Sunday, September 30, 2012

Khadr’s Home in Fact and Reality was Not Canada.

Khadr born in Canada, Homed and Lived in Pakistan and Afghanistan.

Born in 1986 and that same year moved to Pakistan to live.

After 10 years in Pakistan or elsewhere he returned to Canada in 1996, until his father was released thanks to media and political pressure.

Then Khadr, after homing in Pakistan for the first ten years of his life since birth, once again, after less than one year left Canada that same year of his arrival in 1986 with his father and others to live in Afghanistan at the home Osama bin Laden’s Taliban compound.

Thus for myself and perhaps millions of Canadians, in fact, and reality, his home was never truly Canada even though he was physically born in Canada. 

Thanks to the Canadian Press and Star here is a look at the long odyssey of this Canadian born individual:

Sept. 19, 1986: Omar Khadr is born in Toronto but lives with family in Pakistan until 1995.
1995: Khadr’s father is arrested in connection with the bombing of the Egyptian embassy in Islamabad but is freed after then-prime minister, Jean Chrétien raises the arrest with Pakistani counterpart Benazir Bhutto.
1996: After briefly returning to Canada, the family moves to Jalalabad in Taliban-controlled eastern Afghanistan, where they live in Osama bin Laden’s compound.
1996: The Khadr brothers begin attending weapons training camps affiliated with the Taliban and bin Laden. The family makes annual trips to Canada to raise money and collect supplies.
1999: The family moves to Kabul.
October 2001: The U.S. begins military operations in Afghanistan in response to Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in New York and Washington.
November 2001: The U.S.-backed Northern Alliance rebels chase the Taliban out of Kabul. Omar Khadr flees to his father in Logar, Afghanistan.
June 2002: After training on AK-47s, Soviet PKs and rocket-propelled grenades, Khadr, 15, works as a translator for Al Qaeda and conducts a surveillance mission.
July 27, 2002: Two Afghan government soldiers are killed and several U.S. troops sustain injuries as coalition forces move in on Khadr’s compound. Khadr throws a grenade that kills U.S. Sgt. 1st Class, Christopher Speer. Khadr is injured in the melee.
October 2002: Khadr is transferred to Guantanamo Bay.
February 2003: Investigators from the RCMP and the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) interview Khadr at Guantanamo.
March 2004: Khadr’s grandmother, Fatmah Elsamnah, launches a lawsuit against the Department of Foreign Affairs, alleging Ottawa failed to protect her grandson’s rights as a Canadian. Elsamnah later launches a similar suit against the U.S. authorities.
Aug. 10, 2005: A Federal Court judge says Canadian agencies, including CSIS, are violating Khadr’s Charter rights by turning information gleaned in interviews over to the U.S. investigators.
Nov. 7, 2005: The U.S. military charges Khadr with conspiracy, attempted murder and aiding the enemy in connection with the deadly 2002 skirmish that killed Speer.
Dec. 17, 2005: Khadr’s eldest brother, Abdullah, is arrested in Toronto for allegedly acting as an Al Qaeda go-between and supplying explosives.
February 2006: A U.S. civil court orders the Khadr family to pay $102 million to Speer’s widow and a second soldier injured in the 2002 attack.
March 17, 2008: Khadr alleges that he was threatened with rape and violence by interrogators seeking to extract a confession.
May 23, 2008: The Supreme Court of Canada concludes that Canadian officials illegally shared information about Khadr with the U.S.
July 15, 2008: Khadr’s defence counsel releases video of Khadr being interrogated by CSIS officials in 2003.
Aug. 14, 2009: Canada’s Federal Court of Appeal upholds a ruling that requires the Canadian government to press for Omar Khadr’s return from Guantanamo Bay.
Oct. 7, 2009: Lt.-Cmdr. Bill Kuebler is officially dismissed from Khadr’s legal defence team.
Jan. 29, 2010: Canada’s Supreme Court overturns court orders requiring The Canadian government must try to repatriate Khadr, despite agreeing that Khadr’s human rights are being violated.
April 29, 2010: Khadr’s defence team rejects a plea-bargain offer from U.S. military prosecutors that would have forced him to serve his sentence in a U.S. prison.
July 7, 2010: Khadr tries to fire his three American lawyers, including a military court-appointed military lawyer, saying he has no chance at a fair trial. A judge later refuses to allow it.
July 12, 2010: Ottawa pledges to fight the ruling ordering it to remedy the breach of Khadr’s constitutional rights.
Aug. 9, 2010: Khadr officially pleads not guilty to five war crimes charges, including murder, at a pre-trial hearing. Judge Col. Patrick Parrish rules Khadr’s confessions will be admissible as evidence.
Oct. 25, 2010: Amid talk of an agreement, Khadr changes his plea to guilty on all five counts; gets opportunity to apply for a transfer to a Canadian prison after one year in a U.S. facility.
Oct. 26, 2010: Jurors scheduled to attend start of Khadr sentencing hearing.
Oct. 31, 2010: Jurors sentence Khadr to 40 years in prison for war crimes but a pre-trial deal limits the actual sentenced to eight years.
May 26, 2011: The Convening Authority for Military Commissions rejects a clemency appeal filed by Khadr. The prisoner had appealed to have his sentence cut in half, arguing that improper testimony swayed the jury at his sentencing hearing.
Aug. 4, 2011: Khadr fires his long-time lawyers Dennis Edney and Nate Whitling and hires Toronto-based lawyers John Norris and Brydie Bethell.
April 2012: U.S. Defence Secretary Leon Panetta signs off on Khadr’s transfer.
April 18, 2012: Ottawa receives an application from Khadr officially requesting a transfer to Canada from Guantanamo Bay.
July 13, 2012: Lawyers file a notice of the application in the Federal Court to ask it to review why Canada was delaying Khadr’s repatriation.
July 26, 2012: It’s revealed that Khadr tried to plead guilty to terrorism charges in Canada for speedy transfer home. The documents show that the 2008 proposal was rejected by the U.S. military.
Sept. 6, 2012: Ottawa is given videotapes and documents assessing Khadr’s mental health by American military officials. The material includes an interview of Khadr by a psychiatrist.
Sept. 29, 2012: A U.S. military airplane brings Khadr back to Canada. He is transferred to the Millhaven Institution near Kingston, Ont.
Now within less than a day, the mainstream media is calling for the release of this convicted killer from our Canadian prisons!
The question remains, did he honestly and transparently actually full-fill his obligations if any and rights to Canadian citizenship when he never truly lived or was permanently homed in Canada, even though he was born here?
Your decision!

