NAFTA Nonsense

It was with some pleasure that I learned on Friday 31st August Canada had not succumbed to the bombastic, belligerent President of the USA and agreed in haste to the bilateral agreement between Mexico and the US.  IT is not clear to me that a bilateral agreement between the USA and Mexico within the borders of NAFTA is entirely legal, not that that would worry President Trump at all.   The fact that he would play one country against another has a familiar ring of a reality show to it and really has no place in the real world where actual peoples’ lives and wellbeing are the stakes.  Typical of him I think.

 

The complaint is that Canada has not treated the US in a fair way due to softwood lumber and our supply management system.  From my reading and understanding of NAFTA there should be no tariffs between the three countries and of course, we already know that this has been broken not only in the case of the softwood lumber but also in the steel and aluminium trade.  Clearly, this man has no idea what an agreement is and perhaps that is why I hear so often that he has defaulted on more business contracts than he has fulfilled.

 

While the USA complains that our softwood lumber is subsidized by some form of stumpage, let us also remember that the agricultural sector of the USA is heavily subsidized by their Federal government. It seems that there is an equal amount of wrongdoing here and the pot is calling the kettle black.  Concerning the supply management system, this could be amended perhaps provided that the products coming into Canada meet with Health Canada and our agriculture standards.  Health Canada, of course, will bend over backwards to the US on most issues and really needs to grow a backbone and remember that the health of the Canadian people is their priority not the health of American corporations.   For the dairy sector, it still amazes me that we are the only species on earth to drink the milk of another species and expect after it has been treated and reduced in any beneficial way that it is good for us.   Cows eat grass – we do not.  Cows’ milk is basically a bovine growth hormone designed by the creator to make calves grow faster.  Some small wonder then that we have too much obesity in our population.   There are alternatives available such as hemp milk, coconut milk and for a while before it became GMO contaminated soy milk etc., and yet these are largely ignored because the dairy lobby is too powerful and like most corporate ventures is interested in protecting their toxic products and the profits derived from them.  Real milk is, of course, illegal and those who produce it are prosecuted, while those selling pasteurized and then artificially fortified again stuff are protected.   Makes no sense to me.   When I was young we were drinking real milk with cream still within it and my immune system is fine thanks.

 

As for the lumber, we should not be exporting any lumber which is hit by a tariff and indeed here we can and should be exporting to other markets.  We send a vast amount of raw logs overseas when we should be sending finished lumber instead.  A byproduct of this would be the return of sawmills and employment that go with them. If we stopped sending lumber to the states how long would it be before their construction business came to a huge slowdown?  The idea is not to hurt the ordinary American but to send the message that a product is sold at a certain price and if that is not agreed upon then it will not be sold.  The basic rule of commerce – there must be a market and a buyer who is willing to pay the price asked for that product.

 

There were many things built into the original FTA and then accepted into NAFTA that were not good for Canada, and yet Trump in his self-righteousness forgets that we cannot reduce the percentage of any petroleum products we produce and send to the US even if we run short ourselves, nor can we increase the price of electricity across the border without both our PM and the US president agreeing to such a price increase.  This means that BC is exporting hydropower to the seven western states at the same price which was in effect when WAC Bennet was premier of BC prior to the FTA came into being.  Now, who do those two alone benefit? Certainly not Canadians.

“NAFTA

Article 605: Other Export Measures

Subject to Annex 605, a Party may adopt or maintain a restriction otherwise justified under Articles XI:2(a) or XX(g), (i) or (j) of the GATT with respect to the export of an energy or basic petrochemical good to the territory of another Party, only if:

 

  1. a) the restriction does not reduce the proportion of the total export shipments of the specific energy or basic petrochemical good made available to that other Party relative to the total supply of that good of the Party maintaining the restriction as compared to the proportion prevailing in the most recent 36month period for which data are available prior to the imposition of the measure, or in such other representative period on which the Parties may agree;

 

The Americans want to do away with the dispute mechanism and so does any Canadian who is tired of paying huge sums of their tax dollars to America corporations which see perceived profits lost because of our environment or health standard laws. This also includes Canadian companies which incorporate in Delaware because it is cheaper and gives them access to the dispute review panel – Lone Pine Power of Calgary is a perfect example of that to the tune of $250 million.  There is never an amount allotted in any budget for these tribunal awards probably because all governments want to hide them.  This government wants to keep on paying them it appears.

