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I happened to read this today & was blown away! Is this just something I missed? I haven't seen it in the Can. Corp. media. This is bizarre?! We don't have Muslims in Canada who know this stuff! Another cozy-up to privatization & George.
Excerpted from Robert Fisk's article in today's "Independent UK" newspaper:
"Not that we'll pay attention. And why should we when the Canadian department of national defence - in an effort to staunch the flow of Canadian blood in the sands of Afghanistan (93 servicemen and women "fallen" so far in their hopeless Nato war against the Taliban) - has brought in a Virginia-based US company called the Terrorism Research Centre to help. According to the DND, these "terrorism experts" are going, among other subjects, to teach Canadian troops - DO NOT LAUGH, READERS, I BEG YOU DO NOT LAUGH - "the history of Islam"! And yes, these "anti-terrorism" heroes are also going to lecture the lads on "radical (sic) Islam", "sensitivities" and "cultural and ideological issues that influence insurgent decision-making". It is a mystery to me why the Canadian brass should turn to the US for assistance - at a cost of almost a million dollars, I should add - when America is currently losing two huge wars in the Muslim world."
"But wait. The counterinsurgency school, which claims links to the US government, is reported to be a branch of Total Intelligence Solutions, a company run by infamous Cofer Black, a former director of CIA counterterrorism, and Erik Prince, a former US navy seal. Both men are executives with the Prince Group, the holding company for Total Intelligence Solutions and - and here readers will not laugh - a certain company called Blackwater. Yes, the very same Blackwater whose mercenary thugs blithely gunned down all those civilians on the streets of Baghdad last year. So Canada's soldiers are now going to be contaminated by these mercenary killers before they head off to the Muslim world with their unique understanding of "the history of Islam". How do they get away with it?"from : "Why Do We Keep Letting The Politicians Get Away With Telling Us Lies" , Sat. Aug. 30, 2008 Independent UK Newspapers :[url=http://www.independent.co.uk/opinion/commentators/fisk/robert-fisks-worl...
Yes, someone else started a [url=http://www.rabble.ca/babble/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic&f=46&t=000032]new thread[/url] today about this. It's closed now. Don't know why.
But there was previously a brief discussion of this [url=http://www.rabble.ca/babble/ultimatebb.php?ubb=get_topic&f=13&t=004194#0... here.[/url]
Perhaps a better title for this thread would be: Harper Pays for Canadian Soldiers to be Indoctrinated by Mercenary Hatemongers
I'll second that.