Tag: war on terror

Mohammad Mahjoub: no charges after 12 years of persecution

The dramatic saga of seized defence documents, illegal wire tappings, and unsealed rooms in the case against ‘security certificate’ detainee Mohammad Mahjoub took another turn Thursday last week when Justice Blanchard of the Federal Court of Canada ruled that though there had indeed been damage to the system of administration of […]

Al Qaeda in Africa?

The “specter” of Al Qaeda in Africa: A Cover for Western Reconquest of the Continent
The “Al Qaeda Brand”, a Lucrative “Investment”….
by Finian Cunningham, Global Research, April 5, 2012
A British foreign policy think tank has this week released a study claiming that the terror group Al Qaeda is regrouping in Africa creating “an arc […]

Can we bring the troops home now?

Robert Fisk: If this is a US victory, does that mean its forces should go home now?
Iran spoke for many Arabs when it said Bin Laden’s death took away the West’s reason to have troops in the region
By Robert Fisk: The Independent, May 4, 2011
So why are we in Afghanistan? Didn’t the Americans and […]

The not so great Islamist menace

By Dan Gardner, Ottawa Citizen, Jan. 5, 2011
If someone mentioned terrorism in Europe, you would probably have an idea about the size of the threat and who’s responsible.
It’s big, you would think. And growing. As for who’s responsible, that’s obvious. It’s Muslims. Or if you’re a little more careful with your language, […]

Gov’t attacks U.S. peace movement

FBI Raids Activists’ Homes in Sinister COINTELPRO Replay
By Tom Burghardt, Global Research, Sept. 27, 2010
In a replay of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s infamous COINTELPRO operations targeting the left during the 1960s and ’70s, America’s political police launched raids on the homes of antiwar and solidarity activists.
Heavily-armed SWAT teams smashed down doors and agents […]

Combating Terrorism Act passes 2nd reading

By Creekside, Sept. 24, 2010
On the same day the nation was preoccupied with the national Con/Lib competition for votes to kill/preserve the long gun registry, the Libs and Cons got together to slip the Combating Terrorism Act through second reading in the House – 220 votes to 84 – in a classic Con/Lib vs NDP/Bloc […]

Another take on the so-called “Ground Zero Mosque”

Shame on America, Jews and the ADL
By Rabbi Bruce Warshal, Jewish Journal, September 7, 2010
To begin, the mosque controversy does not involve a mosque. It is planned as a 13-story community center encompassing a swimming pool, 500-seat performing arts center, gym, culinary school, restaurant and, yes, a prayer space for Muslims, which already exists in […]

Meeting a seven-year-old terror suspect

By Rick Salutin, rabble.ca, September 3, 2010
I met Abdullah, the seven-year-old terror suspect, at a dinner near Toronto on Canada Day. He came last year from Gaza with his dad, Izzeldin Abuelaish, who’s here teaching global health at the med school, and five surviving siblings. His three oldest sisters were killed in their home in […]

Behind America’s war on terror

The Greatest Covert Operation Ever: The Politics of Terror as the Business of Terror
by Douglas Valentine, Global Research, August 30, 2010
The politics of terror are the greatest covert operation ever.
In explaining why, I’ll begin by defining some terms, because, when discussing the covert op called “the politics of terror,” words and their management are all […]

Demonizing Muslims for the long war

America’s Holy Crusade against the Muslim World
by Michel Chossudovsky, Global Research, August 30, 2010
We have reached a decisive transition in the evolution of US military doctrine. The “Global War on Terrorism” (GWOT) directed against Al Qaeda launched in the wake of 9/11 is evolving towards a full-fledged “war of religion”, a “holy crusade” […]