 

It has been my contention that ALL corporations with Canadian subsidiaries doing business in Canada, such as Coca-Cola or Pepsi or MacDonald’s, should have accounts in Canadian banks in Canada and pay taxes on their gross income before their profits are sent to the US or the Cayman Islands. Also, Nestles should not be allowed to draw as much water as they can from Hope Lake without charge and bottle it and send it south of the border in plastic bottles for profit.  Arrowhead water for Walmart. How did that come about anyway?  Is it part of NAFTA that we should give away our water for free and have it sold for profit elsewhere?

 

America’s problems do not stem from NAFTA but from their inability to control their corporations allowing them to set up manufacturing in countries where the labour costs are cheap and bringing those cheaper products back to the homeland.  The constant demand for profit for their shareholders and the need to pay obscene bonuses to their CEOs etc. demand that they cheat as much as they can and they do.   That is not a NAFTA problem it is an American corporate greed problem.

 

Now I hear that that man is tweeting again that Canada is an enemy of the US and it would appear that we are a greater threat to the US than Mexico, China, Russia and Korea combined.  If this is the way you treat a friend then I do not want to be a friend to his administration and their twitter diplomacy.  It frankly stinks of the president’s bigotry, racial and religious hatred combined with the love of an apartheid State of Israel and a grandiose assumption that he can do no wrong and everyone else is at fault.   What a way to rule a country.

 

Do we really think that those Americans without a job, without a roof over their heads and no money for food for themselves or their family think he, a fat cat with no shortage of wealth, pomp and grandiosity is serving them well?

 

Bring on the peaceful revolution.

 

Cancel NAFTA too. 

 

Give him his wish and let’s charge what we need for our products.

 

Now I learn that this egotistical, racist, bigot is telling Canadians what is and is not of political importance to us.  Perhaps he should spend more time looking in the mirror instead of pouting at the cameras.  His efforts to create strife amongst his allies could just cause us to tell him where to go unless of course, the apartheid State of Israel tells us not to !!!!!

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Against the assault of laughter, nothing can stand.

Mark Twain

 

 

I came across this quote the other day tattooed upon a young man’s leg at Operation Trackshoes at UVIC, and it struck me as rather pertinent to politics generally and particularly those in the Canadian House of Commons and Senate.

Let’s face it, the constant squabbling, backstabbing and partisan jabs that take place are indeed laughable.   The concept that debate, questions period and most members statements should be taken seriously are indeed laughable.  Debate in the House isn’t debating any more it is reading prepared statements in a restricted time frame and does not represent the opinions, desires or requests of the people of Canada which no longer matter, indeed they have not mattered for aeons.

These petty statements about the previous or current governments, their failings, shortcomings, or absurdity is laughable.  When a member of the previous government complains about something done numerous times by their government now being done against them it is not constructive but laughably petty.   Is this what we pay them for?   When the current government complains that the previous government didn’t do something that is also petty and indeed laughable. Again is that what we pay for and demand?  Do we demand anything from those who we pay so well to represent us?  Is democracy really alive and well in Canada? Again that concept of laughter shows what a mockery the Canadian Parliament has become, and we have lost that ability to laugh long and loud at their pathetic proceedings.  If we can rediscover that ability to laugh at and mock these overpaid caucus puppets just maybe they will feel as stupid as they appear and make some effort to change and actually represent us, but do not hold your breath, laugh instead!.

 

A perfect example of this is the so-called oral questions, or question period, held daily in the House of Commons.  This has become an exercise in open personal slandering under the guise of asking a question and then naturally being given a completely “non-answer” response.  If this sort of behaviour had occurred in the schools I attended as a youth I would have been disciplined immediately.  However, these “children” get away with it every day.  We have been conditioned to accept this as serious not as a joke and so we forget to laugh out loud at this behaviour by these adults.

