on a “rat line” of arms transfers from Libyan stockpiles to the Syrian rebels in 2012 after the fall of the Gaddafi regime.
The first step is to be able to know just what our would-be masters are doing. Which is why stephen harper is so determined to eviscerate the very notion of government transparency and accountability.

I don't think harper or Canada in general, has had much to do with arming the fundamentalist terrorists in Syria. (harper HAS sold arms to the barbaric, fundamentalist-extremist Saudi government with little disclosure.) But harper has certainly been contemptuous of Canadians' right to know what our troops are doing in Iraq and Syria. (I posted earlier about how harper's shit-head fans confuse providing basic information about what are troops are doing with providing real-time details of every mission and endangering their lives.)

We seem to have acquiesced to this as passively as we did to harper's theft of the 2011 election. That election was spurred by harper's blatant contempt of Parliament.

But I think it's high time that the Canadian peace movement get fucking militant about protesting harper's militarism in Syria and Ukraine. Because Canada is stupidly contributing to a refugee crisis that has already displaced MILLIONS. Jesus, this is on top of the millions of lives ruined by the Iraq holocaust. AND we're stupidly banging the war drums where they can cause even more horror and bloodshed; the cynical conflict between the USA and Russia in the Ukraine. Tens of millions could be killed if psychopaths on either side launch their nuclear missiles.

The justifications for all of these conflicts are garbage. Their advocates are scum and morons. These are OUR soldiers; OUR tax dollars; OUR national reputations at stake. We need to act. We need to be passionate about respecting our limited rights and freedoms.


Anonymous said...

This is not a big deal but an appropriate topic speaking of UNaccountability.
I live in the riding that is saddled with the convicted tax evader calandra and as voting season approaches I get all these calls from phone numbers I don't recognize. Of course I let them go to voice mail...of course there's never a message BUT what I find most interesting is that when I have tried to call that same number back within 2 minutes (blocking my own number of course) I find to my utter astonishment that I have reached a number that has been disconnected.
More of the same CONsucker dirty disinformation tricks at work?

thwap said...

Always best to be on your guard when it comes to Paul Calandra.