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Obligatory Canadian blogger post on events in Ottawa yesterday

23 Oct

We need better security on Parliament Hill, esp. as regards entry into the buildings. I realize it’ll make it even more of a pain in the ass to visit; I had to wait for ages in a long line when I last visited there in 2012, and it will be even longer, but if need be, oh well. Better than altogether closing it to the public, as with Stormont in Belfast.

And why should we have guards at the National War Memorial? I visited it in 2013 and there certainly weren’t any the day I was there, so they’re not even stationed all the time. Why bother? I recall the incident of vandalization a few years back, but I’m not sure that warrants stationing ceremonial guards there; if it does, then arm them, for Pete’s sake! And station them 24/7, else it’s just for show – and not worth risking a soldier’s life.

As for homegrown folks converting to Islam and dreaming of joining IS, not sure what we can do to dissuade crazy folks. Maybe better to let them leave the country and renounce their Canadian citizenship over there, than revoke their passports here, as we know happened with the guy in Montreal who killed the Canadian soldier earlier in the week, who decided to carry out terrorism here instead, giving us two incidences of terrorism here in Canada in a week.

Let the fuckers go.

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18 responses to “Obligatory Canadian blogger post on events in Ottawa yesterday

  1. Eric

    October 23, 2014 at 8:33 pm

    Will:
    I’ve been following the story some down here: I was impressed somewhat by Harper’s uncharacteristically robust response. His speech yesterday sounded almost reminiscent of Churchill.

    I don’t know enough about the state of the Canadian military, but I’m assuming they’re up to handling domestic problems like these. What was especially noteworthy was that Ottawa didn’t overact like Washington did after 9/11: curtailing civil liberties, setting up secret police forces; attacking countries that weren’t even involved, &c.

    There’s a rumor floating around down here that Obama wanted to rush US police and military into Canada and do a big photo-op with Harper, but was refused. I don’t know if that’s true; but our Glorious Leader in Washington has seemed to be displaying a rather subdued reaction to events in Canada. Which is good for Canada, because the last thing you need now is any ‘help’ from Obama.

     
  2. Will S.

    October 23, 2014 at 9:17 pm

    @ Eric: Yes; I only caught part of Harper’s speech, but he certainly seemed to speak well, indeed.

    Yes, certainly our military is up to the task.

    I certainly hope our government doesn’t use / treat this as ‘Canada’s 9/11’, as a pretext for such things as America has done. When I heard some people say, “Canada will never be the same again…”, I cringed. Because we SHOULD be the same, other than extra security at government buildings, and arm anyone guarding the War Memorial. Other than that, no reason why we shouldn’t otherwise go back to ‘normal’, in time.

    There really isn’t any need for outside assistance, that I can see.

     
  3. Cecil Henry

    October 23, 2014 at 9:37 pm

    Is MOM still on the Immigration B0ard.

    Why the hell is she not taken off it. Where is the accountability of the long term consequences of this facilitated invasion and Genocide.???

    Fed up with those who enabled this being allowed to avoid prosecution and accountability.
    Harper and other federal MP’s wail and moan about the tragedy but are NOT held to answer for their own complicity,

    Enough. Go get them. Answer for the policies. Not how ‘sorry’ they are for the result.

     
  4. Eric

    October 23, 2014 at 10:59 pm

    Will:
    I think that Canadians have probably seen enough of the consequences of American anti-terrorism measures that most probably want no part of it. I’m sure the Snowden revelations about US spying in Canada will be remembered too.

    I haven’t seen Canada’s military; but I remember being in Mexico, and Canada’s military is far above theirs. Yet the Mexican military handles domestic uprisings fairly easily. I recall once that some would-be ‘revolutionaries’ threatened to disrupt the annual military parade by forming a human barricade to prevent their miniscule armor brigade from entering Mexico City. A reporter asked a Mexican general about it. He looked stunned for a minute and then said: ‘Human bodies are no obstacle for a tank. They’ll get through alright.”

    LOL—somehow the barricade never materialized, for lack of volunteers.