 

Instead of taking them seriously we must start to laugh at them.   How long will they continue to act this way if they understand they are being treated as jokes?

 

Currently, we have a problem with the President of the USA and we take what he tweets or says seriously. Like any bully or a bad-tempered ignorant man he cannot stand to be laughed at, and yet no one does.  Witness the recent meeting of the G7 prior to which Trump complained that Russia should have been included when he is front and center in creating sanctions against that country and could he really want to face Putin across the table?  I doubt it. Yep, that is truly laughable to think about.  His blustering, lack of courage to say face to face what he thinks, to be stated later in some stupid tweet is indeed the sign of a bully.  Why are we simply not laughing in his face?  What can he do that he is not doing already?  He alone is causing chaos all around the world, not face to face but by caustic tweets and sanctions.  Those are the actions of a real man?  

The way our government reacts is submissive.

NAFTA should be scrapped, we should refuse to export our lumber products there and put tariffs on everything from chewing gum to Boeing aircraft made in the USA.  The way to deal with a bully is not to surrender to his bluffing, but to respond in like manner. Turning the other cheek leads to a second bruised cheek.

 I hear the cry that we cannot survive by doing this and that our economy will collapse.  What nonsense.  Our economy has been recently created to revolve around oil, and now we have put ourselves in a position where we are dependent on the USA buying our oil – especially our bitumen -, refining it and sending it back to us as a finished product at a huge profit to them.  Yes, we have backed ourselves into a hole through FTA and NAFTA but that hole is our own doing as we continue to keep NAFTA on the basis that we need it to survive. 

Really? 

How well did we do prior to FTA?  How well did we do before we gave control of our resources and economy to foreign entities? How well did we do before we succumbed to the siren call of globalization?  How well did we do before we hamstrung our farmers or sold off our shares in CWB, CP or CN or Petro Canada?  We have the ability to trade with the world but we have tied ourselves to the scraps that the USA passes our way. 

That is economically sound?  Laughable indeed!

 We need to be able to laugh at ourselves too and understand that we are soo much more than we currently have become.  I learned early on that if I was not able to laugh at myself and my foibles then I could not expect others to laugh when I made fun of them.

 Laughter is very powerful and as Mark Twain said it conquers all.   We should remember to try it more often, and more importantly, teach our children to laugh too.

 When you stagger out of bed tomorrow look in the mirror and smile, and you will get an instant response from your image and I guarantee it will make you feel better and might even have you laughing out loud with your image if you let it.

 

It is OK to wake up laughing so why not laugh all day long at those who deserve it, including yourself?

 

Jeremy

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Foreign Affairs and a useless Pipeline

22nd April 2018

 

To the right honourable Chrystia Freeland,

Minister of Foreign Affairs for Canada.

 A few simple questions for you:

1

As a result of two people being poisoned (?) in the UK which was promoted, without proof, as being done by the Russians, you expelled some Russians from Canada without any proof that they had any part in this event nor that they had done any harm to Canada.

Where was your mandate for this Minister, or was it simply that your instructions came from Israel, the UK and the USA and fitted with your obvious hatred of Russia?

Should your job not be to create goodwill between Canada and all the other countries of the world Minister, rather than follow the dictates of others?

 2

Concerning NAFTA.   Have you agreed to swap the elimination of Chapter 19 for the elimination of Article 605 of this investment agreement?

As long as they are both in force we are in double jeopardy.

Article 605 clearly states that we cannot ship any Bitumen anywhere in the world except the USA.    They have been given 100% of our production and if we try to ship any anywhere else we will be taken to a tribunal under NAFTA chapter 19 and all of Canada will have to pay for this.

Has the Minister of Finance agreed that he will be able to pay as there is nothing in his budget about it?

 3

Re Kinder Morgan and their pipeline to Burnaby:

We are told many misleading “facts” in the House as in the emergency debate which took place on 16th April.  We were told ad infinitum by two of the five parties in the House that the product of the “oil” sands are what is at stake here, and yet although I wrote to every MP asking for help to determine where these “oil” sands are located as yet I have not had a single reply. The job figures that are floated are almost identical to and as mythical as those promoted by Joe Oliver concerning the Northern Gateway pipeline.

