Thursday, May 17, 2012

Just Another Day In Harper's Ottawa...

Really quite a disturbing story, only lacking impact because we've become accustomed to this "style" from the Harper government, one that more resembles a military junta in spirit, than Parliamentary democracy.  Don't you dare cross these Harper Conservatives, they'll call in the RCMP for a FRIVOLOUS misuse of resources, for their BASELESS witch hunt, meant to CHILL any dissenters:
The Harper government called in the RCMP to investigate a politically embarrassing story involving the decision to sole-source the purchase of the F-35 stealth fighter, claiming it was a breach of national security, The Canadian Press has learned.... The Mounties conducted a five-month review into an alleged leak of cabinet documents under the Security of Information Act, recently used to charge a naval intelligence officer in an apparent spy case. Records obtained under the Access to Information Act show investigators had doubts almost from the outset in July 2010 that any laws were broken in the Globe and Mail story. The story revealed angst within government about possible alienation from Washington if a competition was held to replace the air force's CF-18s. Still, the review pressed ahead and drew in one of the RCMP's four Integrated National Security Enforcement Teams, whose job it is to chase terrorism threats.
Unreal misuse of power, but really just standard fare in Harper's Ottawa, a two minute story that we'll all just shrug at and say "oh those Conservatives". Really, this is an outrage of the highest order, the RCMP saw NOTHING from the outset, and to waste resources meant for terrorism investigations, well I consider that a BREACH of national security.

Clearly politically motivated, the Harper government reacted with their usual fury at the revelation that they can't control and manipulate every bit of information, things come out in a free society. Perhaps in the authoritarian regime of his dreams Harper can operate like a despot, but here in modern Canada, there are unfortunate hurdles to be crossed, nuances that are continually confronted. It is noteworthy here that Harper's favourite historical figure is Stalin, a fact which should NOW surprise no one.

Just another day under the Harper REGIME, just another day...

6 comments:

A Eliz. said...

Just wait until you hear about the North and oil!

Jerry Prager said...

isn't it against the law to waste police time?

Tof KW said...

Oh how nice, Harper's turning the RCMP into our version of the Stasi.

DFH said...

They have never met a rule, regulation, or law, that they won't ignore, repeal or evade in some way. No surprises here. Just another day in Harper's (>NOT) Ottawa. It belongs to all of us. He can't be gone soon enough.

DFH said...

Do the stupid fucks, in their idealogically driven haste, have any idea of the extent of their damage?:( No.

CK said...

Do the stupid fucks, in their idealogically driven haste, have any idea of the extent of their damage?:( No.

More to the point, I don't think they even care. In fact, I think they toast themselves in celebration.