From President Obama’s statement following
the capture of the remaining suspect
in the Boston Marathon bombing:
"Obviously, tonight there are still many unanswered questions. Among them, why did young men who grew up and studied here, as part of our communities and our country, resort to such violence?"
A pair of arrests in connection with a planned Al-Qaeda terrorist attack on Canadian soil is a scary development.
Interestingly enough, despite the RCMP’s admission that the pair of alleged terrorists have been under surveillance since August 2012, they were arrested as the Harper Government pushed it's proposed tough new anti-terrorism legislation in a strategic/pathetic maneuver designed to test Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau.
I can’t help but be cynical about the announcement by the RCMP who seem to know what side their bread is buttered on. I hate to sound all conspiratorial and paranoid but the current level of corruption and manipulation in by-town leaves one on-guard.
The RCMP say the arrests had nothing to do with the Boston Marathon bombings but considering the FBI had the alleged bombers in their sights a year ago and let them slip back into the seedy world of domestic radicalization, Canadian authorities could not risk a similar incident here.
Imagine if the pair had bombed a Via Train under the watchful eyes of the RCMP.
For me it is a question of timing. Has the RCMP become an arm of the PMO? Of course not. It just would not be possible, however considering the embarrassing CONservative attacks on Trudeau’s initial response to the bombings, anything is possible in the political war to discredit the new Liberal Leader
Ironically, the very sentiments about examining the root causes for domestic terrorism expressed by the new Liberal Leader were echoed by the President of the United States.
The CONservatives want more police state powers. They do not have the ability to ask the deep questions about what drives domestic terrorism and what we as a society need to do in order to prevent the hatred that spawns it.