We are also told that there will be two large tugboats travelling with these super bitumen tankers which indicates that even those in favour of the bitumen pipeline acknowledge that there is a risk of damage and spillage.  If that does happen where will this (these) supertanker(s) be towed still spewing dilbit enroute?  Where will these super tugs come from and who will pay for them?   Have you told the endangered pod of the Southern Orcas that they will have to hide from the noise of these three large ships twice a day?  Do you have the approval of the State of Washington concerning the potential damage to their part of the ocean and coast?

To which countries do you intend to send these giant bitumen tankers anyway even if it contravenes Article 605 of NAFTA?

 4

Where is the proof that the Syrian government used gas on civilians even though they were winning that part of the domestic, but foreign instigated and inspired, war and had no need for such use?   Where is the logic from their point of view?  Why did you not wait for the inspection by the UN to take place before you jumped in to condemn Syria?

 5

When are you going to reprimand Israel for their soldiers using playing Palestinian children for target practice?   Perhaps you personally and your government agree that this was alright, but the vast majority of Canadians do not agree with you.

 6

Will you take a year to answer this email as you did my previous request for information about CETA, and the then TPP, concerning some definitions in those investment agreements allowing“enterprises” (corporations)  of a foreign country to have equal rights as “persons” here in Canada?

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Well, screw you Donald.

9th April 2018

Ever since America as a country came into being there has been one thing that has been in their favour and that is superior numbers.   From Custer’s 7th Cavalry famous for slaughtering old men, women and children and then getting their comeuppance from actual warriors in Montana to the huge number of men carrying guns in WW1 and WW2 acting a bit like ants; just keep on swarming until the opposition is smothered. Stubborn resistance from the strategic defence in Korea and Vietnam lead to the equalization of those numbers but oh the number of Americans and civilians who were sacrificed in those defeats!   Volume again now in nonstop battles around the globe all designed to make the USA the all-powerful self-proclaimed determiner of who should “rule” which country.

So I heard that Donald demanded that the new NAFTA deal be on his desk by 1st May 2018 in at least an MOU.   Damn it Donald you told us you were going to scrap it, and I at least fell into the trap of believing a business man of ill repute but extreme wealth who could see the advantages of scrapping NAFTA because of Mexico and their low cost of labour etc.,   I thought he could see too many changes he could make with Canada to his advantage, and indeed he could, but actually Canada if it was, in fact, an independent, democratic, sovereign country would be only too happy to tell Donald now that he is reneging on his threat that WE give you 6 months and WE are out of NAFTA.  

American business can see the financial problems with them not being able to control us and so they too want NAFTA to remain.  It amuses me in a sad way that our negotiators believe that they have turned those businesses in Canada’s governmental favour forgetting that they too, just like our politicians’ own handlers are only interested in profit.   Mind that I said Canada’s government, because it is their opinion that we should be subservient to Washington and bow their every need. 

We the people do not believe that, do we?   We believe that our relationship should be with the American people even with all their warts (not that we don’t have them too), and that we can and will get along people to people and business to business without all this chest banging, tribunal challenges and protectionism, with mutual respect.   Strangely this could well happen if we could just get the money lenders, politicians and manipulators and toy soldiers out of the way and talk to each other as fellow humans. 

The cynics among us will say “not going to happen” and maybe they are right; as long as we have wishy-washy leaders around the world, who change their minds and promises as fast as they change their socks (or at least as often as they are told to)  then we will have to do it ourselves.

The first step in my mind is what the Canadian Action Party has promoted for years and that is that NAFTA must be done away with.

The image of the FTA cartoon of the day showing Reagan on a rearing white stallion with Mulroney following on a hobby horse saying “we won” still rings so true today.   Trump Towers and the White House against a dilapidated cat urine smelling PM residence allowed to sink into a pathetic symbol of Canada’s long gone democracy and sovereignty.

