It is impolite (and undiplomatic) to say “I told you so.”
But I will do so anyway: “I told you so.”
The terrorists’ attacks in Quebec and on Parliament Hill are wake up calls only to those willfully asleep for many years.
Ever since 9/11, Canadians have lived an ostrich-like existence regarding terrorism.
Americans (and Canadians) have read and listened to a protracted litany of excuses and explanations.
“It couldn’t happen to us. We’re too nice a people (everybody loves us – really). We need to examine 'root causes' of terrorism. Islam is a religion of peace. We shouldn’t fight ISIS in Iraq. Canada must have failed these nice young men for them to have done something so misguided. These are criminals, not terrorists.”
And more, politely, sotto voce, “The Americans got what they deserved in 9/11.” Implicitly, the United States is reaping the whirlwind from the winds it sowed. We relentlessly support Israeli repression and don’t appreciate the injustices done against Palestinians,Read More »from Terrorism in Canada: Time to pull our heads out of the sand and attack the terrorist threats