    The American media punks, BTW, have been trying to blackout the story about the guard who took down the terrorist in Ottawa. There was a story about him on Yahoo and the comments were so overwhelmingly positive that the Libtards got humiliated—especially because the story was running next to one about the persecution of the police officer in the Ferguson, Missouri. Too many comparisons were being drawn! LOL

     
  5. infowarrior1

    October 24, 2014 at 12:51 am

    @Will S.
    ”Let the fuckers go.”

    And pray for them(Matthew 5:43-45 and Luke 6:27-28) that they may repent and be disabused of their ideology. And may God also avenge the blood of those slain by them.

     
  6. pukeko60

    October 24, 2014 at 3:22 am

    I don’t think the kabuki theatre of the US security apparatus helps. In NZ we have upped security — we locked some doors. The PM has diplomatic protection: but his real security is that most kiwis would defend him even (as with the last PM) most people don’t like (her, in that case).

    But we have a Queen, God bless her, who puts herself in harm’s way, unlike the elected things they have down by the Potamac.

    Better have real intelligence, and let those who want to leave, go, confiscating their passports as they do so. Let them repent, convert, and earn their citizenship back.

     
  7. Will S.

    October 24, 2014 at 8:23 am

    @ CH: MOM?

    @ Eric: Our military, despite being grossly underfunded, is still one of the world’s best; our Special Forces are second to none.

    Yes, we are wary of what has gone on Stateside since 9/11, and Canadians don’t want to see our country changed like that. As Chris says, security theater accomplishes nothing. We’d prefer to see real security improvements, but still maintain our open society. I’m sure that can be done.

    How interesting, about the U.S. media treatment of the sergeant-at-arms, Kevin Vickers. How else do they think you take down a gunman? With other guns, many more of them. Simple as that.

    @ My antipodean Commonwealth bros: Agreed; pray for their souls, but let them go. Seriously, confiscating the passports of these crazy bastards beforehand to prevent them leaving Canada is the last thing we should do. Let them leave! But as you say Chris, confiscate their passports as they depart; I’m sure IS will accept them with open arms; if not, too bad, let them suffer whatever consequences. Either way, they’ll be gone from us; then we won’t have them go off within our borders instead. (Yes, they could end up ‘enemy soldiers’, if they end up over there with IS and we are stupid enough to engage them, as unfortunately Harper thinks we should, neo-con that he is. Well, in that case, we kill them or else our soldiers will be killed by them; that’s how war works. But we keep praying for them, that they will see the error of their ways and repent.)

     
  8. cecilhenry

    October 24, 2014 at 9:55 am

    The Mother of the shooter serves on the Immigration and refugee board for over 20 years.

    A government beneficiary of the system. More hypocrisy and you can be sure this will be ignored.

     
  9. Will S.

    October 24, 2014 at 10:17 am

    I hadn’t heard that!

    I did notice that the killer’s father was Libyan.

    Just like the 1989 Montreal Massacre killer’s father was Algerian…

     
  10. sfcton

    October 24, 2014 at 11:31 am

    People convert to islam because they see islam growing stronger and the West weaker. Grind those bastards into a bloody pastes and you’ll see a lot less conversions.

    Canada has a decent military most of the important jobs taken right from the US or the Brits

     
  11. Eric

    October 24, 2014 at 10:28 pm

    Will;

    Well, there was a school shooting north of Seattle today and you can see how media reacts down here. They’re endlessly trying to ‘understand’ the shooter’s motives and oh ‘why is school violence on the rise’ and ‘we’re failing our kids’ &c. &c. &c,

    And of course more gun laws would solve everything, though they haven’t mentioned the fact that this shooter (like most of them) wasn’t legally able to own a handgun under existing laws.

    It’s also noteworthy that the same day as the Ottawa incident, a dirtbag attacked the NYPD with an axe and was shot by one. The press hasn’t even mentioned the policeman’s name. In fact, they never do unless the thug is a minority—then they demonize the police as ‘racists’.

     
    • Will S.

      October 24, 2014 at 10:47 pm

      Ah. Hadn’t heard about the school shooting, but did hear a bit about the axe attack.

       

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