There is no way The USA will change article 605 of NAFTA, and apparently, no way the Government of Canada is willing to stop those absurd lost profit tribunal claims against us and instead insist that the investor-state claims chapter be kept in place.

So, Donald, shut up or put up because we can’t do it ourselves anymore and NAFTA really should go the way of the dodo bird.

Jeremy

 

From NAFTA

Article 605: Other Export Measures

Subject to Annex 605, a Party may adopt or maintain a restriction otherwise justified under Articles XI:2(a) or XX(g), (i) or (j) of the GATT with respect to the export of an energy or basic petrochemical good to the territory of another Party, only if:

 

  1. the restriction does not reduce the proportion of the total export shipments of the specific energy or basic petrochemical good made available to that other Party relative to the total supply of that good of the Party maintaining the restriction as compared to the proportion prevailing in the most recent 36month period for which data are available prior to the imposition of the measure, or in such other representative period on which the Parties may agree;

 

 

 

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What are the NATO Allies and their USA beholden friends trying to hide?

 

27th March 2018

An ex-Russian/British spy –  Sergei Skripal – has been living in the UK since his “retirement” and spy swap out of Russia.

He had become a part of the community of the delightful cathedral city of Salisbury in Wiltshire. Apparently well liked by his fellows there and a volunteer when needed to help others.  A regular fellow whose daughter came to visit from Russia whenever she could, and she too was known and liked.

Then on one such visit, they are both given a nerve gas and through quick action of the people of Salisbury are in hospital but not yet dead.

Immediately, or almost as quickly as Bush determined that America had been attacked by Bin Laden, the Russians were accused as the nerve gas was identified as one they were thought to have developed years ago. 

Simple right, Russian nerve gas from years ago so it must be them.

Why not the MI6 or even more likely the CIA?    But really the bigger question is why and why now?

The timing of this whole affair and the reaction to it came at a time of political elections in Russia and could have caused a lesser man than Putin some problems in his re-election.  Now, who do we know who has interfered with so many foreign elections, coups, installation of puppet dictators, destruction of countries, and the deaths of millions of civilians?  (In the case of Libya we could add the murder of their leader and the US Ambassador by out of control mercenaries). Who is so paranoid that maybe their elections are more than simply exchanges of money for the chance to be puppets in the government, but who could also be panicked by the thought that they could be affected in the same way they as do to other countries around the world?

So maybe that was one reason.

Why now?

Maybe that reason could be that the UK is trying to hide something from the world and what better way to do it than accuse the Russians of trying to kill someone in the UK causing deflection and getting international condemnation.   What have you done there in the UK that would merit such an action?

Just as in the case of the attacks on 9-11, and all the “false flags” since this one makes absolutely no sense to any thinking person.

Why would the Russians be soo stupid as to use a nerve gas that could perhaps be traced back to them?  Are they really that naïve?  Why would they want these two dead anyway? What did they have to gain?   Or wait, who did have something to gain?

Then there is the question of why all the allies are joining in the deportation of Russian diplomats they classify as spies. There is a sort of hysterical lemming like action here that bothers me.  Oh, I understand why Canada is doing it because our Foreign Minister hates Russia with a passion that comes from her Ukrainian heritage and she really is not the person for that job. But anyway here is an excuse for her to flex some muscle at a country (to which she has been made persona no grata) over an affair that has nothing to do with us at all, is completely unproven that Russia was responsible, and for which we as Canadians are being aligned with copycat, subordinate fruitcakes.

Shame on this “sunny days and sunny ways” government for jumping on an hysterical bandwagon.

What next Trudeau, will you challenge Putin to an arm wrestle?

Jeremy

 

 

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Propaganda? Well yes

23rd March 2018

Just by chance today I happened to watch part of a panel session on CPAC called: INVESTING IN CANADIAN INNOVATION.

 One of the members of the panel (an American scientist) asked Justin Trudeau to explain the Kinder Morgan Pipe Line and what emerged was the usual total bullshit about carbon taxes and the meeting of mythical targets set in Paris.

 Once again there was the spectacle of our PM stating that we had to find new markets around the Pacific for our Alberta Bitumen.   In theory that may be fine but in practice that is simply not possible.

