The Canadian Press
Posted: Dec 18, 2011Haitians wait outside the Canadian Embassy in Port-au-Prince on Jan. 20, 2010. The Foreign Affairs Department plans to commission an intelligence study of potential threats to Canada's foreign embassies and missions. (MINUSTAH/Marco Dormino/Reuters)
The Foreign Affairs Department plans to spend up to $5 million next year for a sweeping intelligence study of potential threats to Canada's foreign embassies and missions.
The department is soliciting bids from seasoned security intelligence firms to tell them about the possible threats to its diplomatic corps from terrorism, instability and natural disasters in 174 countries, including 46 major cities...
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Really? Hello? I always thought that it was the ongoing mandate of DFAIT and our embassies to know about local and global malcontents and terrorists, and that was what taxes paid for. Apparently not, and yet, even if that is not the case, I find it hard to believe that somebody within the government hasn't been aware of the ongoing - very visible - attacks on embassies. I find it incomprehensible that the Canadian government hasn't connected the dots as the daily news has blared headlines from Libya, Egypt, Syria, Africa, Turkey, etc etc etc... The list is long of countries where terrorism - whose face IS Islam - stalks and murders innocent citizens. (Just one example from Christmas Day in Nigeria, or in Iran.)
Maybe the recent blatant attack on the British embassy in Tehran gave Harper a clue.
The Canadian contract may be worth up to $5 million, but some of us who HAVE been paying attention can tell any global leader, for free, about the who and the what of ongoing threats around the world.
War On Terror News is one who watches closely, and understands what PM Harper seemingly needs to pay big bucks to understand:
Much more here.
Yes, the Islamists are better organised and opportunitistic. As has been proven over the years, Islamists always exploit civil unrest to further their oft-stated goal of domination of local citizenry, either through the mass murder of nay-sayers, or at the ballot box - and often both in concert. Nobody needs a PoliSci degree to see the growing threat of Islam around the world.
By the time any embassy is under attack from terrorists masquerading as students, it is already far too late to be asking about global threats.
This is really no time to be asleep at the wheel. Mr Harper? Pay attention.