Timing is an important part of world politics. Often I find that asking the question of how come it just happened now? Can help you find the answer as to why something happens. We were told this morning that the Canadian police found out about a terrorist plot in and around Toronto.
I just can't help but wonder ... Why did September 11 attacks happen when Bush became president? Why not during the Clinton Administration? Why not 3 years into Bush's presidency? How come it happened when G. W. Bush's ratings were low? How come it happened when the life of his two daughters was under the microscope often on TV. How come it happened when there was a comic TV show just airing about Bushisims? Those shows which he had expressed displeasure about.
So timing can often answer several questions. Then comes another question, how come the Madrid attacks happened just before the Spanish elections? At a time when the opposition clearly expressed its intention to withdraw troops from Iraq? That was during the first year of the war.
Today! In Canada, I can't help but ask the "Why now?" question again. Why now Canada? How come it happens when Stephen Harper is the prime minister? Can Canada be turning into another United States? Can the Canadian government be playing the same trick the US government so skillfully played?
I mean look at the wars the US is waging. Even a controversial war like the invasion of Iraq still has support and backing. There are still some idiots out there who utter words like "We have to support our troops". "The military is protecting our democracy". "They hate our democracy and freedom". The 9/11 attacks were nothing but a ploy to give the US government more freedom in executing its long terms plans.
Moreover, just like the United States government needed public support. What it needs now is allied support. Now Stephen Harper is on the US bandwagon. We can slowly see Canada turn into another US.
I told a friend of mine not too long ago about how I can see Canada slowly turning into the US. How the CBC is airing shows covering the Canadian mission in Afghanistan. A mission which is far from being peaceful. They conduct daily assaults. The Canadian army is but another Arm supporting the USA. While the US army is stretched out in war torn Iraq.
Why this morning Canada? Why do you think that a terrorist plot was foiled under Stephen Harper's clock? You have to ask that question.
This blog is about finding out the truth. To find out the truth there are useful tools. The tools of the skeptics. Why? Where? Who? And How?
- Who benefits most from an event/conflict?
- How come it happens now and not 5 years ago? What if it happened 5 years later?
- What was in the news 10 days ago? 5 days ago? What is the news media really trying to tell you? Every story can be told in 100 ways. Each way will have its influence on the reader. One of sympathy, or to insight fear and hatred. Depending on how the story will serve steering public opinion.
Harper's government and the people who are pulling his strings want to bring the Canadians on board for another war. I fear the future. For those of you with good memories, lets hope you will remember this post and understand what I am trying to tell you then.