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Are Toronto Gays So Gay that they Have Become HETEROPHOBIC Individuals?

Would it be fair to say, that Toronto’s mainstream media has become over zealous, in their never ending goal in attempting to force the ideals and beliefs of gays, lesbians and bisexual on all Torontonians, through their efforts to create a society that must conform to only one viewpoint?

As when individuals do not conform to this rigid view of acceptance the media backed by these special interest groups rush to a personal judgment and immediately label those Torontonians or others as being homophobic?

For example the actual Latin South American translation of “Tu ere Maricon” is You are Gay", nothing more, nothing less!

Torontonians or others who refer to gays as being gay are definitely NOT uttering a homophobic slur as the media and these special interest groups would like us all to believe based on their own bias and rush to judgment.

Such hasty critical analysis and personal judgments made against those Torontonians or other peoples from around the world is itself a form of bullying and creates a reverse method of discrimination.
Therefore why is it that the media seems to cast people as purely statistics or a deck of cards, when we are not?

All Torontonians as individuals have lives, relationships, families, reject or accept social trends and have that right and freedom to make choices without being bullied, coerced or intimidated by either side of an issue?  

Perhaps if gays seek do not wish to be publicly identified as gays then they themselves are HETERO PHOBIC individuals! 

Or if a heterosexual can be so easily labelled as a homophobic for his beliefs and ideals of wanting to keep marriage solely between a man and a woman, then obviously a gay or lesbian individual should be as easily labelled a heterophobe for their ideas and demands for changing marriage laws around the globe to legalize heterophobia within society as a special interest group?



Tuesday, September 18, 2012

No Canadian Flag in Quebec Legislature then No Federal Equalization Payments for Quebec Separatist Government

In 1994 to 2003 while snubbing our country’s flag and its citizens from the rest of Canada, Quebec separatists, as now,  had their hands out to Canadians from other provinces and received over $27 BILLION dollars from Canadian taxpayers.

