Sunday, September 16, 2007


stockwell day supports vague “terror list” August 21, 2006Posted by brad richert brad richert, 24edmonton, ab, canadauniversity of alberta, year ivphilosophy & religious studies:

PRELUDE: Let me get just one thing straight: I do NOT believe Israel should be “wiped off the map” or that Jewish people should not have their own state. I do not, however, believe that this should give Israel license to declare war on every Arab state that surrounds them who have been their for hundreds of years.
Stockwell Day, Canada’s Minister of Public Safety confirmed the status quo that in order to preserve Canada’s “credibility” there is no way that a “terrorist list” could exclude the

***By no means am I condoning the actions of the Hezbollah or Alquaeda or violence of any kind- yet at the same time, what is it that excludes the United States, Britain, and other commonweath countries from falling under the designation "terrorists" if they are also responsible for mass deaths destruction and carnage: U.S. is responsible for over 1 million deaths in Iraq; Tony Blair former British PM is now being sought after for war crimes against humanity; Stockwell Day Canadian Minster of Public Safety far be it from abstaining and maintaining Canada's peace role, acts openly to support U.S. foreign policy (read killing) in the Middle East (over oil and popyseed/ opium manufacture profeteering to furbish the U.S. 's oil/war/drug fueled economy) and supports this vague "terror list" that has never been clearly defined and whose members are conveniently and arbitrarily defined to suit "the establishement."

। The fact that this (inclusion of Hezbollah amongst the Canadian defined terrorist organizations) needed to be clarified by our government is somewhat interesting। In the United States this sort of thing is an inherent given। Another point of interest is that there is no clarification or even an attempt of what defines a terrorist organization These arbitrary self serving parameters of inclusion and exclusion of "terror list members", in all actuality, translates as, “Mr। Day and Prime Minister Harper once again 'kiss Mr। Bush’s ass.” (pardon the reference)

Our (Canadian) administration had several options and took the laziest one. The Harper government could have took a stand against Israel’s obvious war mongering, but did not. It could have taken a stand against Israel’s violation of the ceasefire, but it did not. It could have
acknowledged the truth about Israel’s fault in the war, but it did not. It could have at least developed a rational explanation for its support of Israel other than its alliance with the Bush administration, but it did not. If Harper and Day support Israel’s actions and the cornering of the Hezbollah as “terrorists”, I would have liked to have seen a clear definition from a rational argument for that list. This means ex-assistant Pastor Stockwell Day cannot simple claim the Bible told me so.
Please, if Hezbollah is 100% guilty and Israel is 0% innocent, please give us the parameters for this “terrorist list” that require the inclusion of Hezbollah, Hamas, and al-Qaeda while excluding Israel, the United States, and Britain. If you think that a democratically-elected government cannot be a “terrorist state” I urge you to take a first-year level political science course or even History 12 for that matter.

Sources and more info:
On Hezbollah as terrorist organization
On Condoning human massacres
On Hezbollah captures two soldiers
On Stockwell Day