Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Are we next?

The weekend events in Britain, etc. may give us a false sense of security that the threat of terrorism is not a Canadian concern.

However, there may be more reasons to remain very vigilant.

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Update: Here's a good read: The Micah Report - These Guys were No Mohamed Atta.

Wednesday Update: Canada's Terror Risk 'Elevated' (H/T National Newswatch).


Anonymous said...

Even without these 'incidents' we should be concerned. It's not the radioactive material that is dangerous, it is the 'heart' condition' of the terrorists that we should be concerned about.

Along the same lines as:"guns don't kill people; people with guns kill people"

Joanne (True Blue) said...

Yes, very true, Anon. And even more frightening is the lengths to which these terrorists went in order to blend in with the population.

Anonymous said...

Fortunately the savages usually seem to be too stupid to carry out killings - even when they're 'brilliant' doctors no less!

We don't need these savages in our civilized countries - if every last one of them were deported, would anyone really miss them?

Joanne (True Blue) said...

Anon, who exactly are you referring to?

Anonymous said...

The backwards uncivilised savages.

Joanne (True Blue) said...

Who are the "backwards uncivilized savages", Anon?

Anonymous said...

Muslims. Isn't that obvious to everyone?

Anonymous said...

anon @ 10:48 ...where does blatant prejudice get you? or is that an attempt at being facetious/ Were you trying to get a Muslim-bashing post going here? What a stupid little cowardly troll!
I made the first anon comment in reference to the terrorist movement that is behind such 'savage' activity as 9/11 and London bombings to name a few.They will find the weapons they want without the ineptitude of our local 'authorities'.
We are really incapable of pointing out which Muslims are actually Islamic extremists.
Go back and hide under the bridge.
Sorry Joanne...sometimes you just can't ignore ignorance.

Joanne (True Blue) said...

No problem, Vicki. I'm confused though. Which of the previous comments were yours here?

Joanne (True Blue) said...

Anon at 10:48:00 AM - Blatant racism is not tolerated on this blog. Would you like to make a retraction or shall I delete your comments?

Anonymous said...
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Joanne (True Blue) said...

Good grief!

Brian in Calgary said...

Joanne, I guess you have your answer from anon @ 10:48. It's really pathetic when some people cannot seem to make good points without resorting to bigotry.

PGP said...

There certainly will be a successful attack on Canadians on Canadian soil carried out by Islamic Fundamentalist Extremists!

I think it's fair to describe those who subscribe to that ideology as fascist, Islamo-fascist, savages and any number of descriptives.
All the attempts to deny or minimize this threat are irrelevant to the antagonists in this drama of savagery versus civilization. They will do what they will do because they have no use or desire for a civilized world.

liberal supporter said...

anon, prior to 9-11, the worst act of terrorism in US history was committed by Timothy McVeigh.

Were you paying attention, anon? Did you notice that McVeigh was executed on 2001/06/11, three months to the day before 9-11. You think that is just some coincidence? Guess again.

You want to worry about Muslims? How about McVeigh's home grown friends? He served in the military, you know. He had friends there. The ones who were trained to fly planes. The ones who could easily get past airport security. The ones who had clearance to get small quantities of weaponized Ames strain anthrax. Yes, they didn't time it right, the US post office delivered the letters to senators two days early so the 4 month anniverary of McVeigh's execution was missed.

You worry about Muslims? How about McVeigh's other friends who are still out there? The ones who have security clearances that could let them get their hands on operable atomic weapons. Not like the little ones Pakistan or Iran are working on. Not like dirty bombs made from old Xray machines.

anon, we're talking about the megatons bombs. City busters. And McVeigh's friends are still out there, still keeping cover, because they're white, have roots here going back generations, never cause suspicion, and believe in their cause.

We need to deport all these white savages.

Anonymous said...

Joanne...I guess I should commit to 'signing' my comments.My original comment was @ 5:39, and I was referring to terrorists, not Muslims.Hard to tell if that anon troll was goading or racist.

Joanne (True Blue) said...

Vicki, that would be great if you could sign your posts. Thanks.

My issue with Anon the racist is that obviously not all Muslims are terrorists; nor are all terrorists Muslims.

There does however, appear to be a high percentage of terrorists who also happen to be Islamic extremists or whatever you want to call it - Those who see their religion as requiring that they participate in some kind of ethnic cleansing; using the murder of innocents as the method.

I hope that didn't offend anyone. Hard to be politically correct these days, but I'm afraid that our Anonymous friend crossed the line here.

Anonymous said...

Muslims, in Canada, Britain and around the world, have gained enormous political power through terrorism - whether they meant to or not.

The fact is that Muslims in the West or anywhere do not condemn terrorism in any meaningful way, only a handful speak out - and they get shouted down or threatened by other Muslims.

Muslims can easily hold mass demonstrations because of some percieved slight, but they won't have a mass demonstration against terrorism - because they are in fact enjoying the power terrorists have given the community.

Muslims will say they are not 'for' terrorism, but by their own actions they demonstrate that they are certainly not against terrorism.

Joanne (True Blue) said...

because they are in fact enjoying the power terrorists have given the community.

O.K. Anon, this is you again; trying not to be quite so racist this time, eh?

Well, I don't think all Muslims are sitting back enjoying "the power" as you refer to it. I think some of them, such as Tarek Fatah have tried to be a moderate Muslim influence in Western culture, but he has received serious threats as have many others. They are intimidated and threatened into silence.

Anonymous said...

Tarek Fatah has made heroic efforts, he should be commended for them - unfortunately, the number of 'Tarek Fatah's' can be counted on one hand.

ps. Islam and Muslims are not defined by race. Anyone who likes/dislikes/loves/hates Muslims is not racist - the racist label is simply a convenient way to stop criticism.

Joanne (True Blue) said...

ps. Islam and Muslims are not defined by race.

If you say that you hate Jews, is that not racist?