The DAILY DIGEST: INFORMATION and OPINION from ST. JOHN'S to VICTORIA.
ST.JOHN'S TELEGRAM - Pulling our strings
CHARLOTTETOWN GUARDIAN - Beef industry gets an early Christmas gift print this article
Federal and provincial funding for the beef plant in Borden-Carleton has come at a critical time.
CAPE BRETON POST - Pickton verdicts short of satisfying
HALIFAX NEWS - Keeping race matters in proper perspective Post a comment
HALIFAX CHRONICLE HERALD - Right choice
MONTREAL GAZETTE - Murder does not reflect Muslim values
OTTAWA CITIZEN - Women in danger
BELLEVILLE INTELLIGENCER - Sex offender registry failing women, kids
TORONTO STAR - Aqsa's tragedy challenges us all
NATIONAL POST - Kyoto double-talk
HAMILTON SPECTATOR - Getting rid of distractions
SUDBURY STAR - Limits to Taser use reasonable
WINNIPEG FREE PRESS - A matter of choice
REGINA LEADER-POST - Of Trust and Teachers
We're obliged as a society to take whatever steps we can to protect young people from exploitation by those in positions of trust.
CALGARY HERALD - Killing one's own child is the ultimate 'dishonour'
GRANDE PRAIRIE DAILY HERALD TRIBUNE - Cracking down on hate crime
Time for more action and less talk on the issue
EDMONTON JOURNAL - End Taser 'usage creep'
LETHBRIDGE HERALD - Evolution of the Taser
PRINCE GEORGE CITIZEN - Uncertain future for forestry
VANCOUVER SUN - RCMP's Taser report is a good first step in restoring public trust
VANCOUVER PROVINCE - Religious differences can never justify domestic violence
Ministers meet for Afghan talks
Divide and conquer plan to beat the Taliban
Give up your weapons and come over to us, Taleban leaders urged
Karzai 'already in talks with allies of former Taliban
Dismantling the Taleban is the aim
If, as the British Prime Minister Gordon Brown claims, "we are winning the battle" in Afghanistan, then why should there need to be a "shift of emphasis" as a senior foreign office official put it? http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/politics/7140551.stm
GMO Seeds: 'MNCs Gaining Total Control Over Farming'
Lice from fish farms could decimate B.C. salmon
End mandatory release of convicts, panel urges
Prisoners more violent than in the past: report
SCC ruling means end of the road for Monsanto suit
RCMP officer defends Tasers as an 'important tool'
POLITICS IN THE PROVINCES
Equalization battle far from over: Williams
Embattled Conservative leader vows to stay on and face leadership review
Quebec ready to step in if feds dump gun registry, Charest says
Ontario unveils $1.1-billion tax relief package
Probe into Liberal polling dings Tories instead
Harper gaining ground among N.L. voters: poll
Federal Tory support climbs in Atlantic Canada: poll
Harper's priorities out of step with voters
VIDEO ON THE STAR
No need for inquiry: Mulroney
Mulroney explains cash payments from Schreiber
Schreiber allegations are 'completely false,' Mulroney says
Mulroney admits taking Schreiber cash, denies kickbacks
Schreiber's credibility, not stacks of $1,000 bills, focus of Mulroney testimony
Conservative MPs kind to Mulroney while following a script
Analysis: Barabara Yaffe on Mulroney scandal
Back here on Earth
The story changes
As low as they come
Karlheinz Schreiber casually ruins people's reputations and even their lives.
Not enough has changed in Ottawa
Politicians bearing cash generally up to no good
Did Mulroney remember the GST?
Schreiber suit may hinge on jurisdiction
Schreiber will 'say anything, sign anything, do anything' Mulroney
Former PM denies key Schreiber allegations as parliamentary committee grills him on cash payments
Only a public inquiry can discern the truth
Government retreats on copyright reform
Can't you just smell it?
