kicked around by "civilized" nations
About detention for years without charges, torture cover-ups, and Uncle
Sam's system of punishment and reward
- Jan 26, 2008
Sophie Harkat and Mohamed Harkat were interviewed Thursday on the CBC Montreal
radio program "Radio Noon Montreal." The topic of the show was:
"Does Canada need another security certificate law?" Listen here (MP3 format, 32 megs, 47 min)
Except for the politicos, who responded by rote as if pointed questions had not
been asked, the show overall made a good case for abolishing this blight on the
Canadian justice system.
The one thing that nobody talks about when discussing secret trials in Canada
is the event being used to justify them as well as our wading in blood in
Afghanistan. 9-11 was, to all appearances, perpetrated precisely to create
an environment where individual liberties could be eroded with impunity in the
US, Canada and Britain, and support could be evoked through fear of terrorism
for unending wars of conquest.
Not surprisingly, Stephane Dion found out on his trip to Afghanistan
something that Harper hadn't breathed a word of - out of embarrassment?
Apparently, torture really was going on in the Afghan detainee centres. No
According to &&Canwest, spokespersons are backtracking
all over the place and Hillier seems to be hiding.
And Harper has been caught having told a deliberate lie on November 14: "The agreement with the Afghan government works well".
What we have in Harper is a Prime Minister who can't admit to ignorance or
error. In other words, he's a danger to Canada.
Building a NATO detainee centre isn't likely to stop brutal interrogations by
the CIA. Who's going to stop the CIA?
A blog called "Impolitical" does a much better job of
analysing the general situation than I could:
More questions on the Afghan detainee issue
About those knives being drawn
This should embarrass the Manley trio as well, who tried to put the
presence of blood and fecal material in the detainee cells down to inadvertent
Afghan puppet president Karzai is currently blaming Britain for the failures in Afghanistan.
Nicely takes the heat off the US for the mess they left behind when they dropped
everything and headed for Iraq. Afghanistan was just a perfunctory
nod at the fake Bin Laden hunt; the real goal was Iraq.
Poor Britain, but hey, if you want unending, profitable wars, somebody's gotta
get their patties grimy.
When you sit at dotty old Uncle Sam's gnarled feet you have to be able to roll
with an occasional kick in the choppers. But if you're a good old boy, he might
forget to wear his specs while looking at your military coup, and he might take
out his hearing aid when you test your nukes. Pakistan's Musharraf is a good old boy.
Secret Trials - Abolish the Security Certificate!
and Al Qaeda
- What have we gotten into?