Musings —08.13.2016 10:07 AM—
This week’s terror drama leaves me with many questions. I shared them with a London Free Press writer who was similarly puzzled.
1. Why did the RCMP issue a bizarre, Kafkaesque press release about terror that did not contain the who, the where, the what or the why? Doesn’t that serve only to, you know, scare people?
2. Why did the RCMP clearly try and give everyone the impression they had foiled a terrorist attack – when, in fact, it had been the FBI that did so?
3. Why didn’t the RCMP have the aspiring jihadist under 24/7 surveillance, given that everyone knew he was dangerous?
4. Why was he not picked up when he had broken his bail conditions – conditions that were so strict they had been covered by the media, coast to coast, and attracted the attention of civil libertarians?
5. If they don’t know what’s going on in their own backyard – if they are misleading us about who foiled the attack, and are communicating with us in a way that can only serve to actually terrify people – why the Hell are we keeping them around?
I vote for letting the FBI run the show. If nothing else, we’ll be safer.