Bizarre is the only way to explain it. “One member of
an alleged al Qaeda-inspired terror ring arrested in Canada last weekend faces
the accusation that he sought to behead Prime Minister Stephen Harper,”
“According to a synopsis of charges that [Gary] Batasar [suspect Steven
Chand’s lawyer] said he saw, members of the group are alleged to have
considered plans to take hostages and to attack the Canadian parliament in Ottawa
with the aim of trying to force the government to withdraw Canadian troops from
If indeed the accusation is correct, Steven Chand should be escorted to a rubber
room, as he is seriously out of touch with reality. How exactly Chand and his
band of would-be jihadists, including five minors, would get anywhere near Ottawa’s
Parliament Hill with a truck—and it would need be a big truck—packed
with three tons of suspicious ammonium nitrate is not explained, or is the patently
absurd idea Chand and crew would be able to abduct and behead the PM of Canada.
Canada’s “homegrown” terrorists, if the accusations are correct,
are of the same mental caliber as Richard “shoe bomber” Reid and
Zacarias Moussaoui, the raving lunatic supposedly rejected by “al-Qaeda”
because, according to Ramzi Binalshibh, he was a grandstander.
Moreover, if we are to believe media reports, the suspects snatched
in the Forest Gate, London, raid are retards. “An Internet trail
left by a British computer expert has led investigators to an intricate terror
network spreading from the backstreets of Baghdad through cells of young militants
living in European capitals to Islamic extremists plotting car-bomb attacks
in North America,” explains the Times
Online. “For nine months police and intelligence agents in eight countries
have patiently worked through a forest of e-mails and intercepted telephone
calls that have so far led to the arrest of up to 30 men…. Most of these
suspects have never met. They had no need. They were recruited, groomed by skilled
propagandists and schooled in bombmaking via the internet.”
Obviously, this British computer expert is about as adept at computers and
the internet as Hani Saleh Hanjour was at piloting a single-engine Cessna 172
(he was terrible, and yet, according to the government’s fairy tale, was
able to navigate these cockpit controls
and crash United flight 77 into the Pentagon). Even people who are not especially
internet-savvy realize one leaves behind an electronic trail every time he or
she dials up or logs into the internet, and yet this “computer expert”
did not seem to be aware of this, or maybe he was sending out a cry for help
and secretly wanted to get busted.
But then, of course, the whole point of Operation Mazhar, launched by Scotland
Yard and MI5, was to demonize the internet and portray it as a cesspool inhabited
by “al-Qaeda” terrorists clutching bomb blueprints, thus an out
of control medium in need of regulation, or at least a large dose of monitoring.
As usual, we are expected to ignore the inconsistencies and irrationality
of the details and focus instead on scary Freddy Kruger Muslims, running around
in the woods, sporting camo, plotting to abduct prime ministers and chop off
their heads in Abu Musab al-Zarqawi fashion.
Never mind the bunch in Canada are in need of ziprasidone, a medication
prescribed for schizophrenia.