Now today in 2012 once again like in 1994 to 2003 this separatist PQ government has removed the Canadian flag from the provincial legislature and yet remains in line to annually receive some $7.391 BILLION dollars in further equalization payments while they are in office in addition to the  BILLIONS they received last time they were elected to office.

This separatists ritual of removing the Canadian flag from the provinces legislature is an insult to the history of our nation and especially the people of Canada who continually contribute BILLIONS of their hard earned tax dollars to the government of Quebec be it a separatist government or not.

The 4,126,654 MILLION Quebecers who did not cast a single vote for Pauline Marois and her separatist Quebecois party deserve real leadership and NOT childish tantrums involving political rituals.

Pauline Marious and her fellow elected separatist representatives of a minority group 1,394,765 Million Quebecers from a total 5,919775 eligible voters would be well advised not to pretend that they somehow think they can speak for the majority of Quebecers while attempting to mooch of the rest of Canada.

Time for Canadians across Canada to demand that our elected federal government representatives of Canadians from all parties get real backbones and advice the minority PQ separatists’ government in Quebec that while the Canadian flag remains absent from the Quebec legislature and its offices all equalization payments shall cease. 

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Monday, September 17, 2012

Moderate Muslims all have their Heads in the Sand along with those at the White House.

Is Susan Rice, the Obama’s administration appointed ambassador to the United Nations, a complete imbecile or is it that she and the administration are not capable of mentally grasping the fact that radical Muslims and their silent followers despise all non Muslims and further do not accept the freedoms of religion, speech, equal rights for women etc as guaranteed within the Constitution of the USA and other civilized democracies? 

Radical Muslim Imams and their Islamic Extremists Followers are showing their hatred for all non Muslims and all civilians of other religions around the World.

Such groups including Al-Qaeda continue to show the world population of non Muslims their intolerance and disrespect for all humans who hold or practice different faiths than that of their own warped interpretation of Islam.  

They continually declare an open ended war of religion against all infidels, non Muslims, until all infidels are forcefully converted to their interpretation of Islam or institutionalized through their totalitarian regimes by means of discrimination, murder or slavery.

They are using Muslims and the religion of Islam as a guise for their own political ideology while the other religions of the world standby watching in disbelief and fail to react with words until after the fact of each and well planned out attacks on non Muslim citizens from around the world. 

It seems that any moderate Muslims are only to be found within the Obama administration, as all the other so called MODERATE Muslims seem to assimilate the past behaviour of citizens within Germany and around the world during the second world war who saw nothing, heard nothing, or new nothing about the killings and inhumane treatment of various religious groups and persons during the totalitarian reign of the third Reich in Germany. 

While the US administration and its United Nations ambassador Susan Rice  have there respective heads in the sand, the new Libyan President Mohammed Magarief insists that the attacks were definitely planned by foreigners from Mali and Algeria who entered Libya a few months ago and had been planning criminal acts since their arrival in Libya.

Will the Obama administration ever wake up to the obvious fact that the people of Middle East must solve there own problems as the American taxpayers can no longer afford to send money to these Muslim Brotherhood governments that continue arising from the ashes of the American backed Arab spring uprisings around that region? 


Saturday, September 8, 2012

The natural resources of Canada belong to all Canadians

With world oil and natural gas prices rising once again Canada urgently needs to promote oil self-sufficiency for Canada and maintain the oil supply from the oil sands first for Canadians.

As such we must promote Canadian ownership of the energy industry by investments from all provinces and the federal government into the exploration for oil in Canada especially the oil sands.

In 1975 when Atlantic Richfield pulled out from the then pioneering oil sands consortium had it had not been for the province of Ontario’s investment of 5% along with Alberta’s 10% and the federal governments 15% which ensured future oil sands developments would continue, today there would be no  potential investors in Canada’s oil sands. 

Working together the federal government along with all provinces and territories must, promote cost effective alternative energy sources by means of a revised Canadian National Energy Program and Board comprised of the federal government and all provinces and territories. 

The natural resources of Canada belong to all Canadians from coast to coasts and NOT solely any one province or territory where our natural resources presently exist or are subsequently discovered.