Saturday, June 03, 2006

Canadian Terrorists

A group of 17 men, 12 adults and 5 minors, were arrested in Toronto after being suspected of plotting a terrorist act; all 17 were Canadian citizens. They possessed 3 tonnes of ammonium nitrate fertilizer. By comparison, the Oklahoma city bombing used only 1 ton of ammonium nitrate fertilizer.

Read more about it here.

Labeling this type of arrest as counterterrorism seems a bit odd. What makes an attack, which is locally planned, become terrorism, as against, perhaps, a more appropriate murder charge(s)? Names such as "Fahim Ahmad,...Zakaria Amara,...Asad Ansari" make all the difference.

This type of arrest gives the United States more ammo, pardon the pun, to continue its assault on the Mid-East in order to clear out the terrorists. But these were Canadian-grown terrorists. Bush will probably want to build a wall between Canada and the US even quicker now. Terrorists can just not be trusted.


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