 As I have pointed out to Ministers of Foreign Affairs, Trade, Fisheries and Oceans, Natural Resources, Justice and the Environment as well as Trudeau himself, we are controlled by NAFTA in particular Article 605 which states:

“Article 605: Other Export Measures

Subject to Annex 605, a Party may adopt or maintain a restriction otherwise justified under Articles XI:2(a) or XX(g), (i) or (j) of the GATT with respect to the export of an energy or basic petrochemical good to the territory of another Party, only if:

  1. the restriction does not reduce the proportion of the total export shipments of the specific energy or basic petrochemical good made available to that other Party relative to the total supply of that good of the Party maintaining the restriction as compared to the proportion prevailing in the most recent 36month period for which data are available prior to the imposition of the measure, or in such other representative period on which the Parties may agree;

Clearly, we have no room to send any bitumen anywhere except to the USA.   Rachel Notley told the Economic Club of Canada in November of last year that the USA was a monopoly buyer of Alberta’s bitumen, and she should know.  This being the case how can we bypass the above article?   Even sending one thimble of bitumen anywhere except to our southern neighbour will trigger a NAFTA tribunal claim.  What this means is that we would construct a pipeline to Burnaby, ship that thimble, to say Malaysia, for the benefit of Alberta and then all of Canada will have to pay a NAFTA tribunal claim by the US based on Article 605.

 None of the above Ministers have offered any explanation of how they will avoid this issue, and I do not expect to hear from them until 2019, based on the timing of the occasional and eventual previous answers.

At the same time, Trudeau expounded again in vague terms about the money to be invested in ocean, fish and whale protection against a spill.   Once again, I am amazed and annoyed at his total ignorance of the fact that we are talking bitumen here, not oil, and any attempts at a cleanup in the event of a supertanker mishap such as recently happened in the south China Seas is doomed to failure.   Bitumen is heavier than water and will sink in clumps to the ocean floor, and the gases that make up the dilutant will escape into the atmosphere and depending on the site of the mishap will cause harm to all living things that breathe downwind.

I live on the southern tip of Vancouver Island and know that the winds in the Georgia Strait and the Strait of Juan da Fuca blow in all directions.  Thus, again depending on the site of the collision, Vancouver, Richmond, White Rock, Bellingham, Everett, Seattle, Port Angeles and Sequim not to mention Victoria and the San Juan Islands could all be devasted.  Whales, sea lions, seals, gulls, eagles and many more flying birds and bees etc., will all suffer or perish as well.

I was refused permission to attend and address the so-called public hearings on the basis that I would not be affected.  This was to be expected from the Harper regime, but we were promised sunny days and sunny ways and what it appears we are now being promised is the possibility of mass poisoning.  From one who came to Canada to raise a family and now have 4 generations established here on Vancouver Island I thank you for your complete indifference to our health and wellbeing Prime Minister.

Is it worth it?  Are we willing to sacrifice all this and those living creatures simply to donate some extra money to the USA through a NAFTA tribunal claim, and a couple of bucks to Alberta?

Today two MPs from the area were arrested at Burnaby doing what they believe is right and supporting their constituents and first nations of the area in their refusal to grant permission to have this pipeline do irreparable damage to this beautiful land and coast which we are here to protect for our children and grandchildren and generations to come.

There are many things Canada has done which shame us such as the residential schools and the complete destruction of Libya; our undying support of The State of Israel no matter who they kill and our incompetence in managing our own financial affairs since 1974 and now this wanton act of submission to corporate greed is another example of where we could have done soo much better.

Sunny days – my aunt fanny!

Jeremy

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A guest column

“the Law’s delay, the insolence of office”  (Shakespeare/Hamlet)

 

                                             By Robin Mathews (March 2018)

 

One of the most important legal cases in the history of Canada is presently in shadows as three B.C. Appeal Court justices weigh arguments in the Crown-appealed case (Jan. 15, 2018) against socially-challenged and recovering heroin addicts, John Nuttall and Amanda Korody.  Put simply – they were charged as Islamic Terrorists intending death and destruction to innocents on July 1, 2013, at the grounds of the B.C. Legislature.

