This is an extremely important issue to me, in the broader context of crime in Canada and the police in Ontario and Canada being absolutely and completely inept in their ability AND desire to curb these radicals. This is not only translating into innocent citizens being killed, but also in the expanded inspiration and radicalism emanating from Canada.
Less than a year ago this link was posted on the observer:
The Terror Threat From the North | Observer
I didn’t post it then but have decide to now with the growing concern about terrorism impacting America and the West in general. There are some good links within the body of the article to books on Amazon that suggests Canada has turned a blind eye, and is complicit in the exporting of this terror to other nations. The police in Canada have a history of reaching for low hanging fruit, chasing rabbits and looking out for union and budget interests, rather than the greater security of Canada. Canada is in fact a major exporter of terror and I challenge anyone to counter this argument. A major risk; if not potentially the greatest risk of being harmed by Canadian tactics and listlessness is the U.S
With the most recent close call suicide bomber Aaron Driver (he detonated his explosive but only caused minor harm) on Canadian soil which was only thwarted due to intelligence information provided by the FBI, it is clear that the Canadian security apparatus has continued their pattern of “playing the game”, rather than defending Canada and our allies. The OPP, RCMP and CSIS all failed in their ability to identify the threat level this guy posed. This has been another close call in Canada in regards to real threats, while the RCMP cost us many millions entrapping two welfare recipients in B.C only to have the charges rightfully thrown out. The Toronto 18, heralded by CSIS and the RCMP as a great coup, involved a covert RCMP officer who admitted to being handsomely paid and still had a cocaine habit quite soon before the investigation (in court he suggested that this addiction magically disappeared just before the investigation).
In the last decade there has been a growing number of Canadian terrorists heading overseas to engage in terror. Including a University of Toronto student who is being held in Bangladesh today, accused of taking part (there was a photo posted today that apparently shows he was armed during the attack) in the recent terror attack there. This in a long list of exported terrorists for a very small country. Wasted resources in Toronto, Ontario and federally while seriously radical individuals are flying on planes, headed to other nations and blowing up foreigners. The security apparatus shrugs and washes it’s hands of any accountability.
So, with this growing reality, it is safe to say that Canada poses a serious National Security threat to the United States. In terms of covert agents “radicalizing” and inspiring others and in particular agencies playing fast and loose with laws, chasing benign or false danger to the dismay of those victims of real Canadian terrorists.
It is extremely important that this becomes a campaign issue and an ongoing concern for Americans. I have expressed my opinion with some of the stakeholders on this issue, much to my chagrin. I know that Scott Walker had some concerns as did a few others who are privy to information most of us are not. The focus has to be not only on some of the particular residents in Canada, but also the security apparatus methodology and in some cases willingly ignorant abuses to outright treachery.