Brief to House of Commons Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security

Submitted by Barrie Zwicker

» 2013 Canada Day terrorist plot was a “police-manufactured crime.” – Madam Justice Catherine Bruce of the BC Supreme Court

If ever two dots needed connecting, it’s Bill C-51 and the historic judgment of the BC Supreme Court in the case of the so-called “Canada Day Terror Plot” in 2013 in Victoria.

On July 29, 2016, Madam Justice Catherine Bruce, in a 344-page ruling, struck down the terrorism convictions of John Nuttall and Amanda Korody, impoverished recovering heroin addicts with mental health challenges. She called the so-called “terrorist plot” a “police-manufactured crime.”

The Mounties devoted more than 200 officers and spent millions to aid and abet the crime. A Globe and Mail editorial on August 4, 2016, observed, “The accused pair could not have managed a bomb attack on the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia without the RCMP’s step-by-step guidance.” Some counter-terrorism.

In another Globe story on October 22 last, headlined “RCMP Shifts Focus to Fighting Terrorism” national security writer Colin Freeze reports with good evidence to back it up that, in effect, mobsters, drug dealers and tax evaders can breathe a sigh of relief. The RCMP has decided these types of suspected criminals are far less worthy as targets of surveillance, disruption and entrapment than is the noun “terrorism.”

Taxpayer money worse than squandered; it’s put to illicit use to mislead the taxpayers (citizens)

Money invested in clandestine entrapments comes at the expense of basic policing services, says ex-Mountie Rob Creasser, head of the Mounted Police Professional Association of Canada.

The large change in the RCMP’s resource allocations reported in the Globe – and the ramifications –must be faced squarely by your Committee. They impact both sides of your mandate: public safety, which is compromised, and the voodoo phrase “national security,” used to trigger widespread fear and anxiety leading to public acquiescence in unjustified increases in police and “intelligence” agency budgets. If the Victoria police duplicity is tolerated, it will only invite more of the same. Already Victoria is not unique.

“Threat” of “terrorism” vastly inflated

Last August 12, an editorial in the Globe drove home with unanswerable statistics that “terrorism” is blown far out of proportion as a threat. A 2011 article in Scientific American put the annual risk, over a 37-year period, of a Canadian dying in a terrorist incident to be one in 3,800,000.

The U.S. National Counter Terrorism Center notes that Americans are just as likely to be “crushed to death by their televisions or furniture each year” as they are to be killed by terrorists. The August 12 Globe editorial noted, “By any reasonable count, the number of terrorist attacks in Canada in 2015 was zero, or close to zero.”

Corruption of Canadian police forces by their US counterparts

This brings into sharper focus the ever-closer association of Canada’s intelligence agencies with the FBI that has built manufactured “terror plots” into a bizarre industry. Investigative reporter Trevor Aaronson, author of the 2013 book The Terror Factory: Inside the FBI’s Manufactured War on Terrorism, writes that as of 2011, the FBI was involved in more than 500 cases of “manufactured” terror. The FBI, he wrote, targets the mentally ill, the homeless, sometimes diagnosed schizophrenics, people unable to distinguish reality from a dream world.

So we have a trio of measuring sticks. “Terrorism,” in one Canadian instance at least, has been judicially declared manufactured, shown in official statistics to be a negligible threat and editorially affirmed as magnified.

A quartet of realities drives the “war on terror.” First, police “terror” frame-ups that are more common than this brief can address. Second, media complicity in these cases of “the propaganda of the act” through failure to question official narratives. Third, ensuing public fears and hatreds. Fourth, too many political leaders buying into the “fear industry.”

This in spite of a daunting history of documented false flag operations, including:

  • As reported by BBC (“Macedonia Faked ‘Militant’ Raid”) and the New York Times (“A Fake Macedonia Terror Tale That Led to Deaths”), Macedonian officials admitted in May 2004 that the government murdered seven innocent immigrants in cold blood and pretended that they were Al Qaeda members attempting to assassinate Macedonian police, in order for Macedonia to join the “war on terror.”
  • In 1990, Italian Prime Minister Giulio Andreotti admitted that terror bombings in Italy and other European countries, from at least 1969 to 1987, blamed on “communists” were, in fact, staged by covert rightist agents directed by the CIA and NATO. The purpose was to rally public support in “the fight against communism.”

Code-named Operation Gladio (the sword), the widespread fake terrorism took at least 491 lives during 14,591 acts of violence. Gladio’s bloody deceptions were attested to by General Gianadelio Maletti, former head of Italian military counter-intelligence in a March 2001 trial, reported in The Guardian and elsewhere. The shocking details are revealed in the 2005 book, NATO’s Secret Armies: Operation GLADIO and Terrorism in Western Europe, by Daniele Ganser, head of the Swiss Institute for Peace and Energy Research.

A now typical assignment of “security agents” in “the West” is to find those with deformed minds, deform them more and then have them charged with “terrorism.” Ultimately, it’s the public mind that is deformed.

A question for the Committee Members

Is it not one important task of this Committee to courageously take into account the history and tendency for this kind of anti-democratic clandestine wrongdoing to embed itself in police and “intelligence” agencies? True threats to individual Canadians, and to the country as a whole, derive, for instance, from global climate change, inadequate programs to address hunger, poverty and lack of affordable housing, and pollution, especially in aboriginal communities. Large enough to be counted a threat as well is throwing away taxpayer dollars on covert anti-democratic “anti-terrorism” deceptions that corrupt the agencies meant to protect Canadians, their rights, property and their civil liberties.

An unduly narrow report tilted toward police and security agencies’ interests and agendas will constitute a serious disservice to Canada.

Respectfully submitted,
Barrie Zwicker

Peace and truth activist Barrie Zwicker is the author of Towers of Deception: The Media Cover-up of 9/11, and a former journalist for the Globe and Mail and Toronto Star.


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