The case is one of the most important in Canadian history because the jury conviction of ‘guilty’ was erased by Madam Justice Catherine Bruce as part of a truly gigantic decision that the whole expensive, months-long activity operated from the RCMP Ottawa head office into the B.C. Fraser Valley (and to Victoria) was undertaken to lead, entrap, and criminalize the two accused … in a plan to mislead and misinform Canadians about terrorist activity in the country.  The mere possibility that State operatives in Canadian democracy might be engaged in such a way points to a possible development of Fascism here that should send a quiver of fear (and outrage) down the spine of every Canadian.

In addition, the matter is hugely important as the apparent uncovering – the revelation – of a “False Flag”, – in short a dark, political action  (possibly ordered from the Stephen Harper Prime Minister’s Office) to victimize the incompetent and innocent pair on behalf of “Western”  desires to paint Islam as an inhuman breeder of despicable brutalities. (Fortunately, Justice Bruce had no need to go near that matter in her reasoning or judgement.)  So far – across the West – the power and tightness of control by “the Deep State” has been so effective that an undeniable finding of State “False Flag” activity has been impossible to achieve anywhere.  Some will say that such a finding has been impossible because in a fair review of facts … no such finding could be made.

This case is, nonetheless, unique in that – if the judgement by Justice  Bruce is upheld – it will confirm from the highest level of justice that government-created False Flag criminal events to indoctrinate and brainwash populations are in fact possible and do in fact take place

With brilliant care and detail, Justice Bruce unpicked the verbal and film evidence submitted by the RCMP. The RCMP representative was presented to the accused couple, she concluded, as wholly sympathetic to violence, as building a strong friendship with the pair accused, financing (for the couple) travel, hotels, meals, transport – even, allegedly, nudging them towards the choice of terrorist device … and … perhaps even helping to assemble the false bombs. (As well as dissuading them from seeking advice from an Islamic Holy Man about the religious validity of blowing up innocent people.)

In a case of such compelling importance (ignored almost completely by so-called Mainstream Press and Media in that regard), Canadians have to think of the kinds of pressure that are exerted on the three, presently engaged, B.C. Appeal Court judges.  We want to believe their review of the case is completely unencumbered by “influence” of any kind.  And that may be the situation.

But the federal Cabinet has already made clear where its loyalty lies: it is “with, right-or-wrong, the RCMP” (a very, very dangerous stance).  My letter to major Cabinet members asking for a Public Inquiry into RCMP behaviour and actions was funnelled to the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness – the Honourable Ralph Goodale.  His reply to me did not mention that the letter concerned a Public Inquiry.  Instead, he thanked me for my letter about the RCMP’s “major crime technique”. And Minister Goodale urged me to support the RCMP.

If the actions of the RCMP in the matter of the Nuttall/Korody case reveal the exercise of the Force’s “major crime technique”, then any Canadian may fairly believe the Federal Cabinet (not incorrectly termed “the Crown” in criminal cases) openly approves of the RCMP as a criminal organization – doing the bidding of government insiders and their ‘handlers’ … however criminal the bidding. (A more alarming possibility is hard to imagine.)

The justices on the case have an unenviable task.  Justices Pamela Kirkpatrick, David Harris, and Elizabeth Bennett are experienced jurists.  But they are not “better” than Justice Catherine Bruce, repeatedly praised for her clear head, her conscionable independence of mind, and her skilful judicial reasoning.

The Appeal Court justices are acting in the face of enormous power – not an unusual situation for higher court Justices.  But … in relation to the higher courts of Ontario, Alberta, and British Columbia I believe that, in recent years, I have been able to detect real attempts to control (that is, to manipulate) judicial action and its fair operation  … in short, to use the higher courts to achieve criminal ends.

That means, in this case especially, Canadians should be aware and vigilant.  Especially since they won’t be urged to be those things by British Columbia’s “Mainstream Press and Media” whose hands, I believe, have been blackened (repeatedly) in their work “reporting” to British Columbians about major court actions of deepest interest to the people – and to the rule of law – in the province.

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