EU and U.S. trade charges of blocking Bali talks
Gore tosses bodycheck at Canada, U.S. with hockey analogy at UN climate talks
Polluters' policy 'nothing new,' Liberals say
McGuinty accuses Tories of 're-gifting' existing rules
Canada's chief of security calls police on protesters
Baird blasé about Quebec's emissions plan
Bali big talkers litigious at home
Provinces likely to challenge any emissions targets
EU, U.S. at odds over Bali talks
A new call to reason
Canada lacks credibility, recognizes Pierre Marc Johnson
Canada, B.C. apart on climate change
Bali conference shows Harper government increasingly stands alone
OPINION AND INFORMATION
Tolerance of diversity still a work in progress
Nikita and Danny masters of high drama
Putin pursues power for life
Claim of massive agreement misleading
Agenda overtaken by climate change
Canada lost its credibility on world stage
Why I said no to Manley
I declined to appear before the panel on the Afghanistan mission because I believe it was constructed to come to a pre-determined conclusion
Mulroney admet avoir fait une erreur et veut tourner la page
Les commentaires de Mulroney sur Schreiber montrent une évolution
L'opposition reste incrédule face aux explications de Mulroney
Extraits de la déclaration de Brian Mulroney au comité d'éthique des Communes
Al Gore décoche un tir contre le Canada à la conférence de Bali sur le climat
Québec prêt à maintenir le registre des armes à feu si Ottawa y renonce
Chronologie de l'"affaire Airbus"
Repentant, mais toujours batailleur
L'opposition reste perplexe
Le Canada manque de crédibilité, reconnaît Pierre Marc Johnson
Il n'y a pas de scandale dans la gestion des sondages d'Ottawa, dit Paillé
Le Québec figure parmi les 10 nations qui gaspillent le plus les ressources
SOMETHING TO PONDER
SOMETHING TO PONDER
Liberty City Seven Shows Terror War Is Fraud
In a stunning defeat for the federal government, seven Miami men dubbed the "Liberty City Seven" who were accused of plotting to join forces with Al-Qaida to blow up the Chicago Sears Tower in 2006 were let go. One man was acquitted and a mistrial was declared for the six others after a federal jury ended up in a deadlock. What makes this case significant, is that the FBI actually utilized a paid informant to infiltrate the group posing as a fake Al-Qaida member in order to convince the men to blow up the Chicago Sears Tower. The group itself never made contact with any real so called Al-Qaida members and never acquired any weapons or explosives. Prosecutors even acknowledged that the alleged terror cell was aspirational versus operational. The FBI actually tried to create a threat that didn't exist and the jury's actions confirms that there was not adequate information to convict these men. Since the public isn't buying the phony war on terror, the federal government with help from the establishment media tries to invent phony terror threats.
The following is taken from an Associated Press article covering the event.
Prosecutors said the "Liberty City Seven" so-named because they operated out of a warehouse in Miami's blighted Liberty City section swore allegiance to al-Qaida and hoped to forge an alliance to carry out bombings against America's tallest skyscraper, the FBI's Miami office and other federal buildings.
The group never actually made contact with al-Qaida. Instead, a paid FBI informant known as Brother Mohammed posed as an al-Qaida emissary.
The defense portrayed the seven men as hapless figures who were either manipulated and entrapped by the FBI or went along with the plot to con "Mohammed" out of $50,000.
The group never actually made contact with al-Qaida and never acquired any weapons or explosives. Prosecutors said no attack was imminent, acknowledging that the alleged terror cell was "more aspirational than operational."
When the arrests of these men first became public, the arrests were made a national joke by John Stewart mocking the press conference with then Attorney General Alberto Gonzales. Gonzales and the Feds had admitted at that time that the men had no means to carry out a terror attack yet still considered them a viable terrorist threat.
The deadlocked jury combined with admitted statements from the federal government is obvious proof that there was no terror threat from the "Liberty City Seven" and that this whole situation was provoked by the FBI. Other incidents like the Fort Dix Six raise additional questions about the federal government's credibility on the subject of this phony war on terrorism. The war on terror isn't real and if it was the government wouldn't need to send FBI informants to entrap a group of crazy people hanging out in a warehouse.